If you are having trouble with money, then that usually means that you have trouble with how you think about money. Your approach to finances is the main determinant of how well or badly you do with it, so if you want to improve your own financial standing you first need to look at how you approach it mentally.
Happiness is often the goal that many of us search for in life. As long as we’re smiling and having a good time, we often don’t think about anything else. This pursuit of happiness ultimately changes the way we approach life.
It’s not the past that defines us; what defines is how we strive to put the past behind us. If you are in a financially messy state (really, who isn’t?), then it’s tempting to lament the decisions that lead you to that position. But really, what does that get you? You’ll be in a looping guilt trip, and all the while, you will be doing nothing to ensure you’re able to move toward reaching your financial goals. Let’s look to creating change instead. It’s much better to adopt a can-do mindset, and tackle any issues head-on. Here’s how you do it.
“How many jobs have you held in your life?” Everyone I have asked this is on one extreme or the other. Either they only had a few jobs in their lifetime or they were changing jobs every few months like I have done. Here is the short list of jobs I have held – teacher, English/Math tutor, copywriter, cancer researcher, marketing coordinator, barista, waitress, customer service at a bookstore, cashier at a university cafe, after school helper, preschool aid, fitness center front desk help, administrator assistant, claims investigator, courier driver, author, ride share driver, flower and ‘fruit basket’ deliverer, direct sales distributor, summer camp organizer and blogger.
I knew I oversaw my destiny…