We have been trained from birth to be self-centered, self-serving, and self-preserving. These are the types of attitudes that are often reflected in our marketing, sales, and business. We are not good at thinking about how we can improve ourselves or our businesses. We are usually quite proud of the things we do, and the things we are proud of often are the things that make us feel bad about ourselves.
It is so interesting to see the shift in mindset when these attitudes are exposed in marketing, sales, and business. We had been taught that we should always look out for ourselves. It’s not that we don’t care about the impact our actions have on others. It’s just that we tend to be very self-focused. Because in many cases, we are not self-aware at all and thus don’t have the luxury of considering other opinions.
To help you get yourself back on track, here’s a very short list of strategies that are going to help you feel better about life.
Strategic planning can be the best thing you can do for yourself. It is a way of being more aware of what is going on in your life and how it is affecting you. Sometimes this means taking the time to think about other possible negative outcomes.
Its best to think through the consequences of your actions. The time and money saved by putting a plan in place can be enormous. As a case in point, I wrote a book called, “Saving for a rainy day” which is basically a guide for saving for a rainy day. We all know that you don’t need to spend money on a rainy day; you don’t need to spend money on a rainy day to get a great deal.
I wrote the book to show how people can save a lot of money when planning ahead and to show how to use this knowledge to save a lot more money by being more strategic in the choices you make. If you were to use the book to save for a rainy day, in the first chapter you are told to spend 10,000 dollars and save 10 times that amount.
A good rule of thumb is that you can save 10% of your income each quarter, so a $100 bill in the first quarter would be worth $10,000 in the last. If you save 10 times this sum, that would be $10,000.
If you were to save 10,000 dollars each quarter, you would be saving 10,000,000 times. So, 10 times 10,000 times 10,000 times 10,000,000 would be 10,000,000,000. So we can say that if you save 10 times this amount, it will be worth 10 times this amount.
If you are trying to save 10,000 dollars each quarter, then you have to say, “This is pretty cool.
If you are trying to save 10,000 dollars each quarter, you have to say, This is pretty cool.