Gosh can you believe that 57% of Americans don't have $1,000 in savings (GoBankingRates 2017 Survey). That breaks my heart. I didn't get to the point I had any savings until I started saying no to things temporarily so I could say yes to more later. Chris Harder talks about this in Episode 9 and Dave Ramsey and many other financial experts also touch on this.
In this episode I am sharing with you the areas we said no to for years so that now we can say yes. There are also things right now that I am saying no to in order to say yes later. Is it easy? Not always. Sometimes a slice of humble pie gets served up with saying no. But go ahead and put the rest of that pie in the freezer for later when those who are doubting you need a slice while they watch you CRUSH IT.
Trust me when I tell you that I get it. I know what it is like to say no to that dress, no to those cute kid's shoes because your kid 'has enough' and no to that vacation you CAN afford but it will make you save less. Today I am able to say yes to more because of saying no to a few things for the past few years.
I said no to buying Christmas presents one year so I could say yes to paying my bills.
I said no to a boat and a new car when I needed to say yes to re-building my finances.
I said no to watching TV for most of 2 years so I could say yes to building a business at night instead.
I said no to people asking to hang out who didn't support my dreams and yes to people who could show me the way.
Right now I am saying no to sleeping in so I can say yes to building my dreams in the wee hours of the morning and getting people started on a path to better health and freedom.
Right now I am saying no to hoarding my money so I can say yes to helping others with it and investing it in expanding my skill sets through personal growth.
Growth can feel uncomfortable and it can also feel amazing. YOU GET TO CHOOSE.
You have to take the first step. God will step in and help but you have to say yes to the first steps! Take the first step of getting real about where we are at and making the most of every opportunity to increase our net worth.
Let's make getting real cool! Are you with me?
I am on a mission to make sure that you take action on your net worth. This requires paying attention to it. In this episode there is a special invitation for you into our closed group community to do just this. Join our Facebook group for tips and community to help you improve your net worth! We are collectively tracking our net worth together and watching it grow!