Do what gets you to your goals, even when you don’t feel like it!
ESPECIALLY when you don’t feel like it!
I used to think one day I was going to wake up & be full of energy & motivation...excited to do everything I needed to do to reach all my goals.
I kept waiting & waiting...thinking maybe tomorrow would be the day, but today I just need a little extra rest.
Well, that day never came where everything lined up perfectly in my favor...I had to make it happen, I had to take action, whether it was easy or not.
It’s a choice really, a decision that I won’t let anything stop me from reaching your goals. Not my feelings, not my family & definitely not my “circumstances.”
Everyday, I have to make a conscious decision to act in favor of my goals & by doing that I KNOW I will reach every single one of them!🎯
Tax planning is about structuring your assets to pay the least amount required by law.
Knowing vehicles and strategies that gives you tax advantages allows you to keep more of YOUR money.
3 1319 August, 2019
Your money is losing value...
What are you doing about it?
Watching it dwindle away sitting in the bank?
Or are you putting it where it can
Money doesn’t care about your race, gender, height, religion or political views ..
but if you pay attention to people’s problems and get attention for what you do.. it’ll flow to you💰
Look for what you want.
If you don’t see it, create it!
If you aren’t doing this now, it means one of the following:
1. You don’t know what you want.
2. You don’t think you can have it.
I was guilty of both for a long time.
I wasted my time & energy focusing on what I didn’t have & didn’t want for way too long...and I just kept getting more of it.
When I tried to shift my focus, I realized I didn’t even really know what I actually wanted...I mean, how can you get what you want, if you don’t even know what that is?
So, I started figuring out what the heck I wanted in my life & I started to get really excited imagining it all, until this thought smacked me in the face... “Who are you to think you can have all that”
And so, I had my next project...to get myself to believe that I can have everything I want...if other people can do it, why not me?
⁉️ What I learned is that, as annoying as this sounds, it REALLY is just a decision you make...but getting to that decision, sometimes is the REALLY hard part.
Once I finally got there, I knew what I wanted & believed I could have it...then I had to focus in on it, laser style
But my work wasn’t done yet. This is where it gets tricky though, and a lot of people get stuck here. I couldn’t forget the most important piece to actually getting what I want. I couldn’t just visualize what I wanted all day, I had to actually make it happen with...MAJOR ACTION!
I had to...
Figure out exactly what I needed to do to create what I wanted.
Find people doing the things I wanted & learn how they did it.
Get around people who would help me, encourage me & hold me accountable
This is my winning formula to creating what I want in my life. I continue to use it everyday. It’s not always easy & it definitely takes work, but the work is SOOO worth the rewards!💗
1 2617 August, 2019
Freedom isn’t in your comfort zone, it’s outside of it -
It’s been a wild week in the stock market. Are you paying attention to your money or just letting it go for a ride?
Stay in control of your dough and ask yourself if the financial risks you’re taking are worth it.
10 1516 August, 2019
We love Tax Free options!
Not all tax free options are equal though...
Some have limits on what you can use your money for, how much income you can make, how much money you can contribute, what age you can access your money...AND you could even be at risk of losing your money!
It’s important to know where to put your money so it will not only grow tax free but also be PROTECTED from losses, without limits on how much income you can earn, what you can do with YOUR money & what age you can use it...and ESPECIALLY where to put your money that you don’t have to worry about losing it!🎯
"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." - Maya Angelou. ⭐
I LOVE this quote. Normal is boring. Trying to be, act, do, or look like everyone else is dull and frankly a little painful. We've all done it, or are doing it, but it doesn't feel good. Be willing to be different. Be willing to be mocked. As long as you stick to your own integrity, that will always be your best armour. ⚔️ 💕⭐
10 5516 August, 2019
Settling for average is accepting that you’ll have less than what you truly desire. -
Too many people try to fit their lifestyle into their income... instead, start with the income you want and figure out how much you need for it.
When you shrink your dreams you get less out of life than you actually want.
Go for what you want and always have financial targets you’re aiming for.
A few weeks ago on the island of Curaçao, I was captivated by the colorful art all over.
I met some of the artists and thought about how they worked on their craft everyday to keep improving.
They studied, practiced, and kept improving. You have to do the same. We all do.
Grow a little bit more each day.
This is what drives me!
When I was a single mom, I felt like I was either spending time with my son & broke or making money & not spending time with my son. 😭
I hated it, I wanted both, I knew there had to be a better way...so I set out to find it. I knew if I could figure it out, I could help other moms figure it out too. 🤔
I learned that I had to get control of my time & money, so I could make more of my own choices.
