She'd seen it all & wasn’t going to make me feel ashamed.
It took me weeks, but I set up an appointment with her. I was terrified, dreading it.
I realized during our time together that there are lots of things I don’t know. I felt so ignorant. I felt so lost. Not once did she laugh at me, make me feel stupid, or put me down.
You see, I knew I needed to do this. It was time to get my head in the game and make some real changes. I couldn’t keep burying my head in the sand & blaming others for my inability to reach goals.
Side note: don’t ask your very intelligent husband, who may or may not be an expert in fiscal fitness, to train you. Bad things, people. Bad things.
Anyway. I definitely needed an outside, trustworthy expert, but I was terrified. All my previous experiences with financial experts have ended with them “shoulding” all over me. Anyone who knows me knows I hate to be “should” on.
Terrified, anxious, and in near-breakdown mode, I had my first meeting with financial planner Lynn Bowser. I was a mess but quickly realized that her approach to fiscal fitness is analogous to the Method 360 approach to fitness:
There is no one right [financial] strategy for every body, every budget, and every family.
Every body, every budget, and every family CAN have [financial] fitness.
I’ve met with Lynn & her business partner Kristen over 3 sessions so far. Not once have I been asked to do something that feels wrong, makes me cringe, or requires a purchase. There is integrity there.
My experience has reminded me of how you might feel before entering our GIANT studio. 9000 square feet of intimidation! It’s scary. Terrifying, actually. We get it.
Lynn gets it too. And her approach is educative, kind, & without judgment.
Just like ours.
Jump in. OR dip a toe. Learn something. Change something. If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
Is it hard? HELL YES.
Is it discomfortable? HELL YES.
Is it worth it?
What are you still waiting for?
You can contact Lynn Bowser, or ask Jen about her experience. Lynn has no idea I’m even writing this blog, and there was no compensation provided! This is a completely unprovoked response to my experience ☺