• Where Do You Stand On Your Money Journey?


     

    Abstract:
     

    You’ve probably heard the story of when I went broke many years ago. It was one of the most frightening experiences of my life, but it was also a blessing: It forced me to educate myself about finances.
     

    Your mission today is to find out where you stand on the universal “money journey” and what you need to learn next in order to uplevel your money game.
     
     

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    Starting point: Clueless

     

    If I asked you what your net worth is, you’d go: “Err…!” Or if I asked you about your fixed monthly expenses, or the average of your variable expenses over the past six months, you wouldn’t know the answer.
     

    Is this you? Then you’re at the beginning of your money journey. Don’t worry, people of all ages find themselves at that stage! The important thing is that you’ll start learning, fast. You either rule money or money will forever rule you.
     
     

    Stopover: Nuts and bolts

     

    At this stage, you’ve got a budget. There are many different ways of budgeting, but you’ll have some system in place, with envelopes, accounts, or “jars” for different types of expenses and savings. You’re managing your money.
     

    At this stage, your task is twofold: To keep upping your game, learn about passive income and multiple income streams as well as financial freedom, and to graduate to the final stop.
     

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    Destination: Money mindset

     

    How many gurus have you seen online who promise you riches if only you get your mindset right? One thing is true: You can’t achieve lasting financial security or freedom by without an abundance mindset.
     

    However, in order to get to the destination, you need to learn the journey first. Without actual money management, your mindset won’t make you financially free. Both are required.
     

    Your task at this level is to keep raising the limit of your abundance, by visiting workshops and courses and reading books on money and wealth.

  • 3 Ways To Get Unstuck, Fast


     

    Abstract:
     

    Life is cyclical in nature, so it’s natural to have times when things just aren’t happening as fast as we’d like them to. But when it gets too much, or lasts too long, there are things you can do to break yourself out of this state and get unstuck.
     

    Where in your life are you stuck? If nowhere, just take note of this process for future reference. Otherwise, write down the particulars of your situation.
     
     

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    Task 1: Stop pushing, start listening

     

    It seems counter-intuitive, but if you’ve been trying hard without success, it may not be all that useful to just keep pushing for the breakthrough.
     

    Instead, take a break and a deep breath. Check what else is amiss, the less obvious stuff. Are you ok and cared for?
     

    If you’ve been obsession over finding the solution, letting go can bring the breakthrough. As they say, when one door closes, another opens – and sometimes the window is open a crack, too.
     
     

    Task 2: Change of location, change of energy

     

    If you’re stuck in a task, a physical change can shift the energy and with it your thoughts, from one moment to the next. Get up and walk up and down, or dance to your favourite song. Suddenly the answer can pop into your head.
     

    A block that lasts for weeks or months, needs a bigger push such as a geographical change. Take a trip this weekend to get unstuck, or if you can’t afford it, at least drive somewhere. See something different. Air out your head, so to speak, and see what comes up.
     

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    Task 3: Take action

     

    Often, when we feel stuck we don’t feel like doing anything. Mindless activity is bad, but action with intention can bring you clarity faster than anything else.
     

    Even if you’re unsure how exactly to get unstuck, take the first steps. You’ll know immediately if you’re on the right path.

  • Stop Missing The No. 1 Happiness Factor


     

    Abstract:
     

    It sounds so easy. We pursue our goals, we achieve them, and then we’re happy. Right?
     

    In reality, you may have noticed that after you achieve or get something you’ve really wanted, you’ll indeed be very happy, but after a while you return to your normal mood.
     

    It’s a little-known fact that capacity for happiness needs to be learned and practised. The simplest happiness factor is also the most-overlooked: It’s feeling good.
     
     

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    1. Task: The Check-in

     

    Well-being comes in two forms, physical and emotional/mental. It sounds rather basic, but in fact few people are really tuned into the way their body feels.
     

    To establish a connection, sit comfortably, breathe, drop your shoulders. Then ask yourself how you feel, physically. Are you happy? Tense? Excited? Full of energy or maybe tired?
     

