Ever have one of those moments? You know, the moment when you can't remember what was the point of getting out of bed. I had one of those recently. I wanted to stop time for a second and get off this roller coaster called life. It's funny, really not funny at all, how you can be flying high as a kite one day and then dazed and confused the next. A few years ago, I was given this picture entitled "Struggling Forward”.
At the time I was at the height of my entrepreneurial hustle and my mottos were “I got this” and “bring it on!”
So energetic and hopeful, I promise this will end with encouragement but the middle section is kinda yucky.
Whether we are lying to ourselves or lying to each other, sooner or later all financial lies will come to light. Now I’m not saying you’re the liar in this equation, but well you know what I’m saying. Over and over I’ve meet with clients whom say they don’t make enough money or they can’t afford to save (this is lie #1). Upon further investigation, with a little coaching and a lot of reality checks, I’ve helped clients discover financial lies and leaks which had cost them $100’s of dollars. But wait! Before you click away and clock-out on me, please understand I realize many people are unemployed, under-employed and struggling to make the ends meet. Trust me, I’ve walked this road before. But I’m speaking of lies we tell ourselves that keep us in debt and away from the financial lifestyle we truly want.
You know “they” say, (whomever they are), foreclosure destroys your credit profile, decreases your score 100’s of points and basically you’ll never own a home again. Sounds like pretty scary stuff right? Personally, I can say living in fear of what “they say” is real. Fear, aka False Evidence Appearing as Real, is based in the unknown. But waking up the morning after my home went into foreclosure in a warm bed, still in my right mind (well mostly), with all my fingers and toes, allowed me to see the other side of the unknown. So I’m here to report, with a little courage, the right information and a plan you could return to homeownership in as short as two years.
Ha ha made you click, lol! With over 2 million blogs posted daily, I had to pick a juicy title to get you clicking. See what trouble I go through to save the world from debt. But I digress. This week I’ve had the pleasure of attending the HOPE Global Forum here in Atlanta. It is a international multicultural gathering of individuals, corporate and private sector entities joining together to stir conversations, ideas and solutions to “Reimagine the Global Economy” and build a more inclusion economy (quite a tall order). Operation HOPE is special to me because I was once part of the “HOPE family” here in Atlanta. My time with HOPE was one of many opportunities i’ve had to work in my passion. During the forum, several conversations have surrounded the fact that “people” (this could be you) just don't know the “rules” to the money game. As well, how the lack of knowledge is widening the wealth gap exponentially. Having been near the top of the credit chain with a 790 credit score,