Every now and then I get the opportunity to share my story with a blog, podcast, or video channel. It truly makes me happy to be able to share my story with a new audience. One of the biggest reasons I was able to succeed in my financial journey was because of the motivational stories from others. In Lee and Kat’s podcast Wildly Wealthy Life we talk about “What Financial Freedom Means to You”.
Talking with Kat and Lee was such an honor. Not only are they great people but after reading more about their story they are wildly successful. Just reading over how they have faced life’s ups and downs but continue to be successful, travel the world, and give back to others is amazing.
They paid off over 80K in debt! Student loans, car loans, credit card debt! AND saved for a down payment for our house!
For those of you interested in hearing a different take on my story here are a couple of question and answers from the episode. Keep reading or scroll below to find out more about their podcast.
When I think of wealth in general, I start to think about people or myself, who would have so much money above and beyond they need and be able to spend on their everyday expenses. It wouldn’t be a big deal to buy a car. Maybe they have $5 million, $10 million or $20 million. You ran your day-to-day life, go to the gym, grocery store, take your trips that aren’t within reason. They’re not like, “I’m going to Europe for six months to stay at the Hilton.” That’s how I think of wealth.
I’ll use an example. I try to go to the gym every day at 4:00 PM. One of the biggest struggles I have is when to make a choice to go at 8:00 AM. I have to think about it. I walk my dog in the morning and I am thinking for the next 30 to 60 minutes of different ways to avoid going to the gym. If I should do it later, maybe breakfast sounds better. How about some coffee?
If you don’t have an automatic set time or that’s part of your ritual, whether it’s the gym or in this case, I have been saving and investing. I don’t think about it anymore. I’ve already done all the work upfront and said that, “I’m going to save X amount of money”. It’s going to come out of my account on the 30th or 31st of the month. It goes into this investment that I decided or we decided is the best for us. The amount of money, etc., done it all in advance. Automate and not having to think about it because when you start thinking about things too much, it gets in the way. You think you’re smarter than everything else and that can go in the wrong direction.
Check out my article talking about Automatic Investing.
Whatever it is, start with family and friends. You don’t necessarily have to ask them but to be attentive to how you can help. It could be as something as simple as picking up your grandma from the hairdresser. That might mean the world to her. It could mean giving a big tip that day from someone who you went to a restaurant. You see that they seemed a little off and maybe you think you could help them. I would start with personal. Be kind to others, especially in your inner circle. That’s the message that I would send.
I highly encourage you to check out more of their podcast as they have a number of great people who talk about financial freedom and intentional giving in a variety of unique ways.
My episode, “What Financial Freedom Means to You” has also been posted on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and many other podcast directories, you can find it by searching Wildly Wealthy Life in your favorite Podcast App, or by clicking this link to iTunes or this link to Google Podcasts.
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