Do you usually start your year with a financial goal? Most people do, whether that’s saving more money, getting on a budget, or increasing their net worth. Whatever it is, though, you have to do certain things in order to be successful. In this episode, Anthony ONeal shares the story of how he did everything he was told to do to pursue the American Dream — working hard in school to get into a good college so that he could get a good job — but then life happened. He got kicked out of school and ended up homeless, wondering if he was better off dead or alive. Today, you may know Anthony as one of the Dave Ramsey personalities or as the author of the Wall Street Journal #1 bestselling book Debt-Free Degree. Pay attention to the mindset he adopted, the strategies he used, and the choices he made — because if that worked for him, it’ll help you achieve whatever financial goal you have this year. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/podcast. In this episode, you will learn... -[2:45] How Anthony transformed his life -[9:00] What you can do now if you lack clarity around how you can achieve your goals or what you should do next -[16:00] What happens when you start saying NO -[28:25] How to get a debt-free degree and live a debt-free life Links & Tools From This Episode -Learn more at www.anthonyoneal.com -Read: Debt-Free Degree: The Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Kid Through College Without Student Loans -Facebook: www.facebook.com/aoneal -Instagram: instagram.com/anthonyoneal -Join the Living Your ONE Thing Community -- Are you looking for your dream home? When your family is looking for a home, it can feel like everything you want is just a dream. We all have some unrealistic visions on home buying, but Realtor.com encourages you to get real about the process and find the perfect home for you. Realtor.com comes with all of the tools and features you need to find your home — because it’s not about finding your dream home, but a home you can dream in. You can find your home to dream in at Realtor.com. -- Are you thinking of making a big life change? Whether you’re thinking of switching jobs, investing in your personal development, or making a big move in your personal life, a lot can come up to stop you — the uncertainty, the cost, the fear, and not knowing where to start. If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time for the next big thing in your life, say hello to Thinkful, a tech boot camp focused around your success. You can launch a career completely online with the full support of a mentor, career coaches, and a network based in your local area. If you’re ready to join the world’s next workforce, head to thinkful.com/theONEthing to learn more.