Alrighty my friend, let’s boogie.
I’m gettin really excited.
Well, because my dog, Fezzik is gettin real good at his walk. He’s like… I dunno… 12 weeks I think.
You know, he’s so young, I didn’t know whether he’d make it…
… but he’s a real trooper.
And, he’s making friends.
Anyway, the cool thing about dogs is they’re routine animals.
Here’s what I mean:
Every day this week, I’ve been taking Fez out with me on my morning walks. He smells the smells and sees the sights.
The houses are always in the same spots. The fire hydrants in the same spots. The big lump of grass at the end of the road… it’s always there.
And, he’s starting to get that routine down.
He’s pretty good at staying on the sidewalk and getting more and more used to it.
Today, we were walking through a nearby neighborhood. Dog stops to do his business. I pick it up and carry it to the nearest dog poo disposal area.
Now, at this point I want to tell you something.
When you get a dog in “the zone” on their walk, it’s a thing of beauty.
They’re almost hypnotized by it.
Thump thump thump thump. Their stride. It doesn’t change. It’s rhythmic. It’s very very interesting to watch those little paws hit the ground.
The lid of the doggie poo garbage can slams down…
startled the poor pup.
He wasn’t expecting it.
In psychology, they call this a “pattern interrupt.”
It’s a break from the norm. The routine.
And, knowing this can help you save oodles and oodles o noodles.
What do I mean?
Every day in your life is probably run by some kind of routine. It’s normal. In fact, humans are also routine animals.
Get up. Have coffee. Brush teeth. Go for a walk.
And so on.
When something interrupts your day, it’s a shock, right?
Like… there’s a “shock effect” where you don’t know exactly what to do… you’re sorta reacting to new and unusual events.
… because you don’t have a strategy or routine to deal with those things.
And if you know what you’re doing… you can manipulate yourself into saving more money for your future.
Create a “shock effect” that breaks you out of your normal spending routine…
Is it a comfortable experience?
Hells to the no.
But it works amazingly well.
Anyway… it’s one of the things I do to — err I mean FOR — people.
And once they get past the initial shock… I introduce another one: life insurance as a savings tool.
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