Jun
29

Confessions of a Money “Try-Hard”

piggy bank savingsHave you ever wondered what it would be like to be totally in control of your finances? Where the money you earned (whatever amount that may be), was enough to keep you on a path toward your definition of financial freedom?

I have to be honest – I’ve been struggling with my finances for years. And, it’s a little scary for me to actually share this  - what will people think of me – I like to live a life as if all is well but in reality I expected for myself to be so much further along than I am.

It’s not for lack of earnings – since we (my husband & I) moved to Melbourne almost 11 years ago, our incomings have increased but so has our debt. There have been a variety of out of the ordinary things that have contributed to that debt, but to be truthful, it’s just a reflection of an underlying pattern that needs to be eliminated for a permanent change to take place. Don’t get me wrong, we live a nice life, we’ve lived in great houses, we’ve travelled, we have nice furniture in our home and we eat at fantastic restaurants from time to time. I really just want our finances to change from spending more than we earn to spending less we earn while still enjoying a great lifestyle (and even more).

There has also been no lack of information consumed – books, seminars, blogs, from a variety of authors and “experts”. After a while all the information blurs together and starts to sound the same. I implement one plan and we seem to make headway for a while but then it all falls over and we revert to our old habits again.

Years ago I came across a book by T. Harv Eker called “Secrets of The Millionaire Mind” (I actually purchased the audio book) and I implemented some of the ideas from the book (how to divide up your income into various categories) and again, while it worked well for a little while, I think I was overly optimistic in how tight I could cut our living expenses and this eventually caused a rebound back to spending.

When you read the book (or listen to it) T. Harv does say his ideas shared in the book are a cut-down version and it’s really best to attend the “Millionaire Mind Intensive” Seminar. Unfortunately up until now, these seminars have only been held in Canada and the United States (and more recently in Hong Kong and Singapore). However, just recently I received an email to say that this seminar will be held in Melbourne and Sydney in September this year.

I’m quietly excited about attending – T. Harv promises that when you attend the seminar you will uncover your “money blueprint” and my desire is that once this is exposed, the tools throughout the course of the weekend will change that blueprint to one that will finally put my on the right path to financial success.

“It all comes down to this: if your subconscious “financial blueprint” is not ‘set’ for success, nothing you learn, nothing you know, and nothing you do will make much of a difference.”

- Harv Eker

So if your finances aren’t living up to how you want them to be, come with me to the Millionaire Mind Intensive Seminar – I’m always eager to hear about other success stories :)


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About Helena

Helena is a stay at home Mum to one funny, intelligent and very curious little boy. Helena & her husband are working towards creating a location independent lifestyle that will enable their family to homeschool, travel and experience the world together.

Comments

  1. Tina says:

    Thanks for the info! As a single mom I’ve always felt overwhelmed in the finance department, especially now that the college bills are trickling in. I’m definitely going to take a look at this – thanks!
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    • Helena says:

      Tina – I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a single Mum. I’m grateful I have a husband that works and provides for us – enabling me to stay at home and look after our little boy. Having said that though, I would really like to start earning my own money and contribute to some of the plans we have as a family (and hopefully fast track them).

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