We do grocery shopping strategically, up and down aisles instead of in a zigzag fashion. I clean the house strategically, starting from my room to my office so I can toss the rags because the washer is on the way. We strategize when we want to see the sights in a new city, so we don’t waste time.
So yes, I tend to do things intentionally, most especially in times of crisis. During the aftermath of my divorce, I tackled the paperwork, made lists, made a gazillion phone calls, analyzed my debt and prioritized tasks.
Those dark years taught me a lot about myself:
- That I like having a plan in place.
- That I love making lists.
- After a good night’s sleep, I can tackle almost anything.
- Bad days do go away eventually. (Sometimes there are long spells but they go away too.)
- There’s a lesson or two to be learned ALWAYS.
So when I get asked how I survived those bleak, trying times, I say I had a strategy. Many strategies actually, except that I didn’t think of them as such at that time. Who does when you’re just trying to go day by day to put food on the table?
But that in itself was a strategy, I didn’t realize – wake up/make breakfast/bring kids to school/write/pick up kids/make dinner/write some more/go to bed/repeat. It was a coping strategy of sorts – the normalcy of it and the seemingly mundane routine led to healing apparently.
So fast forward almost five years later and here I am talking about money strategies. and all the tools I used to get to where I am now. Online. To a LIVE class.
If I was to leave my mark in this world, it is my hope that I taught someone (or a few) how to strategize, not just survive, but thrive.
If you want to learn more about my money strategies, join me next week:
I promise it’s worth your time!