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Wow, we’ve made it through the first two weeks of soul searching, goal creating and using what we had on hand. How was that for you?
I’m sure at some level this process has not only been eye-opening but a bit scary too.
I get it.
I understand that what you’re now faced with at the end of week two is:
- A better understanding of what you value in your life – not someone else’s life but yours.
- You might be faced with the realization that you haven’t been living the life you want and may feel scared about how to fix that and move towards a happier life.
- You’ve defined wealth on your terms. You’re no longer worried about keeping up with the Joneses because frankly, they’re no longer on your radar.
- The goals you’ve created are goals you know you can reach. They are good goals for you and your family.
- You’ve uncovered some of the scripts that have stood in your way, and you’ll work on eliminating them all together, so they no longer provide a roadblock to your success.
- You have looked at last years finances and are ready to craft a budget that will be more in line with living the life you want on your terms.
- And finally, you made peace with the lessons you learned from parents and other caregivers about money.
It’s a lot, I know. But here’s the great news – you don’t have to complete all of this by the end of the Challenge.
Instead, you can work and rework any part of this process when you need a little tweaking or adjusting.
Your financial situation isn’t’ going to be the same next year as it is right now. You’ll be in a different place, and personally, if I were you, I’d set aside time next year to do many if not all of the exercises you’re doing now.
Because money is like an onion. As you work through each step of resistance, goals, dreams and tasks, new issues will emerge that will need your attention.
And the great news is you’ll still have all of this at your fingertips when you need it. Just save these emails and reference them again and again.
My friends, give yourself a huge pat on the back because you did what so many others don’t want to do. You looked at your financial situation with new eyes and with the tools and resources you need to make meaningful and PERMANENT changes to your financial situation.
For that, you are a superstar, and I for one am so proud of what you did this week.
Rest up; we’ll start again tomorrow with the third week of our No Spend Challenge!