No amount of money can create or replace human connection
It’s easy to forget that relationship withdrawals add up, too. Because family are the people you count on every day, these relationships can become taxed, over-drawn, and maxed-out. If you wait too long, you’ll find these accounts closed and the very people for whom it was all for no longer there.
In order to achieve balance between work and family, relationship accounts need to be replenished with regular investments. One must become a good steward. Small investments now with whatever time, energy and money you have are better than waiting.
Invest in what I call a RichLife Term Policy. By setting this in place, you will insure that the people closest to you will be there to enjoy and share in your future successes.
TERM is an acronym for:
T – Time If we invest our time in things we really don’t care about, or things that aren’t taking us toward our goals, that time is wasted. – Take a look at “time leaks” in your schedule and replace them with relationship investments.
E – Energy The same is true with investments of energy. Our energy should be invested in the areas that bring us closer to our definition of a RichLife. This includes time with family. -Sometimes we stay in old relationships that no longer suit us. Take a look at relationships that you find draining, and set up clear barriers. By being a better steward of your energy, you will have more to give to the relationships that do matter.
R – Relationships Be a good steward of your relationships. The last thing you want is to make the mistake of bankrupting your personal accounts with the people you care most about. If you do that, all the money in the world will not help.
Action Challenge: Set aside a block of time to invest in a relationship important to you. This can be as simple as taking a walk or a planned date night. Give yourself the goal of how much and by when: I plan to invest in my relationship with _______________by spending ____________________(amount of time) with them doing ___________________beginning on______________________. EX: I plan to invest in my relationship with Sam by spending 30 minutes playing catch this Saturday morning.
M – Money Being a good steward of your money in the simplest terms means: –Living below your means -Paying yourself first –Giving back There is no better investment than giving back to the people we care most about.
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