With that said, my new series every Friday will focus on sharing a bit of financial food for thought that will help you create a sound financial life that makes it possible to make the choices that will help you create the life of your dreams. Because after all, simply having choices is a luxury – enabling independence, however we might choose to go about our every day lives. }
Once again, I rely on Jean Chatzky’s book The Difference to bring to our attention those that have figured out successful ways to navigate the world that is money. Today, I’d like to share with you her 7 traits of the Wealthy Personality, and what I think you’ll see is that anybody, with determination and focus, can acquire such traits.
In these economic times, resilience is required more than ever. The belief that no matter what frustrations we may be dealing with, now is the time to capitalize on opportunities. Investing, refinancing with a much lower fixed APR and the faith in ourselves to know that where there is a will, there really is a way.
Networking and being someone who others want to work with is an insurance we can create on a daily basis by the way we treat others, the boundaries and expectations we set and the praise we give to others when we notice a job that is well done. This trait demonstrates that our success really is something we create by believing in ourselves and always doing our best work.
With anything in life, we must have passion and a desire to accomplish anything we want to see realized come into fruition into our lives. The key is to love what we do, so that we are willing to regularly give an extra 10%.
Diane Sawyer reiterated this trait as one that defines her success, and she makes a very good point. If we our satisfied with where we are in our lives, we don’t push for more, but if we our constantly searching and seeking knowledge and answers, this will be the magnetic fuel that will propel us in the direction we want to go.
With practice and a conscious choice to listen to what our gut tells us about certain situations, certain people, everything that is thrown our way, we can effectively navigate the path to create a career and a life that we are proud of. The obstacle that lies with this particular trait is that we must be strong enough to follow what we hear within no matter what others may say around us.
An educated risk, a calculated leap, is at the foundation of many successful entrepreneurs who believed in their product or skill and after the right amount of preparation, took a chance on themselves.
Believing in ourselves and our own dreams is the glue that holds all of these traits together because when we believe in ourselves, truly believe, the people around us see our determination, our confidence and our willingness to work for what we want, and everyone wants to be around a winner.