This week I had one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had for a long time from a mentoring perspective. Most of the time and energy we spend trying to help form some direction in peoples financial freedom goals generally lasts for only a few days, sometimes weeks. I haven’t quite figured that out but that’s the way it is. This week however we had a pleasant change in that trend. We had met with a young family about eight or nine months ago and a couple of time since that gave me hope that it hasn’t all been in vain.
This couple actually made the first move by contacting us simply for our insights on financial freedom and wealth creation. In that first meeting we took our usual approach of giving a condensed version of our story then offered to answer any questions they may have. That first meeting ended like most where a spark of hope and belief was kindled. Occasionally that spark lasts for a short time but then is gone. In this case, the spark survived to a second meeting and then a third. This week during our fourth meeting I could tell that it had grown to a flame that will not likely be quenched. Why is this such a rare thing? Financial Freedom is not a money issue, its a freedom issue and everyone has a slightly different definition of it. But whatever that definition is, deep down each of us desires the freedom to choose our own path through life unhindered by financial restrictions or barriers.
During our meeting, I mentioned that in the range of over 100 different encounters with those who sought our guidance, I could count on one hand the number of sparks that had survived. I asked them why that was the case. I’ll reveal their answer in an upcoming post. Meanwhile, I will ask the readers of this article the same question. Why is it so rare that the spark of hope and action for financial freedom is so easily and quickly discarded to fade and die?