In a world filled with promises for a quick fix, you might wonder why I designed FIT to take 12 months. As I think about a way to describe the transformative nature of this process, I’m reminded of the first time that I thought I was falling in love.
An older and more experienced friend told me to take my time and spend a full year getting to know each other. She said that we needed to share every season and all of the experiences that happen over the course of year to build a strong foundation for our relationship. I have found this to be as true for your relationship to money as it is for a romantic relationship.
We begin with understanding your relationship with money. You observe your current circumstances and define your personal vision of financial success. This mindset work is followed by the implementation of action steps. Let’s be honest, we know that it takes time to get ourselves into action. We will be working through habit change, practicing, reviewing, and adjusting. The result of this year will be the confident ability to make choices that keep you on track to live your best life. I will never tell you what to do. This is all about making sure that you know what questions to answer and how to answer them.
You can use any of the current buzzwords to describe this – journey, process, program, training – they all work! But I recommend thinking of it as falling in love. If your current relationship with money is challenging or lukewarm, you may not believe that falling in love is possible. The real question is, are you willing to give it a try?
Your relationship with money is life-long. Making sure that it is nurtured and cared for over the next 12 months is one of the first steps to happily ever after.