Where To Now?

Wow, what a difference a month can make! Writing is best
when a publication can be written and dated so that it becomes essentially
timeless (A little insider secret there). Yet, in these times sometimes it is
important to draw a ‘line in the sand’ to create a pivot point. March 2020 has
become a pivot point for many people. No matter where you are in the midst of
this new economy amid the COVID-19 era, two elements remain at the forefront,
faith and money.

Faith is important as it creates the foundation of
everything we filter life through. Money is a tool that helps us navigate life
in an array of ways. Today, this month, is a chance to revisit where each of us
stand as it refers to faith and money. Many people put their faith in money,
and as we see (and have seen throughout our life) that money comes and goes.
The more we understand and know about how to use and utilize money, the better
we manage it (no matter if we have $10.00 or $10 million dollars).

A New Faith  

What we believe in
carries the foundation for our filters. Stop for a moment and review where your
foundation rests. Whether your foundation is hard or soft will become a
determining factor for how we respond to
life events. The harder the foundation, the better standing strength. The
softer the foundation, the easier it is to be swayed, lean, or to fall. As
important as what we believe in is why we
believe it. Knowledge is the first step towards wisdom. When we know, we become
aware. Awareness leads to accountability and responsibility, which is in its
purest form… faith.

The New Money System

The current climate has people pulling money out of banks,
hoarding their cash, and others filling their bank accounts with more.
Regardless of your belief around money, the foundational truth about money is
that it is a tool.  The ‘new money
system’ is quite frankly understanding how to use the tool. There has been no
better time than the present to dive into our toolboxes and sharpen the tools
we have. My challenge to you, my readers is to take inventory of the tools we
have (and I’m doing this alongside of you) and really put them to great
use.   

Merging Faith And Money

The connection between faith and money and how we put them
to work inside each of our own lives is a critical piece of creating our own
legacy. I talk about legacy a ton – how to create it, cultivate it, and engage
in it consistently. No more important in creating legacy is what we believe in
and how we put it into practice.  Faith…
what we believe in… is the most important factor to everything else that we do.
Money is one of the greatest tools we have to impact our world. Here are three
ways to think about merging faith and money together.

  1. Define your foundation
  2. Decide your future
  3. Determine your focus

Our foundation is the solid ground we walk on. Our future is
where we see ourselves and where we want to ‘end up’ in life. Our focus is the
path we take to get there. Focus helps create plans. Plans create goals. Goals move
us forward. Today we can define – decide – determine what our tomorrow looks
like.

I would love to know your thoughts. Comment below and lets
keep the dialogue going.

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