Consciously putting things off that are not important can give you all kinds of time and space to focus on what’s truly important. Otherwise, it’s tempting to chase after all the little things, while ignoring the bigger/harder tasks.
I often hear a lot of push back around planning your time. But let’s set the record straight. Yes, being in the present moment is “the way,” but it doesn’t mean NOT planning for your future or setting any goals. That’s too black and white. It means plan as much as you can to be in alignment with how you want to spend your time to be MORE able to live in the now. When you map out your goals and time frames, it actually produces more freedom to live in the present moment.
Back in early April, I found myself on my knees, scrubbing my bathtub. Within an hour, I’d moved on to re-organizing my sock drawer, then dusting furniture, when it finally hit me—I was literally doing anything to avoid my 2018 taxes!
I even have an amazing woman whom I love, and she comes and cleans for me once a week. I try to stay within my zone of genius as much as possible, and I suggest you do so too, since time is our most precious commodity—and cleaning is not in my zone of genius whatsoever— so what the heck was I doing? Have you done this?
Sometimes in the evenings, when you’re looking back at your day, do you find that nothing on your “goal list” got done? This used to happen to me more than I’d like to admit. That’s why I’ve spent the last years intensely studying what makes us more efficient with time so we can knock out busyness and get on with the joy are lives are supposed to be made of.
How many days do you spend the bulk of your time running around putting out fires?
How much closer could you be to your big dream if you stopped letting the tail wag the dog? There’s actually a way to work half the amount you are now and make twice as much money and time for things you love. Focus baby focus.
Who reading this hates when asked to make a list of personal or professional goals? Like writing it with a pen/pencil on actual paper?
I used to despise it. I couldn’t narrow big ideas, didn’t know how to articulate others, and felt a few were just unattainable fantasy.
But the truth is the more you do this the more you’ll see your busyness fade into the sunset. Also, guess what? You end up creating your life by design — one that you truly love. Most people go through their whole lives never discovering their true desires because of some falsity that it’s wrong to have or want, and that if you do it means you don’t appreciate what you have. But it’s not “either or mentality,” but a “both mentality” that’ll create true joy, abundance and success.
When it comes to one of your major goals, does it feel like you just can’t seem to get there—that it’s just out of reach? Find yourself on track and then derailed again and again?
If you're bold in going after what you want—if you’ve done big things but still want more—it’s time we talk about something called the Upper-Limit Problem (ULP). It’s a sneaky one, and if you don’t understand how it works, you may wish and hope so long that you give up completely.
Digging into the ULP helps conquer hidden fears to take your life to the next level. Once you solve your ULP, you can accomplish any dream or goal!
The truth is that no one is responsible for how you feel and the results you get. If you want to feel happy, confident, loving or whatever other emotion you desire to feel on the regular – it's available to you.
Same goes with results. Maybe you want to make 100K in your business or even a million. Or is it to find the love of your life or be in the best health of your life?
It's all up to you. It's based on the simple formula called the model. Everything in life fits into the model. But you have to practice it to really apply it to your life.
Do you have a desire to create wealth, abundance and financial freedom in your life? Then you absolutely can and this is why I have been dedicating my writings to money for the past 12 weeks or so. Because you deserve to make of your life whatever you truly desire- and there’s nothing holding you back but your mindset.
This is a summary of what you’ve been learning over the last few months. If you missed a blog, go back and read it. Do the exercises that I suggest. Don’t just consume the information. Your life could change drastically for the better for good when it comes to money if you commit to this process and the desire is there.
How many times have you found yourself not asking for money, help, or anything else? We get paralyzed by FEAR—afraid we’ll be viewed as rude, get rejected, or feel embarrassed.
But asking for what you want isn't rude—it’s honest! Chances are they’re not going to think it's rude anyway (and if they do, it has to do with the thoughts in their mind and nothing to do with you).
The worst anyone can say is NO. You think not asking is "taking care to make sure they don't feel offended by your ask," but that has everything to do with them—not you. They could be delighted by your ask! It could be mutually beneficial—but you'll never know if you don’t ask.
The biggest expense you can ever pay in your life is inaction. Particularly inaction on your dreams. This is the biggest expense I see—listening to fear and not going after what it is you truly want. Imagine the time it could take to get going on that dream business you want. The more you stall the more you pay. You actually miss out on the opportunity your business would afford you to grow and the wealth you could accumulate.
I want you to start thinking about NOT TAKING ACTION as your biggest expense.
You might as well be stealing money from yourself when you let fear, confusion, doubt and scarcity stop you from taking action.
