I had, what I thought was, a fantastic question posed to me recently.
“Brian, What would you say to a nervous family about getting started with personal finance?”
All of us use personal finances daily. No matter if we are in a quarantine situation or lockdown by order or of our own doing.
For folks who are struggling right now because of our world pandemic or for people who have fought for a long time (maybe even a lifetime), this blog is about:
My answer to the question, “What would you say to a nervous family about getting started with personal finance?”, was:
Start with a Why
Without a vision, preferred future, or hope for your life beyond your current reality, I would question, “What’s the point?”
Have you heard it said, “without vision, people die?”
Pause reading for a moment and think about your response.
I remember listening to an old motivational cassette tape from the forefather of inspirational speaking, named Earl Nightingale. The gist of it was that, unfortunately, while people live long lives on the outside, they died years ago on the inside.
It is a sad picture, would you agree?
So, do YOU have a vision for your life?
I ask because I don’t want a lack of finances or understanding about your money to be a reason that you died on the inside a long time ago.
My vision, my preferred future, is helping people like you, like me, to know, live, and love the purpose for their career and finances.
That is my vision for my life.
Again, my vision, my preferred future, is helping people, like you and me, to know, live, and love the purpose for their career and finances.
I believe that our careers and finances help us to live our life purpose (the reason we were created). To live and love the vision that the Creator had for them. For us.
All of us!
These tools do not dictate our purpose. No, these tools serve our purpose in life. (Honestly, thank God, they are not the purpose of life!!)
What is the vision for your life?
Consider these questions to inspire you to think about your response.
These questions are meant to help you identify obstacles. They are providing you the key to unlocking the chains (and not just in today’s lockdown times) from your vision — your preferred future — becoming a reality.
- What does a life of financial freedom free lifestyle look like for my family? (or, if you are single, as I was when I started my financial journey, future family)
- If I could do one thing differently today with my finances, what would it be? Asked another way, what is “the one thing” in my finances that is holding me back from the future life that I dream of?
Answering these questions is a big deal! You are one response away from winning with your money starting today (no matter what is going on in the world)!
So, get started!
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Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will help you take the best next step for you and your family!