SWISSCASH CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – Michael Mansfield
During his 15-year tenure with Swiss Mutual Fund, Michael has successfully led both the Swiss Investment Management Team since 1995 and the Risk Management Team since 2002. Michael’s new appointment as SwissCash Chief Financial Officer in March of 2005 is seen as an absolute commitment of Swiss Mutual Fund to see to the mission and vision of SwissCash by 2010.
The Financial Free Mindset – How Money Works for You
What do you want from your money? College tuition for your kids? A bigger house and a brand new car? Security when you retire?
Wouldn’t it be great to simply have enough money so you don’t have to worry?
The “enough money” part of that equation is easy. The “so you don’t have to worry” part is much more complex. It actually has nothing to do with how much money you have or how little. You can balance your checkbook until you are blue in the face, you can move money every day between your investment portfolios, you can double your life insurance, you can buy lottery tickets — and none of it will do you any good until you get beyond the worry and fear: the fear of money, the fear of not having enough, the fear of having enough, the fear of taking action, the fear of inaction.
From years as a financial planner in my earlier life I have learned that true financial freedom does not depend on how much money you have. Financial freedom is when you have power over your fears and anxieties instead of the other way around.
Whatever their circumstances — in debt, working, downsized, afraid of becoming downsized, retired, having just inherited money, having just lost money — my clients invariably arrive with a handful of financial papers and a heart full of anxieties. Like most certified financial planners, I started my practice to help other people with their money, but as time went on, I realized that it was far more than their money (or lack of it) that needed attention. Today new clients arrive expecting me to ask to see their papers. Instead I ask them first to share their fears.
I don’t know if I have discovered the meaning of life, but I have learned a great deal about what money can and cannot do. And it can do a lot. Your money will work for you, and you will always have enough — more than enough — when you give it energy, time, and understanding. I have come to think that money is very much like a person, and it will respond when you treat it as you would a cherished friend — never fearing it, pushing it away, pretending it doesn’t exist, or turning away from its needs, never clutching it so hard that it hurts. Sometimes it’s fatter, sometimes it’s skinnier, and sometimes it doesn’t feel so good and needs special nurturing. But if you tend it like the living entity it is, then it will flourish, grow, and take care of you for as long as you need it, and look after the loved ones you left behind.
Most of us already know at least some of the steps we could take to free ourselves from money anxieties — we could manage our debt better, arrange for our children’s education, strategically plan now for later, protect what we’ve saved and save more. Yet however wise we seem, however much we think we really want to take control, most of us are paralyed when it comes to actually taking these steps.
WHAT GOOD WILL IT DO TO KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD DO, IF YOU CAN’T DO IT?
When it comes to money, freedom starts to happen when what you do, think, and say are one. You’ll never be free if you say that you have more than enough but act as if you don’t and think you don’t. You’ll never be free if you think you don’t have enough then act as if and say you do. You will have enough when you believe you do and take the actions to express that belief. And you’ll have more than enough when you realize that you can be rich with any income because you are more than your money, you are more than your job or title, than the car you drive or the clothing you wear. Your own power and worth are not judged by what money can sell and what money can buy; true freedom cannot be bought or sold at any price. True freedom, true wealth, is that which can never be lost.
FEAR TO PART WITH YOUR MONEY = FAIL TO PLAN = PLANNING TO FAIL
I am truly happy to lead SwissCash, the most promising sector of Swiss Mutual Fund. We believe in the mission and vision that we embrace to bring the best financial opportunities to those who want to be part of our business.
SwissCash is the Financial Facility that will test one’s fear of parting with their money, the in-depth self believes in building a financial platform and the capability to manage new-found wealth. There is no doubt that SwissCash is already creating millionaires around the world, but the real challenge for SwissCash and myself personally is to lead these Swiss Millionaires toward the right financial freedom mindset.”