Where did my money go?

Have you ever said or heard someone say, “I just don’t know where my money goes”?  This is common when living paycheck to paycheck or even when you start trying to get your finances under control.  In this episode we show you how to get that under control and provide a way for you to get started with a personal budget.  We have even created a cool budget tool, to make it easy:

www.uncommon-wisdom.com/budget

Don’t forget we are writing our first book and the you can get the 1st chapter for free here:

www.uncommon-wisdom.com/connect

And don’t forget what this entire 12-week series started with.  We dedicated 4 weeks to getting your mind right and how to do that.  Check out our YouTube channel for it all:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQq0MULENUzfUCWjcolYXQ

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Where did my money go?

Have you ever said or heard someone say, “I just don’t know where my money goes”?  This is common when living paycheck to paycheck or even when you start trying to get your finances under control.  In this episode we show you how to get that under control and provide a way for you to get started with a personal budget.  We have even created a cool budget tool, to make it easy:

www.uncommon-wisdom.com/budget

Don’t forget we are writing our first book and the you can get the 1st chapter for free here:

www.uncommon-wisdom.com/connect

And don’t forget what this entire 12-week series started with.  We dedicated 4 weeks to getting your mind right and how to do that.  Check out our YouTube channel for it all:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQq0MULENUzfUCWjcolYXQ

Please like, comment, subscribe and tell a friend.

Be great!

Our Beliefs

Decisions, protests and social circles are based on a set of beliefs, most of which were developed by some authority with an agenda, telling us what they believe our entire lives.

As children, adults tell us what they believe, and that is all that we know.

As a teenager, adults continue to tell us what they believe in order to get us to fit in their box.  YouTube and pop culture do the same thing.

(Anyone remember MTV?  Is it still a thing?  MTV is the “social influencer” of my generation.)

As a young adult, we have authorities like professors and bosses, who continue to drill us with what they believe in order to get us to comply.

Somewhere between 22-25 our beliefs become our own but, in most cases, they are not ours at all.  We just adopt them. 

That is the dangerous part.  We stop right at the point where we should start.

If we have a belief that makes us uncomfortable, we should question that belief. We should question its source and how it was cultivated.  That way we are confident we got it right.

Our beliefs do not have to delight everyone, but we sure need to make certain they make us proud.

Be Great,

The Uncommon Wisdom Podcast

The Importance of Financial Fitness

We are pumped about this one!  Welcome to week 9 of our 12-week personal growth plan.  This is our first week on finance and we are calling it The Importance of Financial Fitness.  We touch on debt, approaches to understanding where your money is going and probably even hurt some feelings when we talk about that underserved vacation you recently booked.  Take this one seriously people, it is important.

There are so many good resources mentioned as well, which should be available on our website soon. Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Don’t forget we are writing our first book and the you can get the 1st chapter for free here:

www.uncommon-wisdom.com/connect

And don’t forget what this entire 12-week series started with.  We dedicated 4 weeks to getting your mind right and how to do that.  Check out our YouTube channel for it all:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQq0MULENUzfUCWjcolYXQ

Please like, comment, subscribe and tell a friend.

Be great!

Motivation is fleeting

Everyone needs motivation and everyone finds it in various ways. 

A few examples.  A good song comes on and I suddenly want to go workout.  A good movie reminds me to send a friend, that I have not spoke to in a while, a text telling her I am thinking about her.  A good book triggers my desire to practice a new skill and a new project gets me to jump out of bed on Monday mornings, ready to go to work.  All these feelings will pass because that song will end, I will get too busy to send the text, some books are boring and the project at work will get hard.  That is why ‘motivation is fleeting’ and does not last.

