School is out and summer has started! That means the kids are home and what better time to teach them about basic finances and how to earn their own money? For younger children it could be something as simple as a lemonade stand or bake sale to get them started. It will help teach them […]
This month we will tackle financial independence and freedom. These terms mean something different to each of us. You’ll learn to build on what you have by expanding, deepening, and refining your understanding of what freedom means to you. And you’ll create a road map to begin to gain more of it.
When hardship hits it can be second nature to armor against it. Our back is up against the wall. The fight or flight response is in high gear and if we aren’t mentally fleeing we’re getting ready to fight. But hardship is designed to challenge that because hardship is life bringing inevitable change into our realities.
As we delve into week four, we will tackle how adversity can cripple us is by convincing us that we are not up to the challenge. We forget that we have been here before, that we survived it, what strengths we built, what positive outcomes resulted, and how resourceful we were when it happened. Today we focus on the past, and our resilience story.
Anytime we are overwhelmed, we are also overextended. One look at our calendars and to-do lists is probably enough to illustrate this. Today, focus on the art of saying ‘no.’