Well, going forward, I want to move – not necessarily separate from our current President’s mantra, but certainly to stand fast in the “movement” about which I am so passionate and to remind myself of the fundamental question of “What do I want to stand for” and how will that play then into “Whom will I stand with!” We recently experienced a lot of political inspiration in the age of movements, right?
Living with Change
We are living – in many ways – in a time of change; change that extends beyond politics and social concerns, and spills over into the world of commerce, where, at the end of the day the topic of my passion – broken credit scores – really hits home. I want a movement that is a force for changing these broken scores, and to do so in a manner that is transformational, inspirational and filled with a bit of fun. I will stand with others who share my passion and have the social media support to help me expand the horizons of the credit reporting industry and the consumers whose lives it effects.
Seeing a BIG DREAM
I have been given a BIG DREAM… to inspire consumers to rise up with me, and for this dream, and react to a blight on our country by empowering themselves with small changes in how they manage their money, credit, and financial decisions – on a journey to financial freedom based on improved credit scores
Color My Credit
In my new book Color My Credit
, I take the first step in being outspoken, being involved, and playing it a little less safe than others who have the same awareness about improving credit scores and improving the privilege of better rates and other financial products. It means I am willing to take a stand; become more an activist – and do so in a thoughtful, considered manner that puts me on the same side of a passionate issue as my clients are.
A Movement Strategy
My “movement” strategy called for me to figure out what my core values were… what I stood for, what I am against – and to be willing to take a stand against something that might feel controversial or divisive. I had only to think of companies like Apple who took a stand against conformity; a company who allowed customers to share its values. Quite some time ago I saw credit scores, scoring companies, the processes, and the models being used… as a threat to the very people I chose to represent – I want now to unite a “community” of consumers who are either not aware of their options, or need help discovering them, and staying on track with a strategy of improvement. I have experienced how many consumers have little to no cognizance of the dangers bad credit scores pose. I am determined to reveal these dangers and mobilize the community of creditors with damaged credit scores—against them – with yourself at the center of that mobilization. This problem has to be resolved… to transcend social status or income… and create long-term changes in consumer perspectives on life’s financial legacies.
Where Hope Thrives
As a mortgage banker for over a decade, I have come to embrace the issues that are on the minds of people struggling to thrive and having little guidance on how to do so. This is what I am led to do in the lives of those with broken credit scores. When they have direction, people begin to develop a personal, clear mission; they feel they are suddenly in a position to do more and become more active in transforming some part of their lives. Hope thrives!
To really be part of the transformation I want for our nation and its people, I have learned I must be willing to get out there and “mix things up!” I have to demonstrate my values and beliefs through my actions; I can only do so much – I need the weight of our consumers behind me as I help people to become more active and involved in this issue we must all care about. I want Color My Credit to be a platform of serious change for people who want to rally behind a new idea of increasing credit scores that immediately translate to better financial choices!
I want a movement…
The kind that will be known to have gathered around a positive, creative, dynamic idea—and can help build a better, fairer, more sustainable and more interesting nation. I want to make a key connection between passion and activism and respond to a much-needed shift in the culture around credit scores.
“Yes, as a matter of fact, no one wants to pay a lot of money to someone who just makes promises. Most consumers, like you, have a desire to learn how to best manage their credit over the long term, but they don’t want the learning curve to be so large.” “Hmm, if I understand you, I have a job that takes up most of my time, and if I work with your book, or your color my credit process, I will be able to learn more quickly that it wasn’t my family I was born into or the school I graduated from that matters! If I am just willing to learn, I can increase my awareness and use your resources and assistance to be educated in the process, and experience the kind of financial success that has always eluded me! Wow! who wouldn’t want that!” “You are absolutely right and you have an awesome journey in front of you… but remember what the amazing artist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe noted, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” Thank you for allowing me to share with you; I look forward to seeing your success! Alisa
Color My Credit, LLC. is a financial education and training company using the ‘Color My’ Method for teaching people how to understand complicated, overwhelming financial documents in a simple fun and colorful way. Our goal is to inspire people to start thinking differently about money and other essential financial areas. We want them to feel empowered by how much they really know and how much control they do have in building a financial legacy.