It’s been a busy few days here at Simply Budgets with heaps of people responding to my last e-mail about ‘cutting your expenses without cutting your lifestyle’. I’ll have more about that in my next e-mail. The info is on my blog if you missed it.
Right now though I am really keen to talk about a topic that has me very frustrated.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received e-mails from people sheepishly saying they had not contacted me for help sooner because they were too embarrassed about their financial situation to ask for help.
Hey; I’m going bald from tearing my hair out in frustration over this (OK age might have something to do with my bald patch as well)!
What is really odd though is the underlying reasoning behind the feeling of embarrassment.
It’s as if people feel like everyone else is doing great and they are the only ones who are having trouble.
Considering that most people would want more than $50k a year in retirement and there is a general rule of thumb that says you need to have $1m invested for every $50k of passive income you want to have in retirement each year, I don’t meet that many people who are really in a position to embarrass you.
I think it’s fair to say that most people don’t really start thinking about retirement at age 20! You’re more likely to be in your 30’s before you even begin to think about what you’re up against, trying to accumulate a spare million or two in around 30 years.
Add to the delayed start the additional disruptions that relationships and children bring to your life/wealth journey and the message I’m trying to get across here is that being embarrassed and NOT asking for help is basically really stupid!
It’s hard for anyone to get on top of all that stuff on their own.
I think you’d be surprised to find out how many people are in this situation (and too embarrassed to put their hand up and ask for help).
If you are in a financial situation you do not like, and it doesn’t change in 12 months, it is not going to change at all without some new and fresh input. You have proven you are stuck between the rock and hard place I spoke about earlier in the year and you need help. Period!
Why would you keep going?
On and on, day after day losing a little bit more of your zest for life and belief in yourself each day it continues.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about!
90% of people reach retirement age with way less than they wanted to have. If avoiding embarrassment by not asking for help leads you to being in that 90% group then choose embarrassment any day!
Anyway, all this has jolted me into action.
Succeed With Money
To make it easy for you to put your hand up and ASK for HELP, no matter what your situation, I’m planning four workshops in the next two months.
I’ve gone through my notes from all my seminars and workshops for the last ten years and pulled out all the best content and resources and have put together a really powerful workshop I’m calling ‘Succeed With Money’.
Now is the time to take action because I’ve put this up on my web-site today at a discounted price to help make it a no brainer decision for anyone who wants to change direction!
At my web-site under EVENTS you will find ‘Succeed With Money’ and that is where you will find out all about what I am planning and how you can book your place.
There are workshops planned for Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
If you’re stuck; if you’re frustrated; even if you’re going OK and want to do better this is an event for you! It’s not a passive day. I’m gonna have you doing stuff throughout the day so you don’t leave inspired but stuck to the spot with no momentum.
The link to these events on my web-site is
If you’re ready for a new start and want to enjoy a better, less stressful life with more of what you want and less of what you don’t want then let me help you.
I won’t embarrass you! I’ll help you see stuff you have been overlooking or were not aware of.
It’s been my passion to help people ever since I discovered the secret ‘sauce’ that changed my life and I get so excited when I see other people improving their finances as well as a result of that discovery.
With over 18 years experience in helping people with money and over 29,000 customers backing me up, this opportunity is one not to be missed!
That link again is:-
I’m excited to be making this available and I’m really looking forward to meeting up with everyone who decides to attend. I don’t want to go completely bald so please help stop me tearing my hair out with frustration!
See you there!
That’s all for now.