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~by Personal Finance and Small Business Coach Greg Pare
During this busy time of year, I have to concentrate extra hard not to focus on MY list of things to get done. What do I have to get done? What gifts do I still need to buy? What travel plans do I need to finalize?
While those are important, this season and life in general is not about ME.
I do notice that when others don’t have their finances in order, they tend to focus on themselves. Their worry robs them of so many good things going on in their lives.
So, I offer a simple challenge to us.
Focus on GIVING something to others. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Go buy 10 candy bars, and give them to complete strangers. Go buy 10 coffee gift cards and give them to complete strangers. Give 10 one-dollar bills to complete strangers. Give 10 bags of homemade cookies to complete strangers.
It’s not the amount. It’s the ACT of focusing on others. Start looking for people to give to. It’s easy when you shift the focus away from YOU. The people right in front of us will all of a sudden be perfect candidates!
I do think complete strangers is a key in this exercise. It takes us to a place that we SHOULD frequent more often.
The quicker you get to budgeting and getting out of debt, the more you can give. Simply it needs to be a monthly line item in your budget IF you are in a place to do so.
It’s fun, healthy and truly is part of who we are called to be and is a key component to any financial plan.
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