21. Board Meeting Strategy Session

Board Mtg Strategy Session

Board Mtg Strategy Session

Use #IThinkEnriched to let us know how you are doing with the challenges.

Episode 20 was our first Board Meeting.  We discussed  a variety of items and are given a challenge from each of the members of the Board.

The challenges are:

Brian Lindner, of Make Some Wonderful, challenges us to “Don’t Panic when you are talking with your spouse about stressful money situations.”

  • Slow down.
  • Plan 3 topics to address per money situation.
  • Listen.  Try the tongue technique to make sure you’re not talking too much.
  • Establish goals together.
  • Hold each other accountable.

Gina Young, of Money Savvy Living, has given us the “Clean Out the Pantry Challenge.”

  • Take inventory of your kitchen, pantry, and food items.
  • Plan meals based on the food items.
  • Shop the essentials.  Just go around the outside of the grocery store when you are out of the grocery store.

Travis Scott, of Stuff Parents Like, challenged us in the next 20 episodes to “Start a Side Business.”

  • Find one thing you are doing daily that you could sell to others.
  • Offer your service and business to your friends and family.
  • Start building your dream today.

Use #IThinkEnriched to share your images, tweets or stories of how you are accepting the challenge.

I am cheering you on!

Marriage and Money: How to Make it Work

Marriage & Money:  How to Make it Work, with Brian Linder

Marriage & Money: How to Make it Work, with Brian Linder


In this episode, we meet Brian Linder, an LCPC, that loves to help couples enrich their marriage.

Find Brian at MakeSomeWonderful

We discuss:

  • Money & dating: and why you should be honest about your finances before you’re married.
  • In marriage, why you should combine all your finances.
  • How to handle stressful conversations about money
  • Money fights usually aren’t about money + what they are really about.
  • How emotions are related to money.
  • How you can unknowingly erode the trust in your marriage with money.
  • The right way to communicate.
  • Why you should make communication a top priority.
  • Why you should be curious about your spouse.
  • The importance of goal setting and teamwork in your marriage.
  • An enriched life in Brian’s definition.

Talk about money and still keep your class

How to Talk about Money and Still Keep Your Class.

How to Talk about Money and Still Keep Your Class.

Talking about money with friends, family and others can bring out the worst.

Don’t just give advice.

Do give solicited advice.

Don’t discuss numbers.

Do discuss strategies.

Don’t compare.

Do encourage.

(At a restaurant) Don’t talk about money in front of your server.

Do decide before you sit down how to split the bill.

Don’t brag about your success.

Do “Pull them into your journey…”

The bonus:

   LISTEN.  Listen more than you speak.