Made a searching and fearless inventory of our checkbook, bank accounts, credit card debt, etc.
to see where we stand financially.
This is going to hurt. If you were a business, and you didn't take inventory once or twice a year, you would lose everything. You wouldn't know where your money is going. You wouldn't know what to cut out or when to expand. You would be blind.
It's 2014 - sit down and go through your budget. It's good timing too, since we will all be filing for taxes soon. Look, I know it sucks. But it's one of those things we grown-ups have to do. Look for the flaws in your budget - as well as your, your stinking thinking.
- You need to know why you think the way you do.
- Is it jealously?
- Is it Envy?
- Is it the way you were raised?
- Why is it, you feel you NEED so much?
- Why aren't you more patient in waiting for the things you want?
- Why do you need to have it all now?
You really need to do this - to sort out this new life you will be embarking on - think of it as a new adventure you are planning - More adventure than snorkeling off the coast of Uepi Island (Soloman Islands) Okay that is a stretch.
|snorkeling off the coast of Uepi Island (Soloman Islands)|
You know how misery loves company? There are others out there, who are looking for a way out of the rat race. Find them and be miserable together. NO, no no no - I'm just kidding. However, do try and associate with those who share the same desire, to get off the fast track.
And then, go out there - PREACH and spread the word among the Joneses.