Do you often find there’s more month left over than money? You aren’t alone.
The truth of money is that it likes to circulate. And you can either be intentional about the process of directing your money to savings, bills, and other pertinent categories, or you can go unconscious hoping it will all work out on its own (hint: it usually doesn’t!).
In this video, you will discover a simple process you can use to tell your money where to go.
00:00 – Introduction: Money likes to circulate
00:44 – Start with your income and subtract major expenses
01:54 – Identifying where to put your money
02:46 – Assigning values to different expense categories
03:47 – Tips for paying your bills
04:57 – Playing with numbers until you’re happy with them
And what I’m discovering is just how easy it is to get caught up in the actions rather than the conversations.
Leaders generally are doers and are used to creating. They know they can count on themselves to create anything they want.
But ultimately, that’s not leadership. Leadership is unfolding a series of conversations. The conversations are what lead to the actions.
What I’m seeing for myself is that there is less breakthrough in action than in conversation.
I can’t tell you how many actions I’ve taken, or how much time and effort I’ve invested in them, that ultimately led to lackluster, disappointing, out of balance results (in proportion to the actions taken, the results were surprisingly dismal).
I’ve heard gurus say that actions are of limited use. Before, I didn’t have access to that. Now I see. There are more breakthroughs waiting in conversations than in actions.
Only two months ago, there was no team. Only connections and relationships that were at the beginning stages of forming, or collaborations that had yet to develop.
Now we have a small community of amazing people that chip in and pitch in as they’re able. And the community is growing.
Only two months ago, I didn’t have many collaborators.
Now I have a team that writes press releases and articles, designs banners, shares my content on their blogs, interviews me for their blogs, promotes our projects on social media, and more.
And when I look at all we’ve accomplished to this point, and all we can accomplish together, I couldn’t be more grateful. Results be damned. I can’t control them anyway. I acknowledge and celebrate my team, regardless of results. Because the team is amazing.
In a time when I’ve felt exhausted, anxious, even panicked at times (and the darkness can so easily set in) – I’ve had to remind myself, “I get to work with these amazing people!” And the level of support I’ve received and felt has been nothing short of touching and inspiring (and now I know what it means to receive).
I see how far we’ve come, and how much further we can go.
I’ve also gotten to see just how far I am from perfect, though it’s an arbitrary concept to begin with. And I get to admit it anyway, which is more freeing and liberating than one might be inclined to think.
I get to learn and to discover. To open myself and my projects to criticism and feedback. To assess different ideas. To see what works, and what doesn’t. It’s a playground. It’s a game. And I get to play.
I forget that sometimes. Some days it feels too much like work. And collaborating with my team is the furthest thing from work. It’s play.
As with any other game, we get to strategize, to try different approaches, and evaluate our score against our promised outcomes. It’s fun.
So, I acknowledge and celebrate my team. And I acknowledge myself for taking a chance to build it.
But this certainly would not have been possible without 10XPro.
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That said, I wanted to acknowledge what made this new membership possible.
There’s a lot of great course and membership platforms out there, to be sure. I just haven’t seen anything like 10XPro.
Even tasks that I thought would be daunting proved much simpler than expected, to where creating a premium membership experience is a joy and passion rather than another day staring at a screen, calling tech support, and trying to figure out why things aren’t working properly.