That’s Just Not My Style

One of the great things about travel is that I have the joy and privilege of meeting people from all walks of life. Some are incredibly amazing. Others are brilliant. Some are absolutely crazy.

I. Love. It. Everyone of them. I LOVE PEOPLE!

It is clear that we are all different. Occasionally I receive feedback from a participant at one of our Financial Learning Experiences (you should come to one! View our speaking schedule HERE) that goes like this: “Joe, I loved this event. It was very inspiring, but I’m not sure I can do this becauseit’s just not my style.”

“That’s just not my style.”


  1. This is going to cause me to change, and change is tough. It is indeed.
  2. It is hard to say, “No!” It is indeed.
  3. I’m not a detail-oriented person, so taking time to plan my spending is going to be a challenge. It will indeed.

A phrase that continually applies to my life is this: “What got me here won’t get me there.”

If I truly want to continue to grow and experience ongoing success,I must change.

If you are a person who has said something like “I can’t budget because that’s just not my style.” I urge you to acknowledge the difficulty required to change and then EMBRACE IT!

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  1. Scott on December 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Joe,

    Thanks for this post.

    For those of you reading this post and thinking “Change is hard!”, well, yes it is. After attending one of Joe’s “I Was Broke & Now I’m Not” seminars, I was a changed person. He’s not going to make you a millionare after you here what he’s got to say, but if you apply the basic principles of his teachings, I promise you WILL see a difference.

    I thought to myself after the seminar, “Change is tough but I can do it”. I want you to ask yourself a couple of things. Did it take any change to buy that new car? Did it take any change to buy that new big screen TV? You get the idea. Just put whatever you have bought that was big in the blank. If you answered “yes” to the questions….well, your right! It does take change to make those things happen. So, with that said, you can change. Change yourself in the other direction. Save some money. It doesn’t matter how much, just do it. Did you really “need” that $40,000 car? Probably not. A $5,000 car would have done the same thing. Do you really “need” that big house? No, but it looks good to your friends! Get real! This is why there is more outgo than income at the end of the month. As my father puts it, there is more month than money. Can you live on 80% of your income? I know, it’s tough. Now it’s time for change!!

  2. Pauline on December 28, 2012 at 3:09 am

    It is daunting to change, but if you are wondering why your life is not changing, it may be because you aren’t doing anything differently. Starting small towards your goal can generally help you achieve anything.

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