Why POVERTY SUX! and You Need a Total Money Makeover!

Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover Book

 

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone that does not desire success in every area of their life. I am no different when it comes to this desire. Why? because Poverty Sux! I hate living paycheck to paycheck. I hate looking at my bills and knowing that I only have so much money in my bank account. I know many of you do too. A lot of questions come to my mind when it comes to the subject of success. I often used to ask myself, “Can I be successful? Can I be a businessman? What do I have to do? What are millionaires and billionaires doing that I am not aware of? What are their habits that I can likewise implement into my daily life?” All of these questions have plagued my mind because I am sick of being in the financial bracket that I am in. As a child, I had all these big dreams and ideas of being a successful person when I grew up. But now that I am an adult, what do I have to say for myself? I am not going to blame anyone but myself for where I am at. I know that what I have been doing up to this point has not been working so I have to change. I have to change how I do life. I have spoken, in-depth, with many people about why poverty sux and have found that they too wonder if they can achieve the American dream. I may not be there yet, but I am here to say you can! As a Christian, I used to often wonder, “Can I become a millionaire too?”. If you are in the same boat as me, then allow me share my journey with you, what I have done to overcome personal obstacles, and what habits I have changed allowing me to take massive action right now toward success.

     There is no doubt that many of you watch the famous tv show, Shark Tank on ABC, where people pitch their business ideas and close huge deals with men and women of tremendous wealth such as Billionaire, Mark Cuban. Every time I watch the show with my wife and kids, I catch myself saying “Wow, that is a great idea!” when someone presents something simple and easy to use. When I see inventions and new products, I begin thinking “If they can do it. Why can’t I?” Well, I got sick and tired of being in a place in my life where I was not happy. I have student loan debt and I am sick of sending my hard earned money to someone else. I want to use this blog to provoke you to become successful and “change your family tree“. That quote is from Dave Ramsey by the way.
     In the summer of 2015, I was in a place in my life where I didn’t have a sense of fulfillment. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my job, but honestly, it was only going to bring me so much income to pay all my bills. At the beginning of July, I was strolling around the grocery store when I came across a book that caught my eye. It was Dave Ramsey’s book “Total Money Makeover.” For the past several years I have had student loan debt that has created a huge burden for myself and my family and honestly, It SUX! I hate debt and I want to get rid of it. So I picked up the book and within the first few pages of reading, it had won my undivided attention. I wanted to be DEBT FREE and build wealth. I began to subscribe to the Dave Ramsey show on Podcast and on Youtube. I saw many people do their debt free screams and talk about their struggles with debt. I wanted that kind of freedom for my family. Needless to say, I finished that book in a week and something hit me. In order to become debt free and increase my income, I had to change what I had been doing all my life. I had to change my habits and begin to think differently. I needed wisdom but I didn’t know where to go and how to get it. And then I had a conversation that would challenge my entire (life) way of thinking. I will share that in a later post.
     This blog is for the person who is at a place in their life where living pay check to pay check sux, it seems like you can’t save, life is becoming overwhelming and you have no clue what to do or where to go. This blog is for people who are curious about success and whether or not you can become successful, build wealth and get out of POVERTY. I am here to say that you can! I will share what habits I have changed and why I changed them. I will also share my love for reading and the books that have reshaped my life and the way I think. I am not going to give you some mundane “5 Steps to become Successful” pitch. Those are everywhere. I will share what I have experienced and learned in my military career and since, and what I am currently learning now. I am hungry! I am in constant prayer, watching videos and reading about past and present successful people to learn how exactly they became an overcomer. Many of their stories are not so different from yours or mine but they will inspire you to pursue greatness. Thats what I want to do. I want to inspire you to become not only successful in business but at whatever it is you want to do and to be all that God created you to be. Having great success is something that can reshape your life and also the lives of those around you. One thing is for sure, once you become successful, people will love you or hate you. But if your heart is in the right place, you will do more to impact people around you and you will be remembered by what you have done. Follow me and lets go for a ride on what is success and why is it important. I pray that you are blessed with what I share. Lets shout it out from the roof tops, “POVERTY SUX!”
Alex

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