5 Intents to Help You Rejuvenate Your Finances this Spring

 

First blossoms of Spring, the season of renewal and rebirth

Earlier this week the vernal equinox heralded in the much anticipated Spring season with the cold, short and dreary days of winter eventually giving way to longer, warmer and sunnier days. The arrival of Spring signifies a time of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation – a time for new beginnings, new possibilities and new hope since that which lay dormant in the winter is now able to blossom and flourish. In fact, in my Persian heritage, the arrival of Spring marks the beginning of the Persian New Year (Norooz, literally “New Day”) which we honor, as we have for thousands of years, as a season for renewal, both within ourselves as individuals as well as in nature and the world all around us.

This spirit of renewal can be applied to anything in our lives and given my role/expertise in helping my clients learn about money and personal financial matters, the message which I’d like to share with those who wish to rejuvenate their finances is that there’s no better time to get started than during this beautiful season of renewal. Of course, there is no cookie cutter formula since everyone has different aptitudes, life circumstances, goals, etc. Also, the  process of becoming more financially literate and empowered does not happen overnight. It is a habit, which if adopted consistently over time, can become a valuable asset to one’s life with far-reaching ramifications.

For those of you who have a desire to take control of your financial health but don’t know exactly where to start, the first step is to begin with a commitment toward adopting a new mindset and an openness to a new way of doing things. With consistent daily practice of keeping your hearts open and your minds ready to accept new and positive messaging, it will become easier for you to take the steps necessary to identify and work toward reaching your own unique financial goals. Focus on making small changes, but do so consistently to yield big results.

In celebration of the season of renewal, I’m dedicating my inaugural post on the Intent Blog to the community of individuals who seek financial empowerment. I’m honored to share with you a series of five intents which can be incorporated into your daily consciousness to help you create the proper mental and spiritual environment for improved financial wellness. Whether you choose to focus on a single intent or all five, make sure to connect with the chosen intent(s) on a consistent basis (ideally daily) since the application of a consistent effort is the key to success in anything that we do in life.

  • Intent #1:  I acknowledge that my financial wellness is a vital component of my overall wellness (which includes the wellness of my mind, body and spirit).
  • intent #2: With improved financial health I will be better able to be a force of positive change in the world.
  • Intent #3: By being mindful of my finances today, I will ensure a better future for myself and for my loved ones.
  • Intent #4: My finances are aligned with my beliefs and attitudes. My finances reflect who I am (and who I want to be).
  • Intent #5: I have the power to change my habits, thoughts and emotions about money. I will replace past mistakes and bad habits with positive inspirations and healthy habits each day.

As I stated before, there is no cookie cutter formula. There are as many unique ways to incorporate these intents into your life as there are unique individuals so feel free to find a method that works best for you. Based on my experience with my clients, I find that the individuals who are best able to harness the power of these intents are those who write them down, either in a journal or on index cards. As impactful as it is to fill your mind with positive thoughts, you’d be amazed by the power of writing your thoughts down on paper. Once you allow yourself to engage in some form of written self-expression, you’ll notice a tremedous release of creative energy from within. Whatever method you choose to follow as far as incorporating these intents in your life, make sure that it fits comfortably within your overall schedule and lifestyle. Start with baby steps and then expand as you need to over time.

I hope that these intents will be a useful first step in your journey toward financial empowerment and I look forward to sharing more posts with you in the future. If you have any comments, insights, etc., feel free to connect with me on this blog or via Facebook or Twitter.

Wishing you success,

Lili

President & Founder, Empowered Bookkeeping LLC

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About Lili Rahmati

Lili Rahmati was inspired to launch Empowered Bookkeeping based on her strong desire to help individual women and women entrepreneurs gain empowerment through mastery of their finances. With a career background in finance and bookkeeping/accounting spanning over ten years, she gained valuable knowledge, experience and insights as a result of hands-on roles focused on managing the finances of privately held start-ups as well as those of high net worth individuals. In 2009, she felt as though she were answering a life-long calling by launching her new venture and viewed it as an opportunity to be of service by blending her quantitative skill-set with her desire to help women in an area which for most is traditionally intimidating and exclusionary. Lili treats each engagement as an opportunity to enter into a partnership with the client to create an experience which will educate, uplift and transform, resulting in true empowerment. Clients (individuals and small businesses) receive individualized, focused, and expert assistance in a wide variety of services areas such as one-on-one financial literacy coaching, personal & business bookkeeping/accounting services, and financially-focused business consulting services. Prior to starting Empowered Bookkeeping, Lili was the Assistant Controller of the Mail Room Fund, a Los-Angeles area based joint venture established by the William Morris Agency, Accel Partners, Venrock and AT&T. When she’s not focused on running her core business, Lili enjoys philanthropy, traveling the world, learning new languages and pursuing her creative passion via the visual art-form of black & white fine art film photography (and darkroom printing).

Comments

  1. Lili~
    Thank you for providing such a positive take on a topic that can make many of us heave a deep sigh of discontent. By allowing ourselves to look at our financial well-being changes as a renewal, and committing to baby-steps, we can encourage growth and change!

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. It makes me happy to know that the sentiments expressed in my post resonated with you!

    2. Jenny,

      Thank you so much for your support! I'm so happy that you agree that small changes can in fact yield big results in life!

      All my best,
      Lili