December 14, 2010

A Check List to Realizing Your Dreams and Desires

In previous posts, we have discussed various aspects of exploring your dreams, vision and mission. Now, let’s explore money and how it really relates to your life. What is money? There will be many answers to this question, but the bottom line is that money really is another form of energy. It’s a form of exchange. It simplifies the process of commerce.

Now when many people are asked what they want out of their business, they say an amount of money. Our whole society has catered to this concept, so we expect to hear this. But what is the money going to give you? Yes, money buys lots of products and services and products, but what do those products and services give you?

Let’s explore this further. There are emotions that are attached to these products and services. For example, if I pay for a telephone, that gives me connection to others and that gives me satisfaction on many levels. If I pay for a personal development program, I may be looking for friendship, more confidence, or achievement in whatever area the program is giving. So you see, under all the things we pay for, is an emotional need of some kind.

Since our whole society is based on this form of exchange, then it is important to get really clear on what you desire. Most people are taught to work with budgets. I’m going to suggest that you work with the list below in terms of your dreams and desires. Feel free to make your own list as these are just to give you ideas. If you get really clear on how much you need to attain to realize the life of your dreams, then it is easier for the laws of universe to support your dream.

  • Financial freedom (this is an account you set up that you cannot touch until it is ready to go into an investment that will earn you even more money than the account it is in. With this account, you are only allowed to spend the interest, never the principle.)
  • Long term saving/vacation (this account is for saving towards a vacation)
  • Long term saving/spending (this account is for saving for your other heart’s desires)
  • Contingency fund (this is the account for emergencies)
  • Play fund (this is the account for fun and frivolity)
  • Charity/environment (this is the account for giving back to what is important to you)
  • Education /personal development (this is the account for saving for future education for you or for your family)
  • Income tax (it is important to save a little bit each month so you don’t end up overwhelmed at tax season)
  • Business office supplies/equipment (whatever your type of business requires)
  • Advertising (another important part of running a business)
  • Professional dues/licenses/insurance (each business will have different expenses)
  • Telephone/fax line/cell phone/internet
  • House/utilities (all the aspects of running a household)
  • Home equipment/supplies
  • Domestic help/home cleaning
  • Child expenses
  • Car lease/maintenance/gas/insurance
  • Books/magazines/news
  • Clothes
  • Personal care/hair, etc
  • Entertainment/hobbies
  • Gifts
  • Groceries/restaurant/tips
  • Medical/chiropractor/vitamins/health care
  • Any expenses relating to your particular lifestyle and business

Work out your monthly total and then your yearly total by adding all of these up. Once you see what you desire, then you can start affirming that amount. What is important here is to then take it back to the emotions. What is that lifestyle going to give you emotionally? Are you looking for inner peace, meaning, security, variety, significance, well being, personal growth, leaving a legacy, love and connection? Once you have that correlation, it will be very simple to make affirmations and you will begin to see how easily your desires come to you.

Here’s to your success!

I appreciate getting feedback on my post. I enjoy hearing from you and if you would like to find out more about the next Thinking Into Results program, I would love to discuss how we could transform your dreams…into reality, your goals…into achievements and your thinking…into results.

About the author 


I’m a Canadian, gluten-free, tai chi loving, great-grandmother. I live in Ontario and love helping people get healthy again.   I use all the experience I have gained in the almost 5 decades to help you live a life full of vitality with great clarity and focus.

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