So our focus is to continue tackling the messes, and work on getting things in awesome order.

Make a list of the things you’d like to tackle this week, one small step at a time. The list might look something like this:

It doesn’t have to look anything like this – everyone’s list will look pretty different. Just make a list, and feel free to add to it as the month goes on.

Each day, tackle something on the list. It might take you all week to tackle just one thing — that’s OK! Or maybe it takes you two days per item. Don’t worry about how long it’ll take you. Just face one thing and put yourself into it during the session.

Facing the Fears

We invest a lot of emotions into financial problems and messes, because we thing that they say something about us:

You can see that finances are really a gateway into all kinds of emotions, all kinds of ways we feel about ourselves.


They don’t say anything about you. At all. It’s just a pile of stuff to work through, just like your pile of work stuff and your pile of chores and your pile of things to sort through in the garage or shed. Yes, I know that most of us use all of those kinds of piles as ways to judge ourselves as well. But the piles say nothing about us. They’re just piles, and we just need to pick the first thing off the pile and focus on figuring it out.

One thing at a time, just breathe and deal with it. You can do this.

Remove the emotional judgment from the finances, and just see them as an opportunity to get things in order, to move towards the financial life that you want.

You got this