Can everyone be good with money? Can you really change from financially stressed to financially confident. My friend did and she thought she had no hope!
After talking to a friend recently, she said to me; look I’m just not good at money. Consigned to the fact she was never going to be good with money I asked her why?
The why is the hardest question. Why are we not good at things; why don’t we do certain things; why do we do things we know we shouldn’t. It is usually excuses that we use to take the easy way out. Its human automation where we say I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing because its what I know and it’s easy.
She said to me I don’t know anything about financial stuff and I just do what I have always done. We then talked about what this would mean and she said it made her feel stressed. She followed up the stressed feeling with the best thing I heard in the whole conversation ‘I want to learn maybe’; one of the most powerful things you can say. Not fully committed but at least open to the idea of learning.
Change is scary but also very rewarding. She said changing from a financially stressed person to a financially confident person is the best thing I have ever done. As crazy as it sounds, when you release financial stress then you also can do all of these other amazing things. Her productivity at work increased, her relationship is stronger and her friends have noticed a huge positive shift. All of these other life benefits all came from making one choice. The thing at the end of the whole journey to becoming financially confident was this; now that someone has shown me I didn’t realise that even I could do it.
Only you can decide when the time is right to change. Be it financial, health or in life. If you don’t want to you won’t. Lets not waste time and energy on something you know you don’t want to do. But, once you decide it is important……you will wake up and decide to change. It will happen, it’s not if but when.
Are you that person, a millionaire on Monday broke by Sunday? You spend every last dollar and then….. PHEW! Lucky payday is Tuesday. Well don’t worry, you’re not alone. 1 in 2 Australian adults lives week to week in fact. That is, every second person you see in the line at Coles, waiting for the train or for the bus to work. They are also struggling, waiting to be paid on Tuesday.
Most people admit they can’t imagine continuing to live paycheque to paycheque. Imagine in 10 years, you are still feeling the stress of waiting for payday Tuesday. When we don’t know how to change, as humans naturally we just keep on doing what we have always done. What YOU need to do is break the cycle.
The best part is, once you understand how to get out of the week-to-week trap you’ll never do it again. I promise you. Always having no money is disheartening. You never know where the next dollar will come from and whether you can afford something. For most people, this causes stress, anxiety and a pressure to keep earning money for the fear of not being able to live. I haven’t ever heard someone stay, living week to week is so stress free!
To be fair you may be thinking….. how am I supposed to know? I never got taught any of this. That I will agree with you on, but you can only use the ‘I was never shown that’ excuse for so long.
Next time your with your friends, ask them how they are feeling about money. I bet you at least one of them is feeling the same. Everyone else’s Instagram is a life of leisure, brunch on Saturday breakfast on Sunday. Go onto snapchat and all you can see is friends out for a good time; drinking, socialising and eating which all costs money!
What if you could be that person on insta & snapchat…… maybe not every week but most weeks. Brekky on Sunday followed by a stroll down near the beach. When you are in control of your spending you no longer feel stressed. If you don’t like your job you can find a new one. Money will allow you to experience things that other people say ‘how can you afford that’. Make the change today from living week to week to changing how you live your whole life! Tackling your money will empower you to do things you never though possible; just watch how much you will achieve if you take control of your cash flow.
Get out of the habit of living week to week. Creating a habit takes 12 weeks, but you only have to start your new relationship with money once. I guarantee if you can understand how to manage your cash flow, you and everyone around you will enjoy your company that much more! Less stress, more money….. sounds like a perfect combination to me!!
Our 8 Week course provides people with the tools and resources to transform their cash flow as well as the other 7 key financial tools to successfully create wealth. We’d love to help you transform not only your cash flow but entire financial life!