If the word “finances” doesn’t elicit much joy, I totally understand. Fourteen years ago, when I was under the weight of $26,000 credit card debt, I referred to that word as “the other F word.” So, I know there are those out there who feel as I did when they hear that word. When I got this email, filled with such joy, I wanted to share it with all of you.
I love the joy in this woman’s story. To think that losing a good paying job could render such joy, isn’t surprising when you really stop to think about it. If it hadn’t happened, she would have continued down the same path. Now she’s not working for her home and car anymore and she has no remorse over the loss of them.
The principles in The GOOD Book: Get Out Of Debt gently guided her into seeing the whole picture of her financial situation, including the why and how she got into the mess in the first place. I often ask the question of a person who overspends, “Would you give a nine-year-old $1000 and send her off to the mall?”
Ultimately what gets most of us into debt is immature choices. Once you understand that your inner child is the culprit, getting out of debt is a matter of you becoming the adult again.
When I discovered Nelly (my inner child) my journey getting out of debt was one of the best adventures of my life and it enabled me to share it with all of you.