What we can learn from the 28-year-old who has banked $250,000 and believes a mental shift is the key to saving money?
Okay, so writing a blog about the merits of saving money may not seem like the most exciting of concepts, but what I was most intrigued by in this article the ‘mental shift’ that Sean talks about and this shift makes good sense to me, not just when it comes to saving money.
I liked the fact that Sean had the confidence to break the mould. He decided what was right for him with his finances rather than benchmarking his peers and following suit.
I think this ‘mental shift’ could be well adopted in the workplace where all too often the temptation can be to do what is expected rather than what is the right thing at that time.
For example, with brand planning, it can feel much simpler to fall in line with what has always been done before by the company, with the brand and by your peers. There can be a preference for the same traditional tactics to be deployed without fully considering what is right for the market.
It can be challenging to move a company away from doing things the way they have always been done, but we know from looking at examples like Blockbuster video that doing the same doesn’t always work. Going back to what is right for the market and your brand is crucial.
Although it can be the less welcomed path, it may be possible to get a lot more from resources by understanding and delivering on what would really make our customers happy, rather than doing things the way they have always been done.