Last weekend was all about identifying your unique strengths.
You now have a composite that should inspire and encourage you.
Now it’s time to apply those strengths to managing your money effectively. So grab a pen and paper (or open your macbook, or whatever) and have at ‘er. Think of at least three strengths and brainstorm new ways you can bring them to bear on your money.
To get your thoughts going:
- Are you a good team player? Why not consider buddying up with others who also want to become expert money managers and pull together as a team? Smart Cookies did it! So could you!
- Are you good at engineering or systems? What would happen if you spent some time developing an elegant, systematic approach to your money?
- Are you a big thinker? Give yourself permission to think big about your money. What do you want it to do for you? For the world? Then start taking steps (more later on that topic) to realize it?
- Are you good at conversation? Do people feel at ease with you? Try talking to people about their best strategies for handling money, and let it inspire you and give you ideas.
- Are you good at Excel? Create a whiz-bang spreadsheet for yourself
- Are you skilled creating graphics? Make yourself some charts about your debt, your savings, your net worth and update them regularly.
The list is endless. The point is, capitalize on your strengths. Be creative. Let yourself grow and develop further muscle as you apply your strengths in new ways.
Readers – I’m super-interested if you care to share: what is one of your strengths that you already use effectively in managing your money?