Take 5 – The best money saving challenge
This money saving challenge could just be a game-changer. What else could you do in 5 minutes a day that would make a difference to the rest of your life?
The women in my Facebook group told me that they were fed up feeling stressed about money, sick of living pay day to pay day, and tired of working really hard, with not much to show for it. They wanted to change, and wanted to feel in control of their money, but that they didn’t have any time to do anything about it.
Does this sound familiar?
There are so many women out there just like you, who are working really hard, both within and outwith the house, and finding time for yourselves can often be difficult. If you do manage to grab half an hour to yourself, the last thing you want to do is deal with boring money problems.
However, this is leading to a situation where more and more families are feeling the financial pinch, and struggling to manage on a day to day basis. This needs to stop! We all work hard, and we should feel that we are being rewarded for that, by having money for all the things that are important to us, without feeling guilt, shame and despair around money.
Simple steps to success
This is why I developed the Take 5 money saving challenge, a 30 day challenge, designed to help busy women take control of their money in just 5 minutes a day. With simple, actionable tasks, you will get stuck in and get the basics sorted quickly, with minimum effort, and maximum gain. In just 30 days you can expect to feel calmer and more in control, with more money in your hand!
Does it sound good?
I am Eileen Adamson of Your Money Sorted, a business designed to help women to feel happier, healthier and wealthier, with more money to spend on the stuff they love. I’m going to tell you a wee bit about my story, so that you can hopefully see where I’m coming from, why I am doing what I’m doing and, how that can help you.
I had always thought that I was “good” with money, but I constantly worried about it. I always felt skint, and was always worrying about the fact that we never seemed to have enough. We had enough to pay the bills, but I felt out like I was missing out on the fun things in life. Eventually I got fed up and set out to find the answer!
I started learning about money mindset, and discovered so much about myself I couldn’t believe it! I looked at my attitude, my habits, my values and my feeling around money. It was a huge eye-opener, and one that has changed the way I deal with money forever. It made me so much more positive about money, which has helped me in so many ways. I feel calmer, happier, more organised around money and I no longer constantly worry about money.
There’s been research, done recently, that has proven that it’s attitudes and habits around money, and the way that you view money that causes the problems, rather than the actual money itself. How you feel about money, affects how you deal with it, which in turn affects how much money you have in your life.
How can my money saving challenge help you?
I created this 30-day challenge to help you to create a positive attitude towards money, and take you through a series of simple steps which will transform your money situation. You will finish this feeling excited, organised and with more money in your hand. You will also have a plan to pay off debts, and exciting plans for your future, so………
Let’s get started!
I want you to start with thinking about how you would feel if your money situation and your whole life was completely, 100%, the way that you want it. Imagine that you wake up tomorrow morning and you have got enough money to do exactly as you please. We’re going to build a statement to represent how you would feel if that was true.
Using a sheet of paper like the one pictured above, start by writing down all the words under 10 that signify how you would feel if your money situation/life was completely 100% amazing. Focus on how you will feel, how you will be different, and how that will make you feel.
Ask yourself the following questions then write down the words that pop into your head:
- How would you feel if you’re lying in bed tomorrow morning and your money situation is amazing?
- What would feel different?
- And what difference would that make to you?
- What would you do differently?
- What would other people say about you?
- Would they notice a difference in you? What would they notice?
- What would you be able to do that you can’t do just now?
- How would that make you feel?
Aim for at least 15-20 words possible.
The flip side
Then very quickly go to the 0 out of 10 and pop down three words that would describe how you feel if your financial situation was 0/10. Don’t spend a lot of time on that because it’s a really negative place and we don’t want to dwell on that!
Now jump back to your 10/10 and choose 5 or 6 words that really excite you and make you feel positive. Then put together a little statement to describe how you would feel if you were 10/10 financially.
Eg: My statement is “I am happy & fulfilled, feeling content and secure about our future. I am excited that I can have fun and adventures with my family and friends.”
I keep that in my mind and I am working towards every single day in life!
Can you come up with an inspiring outcome statement to help you to look forward every single day and motivate you to want to improve your financial situation?
Then give yourself a score out of 10 , for where you are just now, and to give you a starting point to move forward.
If you could pop your outcome statements and your score in the comments below that would be amazing. However, if you’re not comfortable doing that, just pop your score in the comments. It would be great if you could have the confidence to share these outcome statements and let us all share and improve together.
If you would like to take part in the whole challenge, and receive daily FB message reminders, then sign up here for just £6.99. It’s honestly the most inspiring and fun way to tackle your money stuff.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.