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Debt-Free for the Holidays: 
An Economic Reality Check

We are all familiar with the term “reality check”. It’s what we ask from ourselves and others when we suspect a disconnection from reality. When we suspect that the glasses we are looking through have been overtaken by seagull poop and the ability to see what is really going on is limited.

Tim Jackson, in his TED Talk, masterfully challenges you to take “An Economic Reality Check.” Take the glasses off and clean them. Look at what you thought you knew and set it aside to make room. Room for challenging the status quo. Room to create a future that is given by what we really care about. Room.

One of Tim’s quotes (which may be someone else’s quote but we can all own it) is: “Have we been persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things that we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people we don’t care about?”

I recommend watching this with a commitment to take another look at what your current economic reality. Make room.

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Lynell Green is an Entrepreneur and business professional with over 25 years of business and real estate experience. After graduating from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Accounting, Lynell was part of the Audit team at Coopers & Lybrand and went on to take various financial positions in the entertainment sector. She has been involved in numerous entrepreneurial endeavors including owning Bread of Life Christian Bookstore, JC Enterprises and numerous real estate ventures.  She graduated from USC’s Ross Minority Real Estate Program where she found her passion for land use and how it impacts the lives of people.  She is the President of the Lynell Real Estate Group where the mission is to build, restore and sell real estate to create financial freedom for investors and improve the quality of life in the communities she works in.  She also teaches courses to improve financial literacy and to encourage people to pursue their dreams as a means to financial independence.

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