Tips for Life & Work — goals

A Weekly Date With Money

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A Weekly Date With Money

Whether it's saving more money, saving for a specific purpose, paying off debt, earning more, or earning the same amount but for different work/different hours, you might benefit from a Weekly Date with Money. This exercise is a great way to get started on your financial goals on your own.    Financial Habit Exercise: Get Romantic with Money Step 1: Create a Money TrackerIt takes about 5-15 minutes to create an expense or finance tracker on paper.  If you're aesthetically-driven (i.e you're motivated by beautiful things/ good design) be sure to come in to the shop to pick up a copy...

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Year End, Year Start (Freebie!)

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Year End, Year Start (Freebie!)

Hi loves! It's been awhile....the thing is, I decided during the holidays to focus first on keeping up with your amazing orders and keeping the online store stocked - and turns out, this left no time for social media and newsletters. Happy problem!  But I did want to make a little downloadable freebie for you all, in case this may help you get grounded, focused and calibrated for your 2021.  I'll upload my own example later, but for now, here's the PDF version, and a googledoc version for those that want to copy, redesign your own :)    Make sure to share...

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GOAL TRACKING

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GOAL TRACKING

Our Goal Trackers are based on the science of goal achievement and motivation. Read below to learn more about the psychology of each section and examples for how to use it towards your own goals.   #1: What's your goal? This one is easy -- write down your goal as specifically as you can, for example, do you want to learn a new skill? Save up for a car? Get that passion project going? Hell, even just clean out your fridge or get 15 minutes of exercise every day? Whatever it is, big or small, write it down. Research shows that writing...

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POSITIVE INFLUENCE: A PRIMER

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POSITIVE INFLUENCE: A PRIMER

What do I mean by “Positive Influence”? Positive influence is when we want to convince others to help us make changes that ultimately make our world a little better.  Versus changes that just benefit us, and screw the rest of the world.  Nelson Mandela -- positive influencer.  The creator of the tide pod challenge, just an influencer. Furthermore, leadership guru Stephen Covey says that true influence requires both consideration and courage. Let’s break it down: Consideration means thinking about what others need, what they feel, and why they want what they want. Let’s say you want to ask for a raise...

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A Brain-Friendly Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

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A Brain-Friendly Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

Looking for an alternative to the ambitious New Year's Resolution? Try quarterly resolutions (Q Resolutions), for a psychology-based method to slay those aspirations.  THE GISTRather than come up with a big whopper of a New Year's resolution, (which honestly freaks me out) you can break up the year into chunks by making quarterly resolutions (Q Resolutions) that build on each other. Let's illustrate this with an example -- let's say you want to exercise regularly in 2018 (one of my personal goals for 2018) -- here's how I'd transform this into Q Resolutions:  Q1 Resolution (Jan - March)Sign up for 1 super fun...

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