Changing your mind can change your future

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

Last year, we celebrated my wife Caroline’s 50th birthday. And I can honestly say in the 30 years we’ve been married I’ve never been prouder of her.

Over recent years she’s worked incredibly hard to lose weight and get really fit and this lifestyle change has led her to set up her own personal fitness training business. She was featured recently in the Pinner section on the MyNews website. So just click here to view the full article.

She’s battled with her weight all her adult life and was a classic yo-yo dieter. Losing lots of weight then putting it back on. This went on for years. But she’s now confident in keeping the weight off for good. 

When asked a question by the reporter writing the article, which got to the heart of the matter - ‘So, what changed this time around?’ Her succinct reply - ‘My mindset. I just started thinking about food, health and exercise differently’.

And a change of mindset is something I often see when people come to me to discuss their financial plans. Often that change is sparked by an event such as looming retirement, an inheritance, redundancy or some other life event. And it doesn’t even need to be a huge change in thinking. Sometimes it’s as simple as asking yourself why you should be financially planning rather than why not? Or changing your attitude from ‘I’ll get around to it one day’ to ‘I need to get this sorted out by xxxxxx’.

Like a lot on things in life, getting your financial plans (and health) in order is often mind over matter. And when it comes to such important things like your health and wealth it is a mindset shift worth exploring because getting your finances in order matters a great deal.