Have you ever had those days where all you want is for a knight in shining armor to swoop in and save you from your financial life?
- You’re looking at your budget, frustrated that you can’t figure out where all your money goes every month.
- Or you’re staring at your 401k statement, completely clueless about all the figures and terms.
- Or maybe you see how much your dream home will cost you and wonder where in the world you’ll get all that money needed for a down payment.
So often, we’re paralyzed by the grandeur of our financial goals. We look at the big picture and can’t see where to even start, so we sit there hoping someone will just come in to do it all for us—take care of the budget, set up the savings, properly invest the 401k.
But let me be brutally honest with you. If you’ve been waiting for a man—or anyone else—to do that, you better think again.
To help guide you through those times when all you want is for someone to save you, watch this video, where I share three tips to help you regain the power in your financial life and take the first step.
Tip #1. Reach out to your loved ones and share what is going on
Being vulnerable is not easy. We all walk around with our masks on, afraid to expose what’s really underneath, especially when it comes to our money. However, we all have money goals and challenges, and what I can tell you is that most of them are the same! We’re all trying, whether we know it or not, to make more money, save more money, invest more money, pay off debts and find ways to fund our goals in life. The moment you open up and share what you’re working on in your financial life is the moment you open space for love and guidance to come in.
Tip #2. Ask for support
Once you share what you’re working on in your financial life with your loved ones, ask them for support. For some odd reason, our human brain likes to always let us think we are alone. But we’re never alone, and it takes a village to do anything in life. So ask for support. Tell your loved ones specifically what you need as you work on your financial goals. For example, my best friend knows I need positive affirmation messages during the week for my business goals (which fund my personal finance goals), so she sends me praise and love in text messages all the time. I cannot tell you how many times those messages arrive at the exact moment I need them. Amazing how life works that way. And that kind of love and support is something we all need as we go after our dreams and goals in life. So get clear about what you need–praise, tough love, check-in calls, accountability, etc.—and ask for it.
Tip #3. Receive the guidance and support
The last tip is to actually stay open and receive the guidance and support when it comes. Sounds easy enough, but you would be surprised at how many times we ask for help and then turn up our noses when we get it from places we didn’t expect. Yours truly is guilty as charged. But what I’ve learned is that we never know how, when or from where support will come. And our work is to keep our heart and mind open to receiving it in any and all forms.
There you have it: Three tips to help you take back the power in your financial life. I hope this video inspired you to take action. Remember, it all starts with the first step.
For tactical financial advice, schedule your free Discovery Session, where we can discuss financial planning and how I can help you create a plan to help you gain clarity around your finances and feel empowered implementing this plan—with or without a significant other.
Continue to learn about money and how to create it, manage it, and use it to create the life of your dreams. I’m so proud of you, and look forward to continuing to help you on your financial journey.
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