Captain America grew up in the years leading up to World War 2. He managed money the way our grandparents and great-grandparents managed it. If you wanted something, you saved up cash and paid for it. Credit cards were not an option. Loans were usually made at the local bank with someone who knew you and knew your family. Waiting and working for things you wanted beyond what you needed created character.
Steve Rogers knows what it is like to get beat up by life. He has learned how to work within a team gracefully and loyally. When he discovered his best friend, Bucky, had been trapped behind enemy lines, he immediately went to work enlisting specialists in areas that complimented his own so that the rescue mission stood a chance at success. When Captain America was put in an impossible position at the end of his story (Captain America), he came through with the sacrifice play making sure that the greater good was served at great personal cost.
Habits that Steve Rogers cultivated became the character that he displayed as Captain America. Character predicts destiny. Better tools in your tool belt (education, experience, tools, resources) just make you a better YOU.
When he awoke and joined the Avengers in our present day, Captain America was wise enough to realistically assess the risks as well as the potential rewards of a completely new context. He works hard to give Iron Man a chance to restart the engines. He communicates with the local police department at the end of the Avengers movie to get civilians to safety. He gives the Black Widow a boost to get into position to work with Dr. Selbig. He encourages the Hulk to suit up. Captain America realizes that working off of a plan creates better chances for success and accepts that some things in life are important enough to do no matter who gets the credit for it.
Money is one of the resources that merely makes someone more of what they are. Captain America excels at enduring the long-term fight and watching for the opportunities to leverage wisdom, support other specialists and maximize mechanical advantage. How would your job description change if you showed these same character qualities? Imagine why knowing your strengths and weaknesses would allow you to maximize the right opportunities – not just the opportunities that make a pest of themselves.
Financial Coaching often involves a portion of Career Coaching so that we take care of the short-term “emergencies” while still driving for the long-term legacies.