Tebogo’s Story (Part 4) – Let’s talk about money

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Welcome back to Tebogo’s Story on how he has transformed his finances and if you’re new to this series you should definitely listen to the first three parts. (You can listen in any order really)

Tebogo

Tebogo’s Story (Part 1) – I need to fix my finances

Tebogo’s Story (Part 2) – I make time for my money

Tebogo’s Story (Part 3) – How can I save more money?

Tebogo is a reader of this blog and recently sent me an amazing email sharing how he managed to transform his finances over the past few months. It was so awesome to hear from someone who’s just realised that things are wrong and that he needs to take charge of his money. He also spoke of the WellSpent site which is a great site by the way!

Part 4: Let’s talk about money

In this part of the chat Tebogo shares how he talks to people about personal finance issues and motivates others to really take charge of their money. He’s also happy to speak to people and ask about things he doesn’t know about.

Take a listen here:

There’s not much to add to this but perhaps I can just reiterate a few of the important points.

Take the conversation to work

If you have any leadership responsibility at work then you can really use that opportunity to help develop people in more than just their work roles. If you can get your money matters in order then you can most definitely encourage others to do the same. Either tackle the journey together, or you may be a few steps ahead.

If you’re not in a leadership role then there is nothing stopping you from bringing up money discussions and encouraging questions and discussion from your co-workers. This could be in an informal chat over lunch or even a slightly formalised meets-up to tackle some burning questions.

Learn from books

Reading books is a great way to gain knowledge and we’ve got some great local authors. I love Tebogo’s idea of sharing the books with his colleagues so that they can all be reading the same book at the same time. That must make for more meaningful conversations around money matters.

Some of the new books on the local scene

Don’t be afraid to ask

Don’t be afraid to ask people about financial issues. You shouldn’t necessarily listen to everyones advise but rather take what they’re saying and do your own investigations. It’s a fantastic way to find out about things you might have missed. Be equally open and wary to new opportunities, and empower yourself to make informed decisions!

In closing

This series of discussions with Tebogo have really been insightful and encouraging to me. So many positive tips and habits that he has shared, and such wonderful results!

Take the time to go through the posts again and listen carefully to what he’s saying. If he can do it, so can you!

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