How To Get Rich and Skinny in 30 Days!!! (But Not Really)
If you want to lose weight you need to exercise more and eat less. Its really that simple. You can argue all you want about carbs, gluten free, vegan, whatever, but it really comes down to exercising more and eating less.
But people like complexity. People like to know more. People like to learn something from somewhere so that they can tell someone who hasn’t heard about it yet and say “You haven’t heard about…….????”
If you want to get rich you need to save more and spend less. Its really that simple. You can argue all you want about derivatives, option trading, IPO’s, whatever, but it really comes down to saving more and spending less.
But people like complexity… You can see where I am going I’m sure….
So why isn’t everyone rich and skinny?
We all know what we should be doing. Why don’t we do it?
Well, one reason is that we all don’t really know this. Or rather we do, but we convince ourselves it isn’t true. We argue about carbs and gluten free and then convince ourselves its too complex and difficult, and since we will never lose weight we should argue about how a “A Vegan Diet Really Isn’t Good For You” or “Running Is So Bad For Your Knees”, over a cheeseburger, large fries and a “diet” coke.
Same thing happens with your money. You are bombarded with the jargon, get rich quick schemes, “Don’t Miss Out on This Hot Stock!” articles, and of course my favorite: “Sign up now and I will teach you the Secret that Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to Know” seminars.
But really, just save more and spend less, every day, forever.
But forever is a long time.
So why not just do it for 30 days?
Don’t budget. Budgeting sucks. Even financial experts that charge you money for their advice don’t keep budgets.
Just go one month. 30 days. Don’t do anything drastic, just spend a little less and save a little more.
Maybe cook dinner instead of going out? Or if you go out, just drink water instead of soda or alcohol. Or if you are at Starbucks, ask for a large cup of ice water instead of a bottle of water.
There are a lot of things you could do throughout the day. For 30 days.
Just spend a little less, and save a little more.
What? Does it sound too easy? Not complex enough? Well, if you want to invest in the complex stuff we can talk about that. But if you want to invest, you need to have some money. So spend a little less, and save a little more.
One Choice At A Time
By enforcing one small but positive habit that is easily manageable, you will start to notice the following:
1. Its not that hard.
2. What if I had started sooner, where would I be?
3. Your good habit muscle will get stronger, and you will expand it into other parts of your life.
Maybe spending a little less and saving a little more means going out to dinner less often. So instead you start to cook. Maybe you research some recipes and find you like cooking. Maybe you drink less alcohol and start to wake up earlier and feel more refreshed. Or maybe you go 30 days and end up fatter and in more debt.
Who knows? Its only 30 days.
Anyone can do 30 days.
Can you do 30 days?
You Don’t Need To Be An Expert To Get Started, Just Get Started
So don’t make a budget. Don’t worry about forever. Just worry about the next 30 days, one day at a time. Every time you are presented with a choice, remember your goal today is to spend a little less and save a little more. Remember, every single decision should have this goal in mind.
Just choose the option that allows you to spend just a little less. How little? Depends on how rich you want to be someday, or how soon you want to be rich.
Don’t worry about what you are going to do with the money either. Just spend less of it and save more of it.
For 30 days.
Anyone can do 30 days.