7 Power Habits that Build Financial Independence

Written by Steve Brunkhorst

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5. Invest Wisely and Respect Money

My father taught me to have several investments that produce an ongoing, passive income. This, he said, would allow me to remain independent if I were to become physically disabled. These investments are like "feeding geese that lay golden eggs". Passive income streams also provide additional capital to place in other financial growth investments.

Respect for money isrepparttar beginning of saving and investing. Respect for a dollar begins with respect for a penny. You will always have dollars if you take care of your pennies. Evenrepparttar 142649 smallest of assets and investments need protection.

6. Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Inrepparttar 142650 article, Ten Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs, I wrote that one of those traits was making a commitment to protectrepparttar 142651 welfare of your family and loved ones. Ensuringrepparttar 142652 safety of your financial assets is part of doing this.

Adequate insurance coverage for your life, health, and property is a wise investment. You should also use professional legal, financial, and security services to help protect your business, property, and allrepparttar 142653 things you have worked to acquire.

7. Design Your Financial Independence with Qualified Help

Seek qualified professionals to help you design your financial future. You do not need to be a financial expert to become financially independent, but you must become financially literate. Seek professional guidance from experts in financial planning, taxes, and accounting. These people can work with you to help you realize your financial goals.

Begin today by seeking out professionals that can help you achieve your financial goals. Become financially independent in your own mind. Express gratitude forrepparttar 142654 blessings you will receive as if they were already in your possession. Avoid and eliminate unnecessary personal debt, and live a healthy lifestyle. Save with discipline, invest wisely, and respect your financial assets. Protectrepparttar 142655 assets you have worked to acquire, and you can enjoyrepparttar 142656 financially independent lifestyle that you have envisioned.

© Copyright 2005 by Steve Brunkhorst. Steve is a professional life success coach, motivational author, and the editor of Achieve! 60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration, a popular mini-zine bringing great stories, motivational nuggets, and inspiring thoughts to help you achieve more in your career and personal life. Contact Steve by visiting http://AchieveEzine.com

One Teacher Can Make a Difference

Written by Bernice Becker

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I glanced atrepparttar clock and realized it was time for me to get ready to leave. I put on my matching brown wool coat and hat trimmed with beaver that even I realized was becoming. The teachers looked at my outfit and seemed to admire it. I was able to read their lips a little and my ears perked up to hear, “Who is she? She really is cute.” My teacher’s answer was, “I agree; Bernice is adorable.” Adorable! The word grabbed me. It jolted me. It was just about my favorite word. A delicious warmth enveloped me with a new sense of awareness. Teachers would not lie. Maybe it was true. I looked pretty. This was a revelation to me. At that moment I maderepparttar 142636 decision to berepparttar 142637 first child in my class to learnrepparttar 142638 assigned tables. Whatever it took, no matter how much time, I would succeed. No one was going to stop me. This time I believed in myself. About one week later, Miss Pratt announced torepparttar 142639 class that Bernice wasrepparttar 142640 first one to learnrepparttar 142641 tables and she told us she was proud of me. She handed me my first diary, gold key and all. I thanked her enthusiastically. The class smiled and clapped. Forrepparttar 142642 first time, I felt truly good about myself. I knew I had been motivated by Miss Pratt’s remark. This might not have occurred if I had not overheard those kind words. What a difference one special teacher can make! Miss Pratt, you’ll never know how much I’ve thought of you throughrepparttar 142643 years. I tried my best to be a caring teacher like you were. I believe I was successful. My classes always lovedrepparttar 142644 stories I told them about myself when I was young. Thank you for beingrepparttar 142645 kind of teacher you were. I hope you enjoyedrepparttar 142646 wonderful life you deserved. Your Space Reflections, memories, ideas, wisdom thoughts, glimpses into your world, favorite foods, treats, dreams. Perhaps you have remembered a favorite story from your early childhood! Jot it down here and don’t forget to share it with others! Go for it!

Bernice Becker is a 84 years young author of her new book "Feel Good Stories". Reading the stories narrate foibles and adventures of growing up, marriage, teaching, and retirement, you'll find yourself laughing, crying, and delighting in the adventures of being alive. Visit http://www.storiestofeelgood.com to buy the book and get started on your own journey to feeling good!

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