Thriving on Less – Changing Your Spending Habits

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

While you can cut costs here and there, the real, lasting changes won’t come until you change your habits. If you currently give in to impulse purchases on a regular basis, for example, you’ll still spend a lot of money despite making numerous cuts in other areas.

An important long-term strategy is to create new, sound financial habits, one at a time. See The Power of Less for more on creating new habits. Use the effective habit-change techniques in the book to change one habit at a time. Here are some important habits to form:

How to Think Like a Millionaire

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Socrates, the Greek philosopher, was profoundly aware of the weakness in his own nature. Yet he came to realize that people are evolving beings, capable of changing and growing toward an ideal. People can always improve themselves.

That is part of our greatness. And that ability to improve ourselves can develop at any moment in life.

Believe You Can Be Successful
You have to believe you can be successful before you will ever succeed. Sounds like a cliché, doesn’t it? But take time to stop and think about it. Where else can you begin? Your beliefs create your life experience — it’s not the other way around. And no matter what you believed before, you can change your beliefs and change your life. It’s impossible to create success without believing — deeply — that you are capable of being successful.