We all work hard for our monthly salaries, and in light of recent interest hikes and looming fuel and electricity increases; we will have to tighten our belts even further.
There are multiple tips and tricks to save more and be more money savvy, one of which is to learn from those who are getting it right.
We can learn a lot from self-made wealthy people, like Oprah for example. With a net worth of $3-billion, money is no problem for this media mogul but it is her attitude in life and towards money that will always keep her financially stable, come what may.
These top three personality traits of Oprah are easy for us to adopt as well:
Personality Trait 1: She works hard.
Oprah’s mother was an unmarried house cleaner who passed her from family member to family member to be looked after. She didn’t come from money. She worked hard, climbed the ladders in local news to morning shows and eventually her own talk show.
Talk show host, actress, producer, philanthropist, this woman has been busy. She co-authored five books, published the O magazine, and now manages the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Oprah.com and Oprah Radio.
“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work,” Oprah says.
Oprah in your life – Make the most of your workday. Work hard and efficiently and always give your best in every task at hand. Hard work does pay off, and if you’ve hit the ceiling at your company, perhaps it is time to move on.
Personality Trait 2: She’s not afraid of change.
Oprah says that: “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
It is something that she herself has applied in her career, which has affected her financial success.
Oprah in your life – Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself and change for the better. This can be applied to anything in life, from your career to your finances.
Personality Trait 3: She spends her money wisely.
According to Paul Brunson, a former work colleague, Oprah taught him invaluable lessons in life. And one of these was that she spent her money wisely. Instead of splashing out money on loads of luxuries, Oprah would rather spend money on experiences and memories.
In her book entitled What I Know for Sure, Oprah writes: “I hope the way you spend your money is in line with the truth of who you are and what you care about.”
Oprah in your life – Every cent you earn you’ve worked hard for. In an economy like this one you have to have a strict budget, you have to save properly and you have to think long-term. But you also have to live, so when you so do spend your money, spend it wisely.
If you are currently struggling to make ends meet due to excessive debt, and the upcoming price increases are keeping you up at night, give Debt Rescue a call. Let one of our debt councillors help you on the path to financial stability, before it is too late.