Not that long ago, I was half-joking when I said to a friend of mine,
“My kids spell dad, A-T-M!”
But as I said, I was only half-joking….
It often felt as if they either needed or wanted something, and if I couldn’t provide it, I felt like a failure.
And the two times I was out of work, unemployed, I felt that all the more keenly.
In this season of many people being literally locked out of work, unable to earn their regular income and stressed, that joke I told has become a nightmarish reality unfolding before me in the lives of many people I know… the slip comes out of the ATM “Insufficient Funds.”
And so I offer this for you – You are much more than an ATM or a walking paycheck. Continue reading “You’re More Than Your Paycheck”
The state opened up over a year ago. Some people are headed back to work, but the pay doesn’t seem to go nearly as far as it used to go. Food, energy, and housing prices are up. People are falling behind… Continue reading “Effective Communications During a Financial Crisis”
I’ve spoken to several people during this current crisis: clients and non-clients… and there is one thing many of them have in common…
Fear is our natural response to a perceived threat and triggers our body to go into what is commonly referred to as the “fight of flight” response. Fear itself is not a bad thing. Quite the contrary, it is an indicator, not unlike pain, that tells us something is wrong. The question we need to ask ourselves is what do we do with it? Continue reading “Overcoming Fear in a Financial Crisis”