The concept of retirement can feel daunting and many of us worry we won't have enough money to feel comfortable. In this video, Manisha will share her best advice around when and how to start taking action towards your retirement. She'll also share some benchmarks to be aware of that will help you feel confident about your long-term saving progress.
2. Saving For Emergencies
The one thing we can all expect in life, is the unexpected. In this video, Manisha will talk about the importance of building a $2,000 emergency cash fund for unforeseen expenses. Though it may not be the most fun thing to put your money towards, saving for the future is one of the best steps you can take to create financial well-being and build for a brighter future.
3. Dealing With Debt
Dealing with debt is arguably one of the most stressful and confusing financial topics out there. In this session, Manisha will talk to you about into the importance of whittling away at your debt and share a simple 3-step process that will help you get started. She'll also cover a few important financing rules you’ll need to consider before making big purchase decisions.
4. Financial Reality Check
Evaluating if you’re currently living within your means is by far the most important first step to achieving financial wellness. If you regularly spend more money than you earn, you’ll always have financial stress unless you start making some changes right now. In this video, Manisha will help you understand where you stand with this habit so you can get to a place where you have money remaining at the end of each month.
5. Build Resilience and Willpower
Willpower and resilience are both key to success. There will be points in life when you are working towards a goal and you will feel empty, overwhelmed and overworked. At points you will self-doubt and procrastination due to worry. In this session, Alister will lead you through a guided meditation that will help galvanize your inner-strength.
6. Plan For Greatness
Creating a plan of action is a key ingredient in any form of success, whatever that may look like to you. Once we are clear on what we would like to achieve, we can reverse engineer the process, and create a plan of actionable steps that will take us closer to our desired outcome. In this exercise, Alister will help you create your own personal "success path" through visualization and a self reflective writing task.
7. Focus on the Positives
All too often in life we get caught in the trap of self-sabotage. We belittle ourselves and forget to recognize our strengths. When we focus is on negative parts of our self, our energy levels drop. In this exercise, you will become aware of any patterns of negative self-talk you have, whilst creating new belief systems and positive patterns. As you start to re-focus on positive elements of yourself and life, you will become more confident in your ability to reach your goals.
8. Confident Communication
Not feeling properly heard and understood by other is a common trigger for stress, and can leave us resentful and unhappy. This session will focus on improving communication skills through developing assertiveness. Dr. Catherine will introduce you a script that you can try out using to help you to communicate more assertively and express your feelings effectively.
9. Problem Solving Made Simple
When we are feeling stressed, our ability to think clearly and rationally is often impaired. This can make solving problems difficult and we can often feel overwhelmed, unsure of what to do next. In today’s session Dr. Catherine will introduce you to a simple systematic approach to problem-solving to help you to take action and be more decisive in these tricky stressful times, where you’re not quite sure what to do. Following this approach when faced with a problem you’re not quite sure what to do about can help you to build confidence in your decision-making process.
10. Find Clarity and Focus
Stress easily accumulates when we have a long-do list, multiple deadlines and competing priorities. It’s very easy to end up living a life that is inconsistent with your personal values, spending lots of time and energy on things that perhaps aren’t what you really value as important. To help you to clarify your values, Dr. Catherine will guide you through a personal values exercise. This will enable you to clarify what is really important to you, to help you to start living more fully by your values and have a more fulfilling life.