Sunday, May 3, 2009

Increasing the Asset Column

My sister Nancy lent me the dvd set of "Rich Dad Poor Dad". One of the concepts I really like is increasing the asset column. One of the rules is pay yourself first. This can apply, of course, to finances, but also applies to taking care of yourself. How often do we take care of everyone else, then realize there is no energy, no time - literally, no enthusiasm left for ourselves?

Think about one way you can pay yourself first today. Even if you just start out with a ridiculously small amount of time, say - 1 minute - just luxuriate in that minute. Think about what you would do with that minute. Increase the time a few days later, but do it every day. Just sit, breathe a little deeper.

Over the next month, try to increase that time to about 15-30 minutes a day. After a while, increase it a bit more. It may seem almost impossible at first. Do it anyway. After a while it will become a habit, a good habit. They say it takes 21 days for a new habit to set in. Try it. All you can gain is time in your personal asset column.

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