The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
For a very long time the word "budget" meant as much as the word diet did to me. Both meant the end, death, restrictions, perfection, hard work, sacrifices, and other negative meanings. That belief held steady until one day I said, what if I could create a budget that was as though money was no object, time was more than enough, and I could allocate it as though it was already here.
That one thing changed everything. A dream budget! I even gave this homework to one of my client's and that has shifted everything. There was much excitement that this was going to be what I chose to assign dollars to and that I could change it if I decided I no longer really felt excited by it. What I realized was that as focused as I was on in the becoming of a person of prosperity mindset I was budgeting or lack of budgeting from a "barely getting by" mentality. So were my clients. So are many people. I look at a budget and all of the rules that society has created for us and the key component missing is seeing the beauty in our dreams.
A Dream Budget is perfect to see what it is that you really want in life (at least for right now). Often times what we think that we want is not even something that we deeply desire.
The reason budgeting did not work for me was because I had negatively defined it from my point of view. I had experienced not having enough so what was the point of putting that on paper only to feel worse.
What is one thing that you view negatively and all of the gurus tell you that you need it to solve your problem, but nothing has worked regardless of which ways you've tried it? A Dream Budget is not intended for you to feel as though you'll never get it so what's the point either or to feel bad about the not having. It's about getting creative, seeing some beauty in your dreams, feeling which organizations you would donate to, which random acts of kindness you would plan for, how you want to invest your money, etc.
One of the ways life works is by getting good with a small amount then you are entrusted with more. Start today by budgeting all of the ways that you would put yourself priority and feel amazing by taking such good care of you. Stop saying I can't afford it and start saying how cool would that be? You just never know the ways this will manifest in your life anyway. Not everything comes to us by way of one way only.
Create your Dream Budget and share with us the one thing on there that excites you most. Mine is to be able to randomly hand out money to our team or surprise them with a planned trip saying "pack your bags". Giving an all-expense paid trip to one of you and so many other fun things in my Dream Budget. It's all for fun, but also helps pull at your "why". When the burning desire arrives then the beauty of your dreams starts to be revealed. The future is for those who create it.
StressLess & Blessings
Stress Managment Life Coach
Founder La Palmera Spa #stresslesssecrets
NIcky Stansbury is the Founder of La Palmera Spa and StressLessSecrets. She is passionate about inspiring others to respond instead of reacting to life's plot twists.