The old saying “the way you do one thing, is the way you do everything” keeps surfacing in my life. When something appears three times or more, it definitely gets my attention. I have thought about this statement quite a lot lately; I believe it’s really true, and have even decided to put it to the test.
This year I have decided to choose a focus area for personal growth, and now plan to do this each new year; I think that business growth and personal growth are really one in the same; when we increase our skills or lifestyle, we grow personally as a result of that enhancement.
Growth may come in any area we choose to focus, ranging from healthier eating habits to improving personal finances. The effects of the change, however, spill over into all areas of our lives.
Let’s look at improved eating habits as an example of proactive change. When you eat healthier, you feel better. When you feel better, you are more productive and focused in all areas of your life. The result of this increased productivity may be increased income, greater confidence (which improves relationships) or simply more harmony in life.
Using the example of improved personal finances, a few of the areas we could expect immediate enrichment in our lives include:
A lifestyle that is more congruent with our financial goals, thus more harmony in our daily lives
Personal and professional growth, as we gain skills to increase income, if necessary or desired
Increased confidence from financial empowerment, and therefore, more happiness
Less stress from having clearly defined purposes for our money, alleviating the need to analyze every financial transaction
More peace from either knowing you are headed toward your financial goals, or taking steps to get going in the right direction
A life that is full of the things that you really want and value
These are only a few of the areas where improved personal finances enrich our lives. With that in mind, is this an area where you want to focus this year? If so, you’re in the right spot! I’d love to hear from you today at Camille@FinancialWoman.com for a free 20 minute Money Strategy Session with me.