Freedom & Fulfillment & Finances ~ F3
thru Friendship, Fare, & Folly
Thank you for allowing me to call an audible last week and adjust the marketing label for this InfoLetter. It was a necessary pause to set us all up for what's ahead, and to position our JET for some aerial acrobatics and magic bombing runs! We won't delay today, so let's release this week's MagicBomb, which takes 9 minutes to read, or listen here.
For more control over your life, three things are required:
Freedom & Fulfillment & Finances
How do you create more Freedom for yourself?
How do you achieve more Fulfillment in your life?
It's through Finances in this society: Are your personal finances in order? Do you have multiple streams of income to insulate yourself from risk to events outside of your control? If you're spending less than you make, you're halfway there.
Providing for Yourself (and Those Who Depend Upon You)
If with multiple dependents, like me, we've got to be able to provide for them, and ourself, while not actively working. This provides peace of mind, and allows you to focus on taking care of yourself so you can take care of them and continue finding work, through any number of ways (preferably multiple means simultaneously).
Can you do either? Or are you in a rat race trying to keep your nose above water with rising prices (including property taxes and rent), crashing retirment savings, and very uncertain job markets?
If you're single, or perhaps engaged, you've got to prepare yourself to not be desparate for work.
Does a single job with one employer who's exposed to a volatile and dynamic economic environment do that for you?
Most seem to be happy and content with their status quo life. It's as though they're floating down a calm, lazy river through the mountains of Montana (or pick your location). Nice, right? Is this representative of your true reality, though?
Not a chance.
The river of life is like white-water rapids...to believe what we think we know from the past will see us through into the future. That mindset is one big LIE (Limited Idea Entertained). It's folly...and you'd be wise to look around the bend...and over the horizon. The "river rapids of life" is a great analogy:
To change our paradigm, we must reconsider Freedom & Fulfillment & Finances.
It begins with what we're doing with our mind, what we're feeding our bodies, and the community we're plugged into to keep us accountable for improving ourselves to benefit not only each of us individually, but to allow for our benefiting others, too. That's where true Freedom and Fullfillment are really found.
Are you free to purchase nutritious foods and clean, healthy consumer products...or are you restricted to finding the cheapest, lowest "cost" products available from companies who's primary goal, by law, is to produce a profit to corporate shareholders (with a secondary goal by executives to maximize quarterly profits that puts the wind in their golden parachutes)?
Does skimping by on nutrition to save a nickel fulfill you because you put a dollar toward "retirement savings" or the limitless number of distracting subscriptions that suck the time out of your life, and your family's life, too?
Are you free from your finances, or the opposite (that means a slave to finances)? Are you wealthy?
What is true wealth?
We've covered this before, but it's a good time to revisit it: Wealth is access to goods and services. It's not the digits in your bank account, or the digits in your retirement accounts, or the "valuation" of your property as assessed by the tax office.
No, wealth is your access to goods and services, AND having the time to enjoy those goods and services, and the freedom to produce goods or services with efforts that fulfill you.
Are you wealthy in this sense, or are you poor?
There really exists only one practical way to achieve the Freedom you desire through Finances, and that is repeat income beyond a job alone, where you're trading your time for a paycheck (that's taxed to oblivion). It's the only way to get out of the rat race you're likely caught in now.
A Quick Compass Check
"Television" programming...what's that mean? Programming is a process of instructing or providing information for one to learn. Are entertainment outlets today programming you to be confused, worried, anxious, and lost? Programming you to be poor, helpless, and desparate (that's Ph.D., by the way!)? Programming you to benefit the systems and move you away from Liberty & Freedom? Why would anyone want to be programmed into that mindset?
Are You Fulfilled?
Is your job fulfilling you?
Is your job hunt fulfilling you?
Is your personal financial situation fulfilling you?
The grocery store prices won't help you.
Your salary increase won't help you.
Your power bill won't help you.
The gas pump won't help.
The economy won't help you if you look at it from the status quo lens on that calm, lazy river.
An additional vein of income, along with "cuts" to the lifestyle, are the only way to survive what's ahead, and to set yourself up to thrive, and in doing so to help other people solve their problems and survive, too...only then will you equip them with the opportunity to thrive.
