Financial Ninja Monthly: A Focus On The Mental

While reviewing the topic of building up a ninja level of financial fitness, it became clear that we all have T & A…talents and abilities. If you weren’t thinking about that, then shame on you. Anywhooooo, talents and abilities with no substance will continue to be untapped, unsustained, and unremarkable over time.

While thinking about this topic, an article that I read a year ago on the Time Magazine website came to mind. It is called: ’10 Things That Require Zero Talent’ Is a Total Myth and is written by the author, Tom Gimbel. All too often, the following behaviors sound good, sounds easy to do, and are glossed over. In reality, the human existence is not easy and, as an extension, our financial health and fitness is no exception.

So in no certain order, here are some behaviors that are worthwhile to develop in order to change and ultimately shape our financial performance over time.

  1. Attitude
  2. Being Coachable
  3. Being On Time
  4. Body Language
  5. Effort
  6. Energy
  7. Going The Extra Mile
  8. Passion
  9. Preparation
  10. Work Ethic

In future postings, we can deep dive into each of these areas to build up our confidence and fitness routines in our finances. Just like most things that are worthwhile in life, building strong mental toughness in the area of our finances is a journey. A step by step methodical approach allows us to cement each behavior and not lose momentum as easily over time.