“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”
– Benjamin Franklin
Good habits in the three areas mentioned in the quote above help so much in creating great results in life. Good intentions don’t create good results, good habits do. At the beginning of this calendar year, we encouraged everyone to set goals and an action plan for positive growth in their Health, Wealth, and Wisdom. Our hope is that focusing on these three areas would help you lay a strong foundation to build upon the whole year through. From our experience, intentionally planning and growing in these three areas on a daily basis helps a person build their best mindset, attitude, and life!
A big part of our values is to be strong and healthy in all areas of our life. Physical, mental, financial, and relational health are just a few that we focus on. Knowing what you value will help you make important decisions. And it’s those small value-based decisions that allow you to build the health and strength that you are looking for. Many people think that “staying healthy” only refers to staying in shape. Being aware of all the areas of health that are affecting your life is very important!
For example, staying physically healthy through exercise, good nutrition, and good sleep is important because it allows you to have the energy and stamina to get things done and push through those long days. A lot of people look in shape on the outside but are very out of shape emotionally and mentally. In today’s world full of stressors, it is equally important to maintain good mental and emotional health. If you want to get more emotionally and mentally tough, make sure to speak encouraging words to yourself and surround yourself with positive people and influences that can help you cope with anything that brings you down.
On the other hand, social influences are another area to keep an eye out for when thinking about your health. Our relationships can either be anchors that pull us down or buoys that lift us up. Make sure to guard yourself against negative relationships and invest energy into the good ones. If you want to grow in your faith, investing intentional time to strengthen your spiritual relationship is so important and can lead to understanding, peace, and healing. Investing in positive relationships will produce abundant fruit in your life when you take the time to nurture them!
Most people want prosperity over poverty and abundance over lack. Many times before you can improve your financial results, you need to decrease your money wasters. In other words, you need to subtract expenses and “get on a budget” to free up capital “money” to invest in future growth “your wealth.”
The first step towards a wealth-oriented mindset is to be honest about your spending. With 64% of Americans not having $1,000 in savings, living paycheck to paycheck, it is clear that saving money is not always easy for many people. Low income can be a real challenge, but many times it is emotional spending that is the real issue. It is crucial to plug up the leaks in your budget. What does this mean? For you, it might mean canceling unnecessary subscriptions or the regular iced coffee indulgence or an “I deserve it” mindset. The end goal is to plug up your household and lifestyle budget leaks, get a better grasp on where your money is going, and identifying other actions you can take to find monthly or even yearly savings. It’s not hard to do, you just need to tell your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.
Searching for better deals and money leaks can lead to hundreds of dollars going back into your monthly budget. With the money you save, you can aim it towards building an asset. Once you plug the leaks and turn the asset cash flow on, you will experience overflow and abundance! And remember, money is not the most important thing in the world, but the most important things in the world do take a lot of money! More money >>> More Choices >>> Less Stress.
We believe that growing in your wisdom starts with a hungry, humble, and teachable mindset. Being hungry/curious is really the first step. Realizing you “don’t know it all” and being excited to learn opens the door to growing in your wisdom. Next being humble/grateful allows you to open your mind and receive the wisdom that is being shared with you. Without a humble/grateful attitude, many people put up walls, feel criticized, think they know it all, and close themselves off to growth and breakthrough. It is important to be aware that you don’t have all the answers, and that there will come times when you will rely on someone else’s expertise and experience to move forward. Finally, it is vital to have a teachable mindset. When you are teachable, you not only listen to perspective and advice from others but you actually apply it. Ultimately, it is the application of wisdom that leads to transformation.
The quality of your life depends on the quality of your mindset, attitude, and decisions. Working on your Health, Wealth, and Wisdom is crucial in achieving your best life. We encourage you to embrace Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise habits into your life. Focusing on good daily habits in these three areas will no doubt help you build the life you want!