What are you working for?

That powerful question I keep asking myself helps to keep me focused on what is important in my life. It has helped keep me focused on why it is important to learn how to handle my finances better.

I have reviewed my lifestyle and spending recently and decided that I want to make a few changes to my daily spending habits. I do not want to keep wasting my money on cigarettes, energy drinks, and eating out. These small daily expense are not adding to my life.

Unfortunately this has been what I have been working for. This wasteful spending has gone on for far too long. I am ready to change and improve my life starting now. I created this post for myself to review when I am thinking about spending my hard earned money on these wasteful behaviors.

Psst…If this is your first time at my blog please read this post first.

What are you working for?

Quitting smoking-focus questions

Are you working just so that you can keep smoking?

Am I working just so that I can keep making the tobacco companies richer while my own health and wealth constantly decline?

What are you so “stressed” about anyway?

Remember you have a blessed life. Don’t waste it smoking your life away.

What are you working for?

Quitting energy drinks-focus questions

Are you working just to consume overpriced and under-delivering energy drinks?

Do you really feel energized after drinking an energy drink?

Is this daily expense really adding to your quality of life?

What are you working for?

Stop eating out-focus questions

Are you working just to eat fast food and dine out?

Are you really wealthy enough to be paying people to make your food for you?

Can you not make a sandwich yourself?

Even better,

what about real meal?

What are you working for?

Many people are striving to earn more money to be able to afford larger homes, fancier clothing, or nicer cars.

While I think those things are nice and can’t blame anyone for wanting nicer or better material things this is not what motivates me. This is not what I am working for.

If I am able to manage my finances better I will be able to grow my investment income at a faster rate. I am committed to learning how to manage my finances better for many reasons.

Reason One-Time

  • I want to create more passive income from my income investing portfolio so that eventually I can work less so that I can enjoy more time with my family.
  • I feel time is the most valuable asset we have and no matter what you can’t get it back.
  • You have only one chance to make your life the best it can be. You can not go back and change yesterday or last week.
  • I don’t want to look back at my life at the end and regret not spending enough time with my loved ones.
  • My favorite part about income investing is that even when you are not actively investing new capital the portfolios income continues to grow itself through reinvestment.
  • This is one of the biggest reasons I am attracted to income investing.

Reason Two-My Daughter

  • I want to provide a better future for my daughter and give her a proper example of how to save and invest and teach her the value in paying yourself first.
  • I believe most parents have or should have a similar goal to provide a better life for their children then they had.
  • I feel that if I can equip my daughter with better money management skills she will be better prepared to handle the financial responsibilities that will come later in her life.
  • She wont have to learn through trial and error and make the same mistakes I did.
  • While I could simply tell her to save and invest I think the most effective way to teach her is to really live it fully and let her see the benefits firsthand.
  • With investing time is one of the most important components to help you grow your wealth and income stream. If I can help my daughter see the benefit of saving and watching her passive income stream growing early on in her life she will benefit from compounding that income over time.

Reason Three-My brothers

  • My two younger twin brothers, Eric and Adam, who recently turned 21 both have mental disabilities. Their disability more likely than not will not allow them to earn the kind of working income I have been blessed with at my job.
  • While they may be able to work at an entry level job at some point in the future their attempts at working so far have not been successful.
  • I love my brothers very much and intend to provide financially for them at some point in the future and want to be more than ready when the time comes.

What are you working for?

Don’t ever forget. Make Your Mother Proud.


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