She had to shed $130,000+ in debt before she could shed 130+ pounds
You’ve heard my buddy Elizabeth Benton of Primal Potential on the show before, but you have not heard this story. In her own words:
In my late twenties I embarked on a totally different journey. I was determined to get out of debt. Between my husband and I, we had well over $100,000 in student loans and other small, miscellaneous debts – just over $130,000, actually. After reading a Dave Ramsey book, I focused on the goal with unrivaled intensity. We met, and surpassed, our goal in less than 2 years. Little did I know that the process of getting out of debt would teach me everything I needed to know to finally tackle my lifelong weight struggles. It’s true. The crazy parallels between paying off $130,000 and losing over 130 pounds are astonishing. Here’s what getting out of debt taught me about life and extreme weight loss.
This is one of several shows I’ll be doing to continue our Life Balance Wheel series in the area of financial health, and it is chock full of information that will help you in many areas of your life balance wheel.
- Click Here to Download the Life Balance Wheel Worksheet
- How to complete the worksheet: score each area as where you are today. The goal is not to have a high score everywhere. It’s simply a tool to evaluate where you’re strongest, and which areas you want to focus on next.
- Read Elizabeth’s full story “What Paying Off Debt Taught Me About Weight Loss”
- The best books to help improve your understanding and management of personal finances:
- The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
- MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Anthony Robbins
- And the book that I’m constantly referring back to that supports almost any habit change, Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
- Start Tracking! There are so many apps and software options for tracking your personal finances. Some of my best recommendations:
- The Top 5 Best Android Personal Finance Apps
- More apps for iPhone and Android
What are your best money management tips?
Let me hear from you!