Almost always you can find intermediate options that might be appropriate…consider incremental steps you might take toward achieving your dreams as you envision future scenarios.Jill Schlesinger
Any reset begins with small steps. When someone promises big changes, it’s natural to get skeptical. While life is prone to major disruptions, instigating them or making big improvements doesn’t just happen.
The title of Jill Schlesinger‘s book, The Great Money Reset: Change Your Work, Change Your Wealth, Change Your Life is rather grand. The CBS business analyst wants her readers to dream big. In her introduction, she ends with: “Charge headfirst into the unknown, but for heaven’s sake, do it wisely.”
Reading that I considered abandoning the book.
But, when you get down her advice, she offers some concrete financial steps to prepare you for possible big changes and often suggests incremental or intermediate changes.
When starting a business…
When considering more education…
Many times, acquiring more education helps us advance in our professional lives…but quite often it leads us down a costly and time-consuming path…Before you rush to send in that fat tuition payment, and before you potentially even quit your job to go back to school, think critically whether amassing more education makes sense for you.
Even when curbing your consumption, she suggests…
Experiment with significant changes to your spending to see if they stick.
While the book doesn’t help you figure out what change you want to make or how to implement it, it can help you consider the financial steps you need to take once you do. As Schlesinger says…
Money isn’t the be-all and end-all. It’s simply a tool–a critically important on, to be sure.
If you’d like to read more about how your career reset begins with small steps, read on!
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