Money Is of Value For The Good That It Can Do
My 101 Financial success story is like so many shared by members throughout the 101 Financial community. I was stuck in conventional banking and it was very clear to me that it was not working. I wanted and I deserved more.
But, instead of sharing the tangible evidence of my 101 Financial success, like the amount of debt I eliminated, the money I saved, or how quickly my life changed after joining 101 Financial, I’d like to share with you, the readers, the stuff you can’t see that define my personal beliefs about why I “succeeded”.
First, I learned that money is not of value for the things that it can buy. Money is of value for the good that it can do. At the core of 101 Financial is the belief that everyone deserves financial peace of mind. 101 Financial challenges you to think bigger than the need calls for. What does “financial peace of mind” mean to you? Would you take better care of your aging parents? – What about your brother, sister, or their families? – What about your community at-large? 101 Financial was my springboard to go the extra mile, to be able to give back to my family, my friends, and my community because I am no longer weighed down by the stress of trying to make my own ends meet.
Second, I learned that money follows a specific path. If you do not know how money flows, then you can never control or reroute it. Money is the river. 101 Financial is the dam. 101 Financial teaches you how to stop living from paycheck to paycheck. 101 Financial not only gave me the skills and knowledge about the path of money, better budgeting, smart banking, debt management, and building credit, but it gave me confidence to stop placing limitations on my true financial potential.
Lastly, I learned that I must be in the driver’s seat to ensure my own successes. If we are not willing to do the work to truly take care of ourselves, what makes us think that someone else will? In reality, our jobs, Social Security, or 401Ks will not get us through retirement, let alone allow us to achieve the life we deserve. 101 Financial forces you to take an active role in your own wealth management. Yes, I said wealth management, because 101 Financial will get you out of debt and on the road to building wealth. You can be an unstoppable force.
Finally, I share with you this, there are infinite ways to define “success” and for every individual the idea of success will be different. If you are a current 101 Financial student, I encourage you to stay motivated and committed. Celebrate your successes, big or small – you deserve it.
If you are thinking of letting 101 Financial help you, take a hard look at where you are. If you are not making progress every day, to where you dream of being free, realize it’s time for a change. They say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. 101 Financial is here, so you must be ready.
– Monika Mali