Thriving, Not Just Surviving…Post Pandemic

The pandemic is hopefully subsiding. Many of you (including myself) may be wondering, as things change, how can I thrive, not just survive, financially?

After all, we are entering a ‘new normal.’ Unexpected doors may be opening. New opportunities may appear.

To make sure you thrive, you must heed these 5 words: Financial Success belongs to the focused.

Without focus, it’s easy to get sidetracked by multiple distractions fighting for your attention.

But with focus, conflicting objectives cease to control you, making it easier (and less stressful) to take decisive action without second guessing.

Admittedly, focusing can be frustrating for the multi-talented or very gifted. So what’s the trick to getting focused?

In a word: Prioritize. Focus exclusively on the tasks that will help you flourish financially. All else goes on the back burner.

Sadly, most of us don’t know what our true priorities are. We carry around lengthy to-do lists, then berate ourselves unmercifully when we don’t cross everything off—a sure-fire recipe for failure.

What if, instead, you take everything on your list, all those items you simply must do, and narrow them down to 5 items—the 5 tasks that are really truly essential, that reflect your most cherished values, what’s most important to you.

Those 5 are your priorities. They take precedence when scheduling your time. If it’s not a priority, it’s a distraction. Each time you cross one task off, you can add another.

Does watering your plants or cleaning the kitchen carry the same weight as calling your bookkeeper or opening an IRA?

There’s no one right answer, only the most truthful one. How do you feel about having only 5 items on your “must do” list? Panicked or relieved? Share here.

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  • Lisa

    What a great idea to have something on your to-do-list like investing money. Most people write down things like paying bills.

    I call my to-do-list an aim-for-list. At the time I read this, I had 33 items on it, however some were fun items like booking a tennis court and learning how to make a Singapore Sling.

    I have a weird personality. My aim-for-list keeps my life full and some structure in my day. I do feel better having a clean kitchen!

    I would feel bored with only 5 items on it and weirdly, I enjoy crossing them off after completion.

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