One of the most important things you can ever learn how to do is how to have money. The skill and ability to have money has everything to do with your relationship with money.
It doesn’t have to do with what money can buy you. Knowing this difference is everything when it comes to be able to keep your money and make wise investments.
How you feel about having money is going to determine how much money you have.
Since thoughts cause your feelings— first off identifying what your current beliefs about money are is extremely important. Second, deciding on purpose how you’ll start think about money is the second most step in creating wealth.
Most of us don’t know how to “have money.”
We all have a money blueprint that comes from our thoughts about money which all stem from our socialization and upbringing.
What I want for you is to raise your level of consciousness around money. Which just means that you are aware of your thoughts, feelings and actions regarding money. Rather than unconsciously living out your relationship with money based on prior programming that you aren’t even fully aware of.
Keep in mind as you read this that the only reason you ever want anything is because of how you think it'll make you feel.
Spending money on Fuel vs. Entertainment
There are two types of spending. Spending money that literally fuels your life and spending money on entertainment and/or stuff. Neither is necessarily good or bad. If you recall from last week, It’s simply up to you. The point is to become masterful at the art of having and spending money to create what you uniquely truly want with money and time instead of unconsciously living out your unexamined money blueprint.
Are you wasting time worrying about your spending habits? Learn how to spend from a place of empowerment, integrity and abundance.
All overspending comes from a place of scarcity.
Think of retail therapy. Are you spending money to feel better?
You know that rush you get when you buy something? Your brain actually gets a dopamine hit when you buy something from a place of wanting to feel better. It’s the same as when you eat that 3rd cookie, instead of just the one you planned on. You ask yourself, “Why did I eat that when I knew I only wanted one?” It’s always because you wanted to feel different or better than you were feeling—even if you’re unaware of it. Eating sugar in concentrated amounts also gives your brain the reward of dopamine. Eating and spending can both be addictive. Just like alcohol, drugs and social media can become addicting.
Math vs. Mind Drama
For example, let’s say you want to make 200 K. That’s the math of the equation.
Everything else is mind drama. Mind drama includes doubts about your capabilities, the “how,” of how you will go about making that 200 K and all your other beliefs surrounding making the 200 K. All of these beliefs really have nothing to do with making the 200 K.
These 4 principles about earning money have changed the lives of many of my clients. They’ll change yours too. And— save you so much time, effort and relieve you from a lot of unnecessary financial and time-related stressors.
I’m not going to focus on the “how” but rather on bigger concepts of the mindset shifts you must make to earn what you want and what you’ve always deserved.
Lately, I’ve been talking to you about all things money and time-related. Today, we’re focused on your earning potential. Your current beliefs about money are what’s causing you to get the results you’re currently getting regarding how much money you are generating and your earning power.
Debts are “neutral and just there,” you could feel peace of mind today no matter what your debt. Here’s how.
I’ve been coaching a lot of clients lately on money issues and I wanted to share with you some of the most important ways to shift your mindset about money and debt to help you live your most irresistible life. Don’t let debt get in your way of your dreams.
Money’s a topic we all have some “issue” about because of our particular money blueprint, or money beliefs. Beliefs are always optional. So, don’t stay stuck believing your problem-based thoughts about money.
A lot of you will notice when you examine your mindset around money and time that you have a belief that you have to put in a lot of effort and time to make money. When time and effort = money, you’re basically sitting there with your hand out waiting to get paid. Do you currently feel that you “should” get paid the most you can for the least amount of effort and time? That’s not empowering. And that won’t create more of what you want in life. It will keep you stuck though.
What I am about to share with you is so important. Hint: You must get out of that “hand held out waiting” passive role and into massive action to create value from thoughts that serve you and don’t burn you out.
Out of all of the things I can teach you this is definitely one of the tools, that crate the most freedom, make you the most money, and develop a legacy for your life that has the most meaning for you. Time and money are both mental contracts. So is time management. But time management is a useful construct for us to utilize because of the awareness that it brings to living your life on purpose and on your terms. Just like anything else outside of us, we cannot control time. But we can manage our minds around time- which will in turn help us-- quote unquote-- manage our time. The construct of time means nothing until we have a thought about it.
We’ve all agree on the mental construct of time.
Money can buy you time, and there’s nothing more valuable than time.
Some people think there’s nothing more valuable than money- I would argue there’s nothing more valuable then time.
It’s true the more money you have the more time you can buy, You can hire a work and personal assistant to do all the things you’re— ehhh at, or ehhh about doing and spend that time doing what really matters to you. What if you could spend more time with loved ones, doing things you truly value, or creating your life from your zone of genius?