Financial Redesign Blueprint
I’ll try to capture (without going into too much detail) my thoughts reviewing and practicing a part the course myself. I would typically add a disclaimer saying these are my thoughts but I’d take it a step further and say every conscious, curious, and committed human would be more than likely to experience what I experienced. For those time starved galaxy guarding avengers out there who look for the TLDRs,
TLDR: Unique. Captivating. Inspiring.
Breaking it down,
Unique: I’ve pondered travel and committing myself to larger than regular life things and have been sifting through various resources over the years. Travel blogs, the PointsGuy (and other financial planning resources), meetups, books and what have you. Not one of them has come close to Nate’s recipe. The lessons and activities in this course work with you to help find your pace and place without coming off as too preachy or impersonal. These exercises give you the tools to become more conscious of your current way of living and see things that shake you up from within for good. An action-result oriented approach helps you be more accountable and cognizant of your progress. It is something I would recommend for anyone regardless of their ambitions and interests. This course is a magic mirror that reflects who you are and what you can be.
Captivating: Personally, being an engineer and someone who appreciates structure and logical sequences, the balance and structure of this course is a treat. Without getting into the nerd zone, Nate brilliantly captures the essence of certain engineering concepts and their relevance to day to day living in order to drive home the importance of self assessment. All of us have random thoughts on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis on how we can improve the way we do things, sometimes something as simple as grocery shopping. Rarely do we give these thoughts a structure and critique. This course helps organize such efforts and in the process, captivates us with its elegance and simplicity in capturing such abstract and complex ideas about our own lives.
Inspiring: The word “course” can be a turn off for most of us since we associate it with sister words such as “work”, “study” and so on. This course is an exception, a refreshing and inspiring one. Think of this as a hike through the woods to reach atop a cliff to see the most poignant sunset and a grand view of lush valleys and gushing rivers. Every calorie you spend on the bike is going towards something that’ll leave you spellbound and inspired. Similarly, every activity you complete or lesson you learn is a trinket you pick up along the hike. And once you’re atop that cliff, you look at yourself through a completely different light, one which is reflective of your burning passion and resilience to be where you want to be, free from financial turmoil or toxic materialism. Add the fact that Nate went through this himself and shared his story through podcasts and social media and you have a resource to constantly inspire and motivate you through your revival and rebirth.
Summing it up, Nate’s stepwise program is a measured, practical and powerful approach to refine your living. This course helps you do what sounds easy on paper but is harder at every step; looking inward.
And once you do that, you will find all the tools you need to build a bridge between your ambitions and actions.
I’m not one of those guys who loves learning about financial literacy. That’s why I was so surprised that I loved this course so much!
I didn’t have to force myself to go through it. I genuinely enjoyed each of the modules.
I don’t know how he does it but Nathan is able to take concepts that are dry and complex and turn them into something fun and inspiring. I felt empowered to make the right decisions. He also gave me a realistic timeline that I could use to make the finish line more concrete, which made me want to execute on the plan even more.
I highly recommend this course!