Death, Disease and Divorce. These are the three D’s my mentor talks about that are what finally get each of us to stop, slow down and pay attention. They are often benchmarks where we will turn a corner and blossom into the next stage of development on our journey.
Each of these can come in many forms. The death of a person, a business, a relationship.
The disease of the human body or of our mindset or the culture of who we are surrounded by.
The divorce in a marriage or a partnership or any working relationship.
Each provides us with an opportunity to take a look at how we showed up in the situation, what were the results that we created and what will we do differently now that we have this knowledge so we can create new and different results.
Of course the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting new results.
When it comes to financial management the biggest opportunity for most people is to get into the conversation of money in new and different ways.
Whether its looking at the systems you are using or how you are connecting to your numbers or who you are listening to when it comes to working with your numbers there is always an opportunity for growth and development.
When the economy changed drastically in 2008 I was personally devastated. My company revenues dropped to a quarter of what they had been, I was helping clients to close their business’, some declaring bankruptcy. The two years that followed were ones, that in hindsight, I can see were years of incredible opportunity for me.
The more I learned the more I realized how unnecessary the entire down turn was for so many of us. This then became a pivotal point in my work where I became dedicated to helping myself and others to use the power of money so nothing can take us on a financial ride that we don’t want to go on again.
What opportunity do you have in front of you right now?
It may be something that feels uncomfortable in the moment and yet will truly open things up for you in ways you could never have imagined.
Let me know, I would love to hear and celebrate with you.