Welcome to a special edition of Money Glee that comes around once a month, be careful if you blink you'll miss it. First off though let's get uncomfortable, or as uncomfortable as you can get from behind your computer screen ;).
When was the last time you didn't know an answer to a question or how to do something? Chances are it was possibly today or quite recent & how did you react to this?
It's likely that you reacted in the following way:
- Thoughts rushed around your head, you stumbled around for what you thought was a great answer & you came up what what you considered was an intelligible response. This was meet with polite discussion from everyone else & you being relieved that your bulls*@t wasn't called.
- Imagine that you're going something for the first time or have not done it for a while. You generally still continue or cautiously at first however usually get the hang of it eventually
Why is it that we react this way?
- You were likely afraid that people would laugh at or reject you if you didn't know the answer or how to do something
- Your ego or arrogance got in the way & you thought that there was no way you could not know the answer to the question
- Insert ___________ reason here :)
The point is that we (humans) enjoy being known as looking like we know what we're doing or talking about. Instead why can't the focus be on getting vulnerable on admitting that we might not know an answer or what we're doing? Sure we're not saying that you're so humble that if you're confident to at least go ahead however if you're really not sure, why not admit that while you're not 100% you'll find out how or what & come back to the person.
This is the same with our finances. People are too concerned about looking like "fools" that they're afraid to reach out, ask questions & get curious about their finances.
If you're not sure of an answer reach out to someone in your life you feel could help or post it here for us or the community to help you out with! Looking forward to hearing your comments or questions :)
What we're continuing to do here at Money Glee is to continue acknowledging people in the personal finance (PF) & occasionally the broader blogging community, who are doing awesome & cool work!
We want to keep paying it forward & giving more back, so every second Thursday of the month there'll be a talk about them post. Check out June's post here if you're interested in taking a look at Justin from Root of Good and Tristan from Dividends Down Under - another 2 great bloggers out there :)!
Let's jump into another 2 awesome bloggers out there, give it up for the following 2 financial powerhouses!
Michelle from over at Making Sense of Cents - Love the journey that Michelle has gone on over the past 3 - 4 years from starting off at a lower base & then now having a following of over 300,000 people. She is great about helping others, is still very humble + well worth a look. It's an honour to have her mentioned here & a great inspiration to make "sense of cents"
Holly over at Club Thrifty - Holly has recently reached out about building a high value Facebook group, although she's been around for many years (2012) with her husband around how to align your spending with your life's values. It's great to feature her here & check out the page for awesome tips & travel hacks, which Holly is becoming well known for.
We'd love to thank everyone reading, be grateful for all of the comments, likes, shares etc and ask that if there are any topics you'd like to read about related to personal finance or life, hit us up.
If there is someone you read who we should be checking out let us know?
Any questions, comments you had about personal finance definitely let us know as well :). Remember to live your Money Glee!