This weekend getting to Podcast Movement was one crazy journey. After checking in my bags at our airport, the clerk gave me a series of commands on how to get to the gate. It wasn’t just down the hall, it involved waaay too many steps. He looked at my confused face, slowed down and said, “Don’t worry. Just keep at it. You’ll get there.”
That quick act of kindness was so unexpected and genuine, that it made me stop and think about it. Even now, several days later.
Kind of like you.
We are on a journey to figure out the money and make it work smoothly for how it can be used for my life. I am talking about finance, thinking about money management strategies, reading about it… a lot.
But sometimes, we don’t need another tactic to try, a coupon strategy to employ, or an app that will help solve the problem of daily budgeting, we just need a little encouragement.
You, and I, work relentlessly on our goals, where we are headed and what’s in front of us- that we may forget to stop and look how far we’ve come.
My dear friend, Steve Stewart, at Money Plan SOS (excellent podcast, by the way…definitely worth your time) posts every month how close he is to having his debt paid off. He has inspired me with the number each month.
Kind of like this…
— Steve Stewart (@SteveStewartMe) August 3, 2015
Sometimes, a hand on your shoulder telling you, “Hey buddy, I see you working hard. Keep at it. You got this,” is the best thing that could happen.
Like that ultra cool gate clerk said to me at the airport, today I’m telling you.
To you, the Mom wondering how to make dinner on this week’s budget and still make sure the final bills go through this week,
Don’t worry. You are working hard at this. Keep at it, girl. You’ll get there.
To that kid just out of college, getting set up for the future career but wondering, “How on earth am I gonna get through that mountain of student loan debt just to create this better life?”
Don’t worry. Make your plan, stick with it, buddy. Then stick with it. Even on the tough days. You’ll get there.
To the guy who has been paying off student loans while trying to keep the family afloat and so, so sick and tired of seeing the balances slowly diminish along the way…
Have peace, my friend. Keep at it, man. You are doing good things. You’ll get there.
To the one who is still working hard on all those tiny details to get all the finances in order, streamline your system so you can give yourself a break…
I get it. I was there. Keep on. You’ll get there.
And to you, the one, just looking at all that debt, wondering if it’s even worth a try to take a stab at it….and yet, so scared what you might find…
Don’t worry. Just start. Keep at it. Sure, it will be hard at first, but it gets easier. Much easier. You’ll get there.
And if you just want to get some insight and non-judgmental perspective from someone who was exactly where you are, let’s talk. Here’s my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.