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I am going to hold your hand. Have you ever eaten in the dark?

We are reminded of a beautiful experience in Lyon, where we ate in full darkness. When you arrive, the mood is set and you are explained how the process works. The manager then directs you to lockers where you are advised to place all things that will distract your experience (watch, cellphone, etc). Likewise, this is the approach we recommend when diving into your finances, choosing a time when you are not distracted.

Then something very interesting happens, you are introduced to your personal waiter who will be serving you in the dark. All the waiters working in that restaurant are blind. Now for most people, this might shock you but it is well-known fact that if certain sensors are limited (for example your eyesight), then your other sensors are heightened.

Our dedicated waiter extended his hand as a symbol of trust and asked us if he could guide us to our seats. That feeling of not being able to see and having no control over a situation is challenging and makes you feel uneasy. However, you are quickly reassured that they are very experienced and that everything will run smoothly. You just have to let it go and enjoy the evening.

All the staff members were so friendly with us and don’t miss a thing. For example, their hearing is so excellent that as soon as your cutlery is put together on the plate, they already know that you have finished your meal. These are exactly the characteristics that we recommend for choosing someone to assist you with your finances.

Select a person who has integrity, that is trustable, who performs work as if it was done for their own parents, is good at explaining key concepts in lay terms, has your interest at heart, and has the relevant experience.

Do you remember this scene in confessions of a shopaholic?

“Luke Brandon:
Any financial stories that have caught your eye recently?

Rebecca Bloomwood:
Yes. And I am glad you brought that up. [Acts mad] Because I am furious. No, I really am. [Looks down at a newspaper folded in half with article title cut off] No, I mean, what is the story with the recent fish crisis?

Luke Brandon:
[Looks at her confused] Fish crisis?

Rebecca Bloomwood:
[Realizes she made a mistake] Fiscal… crisis.

Luke Brandon:
Fiscal crisis.

Rebecca Bloomwood:
Terrifying, Fiscally, I mean.

Luke Brandon:
How so?

Rebecca Bloomwood:
For the… fiscal family.”

We at M&J speak financials fluently. Maybe you need to learn the Financial language so that you can:

– do what you love to do, not what you have to do

-to be able to buy your first home and no longer rent

-go on that dream trip because you prioritised your budget right

– plan to extend your family, where you can spend more time at home with your loved ones rather than working all the time

Whatever the reason for learning this exciting new language, you will probably agree with me that it would be ideal to learn it fast.

To most of us the idea of learning a language, especially when you’re learning it from scratch, seems anything but fast. You will probably have to learn new vocabulary words, memorize the grammar and practice speaking the language of course.

However, learning a new language doesn’t need to be a slow and tedious process. Although nothing can truly replace the hard work and effort it requires, YOU yes YOU can absolutely learn this new language fast if you follow the right strategy and dedicate yourself to the entire process.

Follow this 6 step process:

  1. Set your financial language learning goals (set short term goals, have a willingness to learn and focus on tangible outcomes).
  2. Focus on the “right” words (by focusing on learning these words first, you can eliminate time wasting and increase the information you understand very quickly)
  3. Study smart (choose the right technique, read more books on the subject, do exercises on key concepts, listen to podcasts/audio books and consult with experts on the subjects that you are keen to learn).
  4. Seek out real life practice (the best learning happens when you actually apply it, therefore meet with someone who meets some characteristics outlined above) and join a conversation club on your interested subject.
  5. Challenge yourself (try to regularly challenge yourself in little ways, example review two weeks of your spending patterns and evaluate where could you perhaps cut out on)
  6. Have Fun (it is only natural that we tend to learn best when we’re enjoying ourselves, so don’t forget to make financial learning fun.)

Trust us, you are going to speak financials fluently in no time. Join us in our unique and exclusive membership for the ambitious entrepreneurs and modern businesses, the Headquarters of M&J.

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