Hey beautiful ladies,
Happy July 1st! To anyone who lives in Canada, Happy Canada Day! How has the first half of the year gone for you? Are you thriving and taking steps to get closer to your dreams daily? I hope you are! I want nothing more than for you to flourish and prosper and lead the happiest life.
But, maybe you’re more like me and the last six months have flown by with some good choices and some bad ones. Personally, I’ve suffered a few setbacks and financial mistakes and struggled with inconsistent actions. If that’s you, please don’t beat yourself up about it, okay? Unfortunately, we cannot get the time back, BUT we can wake up every morning and make conscious choices to better ourselves and our lives.
Making conscious choices doesn’t necessarily mean making big changes either! Often times, you’ll get the most significant impact from making small improvements consistently. Like getting out of bed half an hour earlier and making coffee and breakfast at home instead of getting Starbucks. If you do that every day for a year, you’ll save at least $10 a day, $10 x 365 days= $3,650. You could put that money into investing and save for retirement, a vacation, or cash flow to start a business!
Making small changes isn’t the part that I struggle with, it is making them daily. I don’t tend to do things consistently, and that’s definitely my downfall. To combat this, I have done a few things:
- Bought a productivity planner – this one specifically targets morning productivity. I suck at getting out of bed, I’m a “night owl,” and I will often sleep through my alarm and get up at noon on my days off. Studies show that the most productive people are morning people with strong morning routines, so I hope that this helps make lasting change. I bought mine off of Amazon, and you can find it here: https://amzn.to/2NZnN2J
- Subscribed to inspirational people – I don’t know if you’re like me, but when I watch/listen to people who inspire me, I am way more likely to get off my ass and go get something done. Whether you do this via audible (an inspirational or self-help book), podcasts, youtube, etc. It is up to you! Here’s just a few that I enjoy:
Lyn Allure (personal finance & business): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwCP7yVmZEuRuSMJlExLuCw
Kacia Fitzgerald (Empowerment/Self Improvement): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/empowerher/id1444456380
Alisha Marie (Beauty Youtuber/Self Help): https://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbby11 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSReacwdlGHHyTIyuROhVdQ
Graham Stephan (Personal Finance): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV6KDgJskWaEckne5aPA0aQ
Stacey Diaz (Youtuber/Small Business Owner): https://www.youtube.com/user/BoomFAMF
Those are just a few! I watch them in the background while I clean or work on something, and I feel much more motivated to get shit done than if I were to watch Netflix.
3. Bought a Finance Planner – If I can showcase restraint and control over my finances, this will only bleed over into other areas of my life that need management. If I can control my budgets and expenses, I will stop wasting money on things that don’t get me closer to my dreams. I bought mine on Amazon, you can get it here: https://amzn.to/31EEnN9
4. Subscribed to Two Self Improvement Communities: Both of these communities have master classes, worksheets, group calls, and so many other interactive parts. I am so excited to start learning with these groups! Both of these have a slight business focus that will help me set up my personal business. The first society is Good Girls Gone Boss ran by Ms. Lyn Allure, you can find out more at https://www.goodgirlsgoneboss.com. The second is run by Kacia Fitzgerald, and her community is called The Collective, you can take a peek at it here: https://www.kaciafitzgerald.com/thecollective. I am so excited to share with all of you what I learn from these groups.
I am going to best testing out a bunch more productivity and self-help tips over the next few weeks, and I hope to develop a routine that fits my lifestyle and is sustainable! (Like setting 20-minute timers, so I don’t drag the tasks on), and I will update you all with my first week of progress. I hope you feel inspired to make real change in your life, and I’m wishing you all the best as we embark on the last half of the weirdest year in history.