I’ve recently stepped out of my comfort zone long enough to publish a personal blog. It’s been an exciting adventure, I’ve wanted a to create a space for my writing for a few years. Creating my blog has had so many highlights and it’s awesome being able to express myself freely.
But, in this process I’ve been reminded again and again of something that inherently happens when we approach something new, when we stretch past our comfort zone ...
Every now and then, when people find out what I do they ask me all different types of money-related questions. If they should invest in shares, if they should invest in property, if they should quit their job, how to start a business, what’s the best bank, if they should fix the interest rate on their home loan, if buying a property with their superannuation makes sense.
You know, that sort of thing. And my answer is pretty much always this. You could, but …
When Jen and I started talking about what topics to write about for this week’s blog, she said “you’ve got to write about investment property – everyone either wants one or has one, and there just isn’t enough information out there. Which isn’t good, because it seems to have become The New Australian Dream.” Right?
I was at a podcasting workshop yesterday, hosted by Yenny Stromgren of Noosa Stories. Near the end of the workshop Yenny talked about things to be aware of as we attempt a new goal. One stood out to me. Dream-Takers. As the name suggests these are things in your life that if you’re not aware, will rob you of your dreams and desires.
I get this question about once a fortnight when I’m talking to people, and the subject of money comes up. Scott has done so much for a generation (generations?) of people looking for the secrets that will unlock the mysterious world of money.
Have you ever heard the saying your biggest influences are the 5 people you spend the most time with? Our friends can be a huge influence on our behaviours, dreams and attitude towards life. How true is this statement for you? And more importantly when’s the last time you stopped to notice who the biggest influences are in your life, and how you feel about them?
Can you believe we're half way through 2017! Looking back to December 31st, 2016 can you remember the hopes you had for 2017? Perhaps you even made yourself some promises about what you were going to achieve this year. How have you gone with them?
“What are you going to write about?” a lady asks me.
“I’m going to write about how even when we have enough money, it still doesn’t feel like it’s enough. Specifically, though, we can have a great income (especially as a couple) and still feel stressed.”
I caught up for coffee with a client at Belmondo’s last Saturday. We worked on one of the client's projects for an hour or so, caught up on what was going on in his life and right at the end he wanted my thoughts on something possibly disastrous, that happened to their friend during the week.