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Better Money Decisions

You’ve probably started with great intentions, telling yourself you’ll stash away more for retirement and buy fewer lattes (because some writer said buying lattes is a bad thing). But life happens. It’s not as neat and tidy as the financial experts on TV seem to think. You’ve got a lot going on in your life, and you need more than simplistic, cookie-cutter instructions to keep you on the right financial path. Kate Stalter escorts you to the right path for your money. She talks to experts and "normal" people who have taken the right steps to make better money decisions.
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Nov 18, 2015

Welcome! Today’s guest is Jason Womack, who has hosted the podcast Your Best Just Got Better, and written a book by the same name. By listening to Jason’s podcast, I’ve learned how to use my time for better productivity. Jason is an executive coach, speaker, time management consultant, and triathlete. Jason’s physical “better decisions” began about 12 years ago, and he likens those decisions and their payoff to making Better Money Decisions.

What you can expect to hear from Jason:

  • “Once a habit becomes a behavior, then you will continue it.” Jason says this rule applies to investing.
  • Jason shares decision points from his young life involving early jobs and money management.
  • Thanks to his parents, Jason learned early about the difference between getting paid by the hour and being paid for performance.
  • Jason’s father told him, “If you teach, you’ll always have a job.”
  • Jason nurtured the seed, got his education degree, and began teaching.
  • His mistake was settling for a job that paid by the hour with no regard for performance.
  • Jason uses driving in the fog on the Golden Gate Bridge as a metaphor for the dissatisfaction and limited vision he felt for his teaching career.
  • The turning point for Jason came in 1998 at a teachers’ conference when he realized that he could sign up to be a presenter.
  • He became a seminar speaker in 2000 for David Allen and his Getting Things Done program.
  • What can WE learn from Jason’s experience? He had the DRIVE to be better than he was before.
  • “Stop asking what you can DO, and start asking what you can GIVE.”
  • When people are at crossroads concerning money, they are tempted to fall back on their skills and education from the past.
  • Jason took three steps that have paid off for his business: he found an advisor who agreed with his philosophy, he began spending up to $50K yearly on marketing, and spent $15-30K yearly on what he calls “Angel Investments.”
  • Jason loves learning from others’ mistakes and what NOT to do.
  • Since 1998, Jason’s focus has been helping people figure out how to have the mental fortitude to make the best decisions for themselves.

Resources:

www.getmomentum.com 

Get Momentum: How to Start When You’re Stuck (Jason’s new book)

Jason’s  Get Momentum online academy is a one-year course with monthly themes, webinars, activities, coaching, and an online forum.

 

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