Things I didn’t know I didn’t know when I proposed an inclusive, budget-free approach to financial education
Well this was something I needed to read at the exact moment it appeared in my feed. Thank you for this - and excited to check out the book! I've been doing a lot of thinking around habits, in my yoga teaching I'm working on content to support consistent yoga (bringing the theory into all life, not just doing the poses). I've also used Atomic Habits as a reference but intuitively felt it wasn't quite right. The desire for change doesn't always have to be advancing in something... it could be retreating. When thinking about habits they seem to be attached to having more, very true in financial habits. We want more money so we create a habit to get there. I could keep going down this rabbit hole but I'll wrap it up here. Thanks for the great read and thoughts.
This post had two things in particular that I feel I hold in my head, but not my heart.
"Divesting isn't the only way to reject a system." As a Black woman, I've also often been annoyed at BIPOC money advice that's entrenched in the "system". But I KNOW it's working for a lot of people and appreciate the sense of security it brings. I think my own experience struggling to become a homeowner also feeds into my annoyance. And I also know that we are TIRED, and it's much easier to just do the typical thing.
The second was "Work isn't an ethic." Again, I KNOW that a person showing up to a job daily has nothing to do with their worth, but find it hard to hold close, especially in relation to myself. I've been out of work for a few months (initially to deal with burnout), and now my brain is screaming that I have to be working yesterday or else I'm wasting my life. You'll also notice that these two things can be pretty closely related.
Thank you for always bringing up something deep for me to think about. I really appreciate your willingness to question your own beliefs.
Gosh I loved this so much. So many parts. I'll have to come back and read it again later, and to pick up some more of those books. Thank you!
Thanks for the mention I enjoyed this!
This feels empowering and enlightening at the same time. I’m looking forward to reading your book Dana when it comes out.