It’s Money Making Monday, again! Yay!
First of all, I am curious to know if you all find these kind of posts interesting, because if you don’t, I’ll stop making them. I just find when I have these sort of conversations with friends in person and give them life advice, they respond positively. So, I want to share the love, but if you don’t want it, let a sister know.
LEARNING TO SAY NO! I know this sounds obvious, but it’s not. When I say learning to say no, I mean – if you don’t really want to do it, you don’t have the money, it’s not something your interested in, SAY NO! I am kind of a ‘yes woman‘, but it’s because I love to live in the moment and memories mean more to me than anything (I love reminiscing on good times).
Saying no is the hardest thing sometimes, because we fear we are hurting someones feelings. But at the end of the day, we have to do what’s best for ourselves. For instance, I was invited to Vegas in October. And anyone who knows me knows, I LOVE AND LIVE FOR VEGAS! However, I have already taken almost ten trips this year, which becomes quite expensive. Sadly, I had to say no because I know I don’t have the paid time off at work or money. Trust me when I say I didn’t want to say no, but I had to for the greater good of my wallet.
Another example – I don’t own many cards for retail stores but I do have a Nordstrom debit card. Why you ask? Because I am extremely loyal to them AND their customer service is THE BEST, no seriously. Anyways, with that being said, card members are granted early access to their Anniversary Sale. They had a ton of amazing fall items that I am sure I will need/want in a few months, but I knew I didn’t have a REAL need in this very moment. So, I said no. It was so terribly hard walking away from an on sale North Face vest to add to my collection, but it didn’t matter. To me, it’s still 90 degrees outside, so I can’t justify buying those items right now, although they are on sale. I still have things to do within the next week or month that I need to worry about! (I know ‘true’ fashionistas have all the latest & greatest retail items a few months before the seasons really starts, which is cool. But, I really don’t care that much. I buy my fall items when everyone else does – in September/October.)
I think you see where I am going with this. There are a lot of things in life that will tempt you to say yes, when you know you need to say no. What helps me is thinking about how happy my bank account will be later in the process . Life is about moments not monetary items, remember that.