GUEST BLOGGER: TASHA KILLIAN
I’ll admit it, I love hashtags. I use them all the time. In fact, if you’ve ever talked with me over text message, you’ve probably gotten a text with at least two or more hashtags. One hashtag that I have become fond of recently is #goals. I use it when I see someone or something that I admire. Sometimes I will put a classifier in front of the goals to show categories. The hashtag I will be talking about in this blog post is #financegoals.
There is so much value in looking to other people and learning from them. Basically, how important it is that we as single people can build a community of women who are #financegoals. You may already have these women. It might be a mom, a sister, an influencer you follow, it might even be one of the ladies you’ve seen on Utah Money Moms. Whoever it is, you’ve decided that they are your #financegoals and you look up to them for how they manage their money. But, did you know how important it is to have these people to look up to?
According to research done on heroes and leadership, having people to look up to, #goals, or heroes, gives us a limit for our aspirations (Allison et al, 2017). In other words, they give us something to look up to as well as something to look forward to. One way to look at it is that having a hero is a way of embodiment for our goals. It is great to imagine and have a goal that we can set a plan to and follow ourselves but seeing that goal lived out in someone else is a powerful way to motivate us to achieve what we have worked for. That is why finding someone who is your #financegoals is so important. It shows you not only what you want to become goal wise, but it shows that it is possible as well.
So, how do you build your #financegoals tribe? Well, you are already a step ahead of the game by being a part of the Utah Money Moms community. Next, use the wisdom and knowledge and relationships you have from these #financegoals tribes to set your goals. Why did you choose each of them? Do they have something special you admire; do they do something you’d like to do? What steps can you do to get yourself to that level? Finally, keep learning. Keep growing and keep building these #financegoals groups and keep working on your own goals so that you can become someone else’s #financegoals one day.
Allison, S. T., Goethals, G. R., & Kramer, R. M. (2017). Handbook of heroism and heroic leadership. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
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