Each week I like to take a few minutes to look back on what was accomplished around my office, my life and, of course, here at Vosa.
This edition of Financial Friday is special as it’s highlights a new focus for the site as well as a FREE prize. Keep reading to find out.
This week was about balance for me.
There are times where I allow myself to get consumed with the many projects I have going on and my work-life-balance can get a little out of whack.
There are time when, even though I’m not working my mind is still focused on the project, what I need to do next, what I could have done better, etc. Even though I appear to be present, I think that people can sense that part of my mind is elsewhere.
Being able to completely get away from work is something that I’m constantly working on improving this year and on Thursday I had a breakthrough. Sort of.
For months I’ve been saying to myself that I needed to go skiing but I kept putting it off as there was always another chunk of a project to work on. Finally on Wednesday I decided that this weekend I was going to go skiing no matter what.
A quick look at the weather report showed that the mountains were expecting -29C (-20F) over the weekend which did not get me excited. I did notice that yesterday was supposed to be -6C (21F) which was a lot more appealing.
We all know that there are amazing apps these days that make our lives easier. Couple that with an automated marketing plan, passive income and financial automation means that the show DOES go on without you being in your office.
With the weather forecast and the amazing quote from John le Carre in mind I decided to go skiing on Thursday! I went up to the mountains with my Mom and we had an amazing day, great snow and a lot of fun.
So why did I say that it was “sort of” a breakthrough? Well, on the drive to the mountains I received an offer on a rental property that I have listed for sale. Throughout the day I had to check my email, call my agent, send text message counters, etc.
I’m still working the deal but will be sure to report the outcome next week to Vosa Insiders so be sure to sign up to receive the exclusive content sent directly to your inbox.
It didn’t get in the way of a ski day and, I’m sure you will agree, that the view from my “office” yesterday was pretty amazing!
Posts From The Past Week
This past week I was honored to feature two amazing writers, be sure to check out their posts as well as the new kid on the block: Make Money Monday (M$M) where a new money making topic will be featured on Monday.
- M$M 001: How To Sell Old Cell Phones For Cash: A look at the potentially lucrative side hustle of buying and selling old cell phones.
- What Being A Debt Collector Taught Me About Buying A Home (That I Bought Pre-Crash in 2006) a guest post by Grayson Bell from Debt RoundUp about the time he was pre-approved for an outrageous mortgage while having $25,000 in debt and making less than double that amount per year.
- Labor Cost vs. Retail Cost: When Is It Worth It To DIY? a guest post by Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life where she talks about playing one of her favorite games while shopping at the most dangerous place for aimless shoppers.
- The Commencement Speech You Wish You Had Heard At Your Own Graduation: An inspirational talk by Neil Gaiman that is a must watch for anyone, especially if you’re looking to make a career in a creative space (which should apply to every job).
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