Preparing your Character for Financial Increase

 

I believe with all of my heart that God wants us free from Financial Bondage. 

When your financial house is out of order, it can create all kind of chaos; and can cause life to feel like a lonely, suffocating prison - in life and in business.

As a woman entrepreneur who is trying to grow a business with the additional pressures of financial stress, I know firsthand how your creativity can be stifled, your energy drained, and your relationships hanging on by a thread.  It's enough to make you want to go bury your head in the sand and wish it all away.

The stress alone will cause you to second guess your decision to ever want to embrace entrepreneurship.

But as a leader and a woman of faith in business, we were never ever equipped to run from our problems - especially our financial troubles.

Listen to me:  

God wants us to live an Abundant Life.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
— John 10:10

God's promises are real. But no matter how much our finances scream at us...we still need to have MORE faith in God than we do in the money.

I believe that God wants to show himself strong in THIS area as well - especially when things are not going exactly how we planned financially.

Yes! Freedom is ours for the taking! 

Think about the possibilities of what Financial Freedom can do for your life and your business.

When we're no longer slaves to our jobs, our businesses or our debts, then we are free to breathe, free to create, free to be more productive, free to make better decisions - not out of desperation but out of purpose.

If you are reading this, chances are you are beyond ready to snatch your power back from financial distress and stand in the God's promises and truths for your life and your business.

Let's recap this Financial Freedom Journey that we're on for a minute before we move forward:

  • Step 1: Healing - You can't heal what you don't reveal
  • Step 2: Vision - You have to reclaim your vision for freedom
  • Step 3: Hope - You have to have hope as you overcome your financial setback
  • Step 4: Strategy - You've got to have a plan to organize your finances

We're still on the Strategy step so I want to give you more to think about as you prepare for your financial increase.

Once you get your finances in order, it's time to see how you can increase your income - but I want to focus on this:  A character check!!

Preparing your character for increase...in our case, financial increase.

Start by Asking yourself WHY are you in business in the first place?

I challenge you to take some time over the next few days to answer this question. Say it out loud for yourself.

Your why is going to be your REAL motivation for the latter half of this series, for your own unique journey to freedom...Financial Freedom.

Your why is everything!

It is yours. It is personal.

I would even venture to say that your why is your purpose.  

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
— Maya Angelou

In addition to the question:  What is your Why? - think about these other character building questions:

  • Am I properly taking care of my home finances?
    • The way you handle your home finances is a good indicator for how you will handle your business finances
  • Do I have a system in place for when the money DOES start coming in?

Let's prepare for our increase, my friend.  

If you're feeling brave, please feel free to comment in the section:

How is this Financial Freedom helping you so far?