I started DailyWorth for very selfish reasons. I want to be wealthy — wealthy on all levels — financially and spiritually, mostly (I know, guru friends — spiritual wealth has no relationship to financial wealth, but that’s for another blog post).
Let’s discuss the financial wealth bit here. I seem to have a number of self-defeating habits that keep me from obtaining wealth. Let’s list them:
- Feel 100% entitled to buy things I can’t afford
- Don’t make saving a priority (I mean, what’s fun about saving money?)
- Love buying new clothes, or really new anything for that matter
- Am allergic to words like “budget” and “restriction”
- Enjoy takeout food — don’t like cooking all that much
And, there are far more horrifying habits that I am not going to reveal here, but will share anonymously once the forum launches. Fortunately, I make a decent salary. Unfortunately, I also make really unconscious spending decisions, and am worse off than many friends who make half of what I do.
Since launching DailyWorth, I’ve been staring at myself in the mirror. “Ok, Amanda, if you care about DailyWorth and making a real impact on your financial health and on the lives of women like you, you have to subject yourself to the real work of change. Stop talking and start working.”