I want to answer some REALLY powerful questions for you. These are questions I ask myself often.
I got the downloads for these this week. Some answers I already knew, just needed to learn them again (and again!)
–> How do you go from bad or good to GREAT in your life today, instantly?
Answer: Be still, be thankful for every little thing in your reality, the things you are looking at right now. Say “Thank You” for them. Saying thank you will always elevate your vibration & feelings no matter how hard life feels right now. When you are in a state of gratefulness YOU CANNOT BE IN ANY OTHER STATE (ie. grouchy, mad, pissed, angry, frustrated…) so do whatever you need to to get to that place of gratefulness – this will make today GREAT.
–> Does LOVE and BEING in LOVE matter?
I went to my family reunion this week. My great-grandma and great-grandpa had the most amazing love story. It really was a Cinderella story. She was orphaned, and he was sent to date the “evil step-sisters”, but saw great-grandma and fell in love with her instantly on New Year’s Eve no less. They were married 4 weeks later on January 29, 1918.
Their love has grown into 215 people 100 years later.
How cool is that?
Don’t EVER think that your LOVE story isn’t important. All of you & the love you give is important in the making of your story. The legacy you leave behind is going to affect the next generations. Even if you feel like a small orphan who doesn’t have any money, or any family – you can still impact hundreds of people with your life, your light and love.
SHARE YOUR LOVE STORY!
–> Is debt bad?
Answer: I’ve wrestled with this for a long time, especially as someone who is a financial planner and someone who was indoctrinated to “HATE DEBT”. But I don’t. I’m probably the only planner who actually looks at debt from an energy standpoint rather than from just a negative number on a piece of paper.
And after meeting with literally thousands of people in my career, I have come to learn this:
All ideas require capital. All ideas.
So, if you plan on living life to the full it will require capital of some form.
Most of the time this capital comes in the form of money.
And most of the time requires the lending of money from investors (aka other humans who also have a dream), be it a bank loan or raising funds from the stock market.
The world is run on the sharing, moving and flow of capital.
There are two kinds of people in the world.
The people who stretch themselves and the people who don’t.
Growth doesn’t happen if you don’t stretch yourself. Sometimes, that means taking on debt to see a dream realized, such as buying a home or business.
On the flip side, the people who refuse to carry any debt whatsoever I wonder if they are hiding from their dreams, if they are too scared or stuck in a mindset where they fear not having enough.
I’ve seen it, so I know that as much as not having debt is one less stress to worry about, those people many times are still worried about cash flow or some other money issue.
But more importantly, I hope they aren’t hiding their ideas from the world and dying with their dreams still inside their heart.
Because let’s face it, as humanity, we rise and fall with ideas, but mostly we rise. We are all left holding the bag at the end of the day, so investing in ideas that propel humanity forward is the best we can all do in this lifetime.
So no, I don’t think debt is bad. It’s courageous for those who have the balls to raise millions of dollars to see a dream, an idea come into reality, and for the rest who just racked up credit card debt on their last vacation, it’s maybe a lesson – but either way, it’s not bad unless you make it bad.
Here’s another question you can answer for yourself: Are you playing your life small and safe? What’s the payoff?
–> What’s the purpose of life?
Answer: Joy. Living in deep-soaked-in-your-bones-joy regardless of circumstance.