Hey everyone, thanks for joining me for the Monday Money of the week. Just in case you’re new to the column, my name is Joshua Rodriguez and I discuss various financial topics from saving and investing to debt and much more. Today, I’m going to share a personal story with you! It’s a story that proves that with a little bit of confidence and self worth, you stand to gain a lot!

The Back Story…Literally

I recently did a number on my back. After walking around like a crouched over old man in excruciating pain for a few days, I decided to go to a chiropractor. After being sent down the hall for X-Rays, I sat with the doc and was told that I had a herniated disc. I didn’t know much of what that meant so, I did a little research and even consulted others.

Generally, to fix a herniated disc, a surgery needs to be done but, luckily for me, I’ve got an incredibly gifted MD on the case who says that he can fix it with spinal decompression therapies and other forms of treatment. All I need to do is show up 4 times a week for the next 4 weeks. Oh…yea…that’s going to cost SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS AS WELL! Luckily for me, I wasn’t necessarily told I would have to pay the thousands of dollars and I’m not being held to any debt. The bottom line is, I haven’t been asked for a dime.

So, How Did I Not Have To Pay A Dime? You Ask!

Luckily for me, I know a thing or two about local demographic internet marketing. As a matter of fact, I’m a director of marketing for one of the leading local inbound marketing firms. The doctor I saw happened to be a client of the firm so, we had a talk.

I confidently told him about my personal website, you all know it…CNA Finance. Anyway, I explained to him that I opened the site about 9 months ago and although, it’s not making much now, I showed him the trust charts and link charts I had available. We talked about all kinds of marketing strategies for his business and, he knew that I was capable of helping him not only from the work my team had done for him in the past but also from the confidence I showed while talking about what I was capable of.

Now, I’m not conceited by any means. Although, I know I’m confident, I didn’t think I excited it so strongly until speaking with the doctor to be honest with you. He told me that my confidence in my strategies is what really, “blew him away!”!

So, we made a trade, I do some work for him, he does some work for me. No cash or credit required. Of course the service that I will be providing him with is going to be worth the thousands of dollars in service that he is providing for me for sure. But, that trade would have never happened if I wasn’t confident in my abilities. That really got me thinking…

When a salesman gives me a call or knocks on my door, I’m often incredibly put off in most cases. But, every once in a while, there’s that one salesman that really grabs my attention in a way that simply forces me to buy. I started to think about those instances and in any case, the products were either easy to find in the store for a few bucks cheaper or very unreasonably priced but, interesting. I would not have purchased the items if it wasn’t for the incredibly confident salesman behind them.

So, Why Am I Telling You All This?

After thinking about this instance and others in my past, I’ve really learned that confidence in myself no matter what I was doing has always seemed to do well for me! This concept can really go across many realms from confidence in your ability to provide a service to confidence in investing, spending, saving, parenting and various other walks of life. The bottom line is, a confident lifestyle leads to a good life!

Thanks For Reading Everyone!

OK, so I know I just blabbered on about confidence here and we really didn’t talk much about money but, confidence can lead to a fruitful life, mentally, financially and physically! If you have any questions or concerns about this post or just want to say hi, please leave me a comment below, I promise I’ll respond!

Author Bio: Hi, I’m Joshua Rodriguez, editor of Monday Money on Modest Money and owner of CNAFinance.com. Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s Monday Money! I’d love to read what you’re thinking in a comment below or connect with you on Google+!

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