7 Ways to Dig Out of Debt

When your finances are crushed under a mountain of debt, you may have trouble finding a way to dig yourself out. One helpful technique is to learn from strategies that have worked for other people — so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel and so you can hit the ground running when you decide to transform your finances. I’ve assembled a list of 7 powerful personal stories shared by people in the FinCon (financial blogger) community and what they did to pay off massive amounts of debt in relatively short periods of time.

What does it take to become an influencer?

Looking for rock hearts on the beach brought my attention to the fact that the sea cannot help but smooth out all the features of the stones — turning everything gradually into round circles. While there is nothing wrong with circles, I couldn’t help but think about how unique features are what make the rocks interesting. The same goes for people. It’s our unique traits, funky quirks and unusual ways of being that make us way more interesting. Yet we live in an experience that is kind of like the sea. If we are not careful it can feel like it is constantly chipping away at our unique qualities…

Even Daymond John (SharkTank) Goes Through His WealthFlower Everyday

I recently attended an event where Daymond John from the Shark Tank TV show gave a keynote to a small gathering of entrepreneurs.  He mesmerized us by using music, sounds and storytelling to share his journey through hardship and challenge to get to where he is now. Through his actions he inspired me to rethink the art of presentation and the power of storytelling.  After his talk I got to ask him questions and there were two big takeaways I wanted to share with you…

Living with Scarcity Mindset? 5 Tips to Shift Your Life For the Better!

According to economist Sendhil Mullainathan and behavior scientist Eldar Shafir, in their book Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How it Defines Our Lives, scarcity is more than just lack of a needed resource, it is a mindset: “Scarcity captures the mind…when we experience scarcity of any kind, we become absorbed by it. The mind orients automatically, powerfully, toward unfulfilled needs. For the hungry, that need is food…For the cash-strapped it might be this month’s rent…Scarcity is more than just the displeasure of having very little. It changes how we think. It imposes itself on our minds.”