I would imagine most everyone in the universe has been reading about the mishap with Steve Harvey and the Miss Universe competition that happened last week where Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner in front of the entire world.
Everyone has some experience in our lives where we can relate to Steve Harvey and the embarrassment that followed the broadcast. Granted, most of us reading this have not made such a large mistake on national television but we have made embarrassing mistakes in our lives in the past. Maybe we have made poor financial mistakes and now find ourselves living with an embarrassment because we are too far in debt and don’t know how to get out.
Living with debt can be embarrassing because it keeps us from living a life we would like to live, at least it can feel that way sometimes. Maybe we are driving an old, beat-up car and cannot afford a newer, better looking model because of our debt and financial situation. Maybe we cannot afford the new home because of our credit score. Whatever the reason may be the fact remains that we can learn three vital lessons from Steve Harvey and the Miss Universe competition that will help us face our debt and work towards moving past our financial obstacles in life.
- Turn and walk away. Once Steve Harvey had announced his mistake and corrected the error, he turned and walked off stage. Now, FIRMS is not recommending that you walk away from your debt before you’ve had the chance to pay it off, more that you walk away from the embarrassment and the error. Don’t linger in the mistakes but turn your back on the financial mishaps you have made and begin the journey to a better financial future.
- The next thing Steve Harvey did was issue an apology for the mistake. Now, you don’t have to tweet out that you have made some financial mistakes. But you need to acknowledge the mistakes you have made and move forward, don’t allow yourself to stay in the pain of being financially behind.
- Laugh it off. Steve Harvey sent out a meme on his Facebook page where he was making fun of himself for the mistake. It’s always important that we learn to laugh at ourselves and not let the weight of the situation drag us down further. Get out in front of the issue and show yourself you can move on.
Not everyone understands the reality that being in debt is not just a financial situation but that it can affect us emotionally, physically, and financially. You have to have a plan to move forward and get back on track with your finances and your life. Being a premier debt collection agency, FIRMS is seeking to do just that, to help you find your way out of debt.
We understand it can seem contrary to the plan of a debt collection company to help people get out of and avoid going into debt. But the truth is we are constantly seeking ways to help people better manage their finances, their careers, and help them live better and more financially stable lives.
FIRMS is here to help with any debt or financial question you might have. Leave your comments below and we will address them in future blog posts.