Our resident Financial Health Coach Chris Folland’s insights on this topic are valuable food for thought. Over to Chris…
Have you ever thought about what you’d want to do with your life if the time was available?
If you didn’t have to go to work?
Maybe if you had a trust fund?
Or if you had some way already sorted so that you have recurring income covering all your basic needs?
Because of Covid, we’re in a time in which many people have been forced to have time off work, and it’s actually created time to think and reflect. For many, they’ve been having the realisation that life maybe hasn’t been going the way they wanted.
What’s interesting too, is that great inventions and breakthroughs have often happened in time of quarantine.
This is in contrast to most people’s busy, daily lives where a lot of people don’t build in time to simply rest and just think.
So, if you had the opportunity to do that now, what would you want to do with your life? Answering this might give you an inkling into the source of your real battery-power, which is where your motivation is for achieving or becoming more. 1
When it comes down to it, most things are only 20% how to do something. 80% of what gets us there is why we want to do it.
Many of us just cruise along without ‘a why’. I know I was doing just that for a long time. It wasn’t until I seriously thought about what I wanted to do – and put it down in writing with a date on it – that I moved toward my goal of what I wanted my life to look like.
That’s when I got serious about taking action and started getting truly excited about my goals. And I started putting real energy into reaching them.
It’s why I’m now in a situation where time and money are sorted for me, and I’m living the life I want.
Taking the time to get clear about what we would do if time and money were sorted for us, and then getting serious about going after it is vital if we’re going to get there.
After all, who knows what could be ahead of youin this big, beautiful world?
Do message me if you want to chat about what it is that you would want to do.
And in the meantime, I’see you on this week’s #AliveWithFi 😊
1When we take time to reflect, we can figure out what it is that we really want. This is when what we want can become a powerful motivator, which is handy because “your ability to find and maintain your motivation for meaningful and long-lasting change will ultimately determine whether you’re able to break long-standing habits and patterns.” Even if we’ve done something for a long time, we can always choose to adjust our path and go for the goals we really want.
“Personal Growth Motivation: The Drive to Change”
- Taylor, PhD. (2012).
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.