How to Break Down Financial Losses with an After-Action Review

Episode #73

We’ve all faced financial setbacks in one way or another. A bad investment, an unexpected bill, a business venture that didn’t go according to plan — these financial hiccups can leave even the best of us feeling discouraged and unsure of how to move forward.

That’s where After-Action Review (AAR) comes in. The AAR was originally developed by the US Army as a structured way to learn quickly from soldiers’ experiences in the field. But the AAR is also a powerful tool that can help us recover from financial setbacks and turn them into stepping stones for future success.

In this episode, Dylan walks you through the AAR process, illustrating its potential with his own financial setback. Stick around to learn how you can leverage this tool to transform financial losses into valuable lessons.

Show Highlights

  • [04:34] The importance of the grieving process
  • [11:26] What is an After-Action Review (AAR)?
  • [14:03] Step one of an AAR
  • [16:48] Step two of an AAR
  • [18:21] Step three of an AAR
  • [21:09] Step four of an AAR
  • [22:15] Applying an AAR to a divorce

Links & Resources

🟢 Check out Duey Freeman’s website

🟢 Listen to The UNcivilized Podcast with Traver Boehm

🟢 Intuitive Finance with Dylan Bain

🟢 Intuitive Finance Toolkit

🟢 @TheDylanBain on Instagram

🟢 @TheDylanBain on Threads

🟢 @TheDylanBain on YouTube

🟢 Intuitive Finance on Facebook

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