Why Are You Listening To Broke People?!
We are told from an early age to get good grades, go to a great college, and land an amazing job. That's all fine and good, but not all of us fit into the corporate box or can remain in that type of a controlled environment. Often times we still have "more month than money". Living paycheck to paycheck was the norm and family vacations were taken according to the funds you had and when you were allowed to take them. I don't know about you, but I like the idea of taking off out of the blue on a Wednesday for a few days just because I can.
In previous publishing, I've talked about Randy Gage and his promptings of "Letting Go of Negative People". Not only does this relate to the people you hang around for support, but it also holds the key to unlocking your finances. How many times have you reached out to friends and family members for financial assistance or advice only to hear "I'm broke too" or the infamous "Get a real job or a second job"? Sure you could enlist the help of a financial planner, but they require compensation first. I'm fortunate enough to have a son who works in the finance department for the Air Force to call and ask questions, but that's even a hit or miss depending on the questions.
It wasn't until I was introduced to LIFE Leadership 4 years ago that I finally found out about the offense and defense of finances. I just thought there were just "the haves" and "the have nots". I couldn't figure out why I was just barely making it month to month--some months not at all. I didn't realize there was a playing field and I had been sitting on the bench. Their Financial Fitness Pack opened my eyes to a new way to be in the game. The Track and Save helped me more than my own system to see what was coming in, going out, and what I needed to do to leverage my finances.
Regardless of what current systems and professional advice you already receive, it's at least worth taking a look. I'd like to hear your feedback.