We are advice junkies. We subscribe to every newsletter. Sign up for every digital program. Log in for every free tutorial. We’ll barter our email addresses for just about anything that promises to help us do it better, faster, longer and for more money.
But, wait. In some cases, we’re trading what’s good enough for stress around doing it better. If it ain’t broke here’s your permission to give up searching for the fix.
Just because someone tells this system is the best thing since sliced bread, doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for you.
So, feel free to chuck the advice. You don’t have to do it their way. Do it your way. Especially…ESPECIALLY…if your way is working.
Case in point, I never operate on a budget. Now, I am sure there are many way in which I could benefit from a clearer picture of my finances. But, I’ll tell you this: I have no credit card debt. No debt of any kind, actually. I buy myself what I want when I want it. I live in a great apartment. And I eat out whenever I want to.
I never say I can’t afford something. I never feel like I can’t afford something.
Maybe I’m lucky. Or, maybe there’s no such thing as luck. Maybe this way of financial management just works for me. It’s in alignment. It feels right. And maybe that’s enough to make it successful for me.
If something feels right to you, even if it doesn’t coincide with other people’s “best practices,” do it your way, anyway.
What’s one thing you do your own way? Does it take courage or guts to ignore other people’s advice? Tell me about it in the comments below.