You can smell the flavor before you even get it unwrapped. Mmmm! It’s going to be so refreshing. You start vigorously chewing with focused attention as you excrete the juicy taste from the once dry, powdery stick of gum. It’s so good and you hope it never ends, but as much as you enjoy it, you start to realize that the love affair is over. That taste that was promised to last forever now tastes like wet cardboard. What do you do?
You grab two pieces. Maybe, just maybe, it will last for ten minutes instead of just five. Something tells you that you’re probably wrong but what else are you going to do? You’ve got to have fresh breath.
Has this ever happened to you?
I know it has. It looks so delicious as you watch the commercial lying to you about how long the flavor lasts, so you fall for it. After all, they lure you in by convincing you—the flavor that lasts all day—will cause your one true love to instantly appear, or the one you already have to have sparkles in their eyes because your breath smells so fantastic.
It would seem to me that someone is great at marketing. Nobody wants to have stinking breath, so before long you are up to a pack a day. They sold you on something that does not live up to the hype, but you still buy it. That’s GREAT marketing!
Guess who else is great at marketing?
You’re waiting in line at the bank. Your palms are sweaty and you are nervous, with butterflies in your gut and a bloated misconception of how beneficial getting approved would be—you are confident. Debt is a tool, and you owe it to yourself to be able to enjoy life right? It’s a relationship that you practically beg for, and you aren’t really sure what you just signed up for but you do know you have a few purchases to make to break in your new plastic friend.
What could be better than being able to borrow someone else’s money to buy something you yourself do not have the money to buy? It’s perfect, why stop with plastic? So you go out and buy that new “reliable” car you have always “needed”.
Life is GREAT!
Then one day you wake up and realize you are up to your eyeballs in debt. Debt—the tool—has suddenly become a monthly burden that has grown out of control. It is like a fiery beast and it has control over your emotions. You believed that it was going to make everything all right, but the romance is over. Or is it?
Now it’s more like an abusive relationship. You are in a viscous cycle that forces more bad financial decisions because you have no other choice. You believed that that credit card was going to be for emergencies right after you charged a little to “build your credit”. You just knew that new car was going to be reliable. Now it’s at the shop.
What are you to do now?
You go get more credit because you are maxed out, and after all, you need something to use for emergencies. What about your credit score? You can’t go through life without a credit score, just like you can’t get a good date without that long-lasting piece of chewing gum.
You never stop believing the lies. You just know that one day, using debt as a tool will put you right where you want to be. Reality is that you were lied to. Debt is not a tool, and how many dates have you ever been on that lasted only 5 minutes? They want you to keep paying them interest, and they want you to keep investing in their gum.
Have you been fooled by society?
By the banks? By marketers? What about broke family members?
You are not alone. Many of us have bought it, hook, line, and sinker too. The question is do you want to continue down the path of living paycheck to paycheck, or do you want to learn how to be DEBT FREE? Free from stress? Free from bondage?
Wouldn’t you like to remove the one thing that is keeping you from building wealth? How has it worked for you so far? Debt is nothing but a roadblock! It is not helping you.
The great thing is.
You can get rid of your debt, and I believe in you. Not because I know you, but because I did it. I’m not that special! Anyone of you have the same ability, but you have to stop believing the lies.
Get rid of your debt, and find out for yourself why debt freedom is so entirely AWESOME!!