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In the latest Mission Impossible movie there is a scene where a busted up helicopter is sliding down this cliff. It gets stuck. Then it shifts and gets a little closer to the edge. To the tipping point. You know it’s going over. It’s almost at the point of no return where gravity is going to do its job.
Listen to me. I get thousands of emails from people all over world of people writing in to the Scott Alan Turner Show asking for help.
Many of you, NOT ALL, have already reached the tipped over point. The broken point. Not the breaking point, the broken point. It’s broke. You’re broke. We’re broke. You gotta fix it. You’re over the cliff falling into the grand canyon, arms flailing, ahhhhh, wondering if you packed a parachute and you’re gonna live.
Thinking about a parachute and a safe landing should be done before you go over the cliff, before the tipping point. Not after. We’re not Tom Cruise. You know he’s going to survive, he’s the star of the movie.
These are warning signs you’re about to go over the cliff. At the broken point, where you’re broke.
- $0 savings
- 401k loans
- maxed on credit cards
- payday loans
- everything is at the pawn shop.
- Cash out refinances on a home
- business is failing and running on credit cards for inventory
- Using those checks the credit card company gives you
- Late payments
- Ran out of money before you ran out of month.
When you write in to the Scott Alan Turner show it’s never past the point of no return.
But a lot of the times it’s past that right turn you should have taken back their on the street.
Wayz or Google Maps is recalculating. Take the next left, the next left, not that left, right there! Make a U turn.
I was on the express lane the other night the navigation in the car was outdated and it told me to take a u turn off a 100 foot bridge. If I was in my flying car that would have been fine.
Not all advice is good advice. Especially when it comes from a computer or dumb phone.
That isn’t how I want you to live your life. If the warning signs are going off, oh, I’ve got this numbness in my hand that’s been there for 3 days. I don’t want you to be eating a bowl of spaghetti and have your head drop down into a meatball during dinner.
Look around and see if there are some warning signs before you have a financial heart attack. Too many of you ignore the warning signs, ignore the good advice on this show, and then look up to see the edge of cliff getting farther away.
You’ve never been skydiving but you know somewhere around here is a cord to pull and a backup shute too if you believe the movies.
If your not used to asking for help, remind yourself of all the times you used Google Maps.
Or stopped at a gas station, HEAVEN FORBID, and asked which way is up.
Stop what you’re doing, write in to the show.
- If we need to butcher you’re budget we’ll do that.
- If we need to ask you why in the world are you paying that much for that, we’ll do that.
- If you’ve already got a plan together but you just need someone to say hang in there just a little longer, we’ll do that.
Dude, you won’t lose your man-card by sharing. Sharing is Daring. Like Thor.
Do you know when you are going to get ahead in your finances faster and get that momentum going? When you make smart money moves now, today, so you never have to buy the cheap cat food or the generic Oreos.
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You’re never going to get far without help. Ask someone today for help with something, no matter how small.
- Proofread something
- Run an idea by someone
- ‘How did you do that’
Start building your help muscles and see what a difference it makes in your life.