At times your financial journey you might feel as though you are drowning and that there is no help in sight, refuse to drown.  Know that help is always in clear view; take the time to check your surroundings.  The busyness of life with the children’s schedule, ministry, college studies, work, job losses; loss of a loved one or sickness could throw you off-center.  Therefore, your financial matters could get pushed to the back burner in the midst of everything taking place.   Keep focused even when it seems as though you are in the middle of the ocean being circled by sharks.

I have listed some financial survival tips that could be helpful:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help – Envision yourself in the ocean being circled by sharks and someone threw out a survival ring to rescue you. What would you do?  Probably take hold of the ring, correct?  In some cases it might feel like a life or death financial situation, take hold of the help that is before you.  Lay aside your pride and above all forget about what others think and ask for help.
  • Help rescue “Yourself” – You must do something to save yourself.  If your mode of operation in your finances are not working, take “ACTION” communicate with a trusted financial counselor or adviser.  Make sure that you have a posture of being coachable and teachable.
  • Refuse to go under – Decide against merely existing in your current situation, allowing your finances to weigh you down. Rise up and push back!  Cause change to happen at all cost.
  • Get in the boat – Get focused, take hold of the survival ring and get in the boat.  In short, implement a strategy to survive!  Surround yourself with positive people who will encourage you to survive and are going in the direction that you aspire to go.  Make the necessary changes, using the advice of your counsel, that will enable you to manage your finances well.  Remember…refuse to drown!  Be determined to survive!

I would love to hear your survival plans.  Please feel free to leave a comment.

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