We sat down with an executive last week to discuss some opportunities. We had never met him before and were excited to see where the conversation would lead. We knew he followed us, but were shocked when one of the first things he wanted to tell us was how he handled this summer’s vacation differently than he had in the past.
We assumed he watched our “vacation” segment when he said he was the kind of person that always worried about spending money. We assessed him as a Saver/Flyer (but told him to take the online Money Personality Profile just to make sure). He was so proud of himself when he said “Every time I went to spend money—whether it was buying gas or a meal—I told myself that we had saved enough money and I didn’t need to complain about how much anything cost.” He was so pumped because he had one of his best vacations ever! We told him, “Awesome! You made it happen, and made your family vacation great! Nice job!”
He has no idea how much more his family enjoyed the vacation too. Let’s all remember that the way we view money just might be a “joy stealer.” Be a “joy giver” and do a self check when it comes to how your views of money can impact those around you.
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