I think our community has a fear of money. Afraid to learn how it works and how to invest it. We let other people handle 100% of it for us. Tim Duncan has agreed to accept $7.5 million to settle his lawsuits against THE SAME FINANCIAL ADVISOR Kevin Garnett is suing. Duncan has accused him of stealing $20 million. Charles Banks IV of Atlanta is the con artist.
What was the mindset of our athletes when letting these people steal from them?
Most of us deal with money out of fear, but if we eliminate fear as an option, remove insecurity as our mandate, then what’s the appropriate mindset for dealing with Money? “VISION!” Move from being reactive people to being visionaries. Extend your finances to visions you have for your life. Let your vision drive you, like the scripture below.
Luke 14:28 “28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it- 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.”
So how do you expect to command your finances to follow your plan if you don’t have a plan?! That’s why you are afraid of your money because you have had an on/off relationship with it instead of using it to execute your VISION.