You must have heard of the analogy of the bucket of crabs…
Take a bucket of crabs, all scrabbling around, then one tries to climb out of the bucket. Guess what? The rest grab hold of it and pull it back into the bucket – they are stopping it from changing it’s environment and moving forward in life. The result, nothing changes them change, and the crabs usually get eaten!
So what has that got to do with life, change and financial planning you may ask? Everything!
Imagine you have a great idea, or are motivated to change. You mention it to a few friends and they ridicule you, so you give up.
Imagine you start trying to do something differently, even visionary, and again, you encounter resentment, obstacles and attrition – so you give up.
Imagine that you can see how you would really like life to be, but cannot figure out how financially that might work – so you give up.
All three scenarios are just like the bucket of crabs. The challenge seems too great or difficult, or maybe there are obstacles in the way, so you give up before you start.
How would it be if you had some support, some guidance, maybe a source of inspiration or a guiding light to second check those assumptions you have been carrying around?
How would it be if you could have a sense check, to show if it was at all possible?
How would it be, if someone could help you to escape the bucket ?
And guess what, you probably have way more than just one bucket in your life – work, relationships, health, money – the list goes on!
Interested in escaping the bucket? Read on…