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It’s very hard to imagine retirement- it can feel like a far-off dream. It’s difficult to save for something that you can’t even imagine. Because of this, a lot of us avoid thinking or talking about money at all. It doesn’t feel good. Like a diet, budgets are something we have negative feelings toward and ultimately end up abandoning.

It’s better to put your finances in a positive light. Instead of feeling like you don’t have enough money, start realizing that you are richer than you think. Come from a place of gratitude for what you have and know that it’s actually your habits that are causing problems with your finances, not your income.

I used to be a major spender, so I was so happy to have John David Mann on for a third time to talk about his new book The Latte Factor. John is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Axiom Business Book Award, the Nautilus Award, and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. The Go-Giver was also honored with the Living Now Book Awards “Evergreen Medal” in 2017 for its “contributions to positive global change,” and cited on Inc.’s “Most Motivational Books Ever Written” and HubSpot’s “20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time”; The Go-Giver Leader was listed on Entrepreneur magazine’s “10 Books Every Leader Should Read” and Forbes magazine’s “8 Books Every Young Leader Should Read.” His 2012 Take the Lead was named Best Leadership Book of 2011 by Tom Peters and the Washington Post.

It was great to have John on Creative Warriors for the third time. To learn more about The Latte Factor and how to fund your dreams, download this episode now.


“If you wait until you have extra, you’ll be waiting forever.” – John David Mann

Highlights –

  • There are three myths of money. The first one is “make more money and you’ll be rich.” 
  • Most of us are bad at saving because we don’t have a concrete idea of why we are saving.
  • Rechannel your daily luxuries.
  • You need to align your spending with your values.
  • Instead of budgeting, think of what you want to fund.
  • Set yourself up for success.
  • The second myth of money is “it takes money to make money.”
  • When you get paid, pay yourself first.
  • Set up automatic savings so you don’t have to think about it.
  • The third secret is to “live rich now.” Fund your dream now. 

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