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We all know what it’s like to feel like we’re living at our limit: we’re exhausted, cranky, worried and the people and ideas we want to focus on the most are getting leftovers—if anything at all. It’s no way to live. We don’t have any time for the connections, generosity, creativity or rest we really want. But then the holidays strike and what’s was barely sustainable is now disastrous. Maybe one day we’ll earn enough or achieve enough to get ahead of it. Or, maybe the breakthrough idea is staring us right in the face. Maybe help is here right…on…time.
’Tis the season. Minutes after Thanksgiving dishes have been cleaned, we launch into the most expensive time of the year. And, if your regular financial pace has taken up all your financial space, you will live to regret it. But this doesn’t have to be another Christmas that borrows from your financial future. It can be a Christmas that helps create a financial future. Let’s end the crazy.
Why do we allow our pace to take up all our space? As margin decreases, stress increases, our focus narrows and our relationships suffer. Because our time is limited we need the wisdom to know how to limit our time.
There comes a moment when you’ve tried to get the most out of life, but you lose control of your life. Most of us don’t see it coming. But we ask to wedge in one more “extra”—and we’ve done it hundreds of times before—but this time something cracks. We’ve hit a breaking point with the people we care about the most. Too much stress. Too much work. Too many “exceptions”. So what do you do when your life is so full, the people who matter most are getting squeezed out?