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The Four Keys: Identify, Release, Replace and Repeat . Journey revisit

1921101_725799697454254_316121448_oIf you are unhappy with any part of your life and you want to change it, it is necessary to:

  1. identify the negative thoughts that created your unhappiness.
  2. Release those negative thoughts
  3. Replace them with positive thoughts that can bring what you want.
  4. Repeat these positive thoughts in the form of affirmations frequently until you achieve your goal.

I am on a mission to change my financial picture in my life.  I had to revamp my whole life and recreate a new living lifestyle.  This has led me to the position to downsize my household.  It has many challenges of letting go of things that no longer serve me.

We get tested to see if we really want to increase our financial household.  Can you give things away and allow more good to come to you?  This was my first test.  I needed work done on my house and did not have all the cash upfront.  A guy like some of my furniture and we bartered.  For me the deal was bittersweet.  I liked the bed and it was hard parting with it.  But in the end, I remembered why I was downsizing and perhaps releasing it was for the best.

Another test came when I tried to hire a electrician to do some work to remodel parts of the my new studio.  I received quotes that were unreasonable.  My instinct told me take my time and do it at a later date.  Once I let go of the rush to complete all my to do list, I relaxed and felt better about building a new space without rushing.  As I begin to reset my time table, I saw things with new eyes. I was able to move my art and pictures and create a cozy studio.  It is taking shape that I could not have envisioned before.

Getting back to my desire to become financially more fit, I decided to learn more about investing with stocks and learn some new skills.  As with everything that we start out, it takes times to become a master.  So I have chosen to work with a mentor and with a group who are interested in learning about stocks.  This journey will take time, however, I believe that I will be able to help others who want to change their financial picture.

As I began the journey to downsize, I give thanks for the wonderful people who have come to support me in this journey and  to meet new people who are on a similar quest.

After making the move, I will no longer be working to pay a huge mortgage, I can garden, work in my studio and write the book about the Visionary Entrepreneur.  I will be supported by several streams of income. A lifelong dream that is finally coming to fruition.

Let me recap what my first steps along the journey has been:  identify what you want to accomplish, what are you willing to exchange to reach your goal, can you change your thinking and become open to new possibiities.  Once I took the steps, I attracted some powerful mentors who are guiding me along this journey.

It has been 9 months since I started on the journey to downsize.  I have had some memorable moments and now it is time to unveil what did I accomplish.

I was able to live on less than I earned.  I released some old ways of showing up.  My circle of friends got smaller and I gained more confidence in following my heart.  I got more spiritual and found myself. The old self was released and now it looks like I will be moving back to my home.  I now have new skills and confidence.

My mentors have given me support and now it is time to take action and begin living and not be in suspense until a certain day arrives.  Each day we are given so many hours to live.  It is best to live today as if this is your last day.  When we put off living fully, we lose the ability to live today.

I got some money skills that will help me to meet my needs and some wants. The downsizing was an adventure and now it is time to move in a more powerful way with my new money skills.

Wishing you the best,

Chari Farmer Ogogo


Chari Ogogo

I help people nearing retirement understand their finances via one on one coaching, webinars and blogging.

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