Your money or your life…
I’m going to ask you to take a quick your money or your life values quiz in a minute.
It’s an easy way to check the congruity between what you say you want and how you spend my time.
Does your money, meaning the items on your credit card statement, reflect what you say is important to you in your life, your life values?
It’s a good idea to be vigilant in looking at this to make sure you’re still heading where you want to go in your life. And this is a check-up between your values & goals and the way you actually live your life.
The Messy Reality of Your Life Values
If I want a life where I wake up happy and my days are fulfilling and joyful, it’s important for my daily activities to be in alignment with my values and goals. Then what I say I want and what I do in my life are in alignment, right? And it’s more likely I’ll spend my money on things that make that happen.
Does that make sense?
Reality is usually much messier than that. If you put what you spend your money on in one column and what you say you value most in life in the other, you’d instantly see what you truly value. It’s on the money side.
I’m not talking about the necessities of keeping a roof over your head and eating. I’m talking about the money you have a choice with, your discretionary spending.
I have intuitively built my life with a sense of alignment without consciously thinking about it since I was a teenager. I say without consciously thinking about it because I didn’t have a label for what I was intuitively doing at that time. That was when I made the decision to have a life different than the one I was on a path to have, so it was vitally important to stay focused.
How to Find Out What Your Personal Values Are
Years ago when I was working with a client, after they created their personal manifesto and set their goals, I would ask them to look at their checkbook and credit card statements. Yes, we used to track our money in a check register in the olden days.
They could write down value statements that made them feel good about themselves.
They could set goals that would make them look good when they told people about them.
But the reality of what they valued most was what they spent their money on, every time!
The second thing was to look at their calendar and see what they spent their time on.
Time and money tell you what is really important to you.
If those 2 things are out of alignment with the value statements from your manifesto and the goals you’ve created, you’ve got some work to do.
That’s the work I do with my private clients, helping them to discover and get in alignment with their values and goals at a soul level.
When you are in alignment and what you believe, say and do are all congruent, your life flows.
If not, it’s no surprise you aren’t achieving your goals and things aren’t moving along the way you would like in your life or business.
Take this your money or your life values quiz:
#1: Go online and look at the last 30-60 days of what you’ve spent your money on
#2: Go to your calendar and look at how you’ve spent your time in the last 30-60 days
If you don’t calendar your days, do it for the next 7 days. For 1 week, track everything you do from the time you get up until you go to bed and how much time on each activity.
Even if you normally calendar your work hours, you might want to try this for a week.
You’ll be surprised what you discover.
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It’s time for you to get your life and business in a flow that is easy and effortless, don’t you think?
Until next time, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Just comment on this post here or on Facebook.
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With over 40 years in sales and marketing, along with 45 years studying human behavior, Lynn Pierce, “The Voice of an Ageless Life and Business,” mentors soul-based entrepreneurs to reach your own personal version of success and an ageless lifestyle. Tell Lynn what the life of your dreams looks like, and she’ll create the blueprints to get you there, along with the sales system to fund it. Author of, “Breakthrough to Success; 19 Keys to Mastering Every Area of Your Life”, Lynn Pierce’s personal growth and business acceleration systems help her clients get three times the results in half the time with one-tenth of the effort. Claim your free special report, “What Do You Stand For” here