“I have no time to create wealth”
This is always an interesting comment we hear sometimes at Think Money, along with a long list of other reasons why it’s not possible to spend time to change someone’s financial future. Our clients get it though. They make time to invest in their financial education and reap the rewards of this.If you knew what your life could be, and you knew that all you had to do was take an hour each week to change your financial situation why on earth would you not do it? Procrastination and fear is ultimately what holds us back and it presents in excuses like:-I don’t have time, I’m a busy mum and my husband works away.We both work full time, and have kids so we don’t have the time.I don’t have time to track spending my money, I only know it runs out!I’m a single parent and I have no one to look after the kids.
It’s not actually that you don’t have time; it’s the issue of not taking control of your family’s finances and making it a priority.In order to find the time, wanting a better life financially has to be stronger than making excuses. All of the above are relevant and quite often very real BUT when you want something enough, and you start to work towards it, it can be amazing how help or time suddenly appears.You have to really think about what it is you want and what it is you want to achieve for yourself and your family. Do you want to be working till you are 75 years old? Do you want your husband or wife to constantly work away from home? Would you like your kids to go to private schools? Do you want family holidays each year without breaking the bank?Until these things become important to you, not just a never-ending task on a list of things to do, you won’t make the time to change. It’s the changing of habits that we have around money and mindset that will help you get the financial education you need to change yours and your family’s life!I’m so very glad I made and continue to make the time to invest in my financial education and myself so that I can continually work towards improving our lives financially. I am constantly learning and moving towards more and more all the time, it’s very exciting.So when someone says to me they don’t have the time, they are too busy to learn, too busy to come to an educational event? I simply ask “and how’s that working out for you?”Lynn