    All you have to do is notice it.
     
     

    2. Task: Make yourself comfortable

     

    We say it to our house guests, but now your task is to quite literally make yourself comfortable. Do you need anything? A cup of tea, a blanket, a treat? Maybe you need to get up, stretch, and walk up and down a bit to get your energy going?
     

    Whatever you need to do to increase your comfort, do it. Remember it’s a vital happiness factor.
     

    Happiness Factor
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    3. Task: Where in your life are you unwell?

     

    Now look beyond your physical needs. Where aren’t you comfortable in the figurative sense? Your task is to do one thing to feel better. It might be a clarifying talk with a loved one or a small change you’ve been wanting to suggest in your job.
     

    This last task obviously takes you beyond the time it takes to watch/read this feature. I suggest you take action right afterwards! Don’t wait until the evening or tomorrow, or you’ll forget. Pay attention to this happiness factor; you deserve to be good.

  • Were You Born For This?


     

    Abstract:
     

    When I was still stuck in my soul-eating job, I was feeling okay most of the time. The issue was that I wasn’t joyful or pursuing my passions.
     

    You mission today is to find out if you were born for this life you’re leading.
     
     

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    1. Task: How do you spend your time?

     

    Write down how many hours you spend per week:

    • doing things you hate.
    • performing tasks you don’t mind but which aren’t your passion.
    • doing what lights you up.

     

    Task 2a: If you spend the majority of your time doing something you hate

     

    This is a serious red flag and could harm your mental and even physical health. You need to cut and run. Your task is to find a way to break free from this.
     

    Reach out if you need support. I can recommend coaching colleagues who specialise in this.
     
     

    Task 2b: If you’re already spending most of your time doing what lights you up

     

    Congratulations, you’re doing something right! You were definitely born for this.
     

    Now work out the kinks, such as finding even more space for your passion. Is there something else you’ve been neglecting? Look for ways to remedy this without sacrificing what you love doing.
     

    Were you born for this?
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    Task 2c: If you spend the majority of your time doing tasks you don’t mind, but which don’t light you up.

     

    In a way, this can be the biggest challenge. Just like me when I was still in that job, you may not feel the need to make changes. It doesn’t seem worth the effort, so get some support from a coach.
     

    This is important. You’re not here to just get by, you’re here to light up the world with joy and love.
     
     

    3. Task: Let me know

     

    Your last task is to reply to the newsletter email and let me know which category you’re in, and what steps you’re going to take next. Take action!

  • What They Don’t Tell You About The Path To Your Dreams


     

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    Your mission today is to a. learn about, and b. arm yourself against what they don’t tell you about the path to your dreams.
     

    Even positive changes take time to implement, and things will happen along the way. Here’s how to prepare yourself.
     
     

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    1. Task: Your passion

     

    Take a moment to picture yourself pursuing your passion(s). Get into the emotion of doing what lights you up, feel that bliss.
     

    Done? Good!
     
     

    2. Task: What could go wrong?

     

    Now please imagine, in great detail, what life would need to throw at you to stop you pursuing your passion.
     

    The point is that with every positive change, an equal negative force is bound to show up. It’s a law of nature. However, what you just imagined probably won’t happen, because usually the curveball is something you didn’t see coming at all.
     

    This doesn’t mean that your passion isn’t what you’re supposed to do, though. Life is just testing your resolve. I keep seeing it: People who stick with it through the challenge, come out even more blissful than before.
     

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    Archery – this is yours truly!

    3. Task: Your commitment

     

    The other thing to be prepared for is your passion feeling stale at times. You won’t always make progress. At times, you’re just not feeling it any longer. I promise you the buzz will return, but you need to stick with it!
     

    Your task is to get into the habit of pursuing your passion. Write down one small thing you’ll do this week, one practice, or one hour of doing what lights you up. Next week, review and re-commit – either to the same task or a new one.
     
     

    4. Task: Let me know

     

    I’d love to hear how your commitment is going, so please reply to today’s newsletter email and let me know! And if you’re not subscribed yet, you can do so above.

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