3 Things I Pondered Today:
- What is your day by day goal?
- What do you spend money on that is not normal to others but is very important to you?
- How can you spend less money on things that don’t matter to you?
One day at a time, a very simple words yet very complex to do. My goal daily at work is to sell one car. If I sell more than one it’s awesome. If I sell less than one I know the next day I have to sell two. That is something that is very obtainable. I focus on the day at work. That might be why I am good at the day to day of my job.
I thought to myself how can I make a day to day goal for my creative life. Lately I have been doing a day to day goal which is I write a blog post a day. If I can write more, awesome. If I can make a video, awesome. The key for me is to write one post a day. Today I am going to write an additional article to put on LinkedIn about the one a day rule of thumb. My one post a day is the same as my one car a day outside of the dealership.
Yesterday out of curiosity I typed my income into an income calculator at work. It’s always astonishing to look at. This year at the half way point of 2019 I am at my full year income of 2018. I thought to myself how amazing is it that I have already passed my income from last year. Same job, same base pay, way more skill and book of business selling record high personal goals of cars. With that I also thought to myself where is my income going? A lot of it goes into paying off as much debt as I can the other part goes to traveling with my husband and finally for my music.
I spend a lot of money on music. Cassette tapes cost a lot after a while and records are very expensive. This month I am going to attend three concerts. One of them by myself, another with my good friend, and the last with my husband as a date. This year I plan to attend more concerts and experience music in person. If I am going to buy a record or cassette, I want it to be at the shows. I want it to be a souvenir of the experience.
The last part I thought about today was what expenses can I cut? The first thing that came to mind was food and eating out. Mosts of the time when I eat food, it’s on the go or to-go. Very rarely do we eat at the restaurants, we just don’t have the time or want to deal with the people. I thought to myself I need to spend more time meal prepping and cooking at home. Going back to previous post I still have to replace my microwave and with that I am going to be getting a double oven again.
When I lived in my condo in Florida I upgraded all of my kitchen which lead me to a super healthy life style. It might not seem like it would make a big deal but having two different ovens with the ability to cool at different temperatures and easy to clean stove top makes a huge freaking difference. A nice dishwasher and fridge also does wonders.I plan to upgrade the kitchen appliances which will be a long term investment for my heath and home. I hope that with the upgrade I can go back to the lifestyle I lived previous where I was super into fit-fam mode with meal prep and working out. One step at a time. I will be going to my yoga class tomorrow morning.