Learn to Flourish Even in Financial Crisis
Perhaps you were raised thinking that a stable paycheck and a great career is the best way to live. Due to the financial crisis, many people find living within this framework difficult. Even if your job is stable, even if you no longer have one, you know how easy it can be for security to disappear instantly.
Recessions can expose all our negative thoughts about money and inner monologues. It is a common yet sad attitude to view money as a limited resource and income as something we can’t control. Many people feel shame when they think or talk about money.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Money is an instrument you can use to multiply your wealth without anyone else’s permission. Even if you have fears that prevent you from seeing the positive aspects of money in your life, you can change.
Others may respond to uncertainty by following the same old-fashioned advice. This is excellent advice if you have a stable job that pays well and enjoys. If that is not the case, this could be a great time to shift your focus and make your financial security a reality.
Think about this: What if your boss (or unemployment office) didn’t check you?
Imagine if you could shift your mindset to change your relationship with money and put yourself on the right track to protect yourself from economic lows and highs as you’ve never imagined. Maybe you’ve been thinking about it but don’t know where or how to get there.
You don’t need to experience a financial crisis for your family. This could be the time to tap into the vast resources available to help you fund your next stage of growth. This is a time to invest in yourself and learn how to use your talents, gifts, and abilities to help others. You won’t need to rely on others, such as your job, the government, or corporations, to support you.
This is your wake-up call, regardless of whether you have a job. You have to look at your most incredible resource, yourself. What are you able to do that others can’t? What can you do to help other people? You’ll find your way to contribute value to the world by exploring the resources in you.
Everybody has something to offer beyond the products and services you provide your clients. You can become a leader in your local community and make a difference in the areas you care about by using your talents. Employing people can help you contribute to the economic growth of your community, and this will also allow you to be part of helping pull the economy out of any ruts.
Many people have made it through difficult times and even recessions to create their paths and increase their wealth through entrepreneurship. You, too, can be one.
It’s not easy for us to live or sustain our livelihoods. But we should not let this moment pass without taking the time to learn from it. I hope you’re learning to prepare for emergencies in your income, savings, and investments. But not in the same way that we were taught in the past.
The most important thing to have as we enter this brave new world is a high-value skill. Next, you need to build the structures and systems that will allow you to rely on that skill no matter what the economy does. You can pass this valuable lesson to your family and friends, and it will also help raise a new generation of economic and community leaders.
Your community, your creativity, and your resourcefulness are your best investments. These are all things you can bring together, and your family will have the ability to rely on you, your community, and what you have created. Your children will be excellent no matter what.