Trying to solve your money problems with more money will not help instead it will just magnify the issue. Before you want to fix your money mistakes you need to do three things. Identify your core values, change your mindset, evaluate yourself.
Identify your core values is something that we considered as guiding principles that dictate behavior and action. Everybody has a core values but money will never be included in the list. Not even a single organization that I know focuses on money. That means money is not the right option to solve your issues with it. You need a deeper and compelling reason beyond money itself.
Sample core values Courtesy of Zappos.com
10 Core Values:
1. Deliver WOW Through Service
2. Embrace and Drive Change
3. Create Fun and a Little Weirdness
4. Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
5. Pursue Growth and Learning
6. Build Open and Honest Relationships with Communication
7. Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
8. Do More with Less
9. Be Passionate and Determined
10. Be Humble
Changing your mindset– rewiring your brain and building essential habits on how to fix your belief system towards money will play a big role. When you think money is the root of all evil you are consciously developing a bad relationship with money and won’t achieve financial freedom. If you will train yourself seeing money as a gift or a tool to advance God’s kingdom and help more people then you will found a deeper meaning and purpose why your behavior right now should change. Read more of the bible cause it will enlighten you about the subject of money.
|Evaluate yourself– Many people don’t’ recognize the fact of evaluating yourself can really help in improving your performance and test your personal integrity. When you are trying to make improvements with your budget, saving money and investing, evaluation is a key to see the growth towards your goal. I highly recommend you to do this every week or monthly to check whether you are gaining efficient skills that you have financially.
1 Timothy 6:8 should be our focus
“6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”
David Isaiah Angway is a Financial Evangelist