How My Worst Job Led To My Best

When I left the military I was convinced I was heading towards a future full of fast cars, Hollywood parties, and all the mimosas I could drink.

Turns out my car was already fast enough, Hollywood was too far away, and I hate champagne. Needless to say life did not go the way I had hoped it would. That’s not to say it was terrible it just wasn’t what I had left for.

Luckily, I knew that my present experience was not the end of the story.

MY “WORST” JOB

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March Fail Blog!

“I’m so scared of failure”

I have heard people say this a million times over. Usually when we are talking about goals or dreams and I ask them why they haven’t pursued something yet.

I always say the fear of failure has crushed more dreams than real failure could ever hope to. If you are afraid to start then your chance of success is exactly 0%. Success only exists due to the possibility of failure! We must not let this fear deter us from starting.

This is true for personal finance, entrepreneurial goals, or any other task in life. Failure will happen on some level, I guarantee it. I can’t tell you when it will happen or what shape it will take. Only that it will happen.

Failure is a useful tool to show you where the weaknesses in your plan(s) were. It’s only permanent if you stop after you reach that failure.

This is the second month of me sharing my monthly failures and this time I brought backup!

I’ll share some of my failures from this month and then some failures from other bloggers around the web.

You aren’t the only one failing. We all are.

What will you do after that failure?

March’s Failures

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The Drawer Under My Seat

A common excuse given for not donating money to charity is the same as not investing.

“I don’t make enough” Random Wrong Person

We have so many goals for our money we insist requires us to make more than we currently do. Not I need to make $50k or $70k just …..more.

This ambiguity allows us to continually delay these actions because we are convinced that we won’t be able to make a meaningful impact on our goal. Instead we decide to do nothing.

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Debt Repayment Motivation – What To Do When You Lose Focus

Today’s awesome post is brought to you by Good Nelly! Check her out for more debt repayment advice and strategies!

“Motivation” – It is the most important element in achieving success in life. If you lose motivation midway, you can’t achieve success even if you’re almost there.

When we’re talking about paying debt, it requires a lot of motivation to stay in tune.

However, you are not alone if you’re losing debt repayment motivation. But, don’t lose it completely. You may not know how close you are to paying back debt completely.

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It’s Alive! (Your Credit Score That Is)

A credit score is treated like a mythological creature. It seems like everyone has a different origin story or tale about how to conquer the beast.

I always imagine people I overhear talking about credit scores as sitting around a fire. Using the shadows to add dramatic effect as they tell their tall tales of credit scores.

I hear that you have to carry a credit card balance to appease it

I once saw a guy have his credit score hit zero because he applied for a credit card

While both of these are obviously hyperbole there is one prevailing thought that causes people’s finances great harm.

THE GREAT CREDIT SCORE MYTH

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