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When you hear the words financial management, cash flow strategies, or balancing your checkbook, which of the following do you do?
- Roll your eyes and think to yourself, “BORING!”
- Zone out and think of something else.
- Say, “I’m not good with numbers.”
- Get excited about dealing with the numbers.
If you are like most entrepreneurs and practitioners, getting excited about the numbers is probably not one of your choices.
Believe it or not, despite the fact that doing business is about making money, entrepreneurs and practitioners often have little interest in learning the intricacies of managing money.
Yet the businesses that succeed financially are those with leaders who are willing to pay attention to their numbers.
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A researcher at a Netherlands university conducted a study to see if women who want to lose weight are more motivated if they see a picture of a skinny model. The volunteers were given diaries to note what they ate and when. Half the volunteers got a diary with a skinny model on the cover and every page. The other half received a diary with a logo.
The results: The women with the diary with the skinny-model picture actually were not able to lose weight or gained weight, while those with the logo diaries lost weight.
The conclusion: The researchers said that “repeated exposure to models with unrealistic body sizes changes the dieter’s belief about the attainability of a thinner self.” This demotivates the dieters and they tend to move away from rather than towards their goal.
How does this relate to your finances? Read more