If there is a word to describe my first spring here in Florida, it would be sneezefull. After so many hachoos, or hatching as I say it, the salient spring pictures of buds and blooms in my mind were accentuated by clogged nasal passages and aggravating sinus pressure. This is the reason why spring cleaning takes precedence in our household as soon as winter season says adieu. However, as I was reading an article by Lisa Nichols about spring cleaning, I learned that more than housecleaning, it is also important that we take a fresh and honest look inwardly to dust off our emotions and intentions. According to her, to realize our true potential we must clear out the clutter in the four most critical “rooms” of our life: Health, Relationships, Finances, and Spirit.
Among the four areas, its Nichol’s arguments on Work & Finances I was struck the most. I feel that she made a valid point when she said that to move toward wealth, we have to shift to a financially healthy mind-set. According to her, the first step is to identify the script that we have been following. Eureka, mind scan – what script? Oh boy, first step and I already failed. Now it makes sense. I may be rich in friends, love, and optimism, but my lack of financial script is the reason why my pocket has also abundance of lint – no jingalingaling. I definitely need a housecleaning in my financial area to attract more “cha-ching” (money sound) into my bank account. To do that, I need to develop what Nichol’s referred to as: 1) An empowering affirmation/script, such as, “I am an epitome of abundance!” and, 2) designing a financial forecast for this year. That means following the footsteps of the billionaires who plan their lives ahead of time; making accountable of the cash flow and taking control of the money. More than financial success, my spring goal is to start financing my dream; investing my hard earned money to good use and things that really matters most to me. I know that if I can see it, I can be it!
“Spring cleaning is a joyful and purposeful step toward a life of your design.” – Lisa Nichols