Put ya money where ya goals are.
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💥 Okay - a lil' more context before you send me your life's savings.
I really like David from the Raptitude Blog - and one of his more recent emails talked about "atomic accountability" in the form of the nuclear option. 🤯 It's putting your money where your goals are.
Here's how he words it - basically, there are things you ✨need✨ to do and you don't ✨want✨ to do. So you, instead, do a bunch of other less important things but feel like you accomplished something. Sure - you did, kinda. But you didn't accomplish the one thing you knew you needed to do.
💰 This we've all experienced. But how David goes about conquering this dilemma is either a financial risk or a productive reward.
You see - he puts his money where his goals are by giving his best friend $300 on the caveat that she can keep the money should he not accomplish the goal within the designated timeframe. He set the goal and the time constraints, so it's not like it's unfair - but 👣 he's holding his financial feet to the 🔥 fire by putting his money where his goals are.
His reasoning (per his website) is this:
💵 Let's up the financial ante - let's say you wanna teach a cookie class, but you've been putting it off all year. Knowing that the holidays are the proverbial "license to print class money," you think "I should teach classes." Okay - you know you should. You have all the tools to teach a class (ahem - shameless plug for the Cookie Class Kits), and you have the time now to plan it.
Paypal email@example.com $500. Put the following information in your payment description:
🍴 If you don't meet your goal, I'll keep your money and think of you the entire time I order off the Olive Garden menu on your dime. 👨🍳 And I will not refund you for any sob stories. Consider me your banking bestie. 😂 If you do meet your goal, email me a photo of the goal completion proof, and I'll refund you your money (begrudgingly, but also proud of you).
You see - we know we have to do the thing. But we also know how best to deceive ourselves in believing that putting it off is a good idea. So let's remove the "me" and replace it with "money" - because money tells no tails. But boy does it hurt to lose it.
So Corrie and I will take our own challenge, but I'll add a lil' more fun to it:
I'll let ya'll know what I bought with her money as my Twinterest on the podcast. 🤣
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