Living with intention. Living in the present. Your authentic life. Living your best life. Thanks mostly to Oprah, these phrases have become a central part of our culture. I admit, though, that these phrases just all seemed kind of abstract to me, not sure how to really apply them in a way that could actually change my life.
Money. I think it really all changed for me when the paycheck stopped being directly deposited. No more magical appearance of funds into my checking account twice a month. I say ‘magical’ – it wasn’t like I didn’t work for the money that appeared, but it was abstract. I would go to my sales job, have my conversations, review and prepare, put in the effort, and money would be deposited every other week into my account. It is the upside to having a salaried job. Then the transition to running my small business full time. That is really when everything changed. Continue reading “Saving Instead”