A conversation with a new client made me realise how we all have our areas of ease and expertise. And it’s those areas of ease we undervalue and those skills we take for granted.
I explained I was struggling with a concept she’s an absolute whizz at BTW. Her genius is online course creation. Meanwhile I kept second guessing myself. Not knowing what people wished they knew about money, yet she was all over it…simply because it’s not an area of ease for her she knew what she wanted to know.
Meanwhile, everything I came up with didn’t seem to add enough value in my view…I wasn’t sure what I knew would be worthwhile teaching someone else. Turns out it was!
The whole exercise made me realise, after doing money ‘stuff’ my whole working life, many of the things I take for granted can be ‘aha moments’ for others. Especially if they want to start to understand how money related ‘stuff’ works in the real world.
It still disappoints me that financial literacy isn’t taught in school. Many people, particularly with the financial stresses caused by recent job losses, could benefit from a better understanding of their relationship with money. And then there’s the added benefits that come when you’re in charge and using money to your advantage.