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.


Remember Your Why

Think back to Module One when we talked about finding your Why.

Do you remember what brought you to Financially Fit Bootcamp?

What made you stop and say “enough is enough?”

What moved you to reject the thoughts and habits of a lifetime?

Let your Why continue to guide your actions on a daily basis.  If you haven’t already done so, I suggest writing your Why down and posting it in a place you see every day. Motivate yourself to stay on the path to Freedom.

Your Mindshift

Take the time to celebrate making it this far in the program. In a few short weeks, you have completely transformed your thoughts about money and built a solid foundation for your financial future.

You’re now taking on the behaviors of the 4% and how they think about their finances. Continue to reject the idea that you should spend your whole life trading time for money. That’s what 96% of the population believes, but now you know better.

Freedom Is A Journey

Going through Financially Fit Bootcamp helped me to overcome the negative money habits I had built over a lifetime. I had to step out of my comfort zone to try new things, defeat my limiting beliefs and believe that change was possible. I am so glad that I did. I’ve met some amazing people along the way who have offered me their support and insight. I could not be more grateful.

Freedom isn’t just for a chosen few, it’s for everyone.

Think of one person you can share with about what you’ve learned about taking control of your money. Invite them to join us at Mindshift.money. And then head over to the Financial Foundations Community to share your wins and insights with others who are on the journey to Financial Freedom.  


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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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