Do you have big goals for 2021?

As we head into the new year, so many of us are setting different goals for the year. We created a free download (click here to download) to support you throughout 2021 so that you can stay present and focused to your goals all year long.

In this episode you will learn...

  • How to set a SMART financial goal
  • How to challenge yourself with Good, Better, and Best goals
  • How to track your 2021 goal progress with our freebie: 2021 Goal Tracker

 

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Just because it’s called a “stimulus” check does not mean that it is your responsibility to go out and stimulate the economy with it. A big purpose of this stimulus bill was to provide additional financial relief to the American people. So in this episode, I am going to share five things you could do with your stimulus check to bolster and strengthen your own financial position, as well as some ideas of how you could use it to support your community.

 

In this episode you will learn...

  • How to check the status of your stimulus check if you haven’t received it
  • Five ways to bolster your own financial position with the stimulus dollars
  • A few ways you can support your local community with your stimulus check

 

  • To get the latest updates about the stimulus check and other forms of Coronavirus relief, join our free Facebook community - we’ll help keep you informed, answer your questions, and connect you with other like-minded people who want to focus on being more financially savvy.

 

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It’s back! It only happens twice a year - our 21-Day Challenge is starting on 1/21/2021. We are super excited to kick off this challenge which is designed to help you move your money forward in a bigger, better way than you ever have before.

In this episode you will learn...

  • What the 21-Day Challenge is and how you can sign up
  • Who the 21-Day Challenge is designed to help
  • Who should not participate in this challenge

To participate in the 21-Day Challenge, join our free Facebook community - this is where all the activity of the 21-Day Challenge is happening!

December 24, 2020

Episode 111: December FC Beat

It’s one of our favorite times of the month! It is time for the December FC Beat.

That’s the Financial Coaches Beat, in case you didn’t know, where Jaclyn and Jill are giving you the inside scoop on what’s happening, all things in the Fiscal Fitness world.

And of course our favorite part which is tooting the horns of our amazing clients, sharing the great work that they are doing and celebrating their accomplishments.

You’ve got to tune in for this one!

 

Resources:

New Year, New Money Checklist: fiscalfitnessphx.com/newyear -

Episode 107

Choosing your word of the year: https://fiscalfitnessphx.com/oneword2019/

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Famous financial gurus are known for their popular, one-size-fits all approaches to money. Here at Fiscal Fitness, we know from working first hand with hundreds of clients that no formula works for every single client.

In this episode you'll hear why Coach Jaclyn herself chose to abandon one of the popular approaches out there when working on paying off her non-mortgage debt.

In this episode you will learn...

  • Why the one-size-fits-all approach wasn’t working for me - what I liked and what I didn’t.
  • How working with Coach Jill changed my approach and what she taught me
  • How having a custom approach was actually a much wiser path for us to take

 

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Many clients tell us that setting goals isn’t something they have ever done. That it feels really unnatural for them and isn’t something they feel comfortable with. We have definitely found that goal setting is a skill that must be learned and the better you get at setting your goals, the better you get at achieving them time and time again!

Unfortunately, goal setting fails for so many people. Here are a few things we see or hear from clients when it comes to goal setting:

  • They say it feels pointless.
  • They don’t ever feel as though they are reaching their goals.
  • They forget the details of their goal.
  • Their goals are set up as pass/fail, and they find themselves failing time and again.
  • They aren’t specific enough, so they never know if they have actually achieved their goal.
  • When it comes to financial goals specifically - they don’t have a solid foundation (aka budget) that actually works - so their financial goals are more like wishes, rather than concrete goals where they can see the steps to take to achieve them.

In this episode, Coach Jill talks about the steps you can take to turn this around and become a master at goal setting AND goal achieving!

Some steps you want to take to improve your goal setting skills:

  • Begin with creating a REALISTIC budget.
  • Stop making your goals Pass/Fail by using the Good-Better-Best strategy.
  • Write your goals down. 
  • Be specific.

So long 2020 and good riddance!  This episode is a rerelease of episode 48 from 2019 but it is so great that we want to share it with you again. 

