A Pragmatic Path toward your Goal
Below, the following example presents a scenario in which a professional successfully managed to achieve their goal of building financial education programs for youth at their own job:
Asher works as a supervisor at a local amusement park, where he is overseeing an assistant manager training program – where he is responsible for 21 new hires. This group was mostly between the ages of 17 and 19, and several of them had approached him asking for personal finance-related advice since the summer program started. He came up with a rock-solid idea: he would plan some sort of financial literacy programs for youth that they could all learn from! He was quite knowledgeable on the topic of money management, but he still didn’t want to embark on this endeavor alone – so eventually he would reach out for some help.
After doing a little surveying with some of the trainees during lunch one day, Asher quickly realized that what this group of new hires needed was a crash course on the core fundamentals of personal finance and healthy money habits.
Set Goals: Financial Literacy Programs for Youth
Asher realized that his near-term objective was to teach this group trainees some key personal finance principles that would help their financial lives sooner rather than later. This group had overlapping, but confusingly conflicting schedules, so he knew that he couldn’t ask them to participate for more than an hour per week. That’s why, when it came to the financial education programs for youth he was planning, he was happy to do a condensed version of what he would do in a more long-term situation.
Near the end of this series of programs he would plan, his eventual goal was that this group of trainees to rise to the “applying” level of knowledge in this topic of money management.