The Science of the Habits of Financially Free People: How to Achieve Results Fast

…Mey here on a warm Sunday evening, after a day of cycling, playing in the sand and the ocean, I write to you about The Science of the Habits of Financially Free People: How to Achieve Results Fast

…everything that we do automatically without having to thing about (driving a car, scrambling an egg, putting on our clothes) is the result of habits that we have formed…

…we need habits to learn new routines and function…

…however, there are habits that allow us also to be financially free as well…

…read on to learn about the Habits of People Who Are Financially Free

The Science

…there is a book called The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg, and in it he explains how are brains create habit loops…

…through many studies of people with brain damage, scientists have pinpointed certain properties of habits…

…first that they are unconscious to us and they consist of the following:

1) a cue – something that sets off the habit

2) the loop – going through the habit

3) the reward – the pleasurable feeling or something else that we enjoy getting by completing the habit

…for example, the author of the book analyzed his own habits and found that between 3pm and 4pm everyday he needed a break from his work (the cue), and the would go down to the cafeteria and eat a cookie (the loop), and then go back to his desk to work again (the reward)…

…he experimented and found out that it was the socializing with people in the cafeteria which was really what he craved…

…so he changed the habit…

…everyday at 3:30pm he gets up and looks for someone to talk to, and chats with them for ten minutes or so, and then goes back to his desk satisfied and ready to work again…

…this realization of the author has enabled him to lose 30 pounds!

The Habits of the Financially Free

…so, what are the habits of the financially free?

…what do they do that allows them to be that 1% of the population that does not have to work for money?

1) Mornings are Your Time – The Financially Free tend to use their mornings as their own time, they schedule in meditation and gratitude practice, and exercise, and planning and prioritizing of what they want to accomplish for the day

2) They Save Money – The Financially Free save money to invest WISELY, they are conservative and measure their risks…

3) They Schedule Time Doing What They Love – The Financially Free are different from just rich people in that they do not spend all of their time at a job, they live a balanced life of work and play and they love what they do.

4) They Speak Empowering Words to Themselves – Our thoughts are things and the financially free have talked their way to freedom by saying things in their heads like “Opportunities for making money are everywhere”, “I’m and excellent money manager”, “My passive income grows everyday”…

5) Right Before Bed Is Your Time – The Financially Free take the time before bed to reflect on the day, learn what they need to, and reflect on what they are grateful for, meditate and allow their brain to relax and be in a grateful state when entering sleep…

Conclusion

…take the time to examine your own habits with money, and with your time…

…because those who are financially free have earned back their time to do with as they wish…

…as you understand your own habits, then you will be able to begin to change them into those above…

…and become financially free faster

…share your thoughts on this post in the comments below…

…also, I always like to end my blogs with a little background of the author…

…I started blogging after thinking about my own interests and my passions with a personal coach…

…I realized that I love to write, read and talk to people…

…and blogging was the best way to do that and make money as well…

…so here I am blogging about what I love and making money doing it…

…if you have something that you are passionate about, then I invite you to blog about it…

…someone out there is searching the internet right now to exactly what you have to offer…

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3 Books That Changed My Life Instantly

…Mey here on a Thursday morning, winter is coming, it is dark and cooler outside, grateful for my son and husband and my mom and our beautiful home here in Honolulu HI, blogging about 3 Books That Changed My Life Instantly

…ever read a book and then INSTANTLY, your life changed for the better?

…you had an AH HAH moment and then BOOM, instantly you were a better person?

…sometimes a book can change you slowly, sometimes it has an impact years later, however, these 3 books changed my life the second I read the life changing words that were found in them

…the first helped me lose 3 pounds easily in 2 weeks without any change to how much I exercise…

…the second gave me more money in my bank account every month…

…and the third helped me live in every moment, and appreciate how extraordinary life really is…

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

…the first book is The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg…

…I actually am still listening to the audiobook, and it is a very powerful book, written in a way that you want to hear what is going to happen next…

…so, here’s my story…

…while listening to the book as he’s summarizing the kinds of habits people might want to change…

…he mentioned a “snacking habit” and INSTANTLY I realized I had a snacking habit…

…and I decided as the sentence rolled through my ears and into my brain that I would stop snacking…

…I realized that I was just eating chocolate in my office out of habit…

…if it was there, I would grab a piece…

…and that ended up being about 5 pieces a day if there was a good supply under my desk or in the copy room…

…and I wasn’t even hungry…

…sure enough, right then I stopped snacking…

…that was about 2 weeks ago…

…I would go into the copy room and even motion towards the chocolate, then I would ask myself, are you hungry?

…and my response was, NO…

…so then I didn’t eat the snack…

…you know what?

…I’ve lost 3 pounds already and have not been doing anything else different…

…that one sentence brought to my attention that I had this automatic behavior that I wanted to change…

…and I changed it on the spot…

Money is My Friend for the New Millennium: 2nd Edition

…ever start making more money instantly?

…I did after reading Money is My Friend for the New Millennium: 2nd Edition by Phil Laut…

…in it he had a section that discussed why we need to spend the earnings from our Financial Freedom Account (the money that we are saving to become financially free/retire)…

…prior to reading this, I had my dividends being automatically re-invested back into the REIT (stock)…

…I immediately turned off the re-investment, and ever since then, I’ve been paying myself my earnings, and boy does making money feel a lot more fun now!

…instantly, I had a bigger paycheck every month because I was also paying myself!

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

…reading Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman is like reading a novel…

…there was even a movie make about the book…

…it’s entertaining and fun to read…

…a real page turner…

…it was recommended to me by Aaron Rashkin, who spoke to us on stage at an event for our business and said that the book changed his life…

…so I went and read it…

…and WOW, did it change my life…

…there was this one part in the book where the character is told my his mentor to sit all day on a rock and come up with an important and extraordinary idea…

…and he sits there, coming up with ideas and getting sent back, until he has been out there literally all day…

…what does he come up with?

…there are no extraordinary moments…

…so how did that impact me?

…I realized that I had been living with ALIVE TIME and DEAD TIME…

…alive time is like now, when I’m blogging, or when I’m parasailing or surfing…

…dead time was when I was walking up and down the stairs at my bank to process something…

…and I realized that there is no dead time…

…that all of my time is extraordinary…

…and so when I walk up and down the stairs at my bank, sometimes now I will think, what is extraordinary about this moment?

…what is special about RIGHT NOW?

Conclusion

…hope you enjoyed reading about these 3 great books that really impacted my life for the better…

…it’s so true that reading and learning new knowledge on a daily basis will transform your life for the better…

…it’s funny how a lot of people don’t do it…

…they watch tv instead, or gossip with their friends, or listen to music instead, when they could be listening to audio books…

…I’m going to tell you a secret, I’m in a community where we encourage each other to read everyday…

…and we give each other more books to learn from, and we teach each other what we’ve learned…

…and we do this because we want to empower other people…

…empower them to live a better life, to become wealthier, to live up to their fullest potential…

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Do you have books that changed your life for the better?  Tell us in the comments below!