My job as a financial coach is really fun! In groups people get a little crazy, but one-on-one people are really cool! I get to work with the most interesting people and see the most fascinating parts of them – the way they make decisions and how they intentionally change something.
I have worked in a women’s health clinic, a domestic violence shelter, local groups of the world’s oldest women’s aid organization, served 15 months of missionary work in an underdeveloped country, and I have been a financial counselor since 2008. Any guesses of which area I have found to be the hardest for people to accept, admit, or reach out for help?
People are more willing to give me a list of their sexual partners for STI treatment or talk about being raped than to talk about the need to DO something different with the way they manage money. Complaining about money is easy for people to do. Do you believe that?
Let’s play a game. WOULD YOU RATHER:
- Kill a giant spider or tell someone your total debt load?
- Tell your spouse the REAL total of that purchase (you know the one) or burn your hand on a stove?
- Unclog a toilet with your bare hand or sit down and create a written budget for a full month?
- Give all your money away for an entire year, or sit down with a financial coach and lay out the numbers?
- Break your arm or talk about money with your spouse?
- Pick up a rattle snake or face your retirement account?
See what I mean? Fun job!
I know what it’s like to feel like a fool, be totally ashamed, and be tired of hating status quo. Don’t let fear or shame keep you from the success you want anymore!