Personal Mission Statements with $Pro Scott Rieckens – Episode 054

January 21, 2019

We are pumped to start releasing an additional episode every week that we’re calling our money pro episode, or $Pro for short! Every Monday we’ll hear from a $Pro as they discuss a topic that they’re passionate and knowledgeable about, and then we unpack it even further and discuss the impact that topic has on our financial lives.

Too often in life it’s like we’re sleepwalking- as if we’re drifting through life without any clear guiding principles. Due to that, our day-to-day is filled with different people, companies/advertising, and events having more sway over our lives and money than we do. Scott Rieckens is here to change that with his approach to creating a personal mission statement and to remind us to proactively take control and start directing our own future! This is a topic that is near and dear to his heart. After realizing that his growing family was in a state of overconsumption, he and his wife re-assessed their family’s priorities which then led them to cancel their boat club membership, sell their BMW, and move away from pricey Coronado, CA. They didn’t have to do any of this, but they chose to do all of this after creating a personal mission statement! Listen as we break it down and go through how you can create your own mission statement- plus we share our personal mission statements as well.

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During this episode we enjoyed a Cold Mountain by Highland Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to our friends Clark and Nanci in Asheville for donating this delicious beer! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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7 comments on “Personal Mission Statements with $Pro Scott Rieckens – Episode 054

  1. Avatar Cathy Jan 24, 2019

    This podcast episode couldn’t have come out at a better time for me. I’ve been contemplating lifestyle creation and how to answer, “What do I want and what do I want my life to be/look like?” Thanks for going over the mission statement questions.

    • Glad the timing was right Cathy! You know it’s pretty amazing that it took me so long to go through the exercises and ask myself the very same question you did. Once we have those big questions answered and our goals identified, everything else should *hopefully* just fall into place!

  2. Avatar Justin Jan 26, 2019

    Hey Matt/Joel,

    Looks like the Every Kid in a Park link is down, probably due to the gov’t shutdown.

    Just wanted to give you a heads up. Been loving the podcast, by the way!

    • Thanks for the heads up Justin- you’re probably totally right re the government shutdown. Thanks for listening!

  3. Avatar Grant Feb 4, 2019

    Just started your podcast a couple weeks ago and got to this one. Being deeply indebt due to medical issues and moronic habits, this episode really helped me more inspired, thank you!

  4. Avatar Tegan Apr 7, 2019

    Any chance you could post the questions we ask ourselves in creating the Personal Mission statement? I can’t remember them and find it easier to brush up on key points in written format.

    • Sure Tegan! Scott’s questions were something like this:

      – What are my top five fave things to do?
      – What are my top traits/qualities noticed by close friends/circles?
      – How do I want to spend next 5 years?
      – How would I live if I knew I’d be dead in 6 months?
      – What are my most important goals to achieve in lifetime?

      I hope that helps!