When you think about your income, what kind of mindset would you say you have? Are you caught up worrying about how much money you can make at your job? Or, are you focused on finding investment opportunities and making your money work for you? Are you stuck thinking like an employee? Or, do you have an investor mindset?
In today’s blog, I want to share with you a quick video from my recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii.
During my trip, I was focused on three things: checking on one of my development investments, looking for new opportunities in the area, and enjoying time with my family.
I’m using my investor mindset to look for new opportunities as I’m ensuring the current investment is on track. More importantly, I’m creating a margin in my schedule to be able to spend time with my family and enjoy all Hawaii has to offer! I’m able to do this because my mindset is about making money work for me instead of the other way around.
Of course, I didn’t always have this kind of mindset. When I was young, I felt like the only way I could be successful is if I was punching a clock for eight to ten hours a day six or seven days a week.
I didn’t realize it back then, but I was thinking more as an employee than an investor. I was trading away my time for money.
From Employee Mindset To Investor Mindset
This reminds me of Robert T. Kiyosaki’s CASHFLOW Quadrant.
For any of you unfamiliar with the CASHFLOW Quadrant, it’s a concept that indicates the four different methods of how we generate income or money.
The left side consists of people who work for money that fit into one of two quadrants – Employed (E) and Self-Employed (S). Then, on the right side consists of people whose money works for them and they fit into either the Business Owners (B) or Investors (I) quadrant. In other words, people on the left side have an employee mindset. People on the right side of the quadrant have an investor mindset.
And as you can guess, each quadrant represents a different type of person and the mindset they have.
Whether or not you’re familiar with Robert T. Kiyosaki’s CASHFLOW Quadrant, I recommend reading Rich Dad Fundamentals: The CASHFLOW Quadrant to refresh or develop a better understanding of the concept.
Mindset is the first AND the most important step in your journey to winning back your time and reaching financial freedom. It’s a huge shift going from the left side of the quadrant to the right, but it all starts with changing your mindset! It might sound impossible, but I promise anyone can do this.
If you’re ready to start thinking like an investor and want to take back control over your time, click here to schedule a free 1-1 call with me today!