Success and Balance
My husband and I just returned from Tahoe where we spent a few days brainstorming with a community of about 30-40 like-minded people on the topic of building wealth. I must say that ever since I decided to slow down and shift my focus a bit as we prepare for our 7th baby's arrival, I have been pleasantly surprised at how much camaraderie and support I continue to feel from those who have been our financial mentors. They know that a person should be able to make more in less time than most people think, so to announce that I am going to be more "Mom" and less "Speaker/Author/Guru/whatever" was met NOT with, "Oh, I guess you'll have to give up on your goals then..."
But more with, "It's about time you make this shift... you're doing the absolute right thing!" Would you ever expect to hear that from a multi-million dollar wealth-building mentor?
I've always thought so, but even more now than ever I am realizing how true it is that prosperity is NOT one-faceted. That is why as I teach principles of prosperity, I try to make sure I teach balance as well. There is a need for rest and relaxation. There's a need for rich, rewarding relationships. There's a need for giving back, or service. There's a need for good health. None of these have to die on one's journey to prosperity.
In actuality, financial prosperity comes more readily when one is at peace in the other areas of his/her life. You've heard, "attitude is everything"... and it is truer and more literal than most people realize. For example, if I am stressing out, the things I need are literally repelled. If I calm down and put myself in a peaceful state, even though I have every reason to be freaking out, then the solution flows into my life almost effortlessly. So wherein lies the effort? It lies in calming myself down. I must calm down, then get to work searching for the solution, KNOWING that because I am calm, I will find it eventually... and I proceed with expectation. Then, by LAW it must show up.
So, how have I been spending most of my time? Well, most of it has been focused on helping my 11-year-old and his scouting. We've managed to get 11 merit badges in the last 2 months, and my 2-year-old learned how to swim. THAT has been worth it all.
This has been an amazing experience... to choose to slow down and focus better on the family... because ever since then, after a testing period to see how committed we were to our priorities, there have been opportunities come our way that have left us nearly speechless. What used to take us a year to earn now comes to us in just one transaction... time and time again.
Not only do we expect to reach the goals we had set long before news of the baby, but it seems apparent that we will far exceed them in new kinds of ventures that we never realized even existed. I'm beginning to feel like Richard who suddenly sees not just the one rabbit in his hand, but swarms of them all over the place.
I promise you, they are out there... and they are out there even when you can't see them. As you learn to think according to the laws or principles of prosperity, the blinders fall from your eyes, and there they are. You'll be amazed at how you couldn't see them before.