Managing ourselves is knowing ourselves

Over these many years as a Coach/Consultant to individuals and companies, there seems to be a trend that surrounds how we make decisions when it comes to finance and future.

Living in Regret: When I speak to people, I ask them about the regrets they have about not making the best choices in their past when it comes to money. For me, I remember my husband wanting to make sure we go on vacation and decided to buy two time shares. We lived with those payments for several years. Each month, I would see this payment show up on my charge card. I found it difficult to accept as the price was so high based on where we were with our business and the available time to travel. I lived in regret for not listening to my gut instinct. What was missing for me? Clearly, I did not do my homework. Listening to the salesman, I could easily see that the choice was exciting to move forward but the cost compared to the value did not meet up. I did not take into consideration “ME”, therefore did not manage myself properly when making this commitment for 10 years of payments.

What would I have done differently? Educated myself. Put down time lines and what ifs’. Simply said, to do my due diligence so the choice I accepted was the right one for me.

What did I learn? I learned that most of us who make money decisions need to be educated. Knowledge about any one product, process and the people we work with gives the comfort we need that we made the right choice. No regrets.

I hear often, “it sounds too good to be true.” I asked myself, “what does that mean?” If finally struck me that knowledge of a process, system, market is power. So when we started Knowles Systems in 2002, our foundation has been built on knowledge. The more we teach you about available choices, the more comfort you have, dignity you have, power you have to make the right decision for you and your future.


Lynette Robbins