We were living in San Francisco at the time, and life couldn’t be much better. We both had well-paying jobs, we were living in a luxury condo, and we were in good physical shape. But all of that was about to change.
So much of the money advice out there is couched in a “tough love” approach. Finance experts justify this so-called tough love by saying it comes from good intentions of trying to help you improve your money management and build a better life. But let me tell you a little bit about how this has often worked for me.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning? What does your morning routine entail? “Why does it matter?” You’re probably asking yourself. “I have my sh*t together, make a good living, and have time in the evenings to do the things that interest me.”
I woke up on New Years day to find my ugly mug splashed across the NZ Herald web page. I was one of the subjects on an article about kiwis planning to achieve financial independence at a young age.
Don’t perceive this feeling as a sign that you haven’t made any progress. Shift your perception to see this as an opportunity for growth that will help you become the person that you want to be, so that you can live the life that you want to lead!