For about a year now I’ve been brainstorming a financial education/under the radar investment strategies platform to bring to the world called the Money Mentor Academy. In the past 24 hours with the help of a couple of my brothers from The Remarkable Man Project (check it out if you haven’t heard of it) it’s become clear to me that it’s time to quit thinking and talking about this project, and time to start DOING IT!
Do you ever find yourself planning this grand vision for what you want to do, but never actually making any progress towards making it a reality? Is the procrastinator in you running the show? I know that’s been a pattern of mine at times, and certainly in this particular instance. For a while now I’ve been in a place of doubting my abilities, or authority to be delivering the material I know I have a passion for. The little me, inner voice gets louder and louder saying “who are you to be telling people about money issues when you’re not financially free yourself?”. And then the other side of me jumps in and says, “but I know this information can help a lot of people, and has nothing to do with me.”
Unfortunately that voice is generally drowned out by the negative Nellie in me. One way to quiet that voice is to focus on my WHY, as in WHY do I want what I say I want. What’s my motivation. I personally have a big vision for my life. I see myself having a positive impact on a million people or more around the world. That’s a BIG vision. and with a big vision there must be a big WHY. We all have our own motivations for why we do what we do. For me, providing the best possible life to my wife and children is a huge motivator. Also close to home, I want to help my parents retire the way they deserve after a long life of sacrifice and hard work. And in a bigger way, I want to make a difference on this planet. I think too much of our population has been led down a path of half truths and deceit, only to come to the end of their life not having really lived.
We weren’t put on this planet to just exist. I believe we’re all here to deliver our gifts, make a positive impact and lead an inspired life. Because money is often an integral factor when it comes to living how we do versus living how we envision we can, I’ve decided it’s time for the Money Mentor Academy to come to life and provide the financial education your parents, bankers and financial planners didn’t teach you (likely because they didn’t know it themselves). It’s time to learn how money works, and how to get it working for you instead of the other way around. We’ve all been sold a bill of goods that benefits the elite few, and penalizes the majority. Education is the key to escaping the money trap and Money Mentor Academy will be that source.