Research shows that resolutions are largely ineffective for making positive, sustainable change. Twenty-five percent of people break resolutions within one week and sixty-five percent break them within weeks. Selecting a word of the year can help us to embrace a larger vision that feels expansive and possible.

A single word is easier to remember than a whole list of goals and resolutions. Your “word of the year” anchors your daily life, helps you focus, guides the work you do, choices you make.

The benefits of choosing one word:

  1. Can feel more expansive than goals or resolutions.
  2. Can feel more inspirational vs instructional.
  3. Especially great for people who do not do well with structure, deadlines, or too many rules.
  4. Allows one to adjust their goals and resolutions as the year goes on – things can happen and change and having a single word can give you the flexibility you need.
  5. By having one word to guide my year, I found it easier to create goals and resolutions that aligned my whole approach for the year.

My “word of the year” anchors my daily life.

It helps me focus.

It guides the work I do, the choices I make, and the way I navigate my everyday. When I feel adrift, I remember my word of the year and come back to myself & my goals

Steps to find your Word of the Year for 2019

1. Reflect on areas of your life:

  • Your wellbeing
  • Your career/business
  • Your family
  • Your health
  • Work/life balance
  • Finances

2. Reflect on the type of person you want to become

  • Wealthier
  • Happier
  • Healthier
  • Dive deep into your soul

3. What are the characteristics of the person you want to become?

4. What do I want to change or gain in my life?

  • What is one thing I’d change about my life?
  • What is one thing I’d change about the way I spend my day?

5. Find a quote (or multiple) that embodies this word.

6. Trust your intuition

  • You don’t necessarily have to labor over this decision; you likely don’t need to turn this over in your mind a thousand times.

7. Now consider how you can apply this word to your whole life

“Supported”’ at home means something different than “supported” in your professional life. And “connected” to your body is different than being “connected” to your partner.

How does your word apply in the context of work? At home? Does it affect the way you move your body or the choices you make around food? Will it change the way you use technology?

When you take the time to imagine the way your word applies to all the areas of your life, you’re ready to make that word happen everywhere.

8. Fortify Your ONE WORD With Visibility, Repetition, and Accountability

One Word Ideas and Inspiration

Improve – Begin – Challenge – Wellness – Balance – Courage – Creativity – Evolve – Change – Heal – Release – Grow – Begin – Finish – Health – Truth – Expansion – Abundance – Connect – Abundant – Aligned – Balanced – Bliss – Congruent – Consistent – Creative – Depth – Desire – Devout – Divine – Educated – Enlightened – Fit – Forgiving – Free – Free-Spirited Game-Changing – Giving – Glowing – Gracious – Grateful – Gratitude – Happy – Healthy – Honest – Humbled – Journey – Joyful – Laser-Focused – Loving – Mindful Of Service – Open – Passion – Peaceful – Radiant – Sassy – Savvy – Sexy – Sexy – Smart – Soulful – Sparkle – Spiritual – Strong – Tenacious – Truth – Unstoppable – Vibrant – Wellness – Whole – Freedom – Revitalize – Complete – Whole – Design

 

Podcast Music by Annti Luode

This episode was originally published in December of 2019 as episode 74.  It was so impactful and popular that we wanted to put it back on your radar. 

You may be excited to set new year’s resolutions and goals with your finances this time of year, but if you’re not careful, you could be getting ahead of yourself. Don’t set yourself up for failure, check out our New Year New Money Checklist FIRST. It will help you lay a really solid foundation from which to build from!

Get ready to make your new year financial goals a resounding success in 2020!

You can visit the original blog post with downloadable "New year, new money" worksheet here

It’s one of our favorite times of the month! It is time for the November FC Beat.

That’s the Financial Coaches Beat, in case you didn’t know, where Jaclyn and Jill are giving you the inside scoop on what’s happening, all things in the Fiscal Fitness world.

And of course our favorite part which is tooting the horns of our amazing clients, sharing the great work that they are doing and celebrating their accomplishments.

You’ve got to tune in for this one!

This is a replay of one of our most popular episodes, episode 23: Holiday Traditions and Gift Giving Ideas that will Not Break the Bank. You can check out the amazing companion holiday shopping and traditions blog post here

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