WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Whether you are starting a business or just looking to save money, the number 1 rule is be organised and do your research! That simple step will not only save you money, but also time, a valuable commodity in itself.
When setting goals consider exactly what it is that you want to achieve. Do you want to save for a house, or to travel or perhaps save for a wedding or to turn your hobby into a business, whatever it is that you want to do, you need to set goals!
When setting goals you need give yourself a timeframe. No use saying “one day I want to be a doctor”, you need to say “in 5 years time I would like to become a doctor”.
You will also need to assess the if the time frame you set for your goal is reasonable for the task you want to achieve. Ask yourself “Can I save for a house in 5 years time?” or “Is it possible to become a doctor in 5 years?”
That is where being organised and doing your research come in.
Arm yourself with essentials such as notebooks, planners and diaries. You can start small perhaps just a simple notebook or planner like in the photos above. I like to look in the $2 shops or junk shops as we call them. For little money you can pick up a notebook, dairy or planner and start your journey to a better life.
RESEARCH, BE OBSERVANT
Look around you, document your daily habits to see what you are using your time for, see how much you spend, see what you like to do. Do you like to stay indoors or are you an outdoors person?
Make google your best friend! The amount of information you can find on the internet is mind boggling!
Keep the information you find organised. Use your notebook to write things down. Always date your pages so that you can see your progress and your habits, print out information and save it in date and topic order. Or save it on your computer, laptop or any other device by using different folders.
The more precise you are in your research and the more organised you are in keeping the data you found, the easier it will be for you to go on from there.
well I think I have bored you enough today. And if you have made it this far in reading my post, congratulations! You are a step closer in achieving your dreams as you had the determination to read on and find out more!
In my next post I will talk more about different apps and other things you can use to help yourself achieve your goals!
Thank you for reading and now go out and set those goals!