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This has got to have been my best January ever. I stayed in for New Years eve, so started the year neither drunk nor broke. I spent New Years Day doing a bit of shopping, finishing off my Year Compass planner, and meeting friends for a New Years cheers. This combined with having my 2019 goals all planned out meant the month went pretty smoothly and didn’t feel too long. Here’s how I got on.
The Multi-Hypen Method by Emma Gannon aims to demistify and celebrate the current trend for people of all ages to be and do more than one thing. The strap line tells us to ‘work less, create more, and design a career that works for you.’ Here’s what I thought:
What’s the first thing you usually do when you pay off a debt? For me, I usually celebrate/pat myself on the back, which is GREAT. Then I start calculating what I’m gonna do with the ‘spare cash’, which is BAD. In months one and two I tend to use that cash to treat myself to something that I don’t really need.
I won’t start this post with a drawn out explanation about the importance of goal setting. They fact that you’ve made it to this page means that you probably already know how valuable it is to set goals, make them actionable and track your progress
Last week I was scrolling through Instagram stories - which I do too often, but that’s another story - when I spotted a friend’s call out for a podcast she’s launching. Under the hashtag #blackwomenworking, she was looking for black women to discuss exactly that.
Clever people aren’t loyal. To utility/service providers that is. I heard the phrase Loyalty Tax on BBC breakfast last week and it sums it up perfectly. People are being stung for remaining loyal to certain brands, and I am one of them.
A No Spend Day is exactly what is says on the tin. Days where you spend no money at all. Other than bills, travel, and other things you can't avoid, you commit to spending nothing. Not a penny. Nada. For the month of June I'll be embarking on a little experiment to see how many No Spend Days I can manage