Monday, June 13, 2011

Time Flies...

Are we having fun yet?  Wow.  It’s already June and I have been very busy lately but it seems like I have accomplished nothing.  


Truth is, if we focus on our accomplishments we will see that we do get a lot of things done.




"Positive Reality" vs "Negative Reality".  Those darn lists again...
Positive Reality (the little things do count)
  • all the things I did do today
  • the money I saved today using coupons
  • turn off and unplug machines that I’m not using at this time
  • turn off the lights when sunlight is enough
  • go for a walk to the store
  • creating a few tasty meals to eat at home or take with
  • using my own filtered water from home
Negative Reality (all the don’ts and should-a, could-a, would-a...)
  • all the things I didn’t do today (will always stay on the list)
  • forget to use my coupons at the store
  • leaving the TV on when I’m at the computer all day
  • keeping my printers on when I have nothing to print
  • drive half a block to pick up some milk at the store (just in case I want to spend more money)
  • stopping at (insert favorite fast-food here) for a quick meal
  • buy more bottled water because I’m almost out
Oh yah...my multi-millionaire goal is still active.  My Exponential Money Growth chart has been very helpful covering those unexpected expenses like taxes, unscheduled auto repairs, utility bill spikes during those very hot and very cold days when I used the fans or heater.  That’s my positive reality.  What’s yours?
So I keep at it - baby steps, little steps, just keep steppin.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Resolutions?


Right...

We all task ourselves with the task of making a list of things we want to do for the New Year and never look at the list again after January.

We all made a New Year’s Resolution list once in our lifetime! ! !

The first item on my list is “Become a multi-millionaire”.  Well now…that’s a pretty ambitious goal but not entirely impossible.

Ok, here’s a few things about New Years Resolutions and Goals:
  •  Keep them simple and realistic.
    • Become a Martian? Not in your lifetime but maybe your great, great, great, great, great grandchildren can be born on the planet Mars.  They will be called Martians.
    • Start a savings account and stick to it – that’s realistic.
  •   Break your goals down into mini goals.
    • Instead of looking at the whole year, set goals for the month or accomplish a goal within two weeks (etc.)
    • Use the stairs instead of the elevator
    • If you smoke – quit.  If it’s hard – cut your intake in half each month.
    • Sort through and destroy one box or pile of papers each week.
    • Baby steps will still get you to your destination.
  •   Make a positive list of goals
    • Good: I will do (xyz); I can do (123), etc.
    • Not good: I will not (xyz); I do not want to (123)
    • Do not try it – Do it. (whatever IT may be…and a great quote from Yoda, master Jedi warrior for those Star Wars fans.)

Oh yah…my multi-millionaire goal started January 1st for 2011.  So far I have $0.64 but I will keep you posted.  Let me know how you do if you decide to try it.  Just leave a comment.

Exponential Money Growth – If you saved one penny in a jar every day and you doubled the amount in the jar every day, by the end of the month you would have saved over $10 million dollars ($10,737,418.24).  Try it…just think how much you can save with a dime ($107,374,182.40)!!! 

How’s that for a New Years Resolution!