Be the captain of your own ship
Financial net worth is one of the things a lot of people have a desire of building, but many have trouble successfully doing so. The concept of assets and liabilities can be intimidating to the common person, but once understood, it can serve as a valuable lesson in helping people reach their financial goals.
Your financial net worth is calculated by subtracting your liabilities from your assets. You WANT to have the total value of your assets to exceed your total liabilities. This means you should strive to build your personal savings, investments and positive equity real estate holdings. You should also aim to reduce the amount of your liabilities. Eliminate credit card debt, outstanding loans along with any other expenditures you have to pay out. Maximize your assets, while minimizing your liabilities is the simple formula for creating a positive net worth.
Likewise, the concept of net worth can apply to those seeking to have successful, healthy relationships. Having a baseline understanding of who you are, what you bring to the table and a willingness to continue working on your weaknesses is instrumental in determining your personal net (self) worth. Unfortunately, like financial net worth, some people struggle to understand how net worth translates to their personal relationships.
Build a positive net worth for the various relationships in your life by starting with YOU! Doing so is a great starting point for creating healthy relationships around you. Becoming a better-educated person, developing your personality, building a healthy self-esteem, improving your compassion and becoming trustworthy are great places to start in adding to your portfolio as a person. You are the common denominator in all of your life relationships, so position yourself as someone with a great starting point. The more you believe in yourself, the more confident you are in embracing good relationships and purging bad ones.
Make it a point today to begin improving your net-worth in both your financial and personal life. You’ll be glad you did!
Kenny Pugh is a coach, speaker and Manager of KTP Financial, LLC. He leverages his expertise to help clients improve their businesses, finances and relationships. Kenny Pugh has over 17 years of business experience primarily in the financial services industry. He has worked with many of the world’s top companies includingAccenture, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, SunTrust, LendingTree.com, Microsoft Home Advisor, Wachovia, Washington Mutual, AT&T and a number of others.