Our question today is what is your most valuable asset?
When we ask members of our millionaire academy this question, what we often hear are things like a car, jewelry, or a house.
For me, it’s probably my skills that I’ve grown and built over the years and that have helped led us to create our residual income.
And this means that our time is no longer tied to our money.
For example, when I was working in law, my income was determined by the number of hours I worked. I had to be in the office for criminal and civil litigation. There was no escape from trading my time for dollars.
I wanted my freedom though, and I realized there are actually a multitude of options out there. Valuing my skills and applying them in the context of residual income has allowed me to experience more of life. I actually feel like I’ve had the experiences of 8 or 10 lives condensed into this one (and that’s just so far).
The skills I’ve developed and applied to develop residual income have allowed Fi and I access to extraordinary choices – I’ve gone diving with sharks in Fiji and skiing in Oslo.
I’d enjoyed drinking a cuba libra in Cuba and listening to mariachi bands in Mexico.
I’ve bawled my eyes out at Auschwitz.
I’ve been overcome with emotion as I kissed Fi in front of the Eiffel Tower, and I’ve relished a Thai cooking lesson in the mountains.
All these incredible openings came from valuing my skills and applying them in leveraged ways. I don’t think it would have been the same story if I’d kept working in law (or any of my jobs).
So, what is it that you’re looking for? Do you want to condense more life into the time that you do have? 1
If the answer’s yes, then I encourage you to seek out someone who’s living what you’re looking for and then follow that model for yourself.
If you’re curious about possible options that may work best for your personal situation message me, and we can chat.
1I value my skills. I also value my time, especially time with my loved ones. The question is, what do you value? What do you want in your life? Deciding that is the first step towards living a meaningful life, one in which we feel our values align with how we are living. Knowing what we value opens the door to what we desire: “a meaningful life connects people to a larger sense of purpose and value, making positive contributions, not only to our personal and spiritual growth but also to society and the human civilization as a whole. As a result, a meaningful life is one that guides wise actions, giving a sense of constructive direction.”
“Why Is It Important to Live a Meaningful Life?”
- Ratson, (2017)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.