One thing I keep hearing from my Coaching clients is: “I don’t have time to pursue my passion” and “I don’t have the money”. It’s either that, or a combination of both.
I’m going to be a little in-your-face today and say that you do have time and money. I’ll also argue that you feel like you don’t have them because of internalised patterns.
Your mission today is to break through the patterns which keep you from doing what lights you up.
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Task 1: You do have time
Do you need to volunteer for every bake sale? Do you need to outdo everyone else at the fancy-dress day at work? Unless these things are among your passions, consider cutting back in favour of something that lights you up.
Are people taking advantage of you? It’s not them, you know – it’s up to you to stop allowing it. Set boundaries; get support in learning this if you need to.
Examine what you think you “have” to do. Is it really necessary for your house to be spotless all the time? Consider getting help. And if you think you can’t afford this, then the next task is for you.
Task 2: You do have money
I once went broke, was forced to educate myself about finances, and lived extremely frugally to pay back debts for over 10 years. I know a thing or two about money.
Just like time, money is subject to a lot of beliefs. You may think you don’t have the money to pay for a cleaner, or for your laundry to be done by someone else. But you’re already spending money you don’t need. Examples:
- You don’t need new clothes for at least another year. Really, you don’t.
- You don’t need to spend a lot of money when you go out. One drink can last all evening.
- You don’t need a TV license. Pursue your passion, and you won’t even have time to watch TV.