Glam Vs. Building Wealth

Hello World,

Now that I am home and working from home, I have noticed I have the urge to buy more. Has that happen to you?

An article by Mark Beach, Forbes, “COVID-19 Pushes Up Internet Use 70% And Streaming More Than 12%, First Figures Reveal”, tells us exactly that. It refers to the change in our buying behavior during the pandamic. Some say, it’s because we are saving more due to not commuting, eating out, not meeting people, or CREB/Stimulus check. When we see extra money in our bank, we just want to spend it. Some say, it’s because we just have nothing to do, we have nothing else to occupy our time with so we are induldging by spending on materials.

What is it for you? I think for me it’s because, I spend time scrolling through social media to see what is trending in fashion and then all these ads pop up. I bought so many TikTok gadgets that supposedly “makes life easier” but, did I really need it?

However, I am over all very good with my money. I am looking to build wealth by education and investments. I want put away atleast 60% of my money investments after expenses. In order to do that, I have to constantly remind myself of my goals. Do I want to buy these new clothes that will not be of any use to me this year? Or should I just take the money and buy more Apple stocks/IShare ETFS. This self discipline has to be instilled in all of us.

Being said that, it is a tough time so go ahead and treat yourself but don’t let it become an obsession.

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Stagnant – Stuck – Anxiety – What it Takes to Improve Your Situation

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What does it really take to look past your “stuck” situation right now? It takes experience of going through it a couple of times and then saying, okay I take ownership of my situation!

Acceptance is our keyword for today’s topic. It takes acceptances to move on or keep moving from any tough situation. It’s all perspective at the end of the day. You can see your current situation as glass half full or glass half empty. As in you can make your situation bad or worst.

I get it though, when you are in the situation where the entire environment is super negative, it’s hard to think positively. Mainly when anything you do leads to none of your goals. You start putting yourself down and telling yourself that you are just not good enough!

Yes, I go through that too! When there is too much pressure of work or let’s say I just take on too much to prove I am “good enough”… perfect example of jumbling my thoughts, and taking on too much than I can chew. That’s when anxiety hits.

What to do in those situations? Accept… accept that it will all end one day, and just like the person next to you, there will be an end to you. That means, there is no reason to hold on to these negative thoughts, all you can do is keep pushing and moving forward. Your situation will change eventually if you put in the work to make those small changes.

We make a mistake of always focussing on the end goal! However, life is simple. It’s about making smaller changes in your life to get those end results.

For example, I see a software engineer or a product manager making a certain amount of money and living an easy lifestyle. I can’t wake up tomorrow morning and hope that I am a software engineer / product manager. I need to make those changes / put in sacrifices to get to that level to achieve that lifestyle. There will be many road blocks! Many, many, many road blocks — the main point is, take breaks, but don’t stop!

You don’t see results right away, at least I haven’t but, 10 years later, you will look back and think that struggle was required!

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Are You Behind? Does it Bother You?

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This is my thrid attempt at this as this post won’t save for some reason. Also, I am behind! This was supposed to release yesterday!

So what happens when you are behind? You usually procrastinate, as in do other things that make you feel more empty and bad afterwards or you get major anxiety. I know I am the motivational one out of both of us but, I get major anxiety too!

What are our options then? How do we handle not being bothered by being behind? The answer is simple! We need to segment our tasks! We need to stop seeing the project or life as the big picture and work on everything on a smaller level. Try to break the task down as much as you can.

Basically, think of everything as a milestone. Let’s say, you want to finish a course, run your own business, raise a child, and also buy your own house all at once. Okay sure, but that is too much on your plate and it will definitely lead to major stress. You will no way do a good job in achieving any of those goals.

Then what do you do? Treat each of those as a milestone and set a priortiy on them. This will help you see your tasks in and evaluate and assess your time of completion. You will be closer to finishing your goals quicker.

Another reason being behind can bother us is due to comparison. Why oh why do you have to compare yourself to your best friend or a person who doesn’t even know you? Trust me, whatever you see that you want that they have might be all good but, there is an aspect of their life that they are struggling with as well.

You have to be happy with the situation you are given. You have to make the best out of your environment. Everyone will hit one or two or many road blocks in their life. But you have to keep going. Comparison will only slow you down. You have to make most of your journey.

Until next time,

Dla

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