Individual, business person or an entrepreneur a-like, you may know what it feels like to face an audit.
Audits are checkups. They help you take inventory of your company and your life and how it is running. They also make sure you are on track with your business and there’s no hidden issues. They help you stay on a profitable course.
Even non-profits take time once a year to make sure that they are exactly on target. But how often do you take the time to audit your personal life? And do you know that your personal life has a huge effect on your finances?
I’ve talked with people who counsel others. They often tell me people usually won’t come to see them for help until it is almost too late!
Unfortunately, that is sometimes the case in the financial arena. By then all the problems, frustrations, along with broken dreams and emotions has grown out of control. Unraveling each one of these can be overwhelming!
REMEMBER the Chinese adage: the best day to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and if you didn’t do that then the best time is . . . TODAY!
I advise clients to audit their personal lives on a regular basis – long before a matter spirals out of control. By now you know the four areas of life that make up Perfect Day: core values, contributions, experiences, and finances. If any one of these areas is out of balance, there’s a wobble in life and there’s a problem.
I developed the Perfect Day process as a result of “counseling” those with financial issues and I have discovered a few things:
1. When there’s a financial wobble, it’s not the only wobble.
2. Imbalance in your life in the core, contribution and experience areas can come from a sole focus on the financial area. THIS is just as unhealthy, if not more so than an out-of-alignment focus on the financial “tire” of your life’s vehicle.
3. Perfect Days are not perfect!
We all can and should “audit” our lives, make necessary adjustments, and maintain what I love to call a perfectly imbalanced life balance. I believe balance DOES exist, it’s just in an unbalanced way. It’s an ebb and flow and a commitment to the Perfect Day process, AKA consistent, routine “audits” of your life and the 4 crucial areas is how you have more Perfect Days.
As a biz owner, mother, and otherwise, there are times when I over delegate (can you believe this is possible?!), but other times I want to hold on tightly to every area of my business. How do we find the right step and the right balance? This is why I created Perfect Day – to show you how to gain more control of your life by letting go.
Take this quick audit check. Answer this simple question: What is most important to you? If you immediately say your business, then you are probably not living many Perfect Days.
Money isn’t everything. It’s not the be-all and end-all. Energy, renewed passion for your business, relationships, and health rank higher – and those don’t exist with an aimless 50 to 60 hour work week.
If someone comes to me looking for advice to “save more,” they may be surprised when the first thing I tell them is, “You need to live more.” The reasoning behind this is: If you live more, you will end up making more and saving more. You will be healthier, mentally and physically, and as a result, your medical bills will be a whole lot less.
Give me 15 minutes, and I’ll show you how. It’s free, and it’s never too late! You can start right where you are with a free 411 Reset Strategy Meeting.