I was met by a gentleman today who expressed an interest in dating. A quick once-over, and I thought to myself, I do not date men whose weight is higher than their credit scores. That may sound mean, but stay with me on this one because I'm going somewhere. I'm no Suze Orman or Jillian Michaels, but those two have more in common than you may think.
A few weeks ago we interviewed Gail Perry-Mason, author of Girl, Make Your Money Grow, on the 1-Year Millionaires show, and she was pretty forthcoming about her desire to lose weight because, as she said, "There's nothing like being fat and broke." We laughed and joked about it for awhile, but how many of us are high-fiving our computer screens right now because we're glad that somebody was bold enough to step up and say what we were already thinking?
The reality is we want to be physically and financially fit. But most of us are either one, the other, or neither. Blame it on stress, circumstances, the recession, our bringing or anything else we need to to justify us not being proactive in achieving our desired results. But, at the end of the day, we've got to go hard to get what we want. Achieving both goals require discipline and control and, usually, if you lack those traits in one area of your life, you lack them in others as well.
I don't believe that people wake up in the morning to intentionally be a burden to society, their mates or their loved ones. But, that's exactly what happens when your weight and/or credit get out of control. Others are bestowed with the responsibility of carrying your dead weight--tying your shoes, paying your bills, co-signing for loans, helping you go to the bathroom, helping you get out of bed--and I don't want that for myself or for anyone else on this Millionaire Journey. I don't want a relationship with someone who has to stop to catch his breath after every 3rd step because his weight is causing breathing problems. I want a healthy mate--physically and financially. And I want that for you.
So I ask, how important are your mate's/potential mate's numbers to you? And how about yours?
Lisa Maria Carroll, is one of the 3 women, along with Kim Crouch and Tina Fortune, who are on the Millionaire Journey. You can follow us on the Journey by joining the Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Millionaire-Journey/165487378056?ref=ts or the Millionaire Journey blog at http://1yearmillionaires.blogspot.com