“It takes discipline, persistence, and a lot of inspiration to set a goal and stick to it, but it’s worth it. I see a path to my dream now. ”
When we first met Amethyst in September of 2016, her primary goal was to obtain a full-time job and to decrease her expenses. Little did we know that not only would Amethyst achieve these goals and more, but she would teach Prosperity Connection a new way to help clients set and reach their personal savings goals.
After working with Coach Alnita Smiley to create a financial plan, Amethyst got to work by committing herself to eliminating $2,700 in credit card debt. By setting a goal and committing herself to regular large payments each month, she had a plan in place to keep on track. As Amethyst continued her regular sessions with Alnita, she decided that in addition to gaining full-time employment and paying down debt, she also needed to start saving in order to be able to afford a future move to Texas.
To keep herself motivated, Amethyst conceived of and launched her very own ‘Savings Photo Book’. The Savings Photo Book project (see photo) is based on a simple premise; keep your progress in sight to stay on track. And she has done just that. Her goal is to save $6,000 by the end of 2017. Between December of 2016 and March of 2017, Amethyst saved $600 toward her goal! Coach Alnita was so impressed that she decided to start her Savings Photo Book.