Web Time Wasters

So proud to call Ilhan Omar one of Minnesota’s own! Fellow Minnesotans: remember to vote in the primary on Tuesday! Here’s everything you need to know about the candidates and races. 

How was your week, friends? I crossed ‘hammock camping’ off my New Things List and was surprised to discover I liked it! It is a million times easier and more fun than tent camping.

I also opened my super-affordable ($35!) super effective class Bank Boost on Wednesday. In the last three months, Bank Boost students have collectively added more than $45,000 to their bank accounts! Class starts tomorrow, so if you’re keen to join us, now is the time!

Links for you!

(more…)

How to use your ‘failures’ to plan for success (It’s easier than you’d think!)

Use your failures to plan for success? Yes. If you're looking for productivity tips or an unusual life hack, click through for great tips!

“I mean, no offense, but….”

That’s a great thing to hear on a Monday morning, right? When you’re 10 minutes into an hour-long walk with a friend?

I put on my Polite Midwestern I Won’t Be Offended Face and prepare for my friend to say something vaguely offensive.

“I really didn’t think it would work. I’ve read tons of books on this stuff. I’ve downloaded, like, five different apps. But this worked when nothing else did.”

My friend is talking about my course Bank Boost (shameless plug! It opened for enrollment yesterday!)

I’m flattered and blushy and I tell her so. I totally believe in the stuff we talk about in Bank Boost. It is full of great, insightful information and we approach money in a fun, doable, way!

But.

There are other differences. The stuff my friend tried that hadn’t worked for her? The books and apps? They were solo endeavors. She had no support, no accountability, nobody to bounce ideas off of.

Maybe if she’d had that, those other things would have worked for her.

And if my friend knew this about herself – that she needs support + accountability to get where she wants to go – she’d be able to use that knowledge in every area of her life.

If she wanted to change careers, eat differently, train for a marathon, buy a home, sell everything and travel the world … she’d make sure she had support and accountability to do those things.

She’d stop buying books she doesn’t read, self-paced courses she doesn’t complete, and apps that take up space on her phone. She’d think about what has worked for her in the past and do more of it if she wants to find success in her future.

So I guess the good news is: If something has worked for you in the past, it’ll probably work again for you in the future!

And the bad news is: If something didn’t work for you in the past, it probably won’t magically start working now.

You already have all the information you need to set yourself up for success (or failure). Just look at what has worked in the past and do more of it. And stop doing shit that has never worked for you. Click To Tweet

(more…)

Web Time Wasters

What’d you get up to this week, friends? I spent some time on Lake of The Isles (which I’d never done, despite living in Minneapolis for eight years), did some one-on-one coaching with a long-time client, and today we’re hosting a mini family reunion. Here’s hoping everyone impressed by our snowcone maker!

Links for you

(more…)

Why You Need To Literally Schedule Fun Into Your Life + How To Do It

Want more fun in your life? Schedule fun! This might not sound like a budgeting tip, but having more fun makes like on a budget more bearable!

 

I did not plan on leading anyone towards an epiphany.

I mean, I knew what I was teaching people was helpful and useful. I knew that my course would help people bring in a lot of extra money, pay off debt, etc. etc. etc.

But I didn’t expect one tiny suggestion – something I thought was so-obvious-it’s-barely-worth-mentioning – to change everything for my students.

What did I tell my Bank Boost students to do?

I told them to schedule fun into their week.

(more…)

Web Time Wasters

What’d you get up to this week, friends? I hosted a buddy for lunch, did some in-person coaching (my favorite!), and right now I’m in my hometown attending my 20-year high school reunion (!!!).

If you have a reunion coming up: 5 ways to stop caring what people think + How to define success for yourself.

Links for you!

(more…)

How To Feel Richer + Fancier Without Spending Any More Money

Want to feel richer? Looking for budget advice or personal finance advice you haven't heard a million times before? Click through for some truly unique insights on abundance!

My super popular live group course Bank Boost re-opens on August 8th! It’s just $35 (!!!) and it has helped students bring in an extra $800, $1,500, even $7,000! Drop your email below and you’ll be the first to know when doors open.


If you’re looking to feel richer, let me preface this by saying:

1. I’m not going to tell you to make a list of everything you’re grateful for. That’s lovely! Gratitude is great! But that’s not what we’re doing here.

2. I’m also not going to tell you to manifest more money. We’re not doing that today, either.

Instead, I’m going to share a wildly effective, potentially obvious way we can all feel richer, fancier, and more “abundant”:

Use the things you already own + pay for to the utmost of their capabilities

(more…)