Mastering Your Life – Part 2 of 3

Welcome to PART 2 of the 3-Part Series I will be sharing on “Mastering Your Life”.  

Last week I challenged you to master the “Habit of 3” and get control of your financial life in three areas:  

  1. Spending
  2. Saving
  3. Giving

How did the week go? If we met for coffee today would you be able to tell me how much of the money you will earn this month is being committed to spending?  Perhaps spending was easy to tackle for you because much of your spending is pre-scripted:  mortgage, utilities, car, payroll, etc., but giving is hard.  Or perhaps, you are like me and you like giving so much you give an inordinate amount of your hard earned money to Target corporation. (Hey, who doesn’t like another good lamp?)

Are you ready to break bad habits over your finances?  Here’s the secret:  It’s not enough to have knowledge, ideas or goals.  That’s just the starting line of pursuing all you were created to be.  The race between the starting line and the finish line requires a endurance, strategy and good advice.  Real change is about increasing your averages.

Part 2:  Increase your “Average of 5”

Tough news, but it’s a fact: In five years you will be the average of the people you spend the most time with now.  

If the people you hang out with have strong leadership habits, you are more likely to be a strong leader. If they work are continually learning, you are more likely to keep growing as well. If they are spending wisely, saving for retirement and giving generously, guess what?  You are more likely to do that, too.  

On the other hand, if you the people you spend time with tend towards lazy, gossipy, complaining, behaviors guess where your habits are going?  That’s right…the same direction.  

Average the “5” people you spend the most time with wisely.

Regardless of whether you are a stay at home mom, an entrepreneur or you work for someone else’s business, raising your “average of 5” NOW will benefit you for years to come.  

So what do you want to do MORE of?

Do more

Rest more

Give more

Save more

Praise more

Travel more

Exercise more

Play more

Then find people who do that ONE thing well and spend time with them.

Need more help developing your “raising your average”?  Join us for Studio Owner University, October 19-20 in Chicago for three days of nuts and bolts business training with like minded studio owners from around the globe.

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