When I was employed and I invested in my first business coach I went into minus money for the first time in my ENTIRE life. Up until this point, I genuinely believed I was good with money, never spending more than I could repay when pay-day came around. But I look back now and can admit that I never had savings more than £1000 in the bank, which I would then spend on a holiday (at least it wasn't sat in the bank losing value because of inflation hey!). It would take me around a year to save £1000 with the job I had at the time.
When I decided to put £2500 on my credit card for my first business coach, a value which at my current salary would take me 2 and a half years to pay off (unless I could use this new knowledge to increase my income of course!)...
At this point I had 2 choices:
1. Let my old beliefs (which were significantly risk-adverse) keep me capped financially. Carry on earning a wage I was told I was lucky to be earning at my age, but that was ultimately very uninspiring and would not deliver me the lifestyle nor the fulfilment I really craved.
2. Take control of my life, believe in my vision for MORE, believe that I had the capability to learn and apply what I would learn to increase my earning potential, but also make an impact and provide me and my family an epic lifestyle made up of choices and abundance.
Obviously you know which one I chose and let me tell you it has been SO WORTH IT. I'm not saying I wasn't uncomfortable financially when I made that decision, but the short term sacrifice was absolutely worth it for the long term choices it has given me. No one will ever control my time or my income. My success is 100% in my hands. I feel powerful - AND OF COURSE I MADE THE MONEY BACK!