How The The Walking Dead Teaches Us Some Money Lessons
With The Walking Dead heading towards the end of season 11 and hence the end of the show, it’s about time to look back on what it has taught us. Whilst you might not have realized, there are actually finance lessons to take from the zombie drama.
Adapt To Survive
A top lesson from The Walking Dead is to adapt to survive. In the beginning, some of the characters cannot get to grips with what is going on. This leads to one downfall after another. Adapting to the new world is paramount for survival. Learning how to fight, take down a zombie, and forage for food. These are important skills to master. We even see a group adapt their entering beings to blend in with the walkers. In our own world, adapting is also key. Finding yourself with personal finance issues, adaptation is integral. Ignoring the situation won’t help. Facing those problems head-on and embracing change will ensure you work through them. Adaptation is important and crucial for survival.
Hold Onto Your Stuff
Conserving supplies is important in The Walking Dead. There are many times throughout the series when food is scarce and equipment is nowhere to be seen. ‘Stuff’ can be the difference between life and death on the show. Finances do not matter to Rick and co, there is a different type of currency, namely edible goods, shelter, safety and weapons. In the real world, conserving resources can help you cut your spending. Batch cooking and walking rather than driving are just a couple of ideas. These ideas will help you keep hold of more of your money.
Be A Good Leader
If you run a business, this one is for you. We’ve seen many leaders during The Walking Dead, some have been great and others have been terrible. Getting your team behind you is important and you don’t have to do it with threats and a baseball bat. Leaders in business today need to show staff that they care, with a decent wage, a good working environment and the ability to progress.
Comms Is Key
Communication is key in The Walking Dead. No communication can end up with people being eaten by a herd of zombies. A lack of communication can mean that lives are lost. If we don’t talk, we don’t know what is going on. That is the same in our home lives too. Open lines of communication between families about finances help everyone stay on the same page. When we all know our financial health we know what is going on and can move forward together.
The Story Is Never Done
Whilst The Walking Dead is coming to an end, there are still other stories to be told. Fear The Walking Dead will continue, there is a spin-off happening with Daryl and we’ll see Maggie and Negan team up to head to New York. The story continues. This is the same for us. Regardless of our money worries, financial issues and how much we spend, our story will continue. This gives us time to figure things out.
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