Friday, April 24, 2009

Ramsey Reflections, Part 5

Continuing reflections on Dave Ramsey's Town Hall for Hope...

Takeaway #6: Three Things to Do If You're Losing Hope

1 - Get up! Take action! Get moving!

Don't wait for Congress or the President to rescue you. There's a great place for you to go when you're broke: to work! If you don't have a job, talk to everyone. Think creatively, be proactive.

2 - Don't participate in loser talk!

One survey found that your income will likely be within 10% of your closest friends. Some have "The Spirit of Eeyore" upon them, because they sit around moping with their loser friends.

Read "Who Moved My Cheese?" Our cheese has been moved. We've got to start thinking different. Be a reader. Keep learning.

3 - Learn to Give Again

Give extra during difficult times. If you don't have money, give of your time. Serve the homeless, serve soup at the union mission. Visit someone in a nursing home. The more you give hope, the more hope you'll receive.

Thanks, Dave, for an inspirational, fun-filled, hope-filled evening!

This post by J. Steve Miller, author of Enjoy Your Money: How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give It.

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