Step 1: Learning
Money and finances are sticky words for a lot of people. I, myself, become uncomfortable even speaking about it at times. But as we become older, finances become a much more prevalent topic and huge part of our lives. This year, Cris and I have been talking money. We’ve been chatting about everything from understanding it, saving it, growing it, the shame associated with it, all of it. The truth is, people have a lot of feelings about money. It even makes some of us act a little weird.
We get it. In the spirit of wanting more for each and every one of us, and de-weirding ourselves when the M word comes up, this year, we’ve made it our mission to get up close and personal with money.
We all have different approaches and attitude towards finance, so if you’re an over-spender, over-saver, think too big or too small, those are all attitudes and practices that can be adjusted. The first step, as always, is getting informed. So, that’s where we’re starting.
We’d like to invite you to get on the money train with us to take a journey towards financial bliss and understanding. One of our favorite businesswomen, Marie Forleo, turned us on to a book that is apparently a must read. So far, we could not agree more. Tony Robbins' 7 Steps to Financial Freedom is a gem full of financial knowledge. We’ve all seen Shallow Hall and Robbins has been known for his positive thinking (which is bazooka-filled-with-confetti awesome), but more than anything, he is a strategist and giver.
7 Steps to Financial Freedom is the first book he has written in 20 years, and the man is not making a dime from it. Yes, Tony Robbins will not make 1 cent of profit on his financial book. Let us explain, Tony was both upset and inspired when the good people of this country were led astray and lost everything. The big economic blow of 2008 led him to do something. Taking advantage of his access to some of the world’s most brilliant financial experts, he met with these leaders and is giving us their strategies and financial knowledge. Just like that. He’s also dispelling the mirages of the financial world, the complicated acronyms, the tricky market language, even the stock market.
Where is all the money from his money book going?
To feed people. Tony Robbins, who is probably worth the US’s weight in gold, grew up poor and hungry. He went through seriously tough times. One Thanksgiving his family wasn’t sure if they’d even have dinner, until a family came and donated their meal. This act of altruism, which meant more to him than they may even be aware of, inspired Tony to give back in big ways. At the end of the day, he believes we should all be financially free and abundant so we can give back even more. We love it. We want to give back.
So, there you have it. We will be reading his book and have already bought our respective copies in support of this cause. Please check in as we update you on our financial journey and comment to us below if you feel the same or similar about the illustrious M word.