Happppppppy day after Christmas, y’all! AKA Return-Your-Presents Day! AKA my birthday! AKA Boxing Day for all you Canadians, eh?! :)
This is going to be a short and sweet one as I venture off into some unknown adventures today (what do 38 year olds like to do??) but had to pop in real quick to check on you, and then to ask you for a small favor… Which of course you have to accept, because you know – it’s my birthday.
So how are you?? Life good? Love? Business? Lots of happiness going on? Good good… nice talk…
Now onto the favor ;)
And it’s a really simple one. Are you ready? You have to do it! Pinky promise!
Okay, think of one area that you REALLY want to improve upon in the new year, and then go right this second and set up a monthly $20 automatic transfer to it. It can be around savings, debt, investing, charity, real estate, bitcoin – whatever you’ve really been feeling bad about not doing lately but want to be better about. Then – and this is the fun part – create a calendar item in gmail or wherever to pop up *1 year from now* and ask yourself how you’re now feeling. Bonus points for making it funny or telling yourself a joke – your future self will be amused by it ;)
And then that’s it! If you do this you’ll have over $200 towards this new goal, and then you can write me on my next birthday and tell me how awesome I am, haha…
Seriously, do it. Stop reading this right now and go make it happen!!
(I said stop reading this!! I can see you!!!!)
(How about now?)
(Who made up this game??)
Okay, I’m just going to have to trust you on this one… :)
Now I know $20 might not sound like much, or maybe it is – I dunno – but either way, almost every single one of you can survive without it. And honestly, while the $$$ being accrued over the year is nice, it’s actually not even the best part of this gift to yourself!
Nope, the best gift is the FEELING GOOD part about actually *making moves* towards these problem areas of yours!! You could literally apply $5.00/mo towards it and it would still do the trick, but $20 just makes it more fun and sting enough for it to feel more worth it to you.
So that’s what I want from you on this fine day of my birth… As well as my fellow birthday twins, Martin from Studenomics.com, Chad from CoachCarson.com, and my twitter bud Josh Overmyer. They all called me up and told me that’s exactly what they want for their birthdays today too – True story :)
The best part is going to be in a year though when all those pop-ups start filling up your inboxes haha... It’s fun writing messages to your future self! You always forget about them, and then randomly one day you get a nice surprise in your inbox talking to yourself! Everyone’s doing it!!
So yeah, get those $20/mo xfers going and then tell us what area you chose to apply it too. I started doing the same thing myself this year and I can’t even tell you what a difference it’s made. You’ll love it – I promise.
Alright, off to go look for those fun adventures now… which will probably come down to taking lots of naps and reading lots of (physical) books like an old man, haha… Nothing good happens until after midnight anyways, right?
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!