I once asked a client to tell me about their financial situation.
“Ugh...well...honestly...it's not great...there’s a 𝘭𝘰𝘵 of debt.”
She said it like it was a fact that accurately reported her finances.
I then asked her to tell me what that actually meant.
She said she had $10,000 of debt, spread across three credit cards.
Here’s what I want to highlight: this person was reporting “𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘣𝘵” and "𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵" as if it was the news.
𝐀𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭.
But it’s not.
It’s simply a story.
A point of view about the $10,000 of debt.
Mostly, we confound our opinions about reality with the reality itself.
If you're looking to change your financial situation, I encourage you to pull the facts and the stories apart.
Simply ask yourself: what are the facts?
Because it’s dealing in reality rather than storyland that’s going to give you the power to set goals and to finally change your financial situation.
P.S. If you're sitting there and wondering what 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥 to all of that money you worked so hard to earn, and you're tired of the rat race of constantly earning more without ever building towards your long-term goals, reach out.
I help my clients set goals and then become the person who achieves the freedom they really want.