Building Confidence

As you have probably figured out by now, I am always down for a good self-help book. Well, last night a friend dropped off a book that was highly recommended for her to read by her financial advisor. However, when she saw it was over 600 pages, she had what she thought was a better idea. So, she delivered it to me and gave me a deadline of 10 days to read it and give her all the highlights. I know…but what are friends for?

So, what is the name of the book, you ask? It is Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins. If you know who Tony Robbins is, you know that he is truly the master of the game. So, I knew this was going to be an awesome read.

Now, the book is about money, but as with any of his works, it is really about a whole lot more. It is about human nature. Somewhere between the story about Oseola McCarthy, the amazingly generous and selfless woman who with only a sixth grade education was able to donate $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi at the age of 87 and his recount of a study done by professors Shlomo Benartzi of UCLA and Richard Thaker of the University of Chicago who came up with a very smart and simple strategy to saving that is appropriately called SMarT, Tony wrote something that resonated with me. He said:

“It’s amazing what research, faith, and action can do if you don’t let everybody else’s fears paralyze you.”

On the surface, the take away was definitely about money, but I could not help but see how these words applied to my everyday life and the pitfalls of my journey. These moving words made me think about the importance of having confidence in my decisions, having confidence in journey, and having confidence in me. It made me think of you and your journey; your struggle, and what paralyzes you from moving forward. Now you know, I just can’t have you becoming paralyzed by fear; self-imposed or not.

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