Why being financially savvy matters
Being financial savvy matters at many levels. From a wealth creation perspective, it obviously matters greatly whether or not you are able to manage your financial affairs wisely, and whether you are capable of creating and generating the life you desire.
But the benefits of being financially savvy extend well beyond just ‘being good with money'. It is also the ability to thrive in an increasingly unsettling and chaotic world, and, ultimately, to being in the generative moment of "What else is possible?".
Being financially savvy means you are in charge of your finance instead of it controlling you. The less savvy you are, the more easily you will be swept along by the forces of change and the less generative you will be in your life. People who don't have the skill to be financially savvy often go through life making poor financial decisions and will inevitably end up with a far lower standard of living than was otherwise achievable.
Creating great wealth and being the master of your own finance is within your reach.
Being financially savvy is about more than just making good investments or knowing how to manage money well. It's just as much about the behaviors, the attitudes, habits, mindset, and outlooks you possess about money and finance that is applied to your daily life, as well as the priorities you choose to live by.
The good news for most of us is that we can change the points of view that keep us from being financially savvy. The way to start off on the path is to make a simple choice to acquire the ability to understand how money works in the world, how to manage and invest it with awareness. The most important step in becoming financially savvy is to spendtime to financially educate yourself and learn to have your money make money in the way that works best for you.
Creating great wealth and being the master of your own finance is within your reach. It’s been done by many people before, and it is truly possible for each and every one of us if we choose to become financially savvy. But it requires us to be and do different to create a different reality. Many of us choose what feels familiar or comfortable. But if we’re choosing only what feels familiar and comfortable, and if we continue to choose the same things we have always chosen, we will continue to get the same results we have always gotten.
The quest is about expanding your awareness so that you can begin to make the changes in your reality that will allow you to create a different financial reality. When you start taking charge of your own financial reality, you will be amazed to realize how much you have settled for. Then you will have more drive and tenacity to let go of the halfhearted, autopilot livingand reclaim your ability to live from choice and possibilities, rather than by default.
The more financially savvy you are, the more generative you become. Deny your awareness and your capacities, and they atrophy. Financially savvy people have the capacity to tapped into limitless possibilities and endless resources of ideas.