Like everyone else ….I’ve been inspired by Elon Musk!
If you don’t know how who Elon Musk is, he is the man who started PayPal, Telsa, SpaceX and SolarCity. I’ve just finished reading the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance. His success and determination make him a truly inspiring human being.
One of the reasons he is so successful is that he has a clear mission. He wants to fly people to Mars and make our world more sustainable via electric cars and solar panels. As he has these clear mission statements, people who believe in what he wants to achieve want to buy what he is selling.
“Great companies don’t offer us something to buy. Great companies offer us something to buy into.” – Simon Sinek
This got me thinking about what am I trying to achieve with MoneyBooks.blog. I feel I need a clearer mission.
On a mission to find a mission!
When I started this blog, it was to make myself ‘rich’ by taking action based on books about money. That is still what I’d like to do but as I’ve been writing more blogs and talking to people about money my focus has changed. I now care a lot more about helping others sort out their financial position.
It turns out that a lot of very smart people are not following the basics in terms of how they manage their money. They don’t know how much they are spending, they are not saving and very few are investing. They focus more on what they earn, rather than how much they are saving. That’s like a company only focusing on how much revenue they make and not caring about maximising their profit.
Then there are people who want to do something with their money. They look to seek advice from a financial advisor but end up getting ‘ripped off’ by these advisors. This shouldn’t be the case and something needs to change.
I want to use MoneyBooks.blog to help as many people as possible to avoid simple mistakes when it comes to managing their money. Avoiding the simple mistakes is 80% of how the rich become rich!
Defining my mission!
Now I just need to find a short and clear statement that sums up what I’m trying to achieve.
So here it is … drumroll please …
Stop smart* people doing stupid things with their money!
(*If you can read, you are smart)
You would be surprised how long it took me to come up with that. I came up with so many different visions before I landed on that one. Given how important I think having a clear mission is, I didn’t want to rush it.
I now need to make sure I complete my mission!
Each of my future blogs is going to be focused on achieving my mission. Starting with my next blog which is going to highlight some of the ‘stupid’ things that smart people are doing (or not doing) with their money.
Be smart and subscribe!
If you are smart, make sure you aren’t doing stupid things with your money by subscribing to this blog below (remember, you’ll get your FREE month tracking spreadsheet to avoid one of the most common mistakes that smart people make and that’s not tracking how much money they actually have).
Some blogs to help you get started:
Here are a few blogs that can help you get started:
- Trying to become a Rich Dad
- Tracking our finances
- The long and short of investing to become a Rich Dad