I asked. You Spoke. I heard.
And it seems, from the responses to my survey late June, we need to do a little more talking about DEBT.
So, let’s do just that.
I’ve put together a content-rich free training seminar event focused exclusively on this financial albatross – one I know you’re going to love.
Especially if being debt-free feels like a worthy but elusive, never-going-to-reached goal.
In this free seminar, I’ll show you how to avoid (or stop making) a mistake that is costing you time, money, and emotional freedom.
To sign up, and get instant access to the seminar, click here
If debt is your biggest financial challenge right now and it is preventing you from living the life of your dreams – sign up for this free training and pay close attention. It will change your mindset about debt so you can put the feelings of shame, overwhelm and stress in their place and focus your effort and energy on your strategy for dealing with the numbers. Facing the numbers without the “baggage” is so much more productive and effective!
Here’s the link once again:
Look forward to “seeing” you inside the free training seminar.
p.s. together, let’s take the ‘it sucks’ factor out of your debt experience and get you back to black so you can have more time, money & emotional freedom.
Earlier this week I met a friend for a mid-day Vietnamese iced-coffee and walk around the block. Admittedly, I was a little less perky than usual and a tad-bit cranky. Not because I was suffering from caffeine withdrawal, but because I am plum tired!
This summer has not been stereotypically slow for me; at the moment, I am working on several time-sensitive projects with back-to-back imminent deadlines and gearing up for a busy month of speaking engagements. Oh, and did I mention I’m also overhauling my business?!
The night before (or it might be more accurate to say the morning of) our afternoon stroll, I went to bed at 1:30am; the night before that was a more reasonable bedtime (11:30pm), but I was up at 5:45am. This erratic pattern has unfortunately become my new norm the last couple of months, which isn’t too attractive when I really need (and crave) 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
When I shared my whacky schedule and why I was fatigued, what my friend, who works in institutional sales, said stopped me mid sip: “…you need to accept that there is not enough time to get everything done…”
If the coffee didn’t jolt me “awake,” that statement certainly did! Even if I wasn’t operating on all cylinders, I was alert enough to know his words, which were a paraphrase of one of the leading sales training gurus, Brian Tracy, held pearls of wisdom beyond time management.
And I wondered…
What if we dared to get real and admit there are times when there simply isn’t enough money to meet our needs?
What do you do when you’ve done all the right things, but all your accounts are zero or, God forbid, less than zero? In some of the circles in which I travel, it is almost sacrilegious to explore this question and the sub-questions it raises.
The query defies the belief in infinite abundance…or does it?
I believe a larger disservice is done when we don’t give ourselves permission to ponder: “What Do You Do When There Isn’t Enough?” Because let’s face it, we all experience periods of time when there isn’t enough of something we need, whether it is time, money, faith, confidence, self-esteem, etc.
If we accept that there will be moments when our current demands exceed our current capacity, then that creates the necessary space required to focus on the key element of the question – “What do you do?”
Here’s what I suggest:
1) Admit the reality (even if just to yourself)…and then adjust
Seems so obvious, right? But when more is required of you than you have to give, something has to give. You have to say “no” to something you previously said “yes” to. Ironically, what may start off as a temporary adjustment may lead to permanent, more beneficial changes.
2) Ask for help
Need I say more? We could probably all use a refresher course in asking for help…from the right people!
3) Don’t lose hope or focus
It sounds so cliché, I know, but hold onto the proverb, “this too shall pass.” Really. “Not enough” does eventually morph into enough and sometimes even more than enough. Plus, you often gain the most insight when you lean into the gap, which is a counter-intuitive choice to the natural inclination to get mad and resist whatever is bringing about the – “What Do You Do When There Isn’t Enough? – question in the first place.
These are my suggestions, what are yours?
p.s. it is almost time to get out of the red and back to black? If you have debt, you’re going to want to join us. Click here to get on the list to learn more about a new program launching in September.
It’s November, and all hell is about to break loose. Unlike any other time of the year, the last eight (8) weeks of the year seem to wreck havoc on our calendars. Now is when life, in general, becomes more hectic as we move deeper into the holiday season and social and family commitments increase. Similarly, work becomes crazier as we rev up efforts to close-out the year with more of our goals accomplished than not.
The countdown to the end of the year and the beginning of the new can be both celebratory and depleting! Continue Reading…
I’m having a fantastic summer! After spending the three previous summers working on book related deadlines, I’m definitely taking full advantage of my newfound freedom. My evenings and weekends have been filled with barbecues, live music, plays, weekend excursions, or leisurely brunches. Fun, fun, fun!!!
Yet, I can’t seem to escape this nagging feeling of overwhelm. As the summer draws to a close, the tension between the present and the future continues to mount. At times, I feel as if preparing for the future is suffering as I enjoy whatever I’m doing that’s non-work related; other times, I feel as if I’ve sacrificed my personal time for three years and the future can simply wait until I’m ready. (Indignant, right?!)
Well, we all know the adage, “time waits for no one.”
My sense of overwhelm reached a plateau today as I realized that fueling the tension of the present v. future is yet another tension: doing v. thinking. So much so that I decided that the best way to deal with these tensions is to schedule “thinking” time. Initially, I felt ridiculous actually marking a date/time on my calendar with “work space/thinking.” But like anything else, if it’s not on the calendar it isn’t likely to happen. So begins my experiment with scheduling thinking time!
What do you do to bridge the gap between the present v. future and tasks of doing v. thinking? I’d love to know!