The Financial Clarity Podcast
About This Show
Money doesn’t have to be confusing, emotional and intimidating. Instead, money should be welcoming, friendly and FUN! Everyone deserves access to quality financial planning advice and the Financial Clarity Podcast is here to help you get the most from your money both today and tomorrow while having fun and enjoying life all along the way. Remember that money is just a tool. Everyone is unique and how we approach and use money should fit with who we are as individuals. In each episode, Mark will help you increase your knowledge and comfort level with money. He’ll break down many of the false beliefs and misinformation about money. He’ll also help you change your behavior towards money,build strong money habits and use money to live your values, meet your obligations and achieve your dreams. Head on over to financialclaritypartners.com to find out more about Mark and how he helps people get more out of life through affordable and understandable financial planning services.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Turn New Year's Resolutions Into Realities-FCP016
Dec 27, 2017
“If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am”- Cyril Cusack
Happy New Year! 2018 is just around the corner so I wanted to wish everyone a happy and prosperous year to come. This time of year is when most of us make resolutions for the upcoming year. All of us want to improve our lives and making resolutions seems like the perfect way to kick-start the new us. Unfortunately, many resolutions seem to fall by the wayside by mid January (if not sooner). Estimates are that less than 10% of people actually succeed in setting/achieving resolutions. Why is that? I think it's because the vast majority of resolutions are made "last minute" without really thinking about what it might take to actually turn that resolution into reality.
While it's a good thing to want to improve ourselves, it needs to be done in a way that "connects" with who we are and what we're about. If we just set things to be done without taking this "pre-step" the odds of success are much lower, which means we only get more frustrated/negative and pessimistic about our ability to actually change.
Our ability to make changes in our life (in almost every area) often comes down to creating new habits and changing our behaviors. Think about it, if we don't know what our "default" behaviors or habits are, how can we expect to change something we don't even know exists!
Here's some tips on turning resolutions into reality based on my own experience as well as lots of research into the "science of resolutions".
Clearly define your goals: Pick a few specific items that fit you as a unique individual, not a bunch of general things that apply to someone else.
Track your progress: You increase the odds of success greatly by keeping track of your progress, with all the ups and downs that go along with it.
Have patience: Nothing worthwhile happens overnight. It takes time to turn a resolution into a reality.
Publicize your goal: It's a lot harder to bail on your resolutions if others know about it.
Put it on your schedule: Actually schedule the time for you to work on your resolutions.
It's not all or nothing: Don't set yourself up for failure by making your resolution something that is an ultimatum.
Be resilient: If you have a setback or even completely stop in your quest to achieve your resolution(s) don't give up. Get back to things as soon as you can, pick up where you left off, and keep moving forward
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