Wendy’s Journey: What I Learned

This is the fifth and final part of our five part series following MindShift.money member Wendy Priester as she goes through Financially Fit Bootcamp. If you’re just joining us, you can start your journey with her here.

It’s amazing how quickly our lives can change. When I started Financially Fit Bootcamp, I wanted to learn about money and personal finance.

In just a few short weeks, I transformed my financial life from one of sadness and defeat into one of joy and hope.

I developed new strategies, learned and implemented new systems and set new goals I wouldn’t have dared to dream of before.

Most important is what I have learned about myself.

I learned to set solid boundaries and that I function best within defined limits.  I learned the value of putting systems in place that make it easy for my money to essentially manage itself. I made technology my friend and ally when it comes to my finances.

I also learned how exciting setting goals can be and how to create a clear plan to reach them.

Someone once told me “it’s not just about your goals, it’s who you become on the way to achieving those goals.” I’ve found this to be especially true for me.

I’m not the same person I was when I started Financially Fit Bootcamp, and I’m so thankful for the transformation.

Letting go of your limiting beliefs.

When I started this program, I was pretty stuck in a scarcity mindset. I thought I would never have enough money, I would always be in debt and that I would never build up my savings.

In just a few short weeks, I’ve proven those beliefs to be false.

Thanks to my Everyday Account and paying myself once a week, I always feel a sense of abundance. My money is there when I need it, and I’m no longer tempted to overspend out of frustration.

I now have a solid plan to terminate my debts. I’m making consistent payments and using my Pay Yourself First amount to help eliminate them faster than I thought possible. I have a clear end date instead of a vague “someday.”

Savings has always been a struggle for me in the past, but not now. Now, I Pay Myself First.

My Freedom Fund may be small at the moment, but I know that small, consistent actions over time have the largest impact. Just look at the Grand Canyon.

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  • Larry on August 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Wendy, so powerful!! Thank you for sharing your experience.

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