I had to change my mindset & relationship with money from thinking in scarcity...to abundance.
I had to strengthen my confidence to believe I deserved more & could have it.
Then I had to put myself in an environment where everyone around me was striving for the same things & would hold me accountable.
It wasn’t an easy road & I’m still working everyday to create more of the life I envision for me & my family, but I can truly say I have figured out the formula to creating family & financial success...
1. Figure out what you WANT.
2. Increase your KNOWLEDGE about it, so you know what needs to be done.
3. Take RESPONSIBILITY for creating everything you want in life.
4. Be in CONTROL of your future, by taking the actions you know will get you where you want to be.🎯 #youareincontrol #createyourfuture #yougotthisgirl @1martinmatthews
3 2114 August, 2019
Negative people are like germs.. don’t expose yourself to them. Just keep winning. -
When you get started in business, it can be tempting to take on every client.
You need revenue afterall and the first rule of business is to stay in business.
But if you also want to enjoy your business, you need to establish parameters of who you’ll work with.
Write down a list of ideal characteristics you want in your ideal client and keep focused on that. Understand their needs and problem you can solve for them. Market to them.
Adonna is one of our ideal clients, a successful business owner who’s serious about building wealth and having an unbreakable financial house.
Want to learn how you can start building your unbreakable financial house? Grab a copy of our book for just shipping & handling. Link in bio
3 1112 August, 2019
A little work, A little play
1 812 August, 2019
A piece of the Recap of Aruba/Curaçao 🇦🇼 🇨🇼 a little work, a little play...
1 2712 August, 2019
The only person who can stop you, is you...
This was tough for me to learn because I had so many excuses of why other people & circumstances outside of me were stopping me. I found comfort in the excuses, because then it wasn’t my fault...I was just a victim of my circumstances. 😱
The thing about being a victim, is you give up your control. Sure, it’s not your fault...but you can’t do anything to change things.
When I became a mom, there was NO WAY I was going to teach my son to be a victim. I wanted William to know he can do anything he sets his mind to & I knew I had to teach him by example.
Everyday I work on getting out of my own way & becoming great. Giving up the excuses & looking for why I CAN do it...not just for me, but for William & anyone else who I can be an example for.🎯
William is on the payroll✅
Even though he has his own company, he does not have to do everything in every department.🤔
He is responsible for 2 divisions of his company, sales and marketing.💰
We are investors in his company and help with the other divisions, like training & bookkeeping.📖
One reason so many entrepreneurs fail is because they try to do every piece of their business by themself.🤯
When your skill is sales, every time you stop doing sales to do another part of your business, what happens?
Sales stop, until you go back to doing sales.😱
When you can focus on the tasks you are great at, your business can do this📈
When you have to do everything, your business can do this📉
Look at what areas you can get some help in your business so you can focus on building & expanding your wealth & yourself!🎯 @1martinmatthews#buildwealth#kids4wealth#youngentrepreneurs
3 139 August, 2019
You can’t build wealth with a broken mindset..
The good news is you can change your mind whenever you want.
You can check the information you’re operating with against the results you want to get. If the information you have isn’t getting you the results you want, maybe the information is false or incorrect.
For many years I operated with false information. I decided to get rid of old useless information and replace it with workable ones.
When I applied correct information, my results changed.... but it starts with your mindset.
People with scarcity mindset are operating with information that came from people with scarcity thinking.
Don’t let these people distract you.. and more importantly, don’t distract yourself from what you believe your potential could be.
Lots of people will want to give you their two cents.. you look for yourself and reject what doesn’t lead to the results you’re looking for.
5 438 August, 2019
I love the crystal clear water💦
Not just because it’s beautiful & makes me happy...but also because I like to see everything that’s in it.👀 I really don’t like the dark water that I can’t see in & I definitely don’t like to think about the unexpected creatures that could be lurking below🦈
I like to know what I can expect & be well protected!💪🏼 Like having LOTS of life insurance in our family...💰
We can all be very well protected... & even if something unexpected does happen, it doesn’t have to ruin our financial plans.😅 In our family & in our business...our goal is to help you build an Unbreakable Financial House🏡
So that no matter what comes your way, you can handle it financially & create the life you truly desire!💗
For me it’s staying in that crystal clear beautiful water🥰
What is it for you?
