At a recent three-day convention, I was slated to present the opening keynote for the next day and a workshop on communication the third day. It has always been my practice when time permitted, to come in a day early so I could hear other speakers, feel the energy of the group and if there is another main speaker, to make sure that I hear him or her.
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It never fails … at every conference I speak at, multiple attendees will say, “I can’t believe you’ve written all these books … I wish I could write a book.” And I always respond, “Why not … you can.”
Is there a book in you? Most people think there is. And most don’t get them out. You could have the makings of a fantastic novel, a creative young adult series, and exquisitely illustrated young children’s stories. Sci-fi could be your genre, a cookbook, how-to or business book may be lurking in your creative closet.
Money Smarts … So, What Are Your Money Fears?
Everyone has at least one. It’s time to confront your deepest financial fear and get them in the open. Whether it’s the fear of the soup kitchen or of making a mistake that is financially catastrophic, you can become inhibited from taking action.
Identify them. Write them down. Just the mere fact that they are on paper opens the door for you to commit and confront them head-on. Ask yourself,
# 8 The Fear of Not Trusting Yourself
Gender differences surface in the trust department with money and investing. Men are less inclined to stick with an advisor whose advice has gone sour and they don’t abdicate financial decisions to someone else as easily as women do. Advisors can help . . . but don’t discount your own experiences and intuitiveness.
#3 … The Fear of Talking About Money
Upbringing is a key factor that shapes your money practices. Most adults “wish” that they had had training and guidance about money and investing as they grew up.
If you grew up in a family that openly discussed money and its many facets, you’re in the minority. Not all of your friends will be on the same wave link as you are in money matters. Your awareness, and possibly non-intimidation to the topic, may actually intimidate them!