Learn from Sharon
Budgeting is like eating healthy or exercising. We know we should do it; people urge us to do it all the time; and yet, for many, it is still difficult to make a firm commitment. It ends up being one of those things we are always putting off until the next day, or we do it in fits and starts.
One of the most rewarding things of my career is sharing what I have learned with others. Nothing inspires me more than seeing someone unlock their full potential, and it’s never too late to start this journey. But it is also important to remember that sound personal financial habits are the foundation to success.
Many of the entrepreneurs I mentor, often ask me what is the key to entrepreneurial success. Without a doubt, passion, the willingness to work hard, a smart business strategy and the right associations are all pivotal to thrive. But even if you have all these things, you can still fail if you simply aren’t motivated to start or persevere when you finally do.
As a teenager, he struggled in school, even though he was very bright. His problem—dyslexia—was a familiar one, although poorly understood at the time. After failing to find his place at school, this 16-year-old boy made a huge decision: He dropped out of school to launch a business. His first venture, a magazine for young people called Student, sold $8,000 in advertising in advance of its first issue.
Starting a new business is one of the most exciting and rewarding adventures you can embark on. It takes courage and a great deal of work. But in order to succeed, you also need to be armed with how to avoid pitfalls that so many new entrepreneurs face.
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to share my love ofpassion for financial literacy and entrepreneurship with numerous audiencesin a number of ways. One thing I have learned and impart to many of the people I mentor, is that when it comes to public speaking, it is crucial to be engaging, providing your audience with relevant information that moves them to action. That’s why when you put on an event, it is important to find the right speaker who can motivate audiences. A powerful speaker will be remembered by your guests and make your event a success.
Everyone aspires to financial freedom. But contrary to popular belief, this goal is not out of reach or only something a few select individuals can achieve. Rather, it is within everyone’s grasp, and the path is simple. All that is required is some discipline and a plan.