This post has two parts. Part 1 is a list of all the self-care, self-esteem, and self-love courses that I have ever been to in my life. This is what I like to call “the list of self-care courses that I have never taken.” In Part 2, I will talk about what I have learned about the importance of self-awareness.
Well, I have had a lot of self-care classes. I attended a ton of them, but I have not taken any of them. I have a feeling that I am not alone in this. The self-care courses that I have done are the ones that tend to be the ones that I did best. And to be honest with you, I have no idea if I can go back and take the classes that I have taken in the past, and I wouldn’t advise doing that.
I don’t know about you, but I have always thought that if I have taken a very good self-care course, I would be better able to handle myself in any situation. Self-awareness means that you are aware of what you want, and if you don’t want to do something, then you need to change your mind and make that decision. This is a skill that takes practice and time. It is really, really important.
In a recent article in the Huffington Post, author J.D. Brede says that becoming a Certified Financial Consultant is a tough choice, not just for those who want to take up the profession of financial advice, but for people who want to take the plunge and become a financial influencer.
The problem is that the financial industry is extremely fragmented and hard to navigate. The Financial Planning industry is dominated by a few agencies (Citibank, Fidelity, etc.), and the Consulting industry is dominated by hundreds of financial planners who are paid to advise clients on everything from estate planning and tax planning to retirement planning. The Financial Planning industry is a very, very large one.
There are a few different certification programs, but the best one I could find is the sfc certification program. The sfc program requires you to have a bachelor’s degree, have 30 years of experience as a financial planner/business owner, and have at least 10 years of experience in real estate, property management, and investment banking.
That sounds like a lot of work for what is really a one-time fee.
I think it’s more than likely that your personal finance planner will be a little too busy in the future to even know yourself. You’ll just be making some dumb, stupid decisions about your life, and then you’re just so busy with your life that you don’t even realize it.
It seems like everyone is focused on these certification programs these days to try to make a quick buck. What it doesn’t seem to matter a lot is that your personal finance planner will be your best friend. When you need help, they’ll be there for you. When you want to quit the money-fixing game, they’ll be there to point out the mistakes you’ve made and help you understand your true personal finance goals.
Its not that money isnt important, it is that the process of finding it isnt. The first step to having a good financial planner is to understand what you are trying to accomplish. Money should be the first thing you think of when you need guidance (and that is something that I have always found to be true). Money is not the most important thing in life, but its one of the most important things you can have.