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Welcome to a frosty Felixstowe this morning, but although its frosty outside – your attitude to people today doesn’t need to be frosty. Speak to people and treat people as you would like them to speak and treat you. Today i’m talking about how children behave with money.
“Mum! Dad! Can I have £20 to buy a new game? Can I have some money to go to the movies with my friends? Will you buy me some sweets? Can I have…?? Will you buy…???”
How many times have you heard things like this? Whether you have young children, teens or maybe even grown children, at some point or another you’ve probably felt like their personal cashpoint. And the reality is, most parents give in to their children’s’ requests.
Today our culture tends to raise an entire generation of spoiled-rotten children who think only of themselves. It’s a “give me now” generation. But your children don’t have to be counted among these spoiled-rotten brats. You can turn this situation into something good!
Especially over the holidays, Easter breaks and summer fun children seem all about want, want, want. But isn’t it so refreshing to see parents raising their children to understand the importance of work and how to be wise with money. Is that you?
Imagine if you had been taught how to make money and to work hard with a good attitude when you were young? Life would be so much easier now, wouldn’t it? Or maybe you are one of the few who were taught at an early age. Look how that has impacted your adult life!
I’ll say this: You do not have to raise spoiled brats who say, “Gimme…I want…I need…NOW!” Instead, you can help your children become well-rounded people with a good perspective on life.
All children have selfish tendencies, but they can be groomed to have an unselfish heart eager to give, serve and help others. This will prepare them for their future as a spouse, parent, employee or business person.
Your children are watching you, and they will do what you do. Take some time today to think about the example you are setting. How do you spend money? How do you talk about work? Do the words, “I don’t want to go to work today” ever come out of your mouth? What about “I can’t afford it”?
You, as a parent, have an obligation and a moral responsibility to groom your children for success. Besides, I know you do not want to be the cashpoint Parent for the rest of your life. You certainly do not want to have a 30-year-old child STILL living in your cellar and STILL asking you for cash to go out with their friends.
The bottom line is… children NEED to learn how to work and to make money. They must learn how to be wise financially, and in every other area of their lives. Your children are watching you and they will do what they see you do.
Are you setting your children up for a lifetime of financial success? Be the example today, and help your friends, family and community to do the same! Leave me your comments and please Like and Share today’s message.
This is your life – make it count.
As we are on the crest of a new season, it is the perfect time to sit down and figure out what you would like to happen in the next few months. What would you like to accomplish, where would you like to go?
This is a great time to clean out your garage, de-clutter that attic, organize the cupboards and clean out your car. That probably wasn’t the fun answer you were looking for, but let me explain how all of this can actually HELP you out.
The season we are prepping to enter is all about fresh, new things. SO today I want to share a few fresh ideas to help you dump the old and fatten your wallet while you’re at it.
1. In the coming weeks, the weather will start getting nicer – it’s just got to… right!? So start planning a garage sale! As you’re cleaning your house, sorting through the clutter that has accumulated over the last year, and organizing the garage, use this opportunity to get rid of the things you no longer use. Have the kids grown out of their clothes and shoes? Do you have extra tools lying around that never get used? You can even get together with several other families and have a huge multi-family garage sale! This is a great way to make some quick cash AND rid your home of all that clutter.
2. As you are cleaning behind the washer and dryer or vacuuming the sofa cushions, start a coin collection. You’d be surprised how quickly coins add up between the cup holder in your car and the pile on your dressing table.
3. Stop going to the car wash. By cutting your own lawn, washing your car or pets at home, you will save pounds in the long run. Now that the weather will be more bearable there is no excuse to pay someone else to do work around the house.
Those may seem like 3 very small things that may not matter very much. But here’s what most people get wrong when it comes to money: They think they have to wait to pay off their debt until they can do it all at once. They think they have to make huge changes or no changes at all. They think the small changes or actions are insignificant, so they don’t make them.
But the TRUTH is, small, simple steps lead to big results. If you wait until you make more money or you win the lottery, or you can afford to pay off all your debt at once, you will stay broke and in debt the rest of your life.
So choose today to make the small changes. Choose to follow the tips I gave you today. And I would really love to hear your best spring cleaning tips as well – especially if they will help others save money or make money! Leave me your comments and be sure to Like and Share today’s message.
Stayed blessed and have an amazing day.
I hear all the time about zombies in today’s entertainment and media. It seems to be a common joke and popular movie or book plotline that the zombie apocalypse is coming, and we all need to prepare! But would you believe it if I told you the zombies are already here? The fight for your brain has already begun!
And I am being serious. Think about it this way. When you were a child, what did you envision for your life? What did you want to do for work? Did you want to put on your suit and tie and go to work like your father, or did you plan to get rich quick and retire early on a remote beach?
As you’ve grown, your dreams and goals become smaller and smaller until even the huge career dreams you once had are reduced to settling for a paper pushing job. Because man, the economy is in a bad spot and jobs are few and far between. And man, you’ve got student loans, a mortgage, and all these other debts to pay off.
Right there, you just became a zombie! Your mindset has transformed into dead matter that no longer strives for success or has higher goals or visions for itself.
Never again work a job you hate…
It’s time to completely immunize yourself from the diseased economy. It’s time to take total control of your finances and your career.
Because here’s what happens… Life changes constantly and you may have ended up at a job or career that you didn’t plan for. But how do you treat that job? I know for a fact you either do this yourself or you have people in your office who act like this. You become a zombie! You come to work, clock in and out and put in the required amount of time and effort to stick around.
I hear it from both sides, . I’ve heard the dozens of excuses from employees complaining they can’t find good work and the economy is terrible. And on the flipside, I hear DOZENS – if not hundreds – of employers complaining they can’t find good employees!
Look, if you act like a zombie, your boss knows it. Your coworkers know it. They can probably smell you out from a mile away. And sure, some of them might even share brains with you at the lunch table. But that mentality is NOT going to help you reach your goals or obtain the career you’ve always wanted. It isn’t going to help you gain the referrals or promotions to move up or move on to better things. It will keep you exactly where you are.
I was stuck in debt and I started a business from my home selling make up products. Do you think that is what I envisioned for myself? Do you think that was my endgame? Heck no! But you have to be faithful with the little things. He is who faithful with the small things, will be made ruler over much.
Basically what that means is if you take responsibility for what you have in front of you, you will be given more responsibility. If you are taking full advantage of your career opportunities now, you will earn more! And it starts with changing your mentality.
When you adopt a zombie mentality, you limit yourself. You aren’t living and you aren’t dead. You’re not moving backwards, but you certainly aren’t moving forward either. You need to wake up! We all need to wake up! When you start putting 100% into everything you do, I guarantee you will see a change in your life. I guarantee you will see major growth in your life and your career opportunities.
Today I just want to encourage you, because you may not be where you expected in life. Maybe you’re where I used to be, utilizing what’s in front of you just so you aren’t homeless. But you need to know that’s okay. If you’re always being faithful with what you’re given, you won’t get stuck in that mindset!
I think today’s Daily Thought needs to be a topic in your lunch room, instead of complaining about the fax machine or all the things on your to-do list today. Your email is already open, so send it to your colleagues and friends now! We all need encouragement and sometimes that push to keep moving forward. Like and comment here, I want to know you’re alive and kicking!