As I spend most of my waking life involved with money, finance and wealth creation in some shape and form, it was inevitable really that I would eventually meet Nicola, which I did in around 2001. I am proud to say that we soon became firm friends and colleagues, co-mentors and support coaches for one another.
So when Nicola asked me to write the foreword to this book on the Money Gym I, of course, immediately said yes.
So I sat down to write and unusually for me I got stuck. The responsibility for writing for myself – which I do copiously every single day – is quite different to writing something for somebody else. I struggled with creating a fantastic opener – should I go for a quote from Shakespeare – or perhaps something more contemporary, surely Kiyosaki at the least?
And then it dawned on me – I should just it tell it like it is, so here goes.
This book is partly about Nicola and her journey through wealth creation but more importantly for you as a reader, this book is a template for anybody who wants to create wealth, as it takes you through all the major steps you need to follow.
I have seen many people in my wealth creating career and the vast majority of them are frightened by money and how it impacts their lives – it is the universal excuse for lack of action – what balderdash! What stops people taking action is the fear of moving out of their comfort zones combined with the lack of belief that change will produce results for them.
So to help you address that, this book will tell you the path to take and what to do, hence eliminating many of the fears and challenges you are wrestling with. You don’t have to worry about the next step, you just follow the instructions, which are a logical and gradual flow through the financial intelligence arena.
So this book is a guide, and a helper: it is a route map and an action plan; it is a work book and it is an emotional support. It ensures that you set and follow a targeted action plan which is specific and relevant to you.
Nicola is a brave and abundant woman, who has been through her own, sometimes difficult, wealth journey, but having learned the lessons herself she now gives generously of her time, beliefs and energy to me as a friend and colleague and to all who encounter her – including you! There is no better teacher and mentor than Nicola and I am sure that whatever your financial ‘challenge’ there will be some guidance in this book for you now.
With Nicola’s help, this book will help you break through some of the traditional and ‘accepted’ limitations and boundaries to financial intelligence and take you through many exciting topics such as financial flows, compounding, and investing – I am excited by that even now despite many years of financial awareness and freedom in my own life and I am envious of you if this is new to you – what a fantastic journey you have – and there is no better guide for you than this.
This book not only says you can… it shows you how!
Gill Fielding, Star of Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’