005 PRIORITIZATION: What's Really Important?

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What’s important to you?

Most people will instantly rattle off a quick laundry list of family, friends, some form of faith-type duty, a job, your health, the pursuit of a degree…but I ask again, what is important to you? 

Really important? 

So important that a total stranger could look at your calendar and your bank statement and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, exactly what is important to you

We spend time and we spend money…on the things that matter to us

Oftentimes, what we say and what we do are at odds but we’re so busy “in the doing” that we hardly notice. 

Confession. I used to spend (a lot of) my money on dining out and booze. I was a sucker for a well-made craft cocktail, a good old-fashioned or a great glass of red wine…or two…maybe three…occasionally more if I wasn’t really paying attention.

In the past few years I’ve taken a closer look at where I spend both money and time. 

I’ve kicked some things to the curb.

According to our bank statement now (outside of mortgage and healthcare) quality whole foods, kitchen gadgets and streaming services are a top priority. That’s where the money goes.

My time outside of work is spent largely in learning (classes, courses, anything to teach me something new) or in community type of activities (bible study, business networking groups or volunteering).

In my “free time” (ha - no such thing) I watch movies or series with my husband, usually nodding off about 40 minutes into it...

So HOW do you know what your priorities are?

First, you’ll need to take a good look at yourself, your choices (of time and money spent) and reconcile if what you say is the most important thing actually IS the most important thing.

Then, re-assign the top priorities list...and limit yourself to three or four "top priorities".

You'll have separate priorities for daily activities, but they will roll up to these primary ones.

Rinse and repeat. It's like brushing your teeth. It takes maintenance.

 

But, I believe in you.

 

This Week’s Challenge:

Drop the facade, skip the virtue signaling…and do a year-end audit of both time and money

Do you like what you see? 

Do you love your choices? 

 

Will you be making new choices as the year ends or starting on a new path after the first of the year? 

 

If everything is important, nothing is. 

 

So, what's really important to you?

 

In Resolution,

Kristie

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