Hellooooo FREEDOM. I was a real adult now and I could buy whatever I wanted.
Unfortunately, it didn’t take long before that kind of behaviour caught up with me. My savings were quickly disappearing, and my debt quickly pilling up.
Money became a huge source of stress in my life. I would find myself lying awake at night trying to calculate if I would have enough to buy my groceries after my insurance was paid. And don’t even get me started on the panic that set in when a big bill like my car registration was due.
My nights were spent stressing over how quickly my money was going OUT, and my days were spent scheming ways I could try to bring more money IN. Unfortunately, most of those money making ideas were quickly scrapped when I realised they would cost me more money and more time than I had available to even get off the ground.
Now on the surface, no one would have had a clue how much I was struggling behind closed doors. I mean, I still wore nice clothes, I still went out to dinner with friends, but I was always desperately trying to hide the beads of sweat on my forehead when the bill would arrive.
It got to the point where I had to say enough was enough.
I had two choices, I could either stay stuck in this financial vortex and just keep throwing good money after bad, or I could pull on my big girl pants and finally get my money sorted. I knew that if I didn’t make some serious changes, I would have to kiss my dreams of owning my own home, buying investment properties and going on overseas holidays goodbye.
With some simple strategies, a huge shift in my mindset around my money and consistent positive action, i taught myself how to trust my money and trust MYSELF with my money.
Fast forward just a few short years and my life is vastly different. I no longer feel that tightness in my chest when I think about money, I can make decisions based on what I want, instead of settling for what I can afford and that heavy burden of financial stress has been lifted from my shoulders. I can raise my family knowing that I have created financial security for our home and still have the capacity to create adventures and memories together.
And that’s what I want for you too. Getting your money shit sorted doesn’t mean you need to resort to 2min noodles for dinner or stress over every dollar spent. It’s about creating a plan so that you DON’T have to count every penny anymore. And it can be SO much easier (and more fun) than you might think.
Don’t leave it any longer, learn how to Trust Your Money today!