The Stay Hungry Club

.Mar 19, 2021 .2 min read

The Stay Hungry Club

.Mar 19, 2021 .2 min read

One of the Biggest Mistakes We Make With Our Money

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

I hear you loud and clear.

I'm tired of not having any money

There's always an emergency with my car

The kids always need something

I don't know how I'm going to pay for this

I just got laid off

I need to make more money

Is this you, too?

First in line at the Nordstrom sale

Sporting the latest Louis on your arm

Quick lunch stops and dinners on the way home

Borrowing from your 401K

Taking a cruise to Mexico

Happy hour is calling your name

It's okay to laugh. I'm right there with you. No one has to tell you that your spending is out of order. You wouldn’t be the first and you’re definitely not the only one. The first step is to take a deep breath or maybe several breaths deep in your chest. Acknowledge that your actions are not aligned with your words. The contradiction can be an energy drainer for you and everyone around you. It doesn’t have to be this way any further! You can make a change starting now.

Create order by first being honest with yourself. Recognize that the only way to get different results is to do something different from before. Start today. Write your goal on a post-it and put visual reminders everywhere you go. For me, it’s the bathroom mirror, the dash on the car, the office laptop, and the refrigerator. Start today and write down your goals for the next 30 days. Your commitments should be bite-sized and achievable. Quick, easy wins, are motivating signs of progress!

Before you make a purchase, ask if this is a need or want. If it is a need, do you have to have it right now? Take the money you would have used to purchase the item and start saving towards your emergency fund. If you didn’t have the money, you have nothing to lose. The second thing to do is to get an accountability partner. This would be someone who has the order you’re looking for. If you don't have one of these in your life, contact me here directly and I will keep you on track.

What's your number one challenge? Write me back and let me know how it goes. After you’ve mastered this part, I will send you the next steps that are just for you.

Let’s start this journey together.

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