The Simply Luxurious Life®: Self-Confidence Aids Financial Success  

March 3, 2011

Self-Confidence Aids Financial Success

{A simply luxurious life, while full of the concept less is more, luxuriates in the decadence of high quality, complementary style and an appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us in decor, fashion, nature and people themselves. One does not need to maintain a balance in the bank that one might associate with a millionaire, however, it would be a mistake for me not to address the fact, that being secure financially – just the knowledge of this fact – brings about a priceless piece of mind that contributes greatly to a well-balanced simply luxurious life.

With that said, my new series every Friday will focus on sharing a bit of financial food for thought that will help you create a sound financial life that makes it possible to make the choices that will help you create the life of your dreams.  Because after all, simply having choices is a luxury – enabling independence, however we might choose to go about our every day lives. }

It isn’t just in the math, it begins with a boost of belief in ourselves.  When we feel good about ourselves, when we know we are competent and worthy of others giving us a chance, thereby, taking on the responsibility that our work ethic, our talents and abilities are worthy of being taken seriously, it is a forecast for a higher income and more financial security down the road.

In Jean Chatzky’s book The Difference, she shares the fact that everyone has a narrative running through their minds.  The difference is, those that have a positive narrative on repeat in their minds are more likely to have the confidence in themselves to take a chance, introduce themselves to new people and ultimately stack the odds in their favor.

Exercises to help you improve your narrative:

Fake It Till You Make It

This is where those that may lack self-confidence, decide to turn around.  Sometimes opportunities will be presented that we don’t believe we are ready to take on.  However, I would argue, that simply by the fact that you recognize it as an opportunity is reason enough to pounce – ready or not.  Who knows what might happen? Who knows what you might be capable of until you try?  So when it doubt and your dream is looking you in the face, do not turn around and walk away! Grasp it! Pounce! Seize the moment.  Because you never know when you’ll get another one. And the worst case scenario, you’ll gain experience so you won’t have to fake it next time.

List What You Deem Valuable

By focusing on those things that you value, you are able to step outside of your boundaries, realizing why you are living the life you are living, or if need be, get back on track and focus on what really matters and what efforts can make a more positive difference in your life.

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At March 13, 2011 at 2:02 PM , Blogger The City Girl said...

Love this post! This is almost verbatim what I tell my own clients that I mentor! Opportunities don't usually come around every day...carpe diem, baby!

 

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