Punctuality is one of the social graces that receives a high priority and high value in today’s society. Being on time for meetings, showing up to events on time, getting to church on time, etc. Even more-so with how instant things are today. We get impatient waiting even a few seconds for link to load on our iPhone’s. Ironically, we often strive for punctuality with everyone but ourselves. What do I mean by that? We typically do not keep the commitments and appointments we have with ourselves and our goals. We set goals and usually within a few weeks or even days of setting those goals we forget about them. This happens especially when it comes to money. However, these goals we set with ourselves and our money are the most important things to be on time for. When I say being on time for our goals, I don’t mean we always will achieve them because sometimes we miss them and sometimes we blow them out of the water. What I mean is being accountable to the goal and the date we’ve set regardless of the result we’ve created.
1. Winning with money starts with showing up. It really is that simple. When we set goals with money, those goals should have dates. Between now and the end date, there are certain activities that must be accomplished and done. Those activities will take time and those times will also fall on other dates between now and our end date. Do we show up to those? You see, if we do not set dates and then show up for those dates regardless of our emotions and regardless of our current results there is no possible way for the goal to be achieved. We essentially give up when we don’t show up. In my life I’ve had ridiculous opportunities come to fruition simply because I showed up when I was supposed to.
2. Winning with money happens because it’s a priority. The number one excuse we use when don’t achieve our financial goals is that we “got busy” or “life happened”. How cute right? Want the bottom line? Did you expect that life wasn’t going to happen? Really? The reality is that yes we did get busy. We chose to do other things and those other things happened in place of our goals. Being busy doesn’t remove the responsibility from us. Whatever we choose to do is what is truly our priority, regardless of the stories we tell. If you have a financial goal that you didn’t achieve because you “got busy” it means the goal just wasn’t a priority. Don’t lie about it. Be honest with yourself and admit its not something you care enough about. And if that isn’t the case, you will need to sacrifice being “busy” so you can make the goal a priority.
3. Winning with money takes accountability. Accountability literally stems from the word “account” which as we know relates to the tracking of numbers. Accountability means you’re tracking your numbers and reporting those to somebody else. This infers two things: 1. We must know our numbers. 2. We must have somebody to show our numbers to. Anything short of that isn’t accountability. We can follow step #1 and step #2 and if we don’t also have accountability the likelihood of our success dissipates.
If you’re ready to achieve your goals, you will need to show up, you will need to make them a top priority, and you will need to be accountable to someone. WealthX University provides all 3 of those dynamics. Our coaching platform provides you with daily training and implementation dates for your goals, helps you put them in a prioritized position in your life, and provides you with 1 on 1 coaching to hold you accountable to your potential. Click here to schedule a free call and learn more about WealthX University.