Congratulations. You’ve journeyed to the end of this road trip. You now have more knowledge of your thoughts and feelings, you’ve learned how to create a roadmap to reach your destination, and you’ve learned to set goals based on your values and your vision.
First, understand that practicing awareness is an ongoing exercise that you must integrate into your daily routine. Simply asking a series of whys—such as “Why are things the way they are?” or “Why was this decision made?”—will help you gain a better understanding of your mindset. As you work on cultivating a healthy money mindset, get clear about your values, define that vision for your life, and live with a money philosophy.
Then use the YOLO budget as your framework to create a spending plan that aligns your financial goals with your values. It is a living plan that can and should change as you progress toward your vision. Understand the importance of this budget framework to create the lifestyle you want and to reach the goals you’ve set.
And remember, you can take control by being proactive and responsive. Improve your conversations and financial relationships by engaging with people and organizations. I hope you’ll take what you’ve learned and use the knowledge gained to navigate toward your destination on the road to financial wellness. Revisit sections of the book often to reinforce the lessons you’ve learned.
Finally, and most important, you only live once, so define what living once means to you and ...