I just done learnt a new word:
It means: “overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style” or… “exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention.”
Think the Kardashians or… your average flakebook drama queen (or king).
The doods at the gym who drop the weights and make a bunch of noise for no reason.
The punk kids in modified Honda Civics and Harley bikers who zoom down quiet family neighborhoods.
The Instagram cosplay chicks who bait desperate dweebs for cash-money-bling and gifts.
And so on.
To me, it seems counterproductive because attention-seekers tend to attract the wrong kind of friends, lovers, customers, and business partners.
And, ultimately, they create so much drama in their life that everything starts backfiring on them.
On the other end of the continuum, you have the folks with social rigor mortis.
To borrow a line from the great philosopher, Ferris Bueller: “… if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you’d have a diamond.”
Unfortunately, a lot of these types took jobs as financial planners.
They have zero personality and are an absolute bore.
This, too is no good.
Methinx one major reason — supported by some research — people have trouble sticking to a financial plan is because it’s B-O-R-I-N-G.
Psychologically, most people like some kind of reward for their efforts.
Which makes sense. Just because finance is a serious subject doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it.
A lot of advisors believe these things are mutually exclusive.
This is why some diets work for people and others don’t.
It’s an issue of compliance.
Some people see diets as a ball and chain. They walk in with the wrong attitude.
Others try to have fun with it.
Health is a serious subject, but diets essentially gamify the process of losing body fat.
I write to (hopefully) entertain the hellz out of ya and make finance (and saving money) more fun.
If I’m not doing a good job, I invite you to leave and find someone you’re more compatible with.
But if you like my style and you want to make finance fun again, without the drama of attracting the wrong kind of attention in your life, then join my email list. You get some free stuff and also more me in your inbox.