“I mean, no offense, but….”
That’s a great thing to hear on a Monday morning, right? When you’re 10 minutes into an hour-long walk with a friend?
I put on my Polite Midwestern I Won’t Be Offended Face and prepare for my friend to say something vaguely offensive.
“I really didn’t think it would work. I’ve read tons of books on this stuff. I’ve downloaded, like, five different apps. But this worked when nothing else did.”
My friend is talking about my course Bank Boost (shameless plug! It opened for enrollment yesterday!)
I’m flattered and blushy and I tell her so. I totally believe in the stuff we talk about in Bank Boost. It is full of great, insightful information and we approach money in a fun, doable, way!
There are other differences. The stuff my friend tried that hadn’t worked for her? The books and apps? They were solo endeavors. She had no support, no accountability, nobody to bounce ideas off of.
Maybe if she’d had that, those other things would have worked for her.
And if my friend knew this about herself – that she needs support + accountability to get where she wants to go – she’d be able to use that knowledge in every area of her life.
If she wanted to change careers, eat differently, train for a marathon, buy a home, sell everything and travel the world … she’d make sure she had support and accountability to do those things.
She’d stop buying books she doesn’t read, self-paced courses she doesn’t complete, and apps that take up space on her phone. She’d think about what has worked for her in the past and do more of it if she wants to find success in her future.
So I guess the good news is: If something has worked for you in the past, it’ll probably work again for you in the future!
And the bad news is: If something didn’t work for you in the past, it probably won’t magically start working now.
You already have all the information you need to set yourself up for success (or failure). Just look at what has worked in the past and do more of it. And stop doing shit that has never worked for you. Click To Tweet