One of the things that I love about my job is that I get to have interesting and passionate conversations with Canadians regarding money, personal finance and fiscal responsibility. We all have a relationship with money – sometimes it is a good relationship – sometimes not.
Among the many opinions we tend to possess is the belief that people should be competent enough to handle their own personal finances, make their own decisions, and implement them by themselves. Do I really need a financial coach?
I was recently in Timmins, Ontario to deliver a program called “Your Richly Imagined Future” that focuses on the multiple topics of personal finance, motivation, goal setting and creating a healthy relationship with money. One of the attendees (approximately 30 years old by my guess…) said to me: “Robert, this “Richly Imagined Future Stuff” is all well and good for you, and maybe some of the others here tonight – but this can never happen for me”. I was a bit puzzled, so I decided to resort to the best question ever asked by a four year old – “Why?”
I was behind the wheel of a Subaru Forester, idling at a red light in Vevey, Switzerland when suddenly a horn blasted from behind me. I didn’t figure out why until the second blast. My light was green and I was supposed to go. Sounds simple enough, until I tell you that the light that I was looking at was red.
The power of saying “NO!” is often underestimated as a way of maintaining firm control on your spending and personal financial habits. This episode finds me in conversation with financial expert Bruce Sellery and was part of Moolala on SiriusXM. http://media.blubrry.com/money_motivation_more_with/p/robertgignac.com/podcasts/episode_7-Living_Within_Your_Means.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS