We all know the dangers of lifestyle creep. But what about priority creep? Here’s how to manage multiple competing priorities and financial goals so you can achieve and enjoy what you really want.
Most of us have much more than just one thing we want to do, have, enjoy, or accomplish. But we all have limited resources (time, money, and energy) to use toward achieving our multiple goals.
How can you start managing competing priorities so that you can improve your chances of successfully doing what you want with your money and your life?
By following the 4-step process we lay out in this episode. We explain the exact actions to take in order to know what you want, organize your goals, and understand what your financial priorities really are.
To paraphrase the great Ron Swanson, this is the show you need if you want to stop half-assing a lot of stuff that seems important — and start whole-assing the essential priorities that mean the most to you.
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Further Resources & Reads You Might Like
- This piece from NPR explains why your brain physically can’t “multitask;” or do two things at the same time.
- You might like Essentialism by Greg McKeown. Check it out from your local library! (This book is the one Kali was referencing when talking about the history of the word priorities, and how it used to be singular until the 1900s.)
- James Clear further explains why fewer priorities = better results.
- Struggling to figure out what matters most to you? The first two episodes of this podcast might be great to revisit: Episode 1 & Episode 2
- If you feel like ranking your priorities in a definitive order is impossible and focusing on the one at the top of the list (rather than trying to half-ass the entire list), Dan Ariely’s explanation of the advantages of closing a few doors rather than trying to keep them all open is for you.
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