This week I had time to read chapter one, which is still kind of introductory. She talks a bit about having ‘financial independence‘ – I’d sure like that! But who wouldn’t?
Then we (the reader) are supposed to think about what it is we want. Or what our goal is. Since the book is part workbook – there is a space there to write your goals in. She then tells us the goals she had in mind for us (again, the reader) when she wrote the book. I won’t list them all here. What stood out to me though was “replace a bake-sale mentality with a grander vision” and to explore what is blocking you from being more successful.
Those are two things I definitely need help with. On one hand I do have a ‘grand vision’ but its kind of buried beneath the ‘bake-sale mentality’. I don’t know why that is.
She suggests having one or more people to do the exercises with. I don’t have anyone – except you people reading this! I don’t know if I want to share everything in a blog – but maybe I can share bits and pieces.
She talks a bit about inner voices. Both the negative ones you shouldn’t listen to and your “authentic voice” you should listen to.
The chapter ends with a quiz to determine if you are or are not an underearner. I knew I was before even taking it, but the quiz confirmed it.
I noticed the book has lots of really good quotes interspersed on the pages. My favorite from this chapter was:
“Life is not about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw
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