May is major life change month here at the Life Change Network and as such I have been asked to write about the above mentioned topic.
The problem is how to tie the two together; money and major life change? I’ve already written about what happens when you lose your job, which by all definitions is a major life change. We’ve discussed losing your home and facing foreclosure – also a major life change. We’ve even discussed what happens when you suddenly find yourself wealthy.
How does your money and making a major life change relate to one another?
Major life changes happen one of two ways – either they are thrust upon us unwillingly like the death of a loved one or it’s something we embrace like moving into a new home. No matter which way we enter into the realm of life changes we must be ready, open and accepting for whatever this change brings us.
When faced with either type of life change what’s almost always certain is the financial impact, good or bad that comes along for the ride.
For example, if your spouse suddenly passes away the financial implications can either be devastating if you are left unprepared for the loss of income or can leave you feeling secure because the proper arrangements were made in advance to prepare for such an event.
If you are making a major life change by your own design your finances play a role in how it will unfold. Deciding to make a move to another city has its own considerations. When deciding to uproot oneself you have to figure out where you will work, how much it will pay and what the ramifications are regarding to the area’s cost of living.
Knowing that life changes will affect us in one of two ways and realizing that with it will come a financial shift in our lives, what’s the best way to stay ready, open and accepting for what the change will bring?
Being ready gives you great freedom as you navigate the change that you’re facing. When you are ready for what life brings you, you notice opportunities that you wouldn’t have otherwise noticed. Being ready means not being all consumed with the changes you’re going through but just accepting what is.
Coming from a place of openness you find yourself considering new possibilities you might have pushed or brushed aside before. Now you recognize all the potential waiting for you as you embark on this new journey.
Accepting allows you to come from your best self knowing that everything being offered to you is yours for the taking.Here’s the best part – at any time you can make a different choice, choose a different path, change your mind, or stay the course. By weighing out all your options and the financial impact allows you to make the best choice for you and to accept it with grace.