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Being kind to the inner critic

Sometimes, we can be hardest on ourselves (and others) when working with money! This could be because we’ve been taught to think that our success is largely determined and defined by numbers, investment strategies, and external factors that impact our financial well-being. However, true financial success is most often rooted in our internal world—our thoughts, beliefs, and the narratives we tell ourselves. So – it’s a much bigger picture. As we begin to explore this bigger […]

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Retirement needs to be revisited

70 is the new 60! We live in an era where longevity is increasing, and living costs are surging; the traditional concept of retiring at 65 is undergoing a significant transformation. It’s becoming evident that the golden years of retirement, once anticipated as a time of leisure following a fixed endpoint in one’s career, no longer aligns with the financial and personal realities many face today. Traditionally, retirement has been sold as the ultimate reward after […]

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The essential interplay of love and money

Love and money—two forces that drive our lives in profoundly different ways. While one fills our hearts, the other fuels our ambitions. But what happens when these worlds collide? Integrating love into our financial decisions doesn’t just add a layer of complexity; it transforms money management into a shared journey of goals, dreams, and sometimes, necessary compromises. This integration can bring about a sense of joy and fulfilment, inspiring us to make more meaningful financial choices. […]

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Fostering healthier relationships through intentional conversations

“How will they react?” “Will this ruin our relationship?” We all have thoughts like this when we are faced with the inevitability of a tough conversation. The scary uncertainty can make us shy away from addressing issues that need airing, leading to unresolved tensions and misunderstandings. Taking the next step is an art form that calls for courage, compassion, and clarity. Avoiding difficult discussions is a common human tendency, yet it can lead to even more […]

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One step at a time: The importance of direction in personal growth

We’ve all heard the saying, “One step at a time.” It’s a simple yet powerful reminder that progress, no matter how small, is still progress. However, there’s an important caveat to this wisdom: those steps need to be in the right direction. Imagine walking through a dense forest, trying to reach a specific destination. Each step forward feels like an accomplishment, a sign that you’re getting closer to your goal. But what if you’re heading in […]

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The No-Complaints Diet: Awareness and Acceptance

In a world filled with challenges and imperfections, it’s easy to fall into the trap of complaining. We complain about our jobs, our relationships, our finances, and countless other aspects of our lives. While it’s natural to express dissatisfaction, the habit of complaining can have a profound negative impact on our well-being and success. That’s why the “no-complaints diet” is a powerful concept worth embracing. This isn’t about toxic positivity or denying the existence of problems. […]

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The power of Conceive, Believe, Achieve

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” This famous quote by Henry Ford encapsulates the incredible power our minds have in shaping our reality (financial or otherwise!). The path to financial success is not just about numbers and strategies; it’s also about harnessing the power of your mind. By embracing the “Conceive, Believe, Achieve” framework, you can transform your relationship with money and create the financial life you’ve always wanted. The first […]

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Tackling financial challenges as a team

In the shared journey of financial management within a relationship, it’s essential to identify the actual challenge: the financial situation, not your partner. Disagreements over money shouldn’t strain the relationship; rather, they should be seen as chances to strengthen bonds through understanding and teamwork. To tackle financial challenges as a team, it’s important to communicate in a way that values each person’s experiences and works towards your shared goals as a couple. One such transformative approach […]

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Smashing the invisible barriers

When we contemplate our financial goals, the journey often seems straightforward until we encounter invisible barriers that keep us from reaching our full potential. These barriers are rarely about the tangibility of money or the complexity of financial markets; more often, they are the intangible hurdles of our own limiting beliefs. The story of Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, isn’t just an athletic achievement; it’s a testament to […]

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Coaching and financial planning

Financial well-being is not just about accumulating wealth; it’s about how we approach our finances, understanding our behaviours, and align our actions with our deepest values. This nuanced journey benefits immensely from a coaching mindset that integrates the principles of positive psychology, turning the daunting into the doable, and transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and self-discovery. The bedrock of trust and authenticity lies at the heart of a fruitful coaching-type relationship. This foundation enables a […]

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