Pull up a gin and take a pew.
Yes, I know it’s before 5pm, but it’s Friday…
And it’s the last day of March. Which means it’s April tomorrow. A full quarter of the way through the year.
Time was, I’d be wringing my hands and screeching what the fuck happened how can it be April already!!!!!!
And I’d be berating myself and everyone around me for failing to achieve anything real.
Not anymore — I’ve hit all my goals for this quarter. Hence the gin.
How about you?
I’ve stopped being polite now when I hear people moaning on about wanting to do something, or not wanting to do something anymore.
Like oh I hate my job it sucks I HATE IT on an endless loop. (Come on, we all know people like that)
My answer? “Well, what are you doing about it?”
If they don’t outline a plan, I either leave, or tell them they’re getting exactly what they deserve. And wait for the hissy fit to begin.
Or, I would love to travel around Australia and New Zealand for 6 months, people who do that are so lucky, I wish I could, but I can’t afford it boo hoo.
My answer: “Well, what are you doing to make it happen? How much do you need to do it? How long will it take to save?”
They usually come back with some variation on One day when I have more money and I can start saving as they put down the Prada handbag to drink the £4 Starbucks coffee, before they go shopping for makeup.
Now don’t get me wrong, I like nice things too… but if reaching my goal, my Mission, means cutting back on nice things you can be damn well sure I’ll cut back.
And if I don’t invest in something that could help me, I’m honest about it. Instead of oh I can’t afford it, I admit it’s not a priority.
What’s your priority?
Invest in yourself and your business now, so you can buy as many nice things as you want later.
So grab yourself a gin, sign up to my daily emails, and start growing:
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.