Share it:

Take the Bull by the Horns in Your Finances by Constantly Learning

FREE Budgeting Principles Checklist

Make your budget natural and effective by choosing the budgeting principles that work best for you. You’ll learn:

Where should I send it?

100% privacy. No games or spam. By signing up, you’ll receive 1-3 emails from me per week.

Atypical Finance is proudly free of all affiliate links except for one—a link to Amazon to purchase my book. If you see a link to my book, it’s an affiliate link. If you see a link to anything else, I don’t get paid any money for it. My goal is for you to be 110% sure that Atypical Finance will always have your best in mind and won’t give financial tips just to get paid for them. Enjoy the article!

This post is part of an experiment I’m doing called “Short Thoughts.” Short Thoughts would be in addition to my normal, more practical posts, and I’d love your feedback on it. Let me know what you think of this format by hitting me up on social media!

Have you ever seen or been to a rodeo? There is an event called steer wrestling where a person will literally drop off a horse, grab a steer by its horns, and wrestle it to the ground. This may be where the phrase “take the bull by the horns originates.” 

In life, you’re going to have problems that you will need to tackle, your bulls if you will. It’ll be tempting to try and let someone else take care of those problems. But the whole idea of taking the bull by the horns is to face your problems head-on. 

The Bull

These “bulls” are issues that come your way, but they’re not all going to be the same. Sometimes your bull is going to be a relatively tame calf that isn’t going to do much damage. Other times, your bull is going to want to enter your life and want to level it as if it were in a china shop.

And that’s where fear comes in.

Let’s face it. Taking the bull by the horns, staring your problem right in the face, is one of the scariest things you can do.

With your finances, it can be scary to take responsibility for not only the mistakes you’ve made but also for what you need to do to fix things that may be beyond your control. To really get a handle on your finances takes real work, and that’s a good thing. Working at your finances will bring results—plain and simple. 

But nothing is going to get done unless you take the bull by the horns. I know you can do it. You’ve got this!

Take Action

There are tools that a cowboy uses in steer wrestling. They’ve got their boots for traction and protection, their horse to come at the steer from just the right angle, and even their belt to hold their pants up. But what is their most important tool?

Preparation. 

They’ve practiced. They’ve trained. They know what to expect even if it’s unexpected. They. Are. Prepared. 

So how do you get prepared with your finances? Constantly learning.

Learn something about personal finance that you haven’t learned before. Relearn a subject within personal finance that you need to brush up on. Learn a different angle on a subject that you might already know, such as budgeting or investing. 

Keep growing. Learn about yourself and what you value. Learn the way you’ll manage your money best and create your own system for doing so. Read some blog posts, take a class, or read a book.

Keep learning. You’ve got this.

Enjoy the Article?

Then, you’ll love my book, The Root Budgeting System

The Root Budgeting System shows you how to create the perfect budget specifically for you so you’re not trying to fit into someone else’s mold and can build the life you want.

Budgeting, when done correctly, gives you incredible freedom, and The Root Budgeting System shows you how to do it the right way for you. It even comes with a digital workbook to help you along as well as some sweet bonuses. Get your copy  at Amazon!

Share it:

The person behind Atypical Finance

I'm Tim Jordan

I’m an author and certified financial coach who cares most about the same thing you do—getting YOU where you want to be in your financial life.
 
I don’t settle for just teaching you money principles. I teach you how to take these principles, mold them to fit who you are, and build the life you want. It wasn’t until I stopped trying to fit into a financial mold that I was able to gain complete control over my money. Now, I want to teach you how to break that mold in your own life and help you reach true financial freedom.
schedule a coaching call

Having a financial coach in your corner is one of the best and quickest ways to exponentially improve your financial life. With only your best in mind, I will guide you in building the life you want using the best financial tools and tips for you personally. Schedule a call today!

the new book!

Create the last budget you will ever need in 5 simple steps and use it to build the life you want. Click here to purchase on Amazon or sign up for a FREE chapter below!

What my clients say…

I've been seen in...

Follow Me on Social!

Hey!
I'm Tim Jordan

I’m an author and Certified Financial Coach who believes that everyone’s personal finances should be as unique as they are. Everything I create, write, and share is designed to help you find true financial freedom, whatever that may look like for you. 

My number one priority is to not only teach you money principles, but to teach you how to take these principles, mold them to fit who you are, and use them to build the life you want. 

You may have seen me on:

What's Next?

Want to pay off your unnecessary debt?

Check out my ultimate guide on creating your own debt payoff plan. Step-by-step instructions show you exactly what to do.

Ready to create a budget you will actually stick with?

Create the last budget you will ever need in 5 simple steps and use it to build the life you want. Learn more or purchase below.

Want to work 1 on 1 on getting your finances in order fast?

Let me get to know you, guide you, teach you, and help keep you on track on your way to building your dream life.