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How To Save Like A Bear helps first-time buyers and savers with big goals make the changes they need to succeed. Use these strategies to spend better on essentials, make more money, and think outside the box so that you can improve your future rocket fast.
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Episode 000 Show Notes
How do you save more money? What does it mean to save like a bear?
If you get that sensation quite regularly that you’ve got things you want to achieve, places to go, but time keeps flying by and taking half your cash with it, then my aim with this podcast is to get you to your destination quicker and with more of your cash intact, so that the rapid speed of living is actually working in your favour and delivering you to your goals sooner rather than later.
I’m going to share what’s worked for me financially, other content creators that have given me a catapult, and give you some shortcuts to earning and saving more.
In this episode I include what’s changed my life completely in the last few months, thanks to a few paragraphs in a book and to massive news(! Some books really pack a punch, eh?!). I lay out how you can use my experience so that you can transform your mindset quickly.
I also preview what’s coming in future episodes, and suggest some topics you can vote on for me to record next. (Ever wondered what Harry Styles has to do with Help to Buy? Or how to be a collector or a fan without going bankrupt?)
Let me know in the comments what you want to hear, or what you’re going to do differently!
Thanks for listening,
*no relation to Liam Payne. If you see him though, tell him I said hi.
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Ask Pat 2.0 Podcast Episode 1130: How Do I Share My Story and Get More People to Find My Message? Featuring Sally and Erik Wagter’s mission to release the potential of those with autism, as well as a lesson in how to market a new book/new service/podcast etc. Scroll down for their book.
Further Reading And Resources
An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Gillan Drew. This was the first book I read after getting diagnosed (about autism. I was reading a mixture of Grisham and Bronte by age 10, so it definitely wasn’t the first book I read ever…)
I relate to so much of it and it put a lot of my characteristics into context. It’s also a useful paperback to give to friends and family too so they begin to understand what it’s like inside an autistic mind. (If you’re concerned about the chapter where his special interest stops him from washing and eating, don’t worry… I’ll shower at 2am rather than not at all if one of my interests has run away with my time! I always make sure I eat too, but then I have rituals associated with those, so that might be why).
Create your own calm: Activities to overcome children’s worries, anxiety and anger by Becky Goddard-Hill and illustrated by Clare Forrest. This practical book from a fellow UK blogger will empower children to become emotionally resilient, neurotypical or not. I wish I’d had this when I was younger, but since my diagnosis I have a better understanding of why I was a child with worries!
Becky is is a former social worker, a child development trainer, certified life coach, and this is her follow up to Create your own happy with Penny Alexander. She also runs many award-winning blogs and holds a postgraduate diploma in Psychotherapy. Phew. (First step for adults to being calm and happy: don’t compare yourself to Becky. Just ask how she manages to do it all and stay sane!)
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