Dave's Calling

Christy asks how Dave knew helping people get out of debt was going to be his life’s work. Dave says it didn’t start out that way, but people gravitated toward it.

QUESTION: Christy in California from MyTotalMoneyMakeover.com asks how Dave knew helping people get out of debt was going to be his life’s work. Dave says it didn’t start out that way, but people gravitated toward it.

ANSWER: It’s not something where I got struck by lightning. When I look back on it now and see it unfolding, I think it’s a lot broader than just getting people out of debt. It is teaching people how to handle their money, and for that matter, how to handle their lives in the process.

When we went broke and lost everything, I started studying and reading and learning and applying this stuff to our life. When it started working, people started gravitating toward me, telling me that I was broken but I’m starting to win again. They would ask me how I did that and I’d start showing them. It wasn’t any harder than that.

It started with a little Sunday School class, then a little book and then a little radio show. Now it’s this big hairy deal. It started as protection and knowledge for Sharon and me. Then it evolved into a nice idea, and then we thought we could make a living out of it. From there, it became a career and then a calling. This is why I’m here.