If you were given 1440 dollars to spend each day…what will you do with it? Would you go on a spending spree, would you give some to your needy friends, would you put some away for a rainy day? Would you allocate it like this?
Now, let's say you are given 1440 minutes every day…what will you do with them? Would you spend them fully engaged? Would you allocate them like this?
33% Give (volunteer, help others)
33% Spend (take care of the necessities, must dos)
33% Save (invest in yourself for the future)
The goal is to be in control of how you are spending your time. Do so with purpose. I read a quote from Body + Soul magazine (thanks Amy) that went something like "live each day as if it were your first". A version of Carpe Diem. The point of this logic is that we would worry less about our past mistakes and focus on living a good life moving forward.
Spend, save and give wisely, each and every day.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.