However, what does last is Purpose, Passion and Progress.  Workout 5-6 times a week because it is how we build a body that can take the stress of life and allow us to care for our loved ones.  Make sure to stay in contact with our most important people regularly because we want them to know we care.  Read and learn every singe day because growth is how we move forward in all aspects of life.  Take daily measured steps at the office so we set ourselves up for that next promotion or big opportunity at another company.  All of these are anchored to Purpose and Passion and measured through Progress.  Motivation alone simply will not sustain us.

Be Great,

The Uncommon Wisdom Podcast

The Importance of Financial Fitness

We are pumped about this one!  Welcome to week 9 of our 12-week personal growth plan.  This is our first week on finance and we are calling it The Importance of Financial Fitness.  We touch on debt, approaches to understanding where your money is going and probably even hurt some feelings when we talk about that underserved vacation you recently booked.  Take this one seriously people, it is important.

There are so many good resources mentioned as well, which should be available on our website soon. Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Don’t forget we are writing our first book and the you can get the 1st chapter for free here:

www.uncommon-wisdom.com/connect

And don’t forget what this entire 12-week series started with.  We dedicated 4 weeks to getting your mind right and how to do that.  Check out our YouTube channel for it all:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQq0MULENUzfUCWjcolYXQ

Please like, comment, subscribe and tell a friend.

Be great!

Spend Time Thinking

Every day I recommend you spend time thinking.  Schedule it if you need to. There has never been a problem that I have not been able to figure out through scheduled and strategic thinking time.

Relationship issue that I did not know how to handle?  Taking time to think about it gave me the right answers.

A complex project at work that I did not know the next steps on?  Scheduled thinking gives me my best ideas.

I had a boss once that had the gift of gab.  The dude could schmooze better than anyone.  He and I were re-negotiating my role and compensation plan with-in the organization.  At the end of a very tense conversation, he asked me “how I felt about his plan?”  My response was, “I feel good right now but because I know how you are with words, I need to go think and will tell you my response in the morning”.  I left the company a few months later, in an action that lit a fire under my career.  All because I took time to just think.

Focused thinking is the greatest tool we have in our toolbelt.  I do it while I drive, I do it in the shower, I even schedule time on my calendar for it. 

Sometimes you just need to Spend Time Thinking.

Be Great,

The Uncommon Wisdom Podcast

Gaining Strength

Welcome to week 8 of our 12-week personal growth plan.  We’re spending four weeks on each the topics that are most impactful to your personal success.  This is our last week on Fitness.  We have talked about The Importance of Physical Fitness, Healthy Eating, Losing Weight and today we’re going to talk about how we get stronger.  There are a number of approaches to get stronger.  We dispel some myths and provided a recipe to get stronger through caloric intake and foundational exercises to keep it stupid simple.

There are so many good resources mentioned as well, which should be available on our website soon. Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Don’t forget we are writing our first book and the you can get the 1st chapter for free here:

www.uncommon-wisdom.com/connect

And don’t forget what this entire 12-week series started with.  We dedicated 4 weeks to getting your mind right and how to do that.  Check out our YouTube channel for it all:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQq0MULENUzfUCWjcolYXQ

Please like, comment, subscribe and tell a friend.

Be great!

Gaining Strength

Welcome to week 8 of our 12-week personal growth plan.  We’re spending four weeks on each the topics that are most impactful to your personal success.  This is our last week on Fitness.  We have talked about The Importance of Physical Fitness, Healthy Eating, Losing Weight and today we’re going to talk about how we get stronger.  There are a number of approaches to get stronger.  We dispel some myths and provided a recipe to get stronger through caloric intake and foundational exercises to keep it stupid simple.

There are so many good resources mentioned as well, which should be available on our website soon. Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Don’t forget we are writing our first book and the you can get the 1st chapter for free here:

www.uncommon-wisdom.com/connect

And don’t forget what this entire 12-week series started with.  We dedicated 4 weeks to getting your mind right and how to do that.  Check out our YouTube channel for it all:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQq0MULENUzfUCWjcolYXQ

Please like, comment, subscribe and tell a friend.

Be great!