Everywhere I travel I invariably hear the same two questions: “How can I make more money?” and, “How can I create more time in my day to do the things I really want to do?”

Financial freedom and time freedom are actually two aspects of a single objective. Financial freedom is having the money you need to live the way you choose, without having to go to work—which is time freedom. Two sides of one coin.

For most people, that financial-and-time freedom is pure fantasy. Strangely enough, those select few who actually enjoy this freedom do so because they understand that it is a fantasy! At least, at first. George Bernard Shaw said, “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.”

If you picture your earnings arriving only via the drudgery of 9-to-5 with incremental pay increases over the years... or you’re a stay-at-home mom who thinks you can earn only minimal, part-time pay on a sporadic basis... or you’re retired and believe you’re faced with living on a fixed (read: limited)—income, then in each case, that’s exactly the reality you’ll create.

You don’t simply anticipate the imminent—you create it.

Attaining financial freedom means first taking total personal responsibility for the results you are getting. Then, understand this:

The seeds of thought you plant in your subconscious mind will bear their fruit through the results in your life.

Harmful or beneficial, those seeds will bear fruit. You can continue ambling along your current life path, bearing fruit from seeds that were probably planted in your mind when you weren’t even paying attention; or you can take the responsibility to plant a beautiful new image of your financial and time freedom in your mind—right now, today!

By fantasizing and then consciously repeating this new image of how you’d love to live your life, you weed out the old seeds of financial lack and limitation.
Is it that easy? Yes—absolutely. Unquestionably and unswervingly.

Don’t allow those around you to tell you that this thinking process is unrealistic or preposterous. Don’t let yourself tell you this either. Consider what would have happened had Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford or the entire team of NASA scientists thought their fantasies preposterous! They believed—and thus it was so.

Now, let’s get to work on that fantasy of yours.

BOB PROCTOR is Publisher of Networking Times.