So I just finished watching a short TED talk from Google guru Matt Cutts (see below). The talk covers a concept that is really easy to understand but a bit harder to implement, basically it’s; work on one simple skill or task everyday for the next 30 days.
Just one skill, one tiny “thing” everyday that will help you achieve a goal you always put off, till now that is.
Now this got me thinking, what we do in the next 30 days to help improve our finances?
Here are some easy and simple habits you can implement for the next 30 days to help you save money:
- Walk or bike to work.
- Save $1/$5/$10 a day in a jar.
- Cook a healthy meal at home and don’t eat out.
- Cook double so you’ll have your meal ready for the next day.
- Leave your credit/debit cards at home.
- Stop impulse buying.
- Drink only water, for that I suggest a water filter to save even more.
- Don’t buy anything for 30 days other than the necessities.
- Cut smoking / alcohol for 30 days.
- Work on ways to up your income.
- I would say cut meat from your diet as greens are cheaper but that may be pushing it right? 🙂
That’s just some of the ideas of what you can try going for, I’m sure there are countless others!!
Ok so saving $1 a day won’t make you rich but it’s a start. Experts agree that 30 days of practicing a habit is enough to make it stick.
What if it stick to a year? What effects will that have on your future?
Like any other goal; money saving and personal finance is tough to tackle and you have to be in it for the long haul of things but taking the first step is crucial to your success!
Personally, I’m going to try and cut chocolate out of my diet for 30 days but I have to be honest I’m going to start it after the holidays. LOL! Say the second of January? I’m gonna mark my calendar and let you know how I’m getting along on my twitter feed.
So have you decided what you wish to do?
As I said, try to make it simple so you stick with it. Also don’t take up two task, just one will do. Do the other one in the next 30 days. Baby steps here!
Keep in mind that the next 30 days WILL pass, that’s a guarantee, you now have to see if you’re up for the challenge or not.
Thanks for reading folks, feel free to share, drop me comment below with what you’re planning on doing and check out some more great articles on the Financial Highway blog.
I leave you with the video of Matt Cutts that inspred this short blog post, give it a look below. I’m sure you’ll find it as inspiring as I did.
Enjoy & have a lovely day!
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Hi, I’m Chris Lee. In September 2013 I decided to quit my job to focus on building up my business. Glad to say that till now all is going well and I think I made the right decision but it’s only because I have learned how to properly manage my personal finances.