Stop Fearing Doing It The Right Way

Episode 78 · August 29th, 2022 · 12 mins 1 sec

About this Episode

Struggling with your personal finance and how to manage your money?

It can be frustrating when you are stuck in a financial rut because of the fear that you might not be doing it right.

Join me in today's episode as I talk about how to stop letting your fear get in your way, how overthinking and being a perfectionist is keeping you from making progress and how letting yourself fail actually helps you to succeed and reach your financial goals.

Hosting Today:
Hey, I’m Ashley Patrick, a personal finance expert and founder of Budgets Made Easy. I help busy moms create systems to save money and pay off debt so they can reach their big dreams faster and easier.

I was able to pay off $45,000 in just 17 months including $25,000 in student loans in just 10 months. I’m a Master Financial Coach and have a bachelor's degree in psychology and will help you get to the root of your money problems.

Since my journey started I have been featured on Fox Business, Yahoo! Finance, Food Network, USA TODAY, MSN, CNBC, NerdWallet, and many others.

“You have to stop letting fear of doing it wrong or doing it the right way keep you from making progress, because guess what? If you are doing it wrong or doing things the wrong way, at least you have figured out that that doesn't work for you. If you just don't even try it all, you won't know that. And you'll just stay stuck. If you're not doing anything, you're not failing, but you're also not succeeding.”
- Ashley Patrick

00:42 - What is perfectionist thinking?
01:10 - The great thing about personal finance and managing your money
01:42 - How to stop letting fear keep you from making progress
05:10 - One small action that you can do this week that will move you closer to your financial goals
07:00 - How to stop letting fear of failing or doing it the right way
07:35 - How to put it into action
07:55 - Changes coming to the podcast starting next week

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