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Everybody’s journey is unique and the bondage of debt is not something you have to accept.
In this Fun Friday episode Chris reviews lessons learned from episode 69 with Adam Sheets. No one sets out and says I want to go into debt today. It is a slippery slope and so often it happens by not being focused and having misaligned values.
It’s an important one. If we’re going to lead families, the way that we need to leave. We need to understand it. And we’ve talked about Proverbs specifically 22 7, the rich rules over the poor and the borrower is slave of the lender. That’s a tough thing to consider. It’s really hard words to hear. No one wants to think about being a slave, right?
It’s terrible. But if we are handcuff to mountains of debt, we really are, and it’s robbing us. Our income is our biggest opportunity to build wealth period. So one thing that when we look back at that episode, we had Adam on and just, I always love having my buddy Adam and talking with him. He really challenges me in my thinking to be a better man, to be a better Christian, to be a better husband and dad.
But one thing Adam did really stood out is everybody’s journey is different. You know, my debt free journey was a lot different than Adams and that’s okay. You know, but the mindset is important, right. And understanding. And learning to say the most unused word in the English language, it seems like no.
Right. We need to learn how to say no. Okay. You don’t always need it. Wait on it. So here we had a lot of good tips that we really dug in on go back and listen to it. I’m not going to unpack the whole episode here on the fun Friday, but check it out. And you know, what, if someone is struggling with debt, share that episode because we really brought some information that can help.
Can help people. And that’s what the line within us is all about. Okay. So for this week, our health, wealth and self tips, let’s talk about health. Well, one thing you can do is work on your budget when you’re fresh and you’re not rushed, you know, we’re all just rushing all the time, but to do the budget to right away, it takes time and you have to be in a right state of mind to be able to do it.
Find a time that, you know, you’re not going to be pulled in 10 different directions. And that is when you work on, you know, do yourself a favor. Don’t try to cram it into a 10 minute window working on a budget. When it’s going to take you an hour, all you owners get frustrated. Your blood pressure is going to go up.
You don’t get probably yell at your wife, yell at your kids, storm out. You’ll say words that are not godly. Don’t do it. So do yourself a hell. And do it when you have time now will tip. Okay, here it is. Winners. Keep score guys. That’s it. The only way you can can actually get ahead and defeat this debt and get it out of your life is to have a budget he had to do.
If you have a budget and you’re telling your money what to do and where to go and how to act all of a sudden, you’re not a slave you’re in control. You have the rain. That is a feeling that I want every lion to have. So winners keep story. If you’re not doing a budget star one, now reach out to us at don’t lie within us.
We’ll help you. I will help you get started. Okay. This is what we do now. Let’s self tip. I have regular talks with your wife about money and monthly at a minimum. Sit down with her and review the. You know what, because the money it’s one of the biggest stressors on marriage. And if you can take a proactive approach gas and lead your family and be that leader for your wife, that she needs you to be, that you’re predestined to be, or it’s going to strengthen it so, so much because Satan does not want your marriage to last.
He is trying to destroy it and he’ll use tools like debt and money and miscommunication. And you can squash all that with good practices, meet with her. Talk with her, ask her her opinion, all these things, strengthen your marriage. They do. Now talking about money. If someone picks, some guys may think, well, I’m giving up control.
We know what get over yourself because you are married to this woman for a reason. And you’re in this together. And two are stronger and one in three can’t be broken. So come on, get. Embrace it helper, show her, ask her her opinion. That is one of the most important things you can do to build your marriage and to build a strength into it.
Okay. Now the book, the book for this week, this is a big one, many of you know it, but the total moneymaker, it’s a great book. Obviously, Dave Ramsey, he’s made tons of money with this book, but it has a great structure, right? A pretty basic structure on how to get stuff. Getting out of debt, building a budget and so forth.
So it’s a great resource. Definitely recommend that one. Okay. So there you go. Your health tip do it when you’re fresh, you don’t do it when you’re tired. Cause I want your blood pressure to be good. Your wealth tip winners, keep score gas budgets are mandatory. Self tip. Do it with your wife. She needs to be part of the process.
Okay. Now dad, Joe. You know, I like the, so give me some feedback. Which ones work number one or number two. So number one, the first dead joker for this font Friday, I accidentally drank a bottle of invisible ink last night. I’m at the hospital now waiting to be seen. Now that was pretty good. Come on now.
Come on. They have that dad joke. Number two, I started saying mucho to my Mexican friends. It means a lot to. And the guy’s ass going to be a toughie. I want to see which one do you like more one or two here this week. Okay. Now the question of the week going into the weekend, what I want you to think about, are you lying enough to make the changes right now that we’re free you and your family from the bondage of debt in the future?
The powerful question I want you to think about because the one person who can make the change. This to change the course of debt and sailing to financial freedom is you no one else. You are the lion in charge, leading your family, be the man you’re predestined to be, and you can do it. And we’re here to help you, you know, check out the line within.us.
There’s a, we have a coaching program. Part of that is, is about wealth and big part of that is helping men get out of debt. That’s what I’m here to do. And I’m trained to really help guys do this and I’ve done it have really helped a lot. And I want to help more, you know what? Some of these things are just their fundamentals, their muscle memory, their good habits, and people just don’t know.
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And you work on that path to financial freedom, you can do it now. Go and unleash the lie within.
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Chris explores a few tips that will serve you well in your financial journey and we know how critical finances can be for every man. God has prescribed the best financial planning manual ever written and when you go to His Word for direction and insight that is where you find true blessings.
In true Fun Friday style there is a book of the week that will impact your personal library and a few dad jokes that hopefully will get some smiles going into the weekend. Thank you for taking the time to listen and we pray the messages this week serve you well.
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