I Didn’t Want to Go
I Didn’t Want to Go
Have you ever had a meeting on your calendar, but in the moment you did not feel up to going?
It is a group that you enjoy very much… but it has just been one of those days, and you don’t want to leave the house.
Each month I get together with a giving circle called Women Who Wine. We come together and donate $30 and a bottle of wine. We hear from a local nonprofit in our area and the work that they are doing for our community. I am always touched by the passion of these groups and thankful for the work they do.
As a group we make a greater impact for each of these groups than we could do individually. As a sustaining member of the group I contribute monthly, regardless of whether I am able to attend or not.
Last night I didn’t feel like going.
You know the feeling, where there are so many other things that you could be spending the time on… but I put everything aside and I chose to attend and I am thankful I did.
There are many people who attend our gatherings for the first time or as a one-time attendance in support of the nonprofit we are featuring. Last night, there were some members of our community in attendance who are able to contribute in a large way financially. I was impressed with how the room responded. Rather than feeling intimidated, many stepped up in bigger ways too.
It was fun and left everyone feeling good about the difference we were able to make as a group.
So why am I sharing this with you?
Because success often comes from doing the things that we know are the right thing to do… even when we don’t feel like doing them.
Managing finances often falls into this category. If it is your desire to make a significant impact in the world with either your time or your finances, then learning how to manage money is a piece of what will make this happen for you.
Money Management is a process, just like exercise.
There are different systems and structures to implement for different results. Each has a time that is optimal for implementation. Similar to exercise if you hadn’t done it in a while you wouldn’t start out running a marathon; you would begin with stretching and aerobics.
If you are just getting started check out our Establish Your Financial Footprint program to see if it is a fit for you.
It may just be the system that leads to you being the benefactor in the room for the cause that makes your heart sing.