How we spend our time has the largest influence on our finances.
To be a true leader of our lives, so we may show up in full for ourselves and everyone else, we must be a full participant in deciding how we spend our time. We have different parts of ourselves which need nourishing and only we know what we need. Only we can make time in our schedule for ourselves.
Society in all its forms - social media, tribes, school pick ups, partners, kids, pets - they all pull us. How do we continue to become ourselves amongst the noise?
September is one of our three grounding months.
A grounding month is the time we dedicate to doing things which may seem less fun on surface, but are fundamentally necessary if we are to be able to fly like the wild geese in Mary Oliver's poem (below).
This grounding month we speak about creating Time Budgets. This feeds beautifully into October's theme of Money Budgets and Novembers' Savings. These 3 months will tee you up for celebrations with your community in December and a good start to next year.
For enjoyment, and hopefully inspiration, I share with you one of our favourite poems by Mary Oliver, Wild Geese.
"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours,
and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese,
high in the clean blue air, are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over
announcing your place in the family of things.