The following guest post was written by Mike @ Green Panda Treehouse.
All right, first off I must admit that I was inspired in great part by one of my blogger friends (J Money) for the title of my article. J writes for Budgets Are Sexy and I always thought it was such a great name for a financial blog. As personal finance and sex are the 2 most taboo topics in our society today, combining sex and money is a great idea ;-).
But why ask if you are financially sexy? Just to know if you have enough financial (sex) appeal to succeed and reach financial freedom. If we take a look at what it takes to be sexy, you may find that it’s not that different than personal finance.
When you think sexy you think body
The very first aspect scrutinized to be considered sexy is your body. Unfortunately, we are not all born with a Brad Pitt or Scarlet Johansson body. It is the very same thing with finance. We are not all born in rich families that will give us their multi-national, profitable empire to manage at the age of 30.
In order to improve your body, you need to eat well (I previously wrote about my mini detox technique, it works!) and work out (to lose weight and build more muscle). If you do it consistently with a good menu and workout plan, you will become sexier after a while.
When you consider your finances, you need a well balanced budget (menu) that will help you pay off your debt and invest systematically (working out to build up your “financial” muscles). How do you go about building stronger financial muscles? As you would go see a personal trainer for your body, you can go see a financial advisor for your finances. Don’t be afraid to tell him everything about your situation so he can create a solid financial plan.
Also… the younger you start working out, the easier it is to lose weight. It’s the very same thing with paying off your debt and start investing!
When you think sexy you think attitude
Personally, I totally melt when my wife gives me “that” look. That look includes a mix of confidence, “go getter” look and maybe a bit of naughtiness? But seriously folks, someone who is confident and knows what they are looking for is definitely sexy.
Well you have to face your personal finances with the same confidence and “go getter” attitude. If you wait for life to give you what you “deserve” you will die poor and frustrated. You want a promotion? Start acting like you deserve it and ask for it. You want to start a business? Run to the bank with your business plan and tell them how they can make a huge pile of cash at the same time as you by investing in your idea.
This winner attitude will bring your far. You have to believe in yourself before doing anything else. This sexy attitude towards your finance will help you build wealth.
When you think sexy you think charisma
I’m sure you have already met someone with an amazing body but he/she left you indifferent. Why is that? Because that person had no charisma. While it is pretty hard to define, I would describe charisma as the “energy enveloping your body”. This is what people feel when they are around you. This is the energy you are sending to your environment.
Financial charisma can be established as two things:
- Think Positive. Good things happen to good people… in a good mood! So you are better off starting your day with a positive attitude and looking forward to making more money instead of complaining that you don’t have enough.
- Behave as if you are successful already. Don’t become a bragger and don’t paint all your walls pink. Acting like you are already successful will help lead you to great results. It’s about talking positively of your financial situation, about your projects and defining them as something with great potential.
If I had to describe the financial sexiness of an individual, I would use these 3 points to do it. Being sexy comes with having a great body, great attitude and great energy. If you use the same principles for your personal finance, you will become wealthier in no time ;-)
So, Are you financially sexy?
About the Author: Here’s a little bit more about Mike; “ I work in the financial industry specializing in personal finance. I enjoy trying to earn cash in different ways other than waiting for my pay check every two weeks. I love to try different things and I will post true stories about them. I am currently building my own online business while working 4 days a week at my day job.” If you like this article, don’t forget to subscribe to Green Panda RSS FEED.