DEBT DESTROYER: Week 03

Welcome to Week 3 of the 12-week DEBT DESTROYER Challenge!

You can utilize the Debt Destroyer Wk3 Workbook to track your progress, complete activities, and learn more about the topics we cover each week. Access the manual HERE.

Your assignments are detailed below.

  • Day 1: watch the videos and complete the Mindset exercises.
  • Days 2-5: Commit a minimum of 20 minutes acting on your daily spend offenses and positive influxes.
  • Days 6-7: Review your week and DRIVE THE WEDGE.

1. Debt Destroyer Lesson

Watch the overview video plus two assignment videos in Module 1 (approx 20 minutes total) and post a proof pic/screenshot showing the end of the last video. (4 points)

Overview

Video 1

Video 2

2. Debt Destroyer Mindset Exercises

(5 points)

Assignment 1: Decision Deconstruction

After watching the lesson videos for this week, utilize the Debt Destroyer Wk3 Workbook or a fresh sheet of paper title it “Decision Deconstruction.”

At the top of your page write out for column headers

  • Outlier
  • In/Out?
  • Driver
  • Change

List out several financial surprises that triggered unexpected inflows and outflows. Once the list is complete, note what the Driver was for each surprise.

Under the Change column, note what you could have done to avoid the surprise, or any change you put in place after you went through the experience.

At the bottom of the sheet, write out:

What are keystone changes I can make to have widespread impacts?

List out a minimum of three (3) activites that you can put in place to avoid future surprises.

In the Debt Destroyer Wk3 Workbook or a second sheet of paper, title the sheet “Decision Construction” and input the headings below:

  • Decision
  • Reflexive Response
  • Prioritization
  • Bold Move

Contemplate future financial decisions you need to make and list them out. What is your gut feeling, or Reflexive Response?

Draw out a priority matrix and measure the urgency and importance. Note in where each decision lands in the priority matrix on your worksheet.

Finally, assign a Bold Move to each decision. Note all decisions under “Do” in the matrix and transfer them to your weekly attack plan.

Proof pic: Upload a photo of your “Decision Deconstruction” and “Decision Construction” worksheets (or a quick video flipping through the multiple pages) to your fire team channel.

Assignment 2: Expand the Wedge – Entertainment

In this exercise we will go deeper into your Entertainment spend.

On a fresh sheet of paper, the Debt Destroyer Wk3 Workbook, or the “Debt Destroyer Tools and Templates” spreadsheet (see “Expanding the Wedge” tab), write the title “Expand the Wedge – Entertainment” and write out the total expense from the “Taking Stock” exercise. Expand out the total and itemize the spend.

Identify opportunities to be more intentional in your spend. Using simple calculations, assign a value to any behavioral changes, efficiencies or reductions that you can implement this week.

*Tip – Most banking software will analyze spend on a periodic basis and you can identify the vendors in the description.

Proof pic: Upload a photo or screenshot of your Expand the Wedge sheet to your fire team channel.

Assignment 3: Create your Weekly Attack Plan (5 points)

Take a blank sheet and title it “Weekly Attack Plan.”

Draft three (3) Spend Offenses. Leverage the efficiencies, eliminations and behavioral changes identified in the Value Alignment and Expanding the Wedge exercises, or include any other opportunities to expand your wedge.

Spend Offensive Examples:

  • Plan your weekly groceries
  • Log into an account and scan for expense creep over time (ex. Internet)
  • Go out on the cheap

Draft three (3) Positive Influxes, hustles, initiatives and easy wins to generate cash inflow.

Positive Influx Examples:

  • Keep a service (ex. lawn care) and use the time to drive more business
  • Hold a garage sale
  • Fire a client and double down on valuable clients

Sum all initiatives to calculate your Estimated Free Cash Flow (FCF) potential.

Proof pic: Post a proof pick of you Weekly Action plan to your fire team channel.

Assignment 4: DAILY Spend Offenses OR Positive Influxes (4 points per day for a max total of 16 points)

For 4 days this week, set your timer for 20 minutes and focus on one (1) Spend Offensive or one (1) Positive Influx. You are not measured by effectiveness, you are simply devoting time and intentionally making bold moves with your money.

Proof pic: Upload a picture of your daily action each day to your fire team channel.

Assignment 5: Review your week and Drive the Wedge (5 points)

At the end of the week, spend some time going back to think about your week.  What worked? What did not? Note your successes and ensure you provide a dollar value.

At the bottom of the sheet, input your Weekly Wedge, your Estimated FCF and Actual Wedge.

Drive the Wedge: Chose an obligation from your Obligation Hit-List and transfer the value of the actual wedge created to the principal balance. This is the single most important step in the entire program.

Proof pic: Post your Weekly Review to your fire team channel.

3. BOLD MOVE

Make one Bold Move this week to move the needle in any area of your life (For example your health, wealth, relationship, family, work or personal life). It is strongly recommended (though not required) that you make a Bold Move that is directly related to one of your Debt Destruction.

Bold Move Ideas:

  • See a specialist
  • Call 50 prospects a week
  • Book a “notch above” overnight getaway

Proof pic: Upload a photo or video of your Bold Move to your fire team channel. (5 points).

If you need more information about the concept of Bold Moves, refer to the 50 BOLD User Manual.

4. SPECIAL OPS

Your Special Ops assignment for this week is to complete ONE of the three Special Ops listed below, and to substantiate by uploading a proof pic or video to your fire team channel. (5 points)

Special Op #1: Carry a rock across a river
Special Op #2: Play a board-game with your child
Special Op #3: Eat some cow tongue

5. MOOT

Join us Friday at 3 PM Central Time for our weekly Moot. Zoom link and password will be posted in Slack each Friday.

Proof pic: Upload a photo or screenshot of the Moot to show you attended the live Moot or watched the replay (5 points).

KILL A BILL WAR ROOM

Every Monday at 3pm CST we will hold an open Zoom call to work assignments, share wins and see who can bring the worst hold muzak when calling vendors. This call is not mandatory and you do not need to stay on the entire hour. Just a block of time you can use to focus on destroying your debt. Zoom details will be posted in the 03-debt-destroyer channel.

Quick Links:

Debt Destroyer User Manual

Debt Destroyer Scoring Tracker Template

50 BOLD User Manual

For DEBT DESTROYER Support: Send a direct message in Slack to @Coach David Kaiser

For general Third Way Man or 50 BOLD support inquiries, please email support@thirdwayman.com

Now go out and Destroy Your Debt, win some points, and put your fire team on the leaderboard.

See you on the Moot!

David Kaiser, 50 BOLD Coach
Third Way Man