Questions That Matter – part three

Anticipate Non-Adherence

The effective advisor understands that many change attempts fail because of a lack of realistic planning. Instead of just hoping for the best, spend some time anticipating setbacks and figuring out how to ease the load. timeout

Try the following questions:

  • Is there anybody in your life who might be upset by this course of action?
  • What is going to be hardest for you to do or stop doing?
  • What would lead you to give up?
  • How could we set it up so that things happen as automatically as possible, with a minimum of disruption or demand on you?

Dr. Moira Somers, Ph.D., C. Psych. is a Sudden Money® Institute Faculty Member and financial psychologist.