If you'd began two years ago, you'd be two years ahead now. If you didn't, you can start now and be two years ahead two years from now. That old adage, when's the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. When's the next best time? Now!
Work from an abundance mindset, and it begins with the chemistry in the body. What we eat and use in our homes dicatates the chemistry we're creating in our bodies, which leads to our mindset and how we think. Combine that with the programming from external sources (including what you're reading now) and you're either setting youself up for abundance, or enslaving your mind to a scarcity view of the world:
✖ scarcity of time;
✖ scarcity of "money;"
✖ scarcity of Fulfillment;
✖ scarcity of Freedom...and Liberty;
✖ scarcity of intentionality about what you're doing.
How much of your life was intentional in the past? Are you intentional about your Health & Wellness? I've come to believe it all begins with this.
Do you intentionally purchase the stuff you bring into your home? Your foodstuffs? Your consumable supplies? The ointments and lotions you put on your body? The supplements you put in your body? Have you ever thought about it?
If not, I've come to learn this to be another Trojan horse in our lives and the false perception of Liberty and Freedom we're now programmed to believe we have in America.
If you don't have time freedom and depend on a single employer to keep providing a job to fund your life, you've got little Liberty or Freedom in these systems. If you're worried about your grocery bill, the price at the gas pump, the power bill, insurance costs, and all the rest, you've got little Liberty or Freedom, and are trapped in a scarcity mindset.
It's just about the worst position to be in as we glare into the canyon of recession and stagflation.
Friendship, Fare, & Folly -
It's in community and relationships where friendships are built.
Friendships will be critically important in the weeks, months, and years ahead...true, strong friendships with people you like and who like you. Who you can trust, and who trust you to have their best interest in mind.
Fare, that is substances to be eaten, is one of the main requirements at Maslow's base heirarchy of needs to provide us an environment to go out into the world and add value by helping others reach their goals.
Folly (a lack of good sense; foolishness) is believing what we've believed and done in the past, without being an astute study of history, will see us through into the future. Are you well read on history of economics, finance, and nation trading? These are boulders that your watercraft on the river of life is nearing. I guarantee it.
The first two posts from this week cover nutrient-rich, calorie-light foods and consumables and vitamins & minerals important to long-term health. Both are short, quick reads with four questions to ask yourself, and some nuggets of wisdom I wish'd I'd learned decades ago.
Are you navigating your calm, lazy river alone, with dark shades on dreaming in your own reality and unaware of the rapids around you now? Or have the rocks of reality awakened the Lion within to get ready to win, not only for yourself, but for your family, your friends, and yourself?
Wealth is neither created nor destroyed, just like energy...it is only transferred.
Position yourself to be on the receiving end of the transfer, and not the losing end.
Ultimately, time is the commodity. You're either buying others time, or they're buying yours.
And there is no Liberty in exchanging your time for "money."
If you don't have assets or businesses working for you while you sleep, you'll never be free from the LIEs and the Folly we've allowed to program us as middle class Americans.
If you don't have a bookkeeper, and an accountant, and a banker (who's on your team, not the banks), and law experts helping you navigate these treacherous waters of life, you're alone in a boat that you're unable to steer smartly and safely around the boulders solidly placed in this river.
The folly from K through 12, and then on up to Ph.D. (for the bureaucracademics).
The folly of go to school, get a job, save for retirement, mortgage a house, depend on others to care for our stored time and energy and efforts (our "savings") in a debt-based monetary system.
The folly of certainity and security in off-shored suppliers of our basic necessities. The overseas markets get a vote, too...and they're tired of what we've been doing for the past 50 years.
Reality, if not already here for you, is coming. And it's going to be a rude wake-up call (like an unexpected visitor in a warzone).
You, your family, your friends, and your colleagues will need clear minds, healthy bodies, a community to thrive with, and an alternative means of income you can activate immediately, or on a moments notice.
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To Your Liberty, Your Health, & Your Wellness,
Jarrod H. Smith ~ Maverick for Military Transition ~ Avoid Every Military Veteran's DIS-Advantage ~
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