Hi Again Dear Friend,
Hope you had a very fantastic weekend. I did!
In my last two emails, I have discussed the first two things we could and should do before the year runs out. Tip one was to Learn a New Skill and Tip two was to Draw Up a 12-Month Goals For 2018.
The Third Thing I will be discussing is to "Have a Capital acquisition Plan for 2018".
How is it going with your finances?
In my last email, I started the series on "18 Things You should Do Before 2018". If you missed it, you can read the article Here .
In that article, I talked about the importance of learning a new skill(s) so you can expand your income base in the new year. I shared my personal experience along that line also. I have had a lot of amazing feedback and I am overly motivated to do more for myself by learning more skills! How about that?
And so, in my last email, I mentioned I would be sharing the 18 tips over 12 weeks and what that means is that you may get 2 emails in one week so we can cover all 18 tips before the year runs out.
I hope that's fine!
And Tip 2 is here:
I hope you had a brilliant weekend.
Sometime in 2016, I determined to make everyday of my life count going forward. I chose to break away from the status quo , do things differently and I committed to living deliberately. And because life is governed by principles, my resolution worked out.
In this highly digitalized age, there's no reason not to break the barriers and make outstanding success in our businesses.
Please share this with someone who might need it. Your friend's financial success is your success!
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The remote control batteries for the TV in my bedroom had gone bad and for about a month, I would change the channel by the side.
Quite laborious , because I needed to get up and switch it on and off, etc. I kept moaning each time I did that and would tell my help, you need to help me get a battery for this TV remote.
Yesternight, after spending so much time trying to keep the channel on where the cable tv airs from and it wasn't changing , I sauntered out of the house in anger to get the batteries. Guess what, Our mai-guard ( Security guard), who sells stuffs right by the gate had the batteries at the most ridiculously cheap amount ever. I bought a couple, inserted them into the remote and pronto, it started working.
I had spent the last 4 weeks moaning and complaining and stressing over what I could have corrected in 4 seconds.
- I never paid proper attention to it
-It didn't occur I was stressing myself unnecessarily
-It was such a small issue left unattended to and had become an emotional stressor for me.
-Hubby wasn't around, so no "accountability partner" was available to encourage me to do the right and simple thing.
For some of us, all we need do is to change the batteries of the remote control of our financial lives.
Simple things; simple decisions and commitments.
-Pack your lunch to work and stop buying N2,000 food daily.
-Draw up a list of what you need to spend money on before spending
-Put your books in shape/outsource if need be.
-Be deliberately accountable to someone
Sisters, nothing changes by you moaning and wishing for something to change without you taking a step, no matter how small.
I beat myself on the head yesternight and wondered how I allowed myself to be worked up over what N100 could have solved a long time ago. #shakingmyhead.
Enjoy your day ahead.
Sola Smart-Steward Adesakin
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