My 30 Results

She challenged me to list 30 results or impacts that I have gotten from the transformation that I am offering to others through my services. Writing these down made me realize just how much I have gained from going through the process of getting my finances in order and taking control of my money. I knew I believed in the service that I am offering to others but having it all on paper in front of me made it crystal clear that what I am offering is something that many people need and I can confidently sell my services because I am fully aware of what I am offering to my clients and more.

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Other Ways to Give This Giving Season

The season of giving is full of things to give and people to give them to. But too often we are focused on the tangible or physical things we give to others. Consequently I wanted to present you with a few ideas of ways to give that are non-monetary as well as easy ways that you can build these into your life that will help you give all year round.

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Dreaming Big

I want you to dream big, figure out your ultimate goal that makes you pumped up when you think about it. The goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning. If you are like me this may take a while. When I first started my journey the goal was to pay off $30,000 in debt. After I hit that goal I realized that I had spent so many years just living day to day or week to week that I forgot how to dream big. I had been dreaming so small for so long that my brain protested every time I tried to dream big. I had to put some serious time and effort into retraining my brain to allow larger dreams to come.

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Budget Is Not A Bad Word

I know when I say budget you are probably thinking “ugh I don’t want a budget telling me everything I can’t do.” I want to change your thinking on this. Budget is not a bad word. Many people who have tried and given up on budgets or those who have never tried often think of a budget as something that is restrictive or undesirable. I want to help you see it differently. The budget is actually something that is liberating and once you implement it, can make you feel like you got a raise, make your money stretch further, and give you power over your money instead of your money just walking away from you while you aren’t paying attention.

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Why Care About Your Finances?

Why should I care about getting my money in order? It will free you up to follow your dreams in life. You need money to achieve the majority of goals in your life so getting your money together will make it so you can get all the rest of your life together too. There are no dreams that couldn’t use the assistance of money. You can stop telling yourself no and start telling yourself yes to the important things. If you can say no to the things that don’t matter it gives you the ability to say yes to more of the things that do matter.

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Lessons Learned from Love

We came on this trip because this is where my father-in-law Dave would bring us over and over again. It was a magical place for him and sharing his love for it made it a magical place for us. He taught me more than anyone else that having money could be something incredible not flashy, compassionate not assuming, full of love not jealousy. He worked hard his whole life to provide the kind of life he wanted for his children, he lived modestly and saved smartly.

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Bridging Thoughts

I feel like I should start with how you feel about money. Most of my clients in the beginning feel negatively about money, or are so afraid of money that they pretend like it’s unlimited or they will never have it. I used to feel that way, like no matter what I did I could never get ahead, I was always going to struggle, and that was just my reality. That is NOT true. You can start right here and right now!

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Christmas Preparedness

Christmas happens the exact same time every year. I know this, and you know this. So how is it that every year we get to the holiday and realize we don’t have money for Christmas. Instead we freak out, try to find deals, try to pick up extra hours or odd jobs to get together the cash we need, or we just put it all on the credit card and then we can deal with it later.

I am on a mission to help save us all from the dreaded post-holiday depression that comes from out of control and unplanned holiday spending.

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Communication

I believe most people would agree that communication is an incredibly important part of your relationship. So why do you not talk to your significant other about money? When the number one cause of divorce is money related problems why are we not talking about our money problems? I am going to tell you the most common reasons why you aren’t talking and how you can start talking.

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