I'm going to be the first to admit that I work too much. For years I have been hustling and grinding in order to achieve success. How did I measure success? Money! It seems cliche, but I've attributed success with having money. For too many years, I thought having flashy things made me a success, like a big house, nice car, and fancy clothes. When I got out of credit card debt, I realized things don't make you successful, but still kept the … [Read more...] about A Moment of Self-Reflection About What Money Can’t Buy
No matter what your goal, or how long it takes you to get there, the chances of you succeeding at your goal is based largely on your willingness to persevere. Why is it that perseverance breeds success? Let's start with the definition of perseverance. Dictionaries defines perseverance this way: Perseverance: steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success Grayson and I can both identify with the … [Read more...] about Perseverance Breeds Success
Okay, friends, the new year is right around the corner, and it's time to start your financial planning for 2015. If you're a seasoned personal finance whiz, you know exactly what to do. This post is geared more toward those who are new to the world of taking control of your personal finances. This is your year, my friends: the year in which you begin controlling your money instead of letting your money control you, and it all starts with … [Read more...] about Financial Planning for 2015 – Starting the New Year Off Right!
One of my favorite quotes goes something like this: "Your gratitude determines your attitude, and your attitude determines your altitude." Time and again, people from all religions, non-religions and different walks of life have proven it true: positive thinking, or "gratitude" has power behind it. When we look around us we can continually find that people with positive attitudes get positive results, and people with negative attitudes get … [Read more...] about How Gratitude Breeds Success
I'd like to talk today about how to deal with rejection. Grayson talked in a post last week about how he saved $60 a month by simply making one phone call. Part of the post centered on the fact that we often miss out on money savings simply because we don't ask. Often times we don't ask for discounts because we aren't aware that we can, and often we just simply don't take the time to make the call. But more often, I'd wager to bet that we … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Rejection
If you truly want to reach the goals you've set for yourself, a "success mindset" is more important than any other tool you'll need to reach those goals. As my family and I work toward our goal of being debt free, I've made a job out of observing those who fail and those who succeed at the financial or other goals they've set. And I've noticed one glaringly obvious difference between the attitudes of those who succeed at their goals, and those … [Read more...] about The Success Mindset