I like to spend quite a bit of time windfall planning.
This is a type of affirmation or feel good technique I picked up from various prosperity teachers.
The theory of this idea is that if what you put in your mind eventually manifests in your physical reality.
So you might as well think high-level, excellent thoughts about how your life could go rather than down on yourself thoughts about how bad your life could get.
I have taken this one step further and use this method to determine if I am moving toward my ideal life...or not.
So what I do is sit down with a paper and pen and plan out various scenarios with a lot of money...windfall planning.
I receive a significant amount of money one day and then what do I do with it.
It's quite fun. It is a very pleasant way to spend your time. I would rather do this than turn on the TV. I can do it anywhere...my couch, my recliner, in my reclining outdoor chair, in spare moments here and there, at the coffee shop. Anywhere.
This exercise helps you to clarify what you should do with the money you have now. Whatever is at the top of the list, you work on now.
Deal with the Past by Paying off all my current debts
I happily spend an hour or two online paying debts, updating my checkbook and checking off these debts in my various checklists. The freedom from debt repayment is incredible.
Transfer money to savings
I spend a few minutes transferring money from my checking account into my various savings accounts. Kind of loading them up for future use and the prosperous feeling of having a bunch of money safely stored away in a safe manner.
New zero in my checking account
This is a trick I learned from a few people where they keep a fairly significant amount of money in their checking account by just artificially deducting money from their account. So even if their checking account balance says $00.00 in their check book register, they still have money in the account.
Invest in a Variety of Ways
Get Some Cash
Go to the bank and get a significant amount of cash, say somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000. I still love cash even if it seems like it is being phased out. I will hold onto mine.
Buy Some Cool Stuff
Give My Favorite People Some Money
Pay Into the Future
Start Making Significant Plans & Paying for it if Possible
From Randy Gage (one of my favorite prosperity teachers) -
Blowing Up Bad Beliefs About Money and Success
Favorite quote -
Money simply reveals who you really are. If you’re a grounded person
with positive self-esteem and strong character – coming into a large
amount of money would lead you to use it for higher good for yourself
Since I have a number of things to obtain and a number of experiences to have based on my current income and doing that over a number of years, I would just compress the time I do these things while still savoring them.
I would not be in a hurry.
I would expect that as I am doing many of the things I want to do and acquiring many of the things I want to have, other opportunities and ideas would open up.
I feel no need to over-plan the future.
Again, this windfall planning method helps to ensure you are on the right track now.
One of the main benefits of this method is it leads you to what you really want to do now regardless of how much money you have.
You just do the things at the top of the list and as you accomplish them, you move down the list. As you do this, you may shuffle the order a bit as new money, new ideas and other things pop up.
But you are always making progress.
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