Today, I want to talk about your financial vision! Very possibly, you don’t have one – or maybe you don’t even know what that means.

When I first started making money, I didn’t have one, either. So naturally, I just threw my money everywhere. I bought a crazy-expensive wardrobe, jewelry, a big house. Then, of course, I had to buy a bunch of furniture to decorate the big house.

It took Hans and me 10 years to stop spending like fools. It was an insane cycle of making money and constantly losing it all. Our financial background is spotted with embezzlement, debt, wasteful spending and junk that never amounted to anything.

Man, 10 years is a long time to make repeated financial mistakes. And we lost a LOT of money. I know you do NOT want to go through the same trial-and-error I went through!

Then I realized the big house, the designer wardrobe and fancy cars were all about proving something. I wanted to show people I had MADE it! But I was horribly in debt and still spending every dollar I earned. I thought the big-house debt and stress of keeping up with the Jones’ was what I was supposed to do with my money.

Today, I want you to consider the notion our society has “sold” you an image of what wealth looks like and the lifestyle you should want. They’ve sold you a specific “need” for these brands or those cars, so everyone knows how rich you are! Or somehow you need those items in order to achieve a certain status.

If you don’t have your own financial vision, before you know it, you’re sucked into society’s “manufactured” financial vision. You see, money is always looking for a place to go. And YOU have to tell it where to go!

I want to tell you a secret about millionaires and financially-independent people (since not all millionaires are actually financially independent). Those people have a purpose for their income and know exactly where every cent goes. The rest of the population has no idea! If I asked you how you spent your last paycheck, it may sound something like, “Oh yeah, some food and like a few other things…”

Because if you don’t have a plan for your money, it WILL get sucked away lickety-split. The best financial advice I can give you is to find out what 98% of the population is doing – and then do the opposite! Those people are broke because they spend everything they make (and sometimes more). Find out what they’re buying and don’t buy it! Is everyone going to Arby’s for lunch? Don’t go! Look where their money is going… look at the fruit in their lives… and decide to do things differently! Decide to get different results!

When it comes to creating your financial vision, you have to define what financial success is for YOU. Develop a vision that is your own, not one someone else has TOLD you is financial success. If you create a vision based on the WRONG motives, you are setting yourself up for a loss.

Pursuing your financial vision shouldn’t add stress! It should actually relieve the stress and pressure in your life. I encourage you to create the vision of success you want to achieve. And don’t forget to leave your comments below – I want to know YOUR financial vision!

Then, be sure to tune in for The Dani Johnson Show today! Think of it as your stress-free time during a hectic day… you can find the show on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with new content being published daily!

In great faith,

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