Back in the days when I was swimming in debt and not paying very much attention to my money (other than spending it regularly) I felt like the whole financial planning world was too boring for me.
The idea of getting out all of my statements, talking with a professional, and plugging my financial life into equations that were supposed to help me live long and prosper just felt impersonal.
The truth is, though, that we can’t get where we want to go without a plan. If where we’re going is financial freedom and prosperity, we gotta know how to get there.
Since I was such a chronic financial avoider, I had to learn to make paying attention to my money fun. I had to learn to make it feel good!
There’s a whole chapter in my book, Money: A Love Story, called Feel Good Financial Planning, and today I boiled the gist of it down into a Financial Freedom Friday episode for you.
In today’s video you’ll learn:
- 4 steps to identifying your values
- how to make every single spending decision obvious and easy
- how to feel good both during the journey and when you get to the destination
- why being an emotional creature is actually one of your best assets when it comes to your financial life
Click below to watch the video:
Bringing our emotions to the table is critical for successful financial planning. (Tweet it!)
Over to you:
What practices help make managing your money feel good? What are your core values?
P.S. Have you gotten your copy of Money: A Love Story yet? It’s been hanging steady on Amazon as the #1 seller in Finance and I was featured on the Today Show chatting about it with Al Roker and Willie Geist this week!
When you get your copy you get free access to a 2-hour online event I’m doing called A Course in Having Enough with special guests Marianne Williamson, Barbara Stanny, and Amanda Steinberg. Get your copy and details HERE.