Monthly Archives: May 2013
Whilst redundant, it is great to manage your money wisely. If you want to spend some of your redundancy pay but are unsure what to spend it on, investing in yourself can be the best thing that you can do, as you are your own best asset.
Spending money on:
- Business networking events
- Any type of learning resources
Can be good for you and your future career but before deciding what to spend your money on, first you need to write a list of:
- What you want to achieve in the future
- What you are good at
- What you are not so good at
- What makes you happy
This in turn should help you to target what to spend your money on, as an investment for your future, rather than spend money randomly on something that may not help you.
If you are worried about spending any of your money, it is your choice and one of the things that you can control in your life at the moment, whilst other aspects of your life may seem out of control.
If you are worried about money because you were always taught that “money doesn’t grow on trees” and “money is the root of all evil” then you may want to change your mindset to overcome this obstacle. A great blog article about this can be found at http://inspireyourbusiness.wordpress.com
The post is entitled The Mindful Money Audit.
Although I personally believe in saving money. I also strongly believe that I need to invest in myself and my future. These days I spend more money on my education and learning because I know it will help me to make more money in the future.
If you are thinking of setting up your own business, you may want to attend The Business Show in London: http://www.greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk/seminars/ on the 6th and 7th of June 2013. I will be attending and even though it is an event that I hadn’t planned for and therefore will be spending money that I hadn’t budgeted for, I think it will be worth the investment. This is because I believe I am worth investing in and so should you believe you are worth investing in too. Believe in yourself and your own self-improvement and then others will believe in you and that includes potential employers or customers.
In the meantime – Stay positive
It’s easy to think that out of nowhere people seem to have overnight success but usually this simply isn’t true. It takes a lot of hard work, determination and persistence to get where you want to be in life and I can tell you that it is worth it.
If you click on the blog link below, it explains the steps you must take on the road to success.
Until next time, stay positive.
Redundancy can leave you feeling lost, lonely and hurt. Just like when you break up from a familiar relationship, it can be hard to find the motivation to go on with your life because of the pain you feel inside. You need to recognise this as part of the grieving process and start to think of ways that you can make yourself feel better. It is imperative you focus your mind on looking after you.
Write a list of a minimum of 10 things that make you smile, happy, laugh or simply feel good. It could be:
- Taking a hot bath
- Going for a walk
- Speaking to a friend
- Stroking a pet
- Cooking a meal
- Lighting candles around your home
- Going to the cinema
- Playing sport
- Reading a book
- Renting a movie at home
- Eating a food treat
Whatever it is, make time for yourself to do as many of those things as often as possible, at least once a week. The more frequent you do things from your feel good list , the more you will feel positive about yourself, your life and your future.
Until next time, stay positive.