Focus on building up resources & putting them in right places, so you can put yourself & your family in the strongest financial position!🎯
One place everyone needs to build resources in, is reserves. Almost half of Americans cannot come up with $400 for an emergency...could you?😱
If you answered NO...
Your first goal should be to stash $400
1. Get an account, just for reserves
2. Put any amount in there✅
3. Keep adding to it whenever you get paid. The habit is more important than the amount you put in.
If you can handle a small emergency, great! ...what about a bigger one?😬
Always look at how you can make your financial house even stronger. Ideally you should have at least 3 — 6 months Or more of living expenses set aside in reserves.🎯
Life is so much more enjoyable when you can handle things that come your way & you can focus on building more wealth & creating your ideal life.🙌
1 547 August, 2019
Focus on building up resources & putting them in right places, so you can put yourself & your family in the strongest financial position!
One place everyone needs to build resources in, is reserves. Almost half of Americans cannot come up with $400 for an emergency...could you?
If you answered NO...
Your first goal should be to save $400 1. Get an account, just for reserves
2. Start saving
If you can handle a small emergency, great! ...what about a bigger one?
Always look at how you can make your financial house even stronger. Ideally you should have at least 6 months to 1 year of living expenses set aside in reserves.
Life is so much more enjoyable when you can handle things that come your way & you can focus on building more wealth & creating your ideal life.💗 @1martinmatthews#buildwealth#reserves#createyourlife
What are the 2 main categories of #LifeInsurance and how do they work?
9 406 August, 2019
If you have a large estate & don’t have a life insurance trust, you could be leaving your family with a HUGE tax bill...😱
1 176 August, 2019
One tool you can use to handle taxes to legacy & generational wealth is a life insurance trust...
Successful entrepreneurs & real estate investors wont have to liquidate their portfolio if this is in place 👇
1 266 August, 2019
Many people are trying to do just enough to get by..
But for you.. you know inside you’re meant to do more. To do something great because you believe you can.
Maybe you’ve even stopped yourself from going for it. The way I see it, you can keep moving forward towards your potential or you can settle when society says just getting by is enough.
Never make sense of mediocrity when you were born to be great.
There are so many things I didn’t do for myself, that I didn’t even hesitate to do for my son.
Everything changed when I become responsible for another being. I became driven to be my best, so I could teach him to be his best.
What struggles do you want your kids to avoid?
For me it was financial stress & for him to have the confidence he could create anything in life that he wants...
That meant I had to figure it out for myself, so I could teach him.
...so I got to work, figured out how to improve my situation & create financial success...& I taught him everything I learned along the way.
Now, not only does he have great money habits, know how to earn his own money & what to do with it...he has now taken his knowledge & shared it with other kids. His business Kids4Wealth.com teaches kids good money habits, how he started his businesses & the success tools he used along the way.
If you want your kids to learn good money habits & have the confidence they can create anything they want in life, William’s money system is a MUST!😁💗
1 414 August, 2019
Invest in yourself and your ability to create more freedom in all ways!
Some people make financial decisions slowly because they don’t have confidence in themselves and their ability to create more.
When you have certainty, you think and act faster because you have confidence about your finances.
Fear and doubt comes in when you’re uncertain.. that’s why you invest in yourself to create more certainty in YOU.
4 654 August, 2019
A will is a legal document that states your wishes about your property and care of any minor children when you pass away.
This is very important to have in place. Over 60% of people don’t have one and it leaves the court in charge of making those decisions on your behalf.
This is a financial mistake even celebrities make. Legendary musician Prince died without a will and a bunch of people came forward to claim some part of his assets.
The courts don’t know you or what your wishes are, only you do. And even if you tell someone your wishes, it’s best to be in a legal document.
Wills don’t have to be expensive. If you are just starting out & low on money.. most states have a free will you can use.. just Google: your state followed by free will. eg. Georgia Free Will
This is not the best thing to do but it’s better than nothing. If you have a little extra per month discretionary income and this is on your list of things to get done, check out the link in bio.. click on the section for Wills & Trusts and you can get a cost effective will, trust, power of attorney, etc.
1 173 August, 2019
Could you pull the plug on your spouse?😱🔌
If not, you need this in place...
This video is MORE than a motivational talk, it is what is necessary if you want to keep expanding. The second you stop working out what you want NEXT in life, the more that future will die down. You have to keep creating the future that you want or be prepared to be disappointed to some degree.
Envision what you want, go after it. When you achieve it, because you will, you start working on what's NEXT for YOU.