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Most of us do what we do, in part because we need to practice what we preach. I’m no exception. I deeply desire to be as wise, savvy and strategic as possible with my money. And authentically help others to be so.

For me, part of this means being physically organized.

True confession: my receipt bin has gone all to hell, and the more full it gets, the more I avoid dealing with it. Over August, I must have accumulated at least 7 – 10 hours of work.

In short, I’ve been procrastinating.

One of the things I’ve learned from a marvellous book titled “The Now Habit” (to which I’d link, on abe.com, but don’t want wordpress to mistake this as a commercial blog!) is a trick to stop procrastinating. It’s this: instead of focussing on the end result (in my case, a cleaned out receipt bin) which can be overwhelming right off the bat, we can focus on various entrance points. For instance, one starting place could be to separate my business from personal receipts. Another entrance point could be just diving in for 15 minutes today. Another entrance point could be sifting through for the important stuff.

ExhuberanceSo, I’m committed to diving in! (I’m moving on the 3rd choice if anyone’s interested).

What are you struggling with procrastination on?

Care to join me in a “Getting Started” week?

About the Author


Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com

2 Comments

  1. Oh man….. my office paper work is stacked so high it keeps falling over. Like you its got to the point where I think it is to much to handle. Plus I have to set up a new filing system. I had set a date for the end of this month to do it. So is it this week or next week that is our Get Started Week?

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    Aug 28, 2007
  2. MJ – yeah, I was thinking this week, to start in on Sept/fall with a cleared-off plate. Are you game?

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    Aug 28, 2007

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