Friday, August 27, 2021 (Day 239)
NEW Relaxing Music for the week: Illumination of the Heart: Deuter (9:41) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9NNnO93F0E
Question: How do you talk about money with friends and family?
Answer: If I have conversations about money with friends, it usually surface level conversations about retirement stuff. We never have conversations about salaries and debt. It doesn’t seem like most people are interested in having these conversations anyway. I believe most people are uncomfortable talking about money anyway, so it’s just better not to even talk about it. As far as family goes, Rebecca and I don’t really talk much about money, although she has asked me to look in to her retirement account. But as far as budgets, spending, and savings go, we don’t have those conversations. One thing that’s interesting I’m a pretty old-fashioned guy, so I will typically cover our food expenses, which I don’t mind doing. When I think about it, I have no problems having zero conversations about money with family and friends – and I’m sure they feel the same. So we all just go our merry ways and live with what we have.
I just finished facilitating a workshop for academic success coaches at Fort Lewis College. During the workshop, I decided to spend about 15 minutes reading articles that I have downloaded to read during breaks. One of the interesting articles that I found was this:
- Careers are no longer ladders to climb. Here’s how to develop professionally instead – https://www.fastcompany.com/90668481/careers-are-no-longer-ladders-to-climb-heres-how-to-develop-professionally-instead
I found it interesting because it stated that employers need to provide services for employees for learning and growth; to me, each individual needs to be responsible for their own growth and development. I’m noticing that most employers don’t really know what to do; it’s up to the individual to decide what opportunities to seek in order to develop their own professional needs. Everything that I’m doing right now is focused on continuous learning and growth – and it’s my hope that I can share a few things on this blog that might be helpful for others to learn and grow.