Teaching you to embrace today while making yourself a millionaire!

I wish I would have understood how easy it is to become a millionaire by starting to save small amounts of money when I was younger...

I feel compelled to share the simple concepts you can apply today....


16 July 2008

Live everyday to its fullest

Life can throw you a curve ball at any time. That is why it is so important to plan for the future but ensure you are enjoying everyday. We recently had a tragedy in our family. My 34 year cousin was killed in an automobile accident. It was a shock but is a constant reminder to embrace life, treat people well, follow your passions, work hard, and laugh often.

Live passionately and save for the future! It is simple. Make a top 20 list.
The list will consist of 4 columns.
1. List the top 20 things you want to do/accomplish before you die.
2. Who do you want to do it with
3. How much will it cost
4. Time frame to accomplish task.

Really think about it - make sure there is passion behind your choices. They don't have to be expensive, exotic or unusual. Don't be surprised if you see the same names on the list and that many of the goals are inexpensive. It is amazing how we limit ourselves by thoughts in our head. Once you write them down it clarifies the steps needed for action. It will just take a little focus and planning.

Some examples I have seen on the Top 20 lists are:
Always own a hammock (want to be sure to always remember to relax and enjoy life)
Start a business from a hobby (career change to something they enjoy)
Travel for pleasure or to volunteer
Get married or have children
Learn, scuba dive, garden etc

Once you have your Top 20 you can prioritize many ways -
1. Who - If the person is older - you may want to act on that more quickly
2. Cost - free things can be acted on immediately for more expensive goals - start saving with a specific end date
3. Time Frame - some tasks can be accomplished quickly others may take years to achieve.

As you accomplish items on your list - review the ones left and be sure they still are important to you. You can always change or add to the list the most important element is to be conscious while making the list. Put thought into your choices. It is your life .....enjoy it.

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