Category Archives: Mindset

Simplify your Life

I want to share with you one very important “rule” which I apply on a very regular basis:

The “Simplify your Life” rule.

“Simplify Your Life” means in fact: organise your actions, assets and costs in such a way that you can finance and enjoy your desired life-style comfortably. (see also the Blog Managing Your Money and The Money game for more information).

Every now and again I just sit down and reflect on the present situation. How am I doing on the “Simplify Your Life” rule?afrique

How much time do I spend on things I do not want or need? Am I not spending too much money on unnecessary things? That magazine, I receive automatically every week, do I still like it? Is it necessary to take the car and could I not take the bike (to be honest, this is rather my husband thinking it and not me)? Do all my books in the cupboard still make me happy or could I make other people happier with them? That old bike in the garage, what else could I do with it (that is rather my thought than my husband’s)?

Can I afford to have a massage every week and get the stress out of my body? Do we manage own money ourselves or do we let somebody else take care of that? Do I travel to others countries to work on projects or do I search for projects closer to home?

“Simplify Your Live” is not about cutting costs. It is about becoming aware of the value and the cost of your actions and assets and feel good about them. Continue reading

Money, money, money…

Ever had the experience that you had great ideas about how you would like to live your life but right after that you thought:” but I will never be able to afford that lifestyle” and then abandoning the ideas? I did.

41_13_68---Green-Traffic-light_webTruth is, I actually did not know whether I could afford it or not. I just presumed I could not. Continue reading

Financial Freedom: dream or reality?

Taking the decision to follow your dreams is maybe not as easy as it sounds. At least, it was not for me.

Especially not if you truly want to change your situation and you have to leave friends, family and your comfort zone (read job and income) behind.

In your case you may have to take into account that you (want to) loose your regular sources of income too and need to provide for yourself and your family in different ways than before. With other wordrainbows, your financial situation needs to allow for your dreams.

My worries exactly when I was considering to follow my dreams.

There is this saying….. “the master appears when the pupil needs him”…… voilà, I received an invitation to a three-day workshop called  “Financial Freedom”!

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