Category Archives: Emotions & Money

The Entrepreneurial Money Mindset

As an entrepreneur, have you ever thought that all your money worries would go away if your business took off and became successful?

Well, the truth is that money worries don’t go away unless and until you address them. It’s not outside success that makes that happen — it’s you :)

And that’s good news. Addressing them could mean anything from blogging about personal finance, to setting up systems for how you handle your money, to changing your mindset about money in general.

Money mindset is typically the most important, because they way you view things directly affects the choices you make and the actions you take. And that’s what Jason Van Orden of the Impact group and I talk about today in this audio interview:

Check it out by clicking the play button above :)

The Power of Belief

Have you ever thought about the power of belief? It’s an amazing thing.

If you believe that you’re terrible with money, or you have no willpower, or that you’ll always have a car payment…well, you’ll be right.

Likewise, if you believe that be successful, get out of debt and stay out, and be in great financial shape…you will. » Read more

Needs vs. Wants

You may not give a great deal of thought to needs vs. wants, but hearing things like “I need a new car” when the person saying it is driving a perfectly serviceable car bugs me.

Don’t get me wrong — I find nothing wrong with buying new things, even big stuff like a new car. (Although I prefer used cars myself.) What irritates me is that the line between needs vs. wants gets crossed so casually. They don’t need a new whatever. They want a new whatever. There’s a big difference. » Read more

Be Who You Are

Maybe it's time to stop spending and buying to fit in.We spend our lives trying to be the person we think we should be. Sometimes those “shoulds” comes from outside sources: our family and friends, our coworkers, or even just society in general.

And it starts young.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” we’re asked.

“Get good grades so you can get into a great college.”

As we get older, it becomes “When are you two going to tie the knot/have kids?” or “Don’t you think it’s about time for a _____?” » Read more

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