Money Today

by admin on January 22, 2011


By Michelle Boudreau

Founder of the “Healthy Habits of Wealthy People”


  • Happiness
  • Security
  • Peace of Mind
  • Financial Freedom

Do any of these words or phrases resonate with you? When you think about the life you would like to lead, is happiness, security, peace of mind and financial freedom at the top of your list?  If so, you are amongst the majority who strive to obtain the American dream. When people are asked what they want most out of life their unanimous answer is, “to be happy.” Happiness means different things to different people. Most will agree that a key factor in happiness is having enough money to spend. People desire financial security and the peace of mind that it brings. The word wealth can take on a different meaning to each individual. Typically we think of money. While one may think $10,000 is wealthy and another may think 1 million is wealthy, one thought is universal referring to wealth; having enough money to enjoy life. When we embrace the idea that wealth is good, and can do so much for the world ie; feed the hungry, educate, create cures, build communities etc., we then can let go of the burdensome guilt that may come with the thought of being wealthy. It is okay for you to enjoy being wealthy. In fact it is great for you to enjoy being wealthy! You are adding to the economic growth by spending your money.  The more wealth that is circulating, the more economic stability we experience.

The first step in preparation for wealth is in your attitude towards money.You have to believe that becoming wealthy or financially secure is an absolute possibility for you! Trust that you have the knowledge and skills to make your own fortune, and become the wealthy person that you’ve always dreamed of becoming. If you feel you need more confidence with your knowledge you can easily rectify that by doing research. Belief that you can become financially secure is the key to making this happen. When you obtain the information necessary to help you feel confident in financial matters, you can then position yourself with the realistic goals you would like to achieve. People who succeed in life are those who embrace and welcome change. They seek out what is new and gather the information and skills necessary to move forward. They have an open mind and are willing to try new things that lead to greater success. This can be you. Trust in your ability and it will be your greatest ally.

There is a famous expression by Napoleon Hill that states, “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

The second step to obtain wealth is to embrace adversity. Your adversity could be the very catalyst in a muli-million dollar discovery. Most, if not all, wealthy people have had to face adversity at some point in their lives. In fact, if you talk to any successful person I am sure they have a story or two about living through it and coming out on the other side of hardship. The list of millionaires and billionaires who have lost and rebuilt their fortune is a very long one and they usually have rebuilt several times over. This type of struggle can build character and lead to great things in life. Many of my greatest successes have evolved from the ashes of adversity. The path towards reaching your financial goals will be slightly different for each of you. However, the knowledge of how it can be obtained is universal. With a proper education about where and how to obtain money, YOU can be financially successful. All that is needed is a willingness to learn and follow-through. If you have the desire and actually take action steps towards making a change, you are guaranteed results!  The level of results you wish to achieve are up to you. Everyone can have wealth.  The only way to create financial change in your life is by your own choice, and taking action. Regardless of where you are on your path towards financial freedom and independence, the key is to move forward at a pace that is comfortable for you. It is time to stop being complacent; push yourself beyond yourcomfort zone. I am confident that YOU can achieve independent financial security, and bring the financial happiness you seek into your life.

In order to achieve financial independence and security, you must be free from financial worry. People who make sound, educated financial decisions are financially secure. They are free from financial worry. When you focus on the problem and not the solution, your problem magnifies. When you acknowledge the problem, look for resolution and diligently concentrate on the solution, the solution is inevitable. While on your journey to success, you have to believe you have every opportunity to create wealth. If you truly have the desire and believe you deserve it, you can achieve it!

The word “secure” comes from the Latin words: se=without and cure=care. By living “without care,” you will always be free from anxiety — especially about money. It is time to move towards your bright financial future building wealth.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best with, “What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

When you have the feeling of wealth inside of you it flows out into your everyday life.