Mondays should be easy… They should be the example for every other day of the week. This is especially true today as I begin a week that really was set off in the right way by reading 400 pages of a dean Koontz novel, “Ashley Bell”, in one day. Easy reading, challenging content by page 400–typical Dean Koontz book. I have another almost 200 pages to go, and I consciously put the book aside at midnight to finish it tonight. Compulsions are disappearing. But I have not read fiction in a very long time. It had become a frivolous challenge when I should be working on my business! Like so many things lately, I have made this a goal, and I am meeting it and loving it. I am in my third regular week of working out 3-4 days a week. I am making it a slow, steady pattern; and today I hit my target heart rate and literally broke a sweat within the first 10 minutes. Then to get to the right place with the heart rate and continue the workout. For years, I was not a person who perspired that much…I am much healthier today. Sugar, chips, chocolate are gone “again” but this time it is all of it and it has been 4 weeks. No dairy, minimal amount of meat, more safe fish, and I am seeing the weight slowly but surely come off. All of this takes focus; it also takes money for the workout facility, for the organic food, and for healthy fish.
It has been 4 years now since I started my business; and money was a major concern during that time. Cash flow is up and down still, but my thinking has changed. I know the Universe will take care of me because I have a mission to accomplish. Money is my business, has been since 1993 or so in banking, financial planning, and now coaching and networking organizations. I can honestly say today that the future is so bright than I do need sunglasses. Money affects all of us in all parts of our lives. Decisions we make affect our money, and money affects our decisions.
I am proof that even with a vast financial education money can be a challenge. It is because of the choices I have made; but I made them with full knowledge of the consequences. And it is working. It is not easy to make those decisions. But, fast forward to an easy Monday, and I have no regrets. Sleeping well, eating well, working out well, and working well.
And the thought occurred to me as I walked to my car after my workout that my next lesson is to learn to be content where I am at every moment no matter what exciting challenges appear. It is just possible that my work with Empower Excellence is exactly what I am meant to do…Money is not the deciding factor!