Freedom Or Bondage

Freedom Or Bondage
January 24, 2021 Gary Shotton

Living life in bondage to a budget is not fun and hard to maintain whereas creating habits and disciplines in handing money can be much more productive. By Gary Shotton #000426

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Freedom Or Bondage

By Gary Shotton

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hello my name is gary shotton and today i’m going to talk about freedom well all of us so want to enjoy freedom we’re not in jail or in bondage but i’m going to talk about it in the light of being free with the way you handle your finances now i’m not in any way going to try to convince you that my ideas are perfect and and you shouldn’t listen to someone else you should be listening to a lot of people and i’m certainly not going to tell you that you just be casual and just waste your money and just be free like throw it around i mean that’s the farthest from the truth but i am going to talk about it in a way that i think that it’s not bondage that the way you handle money you don’t fall into the trap of being bond bound and bondage and and and every day of every uh year of of the year you’re always thinking i can’t spend my money i can’t spend this i can’t spend uh for this there’s an enjoyment that needs to become with money but it also has to come into control so and no one has to agree with me at all on this i’d love to hear some comments back with your input and back on this well as a young married couple they might need to sign up for some budgeting classes and decide what their food budget would be and their their rent budget is and their utilities and then stay right inside those guidelines so that way you can have a little bit extra is budgeted for some fun and enjoyment and that’s a good way to go but that was never my style i’ll be honest with you i from a family and we do pass on a lot of what we learn as a family and i my father and my mother were very good uh farmers and they lived what i called a budgeted life they had built inside of them habits that were very consistent with conservative and and and conscious of everything that was spent but not in bondage when my dad saw something that he needed or he could see that it would pay back or buy a new pickup truck he wasn’t bound to a budget he would go ahead but was very budgeted minded well that’s where i want to come from i want to inc encourage you to think about this to not live in bondage to some budget that will for all of your life hold you in captivity well the idea behind this comes from the reality that that we have to train ourselves to think and i’m very adama about this and i’m going to go as far to say in this topic that we want to think like god thinks we want to be a god-minded person even in our budget and even in what we do in life and so i don’t ever see god actually holding us to some kind of bondage in fact if you think about the difference of the old testament in the new testament they were learning and this is an example they were learning how things ought to be because they had the ten commandments and a long list of rules well they were bound to those and those were good rules those rules never did go away but they are not in in in place like they were in the old testament because when jesus came we have a new a new look at thing he taught us how to look look from the inside learn from him learn the word of god learn how the spirit of god works and then we’re naturally living a but a a life that is consistent with god’s will for our lives maybe i could explain it well uh when we talk about food you know i’m not a skinny person and i’ve had my ups and downs and my weight and once again i wasn’t and i’m still not one of those that convinced that i can get on a particular diet oh i have this diet and all and you can hear all kinds of things i’ve read them and tried a little bit and it never worked for me and again this could work differently for other people so please don’t be offended if i’m stepping on some toes but there’s diets like only eat beef only eat meat all you eat is the most beef and bacon and wow that sounds interesting and there’s another diet that i heard about that you just eat grapefruit just all kinds of grapefruit and then there’s other diets that are more close to home which i have experimented with you don’t eat any carbs carbs are bad well you know i tried some of that and at the end of the day i was in bondage and and i was i was always conscious how many carbs and of course there’s the calorie counting oh you can’t eat more than this because this is a calorie that’s true if you’re going to approach it from a loss standpoint but here’s my suggestion could you approach eating by learning what is good and healthy to eat and what in general is not good to eat and i will tell you almost everybody that i know agrees that heavy sugar is not good to eat in fact i have a an advisor that says that we should actually become and i’m working at this becoming accustomed to having no sugar there’s other sweeteners so this is not about food please please bear with me but it’s an example is i could go through life and i could budget and diet and budget and diet and budget and diet and at the end of the day i was in bondage to those all of my time now on on the food part of it if i learn what to eat i can honestly have abundance of almost the right foods and i can adjust myself to the foods that are healthy for me and i can learn about food and i can have actually change my habits and my desires for certain food so i don’t even want something that’s bad for me well here’s how it works with the finances rather than being too tight with what you spend now you have to get started with this and as you become god-minded and conservative-minded you can actually have anything and everything you want but you just cut out those things that are not good for you and you don’t even think about it in a way that oh i can’t have that and when you have an opportunity to have a good time or something comes in special you’re not checking your your your thought pattern and say well i can’t have that because it’s not inside my budget well if you have a budgeted style a budget of lifestyle then you can have certain things you can have a a an enjoyment life and and live in a way that you’re not in bondage well i hope this makes sense i have lived this way all my life i actually was asked from a panel what i did about budgeting and it caught me off guard because i said i am not the typical person that has this uh well-defined amount of food money i can spend for food and the amount of money i can spend for rent or mortgage and amount i’m just not that person i’m a person that has some freedom in the way i spend my monies but never do i spend my money wastefully in fact if you kind of make a game out of it you’re kind of having fun at it without being cheap by the way i tip i tip my waders so i’m not being cheap but when i go out to eat i’m conscious of where a good place is to get a good meal and i go there and i enjoy the meal and i stay away from the grease bound full of full of bad food contents and and a poor price to begin with i live and work in what i call a budgeted life both food and finances and even other things my calendar i don’t have a hard and fast budget of what i’ve got to do like read the bible every year well that’s good that’s wonderful but did you put that as a law and a rule i asked the question did you enjoy reading the bible did you learn from something from the bible did you apply what you learned from the bible rather than just check off i got that chapter read what about making it happen in your life well i’m drifting off a little bit here but i hope you understand that i want the best for you and i want you to have an enjoyable life in abundance and not be in bondage thanks for being a part of inspiring better business
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Gary Shotton
Founder | IBBTalks.com
The founder of IBBTalks.com which was formed to "Inspire Better Business."
As an astute businessman, he is passionate about helping others in the business world achieve maximum profits. He has a keen interest in international business. www.InspiringBetterBusiness.com

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