What’s in your wallet? Or, what do your bank records say about you?
How you manage money is a microcosm of how you live your life, what things are most important to you, and most importantly, where your heart is.
How you use your debit card, credit card(s), or how you spend cash (which is becoming a rare monetary form of exchange these days), is a clear indicator of where your priorities are.
What’s in your wallet?
What does the way you spend money say about you?
Within minutes you can learn so much about a person by looking at their bank statement. Your spending, saving, and transferring of money displays a clear map of those things which are most important to you.
Your attention and your energies are focused on those things which you spend the most money on.
Often, there is a correlation between where (or how) you spend your money and how you spend your time throughout a given day, week, month, or year.
Time and Money
You want more time and money to do the things you want to do, and how you’re managing your time and money, speaks volumes about how you live your life and what kind of a person you are.
There’s a good chance you don’t want to take a close look at how you spend your time and money, making reviewing the intimate details of your calendar and bank accounts something completely undesirable.
Examining how you spend your time and money can actually be a huge step in your personal growth matrix.
You know what kind of person you think you are, how you’d like to be perceived by others, and you can take steps to bring your heart, bank account, and calendar in line with the things you’d like to be more associated with. But it starts with taking a close look at your reflection in the mirrors of how you spend your time and money today.
Life is a balancing act and balancing your checkbook (bank account) and how you spend your day(s) can be a daunting task, but it can also empower you to make the changes necessary to maximize your efforts throughout the time that you have left on this planet.
Once you have an accurate accounting of how you spend your time and money, you can go about making changes and spending time and money on things that make you feel better, which are congruent with the kind of person you would like to be or want others to believe you are.
If you spend hours in front of the TV, video game console, surfing the web, interacting with social media, hanging with friends, and/or numbing yourself to the stresses of life (via any manner you might choose), do these activities help you achieve your highest and best?
Could those hours be spent in better ways which are congruent with the life you’d like to lead?
What if you associated a monetary hourly rate to your hours not being spent being paid by someone else. How much is your time worth to you? Even if you only associated your hourly rate to how much someone else would pay you (which is likely far less than what you’re worth), what is the value of those lost hours which can never be recaptured?
If you spend more than a reasonable percentage of your monthly income on expenses, such as housing, utilities, insurance, car payments, leaving little left over for investment(s) and quality of life, it might be time for a change.
Not growing and changing leads to stagnation and degradation, accepting a life of mediocrity, declining health, depression and misery, which may encourage one to seek methods to waste away one’s life in numbness in an effort to just make it through another day.
Life expansion and extension are all about growth and change, leading to living a better life, your best life, with increased health, wealth, happiness, and joy.