With great money comes ......... more work! You have to measure your results all the time to be present and celebrate the journey. END GAME = GREAT, but the JOURNEY = LIVING GREAT.
People sometimes say, "money isn't everything". They are right. But it does do a hell of a good job at measuring one's progress. I expect, nay, demand, that everyone reading this knows you will achieve GREATNESS when you have measurable results. Theodore Roosevelt said the rest of the magic potion best. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for Teddy's words of wisdom. MONEY can, should, and must be used as one of those metrics. End goals and results are of the individuals and usually slightly different so be respectful. Some might want to belong, and some might want recognition, some freedom, etc. Regardless, the accumulation of wealth is fun and frustrating, new and old. None the less, enjoy your experiences.
A great man always reminds us to never leave the table without taking action. I want to propose that right now, you take a few minutes for your goals. I am asking you to pause and do an actual assignment here. For real, would you do it? I am going to assume you want to accumulate money and that you will actually participate. Please write down all your thoughts circling your head about what you will get with all this money and be specific about when and how much abundance is right for you. Go ahead and include all your goals and results about anything on these pages. Give it your undivided attention. Do not use a computer or phone; grab paper and pen. Turn some music on and get away from distraction. Do this for about 10 minutes. Set a timer on your phone. DO NOT LIFT YOUR PEN UNTIL 10 MINUTES ARE UP! Then...... get ready...... begin writing and "word vomiting". Begin now. Also, if you're like the old me and are saying this is dumb because I've already done this, go ahead and beat the snot out of the voice in your head. The voice is wrong. START NOW, PLEASE.
Good. Don't lose this sheet. These are measurable results. Check-in frequently on your progress. Begin clarifying and refining your new goals. Make all your context as simple as possible. Then simplify again. And again. And again. This might take a few days of dabbling. Two things should happen; one, you get more clarity on your existing results, and two, you continue to discover what is really important to you. Essentially, you just clarified your "why" even more.
Unfortunately for you, I do not want to share my system of how I measure my results. It's nothing fancy, I'll give you a hint... Google sheets and some basic financial software. If you want more details, shoot me an email, and I would be glad to share. Many people have their own way of tracking their progress, and it's usually a little different. So hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But good old fashioned paper and pen, that shouldn't get old anytime soon. There is beauty in clarity and simplicity. Plus, most of the time these days, our content does make its way onto a computer.
Congratulations! You have completed your first step to setting goals and being able to track results. See, life is how we chose to live from day today. There won't be a magic day when you all of a sudden throw your hands up and say, "money goal achieved, hell yeah!". A celebration like that should happen at least once a week. I fit in about three mini celebrations a day. Guess what, I smile a shit load too! I hope for your sake that yes, you set measurable results but that you use those measurements to celebrate the win's along the way. It really is about the journey and memories. You can see how you need to measure results to be able to celebrate as much as possible. That is where we come in. We give you a healthy dose of motivation and celebration, plus a little sprinkle of teaching. Please check out our products and our info page for more details. For those that are already subscribed, thank you. Send us an email and we'll try to get you some free swag. Remind us by using the words "money is for measuring" in the subject line.