My Word for 2015: How It Frightens Me Like Bats Frighten Batman

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My word for 2015 is LEAD.

I stumbled into leadership like a servant entering a room full of hungry dinner guests (can you tell I watch “Downton Abbey”?).

My instinct in this moment is to dissolve into the group of other servants and wait for instruction, or to seek out the leader who will begin serving food.

I couldn’t possibly lead, though, I tell myself.

Then I look down and in my hands is a tray laden with hot food.  I may not be the best server, nor do I know everything about preparing meals (finances), but these people are hungry now, and I do have something to offer.

That is what this blog is for – to feed folks who are hungry for financial support, for community, for getting out of debt, for answers to problems.

I’ve been there.

I love to write and I love to help people.  This is the marriage between those two.

Other areas in which I lead are coordinating Financial Peace University classes and being a financial coach as a ministry.  I am also a mother of two.  If you have a child, then you lead by example, every moment of every day.

My wish is to share what I am learning to give you ideas, options and encouragement on your financial journey.

At one point, I always ask myself, “Should I wait for another to step up, as usual?”

No.  In 2015, I will lead.

In the comment section below, answer one of the following:  

1.  “My word for 2015 is ___________________.”  

2.  “___________________ frightens me like bats frighten Batman.”

Wife, mother of two, Christian, financial coach, writer, snowman builder, aspiring yet mediocre cook, diy project tester, goof.

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4 thoughts on “My Word for 2015: How It Frightens Me Like Bats Frighten Batman

  1. Great article, and I love your blog mission! 🙂

    My word for 2015 is ACTION! In 2015 I am taking action to pursue my dreams, and you know what? It’s not as scary as I thought.

    Thanks for the tweetable, too! I think of this every day, and it fuels me to be the best example I can be for my kids in every area of my life.

    • Monica,

      From what I’ve seen already in your debt story, you’ll do great with “action” being your word. 🙂 This is the first year I have done this, but already it feels great to have that foundation of a mission statement for the year.

      Glad you liked the quote. How old are your children? My 2-year-old is a walking echo of me, so it’s impossible not to think before I speak or act because I’m going to hear it played back to me in a very sweet little voice!

  2. Intentional. That’s my word. Things like being debt free, building a blog, conquering the world are really just consistent, intentional action. And, being intentional and taking action beats knowledge everyday of the week. I look forward to seeing more of who you are and your mission, Laura. Cheers.