I’ve been learning that the hardest process in life is trying to maintain balance and equilibrium in everything.
One thing that has helped me in balancing different areas of life has been visualizing my life as a stock market.
I visualize my life as a whole bunch of stock tickers, with graphs for each stock representing all the skills and areas of focus I have in life.
Things like faith, work, entrepreneurship, relationships, health, etc…
In each of these areas, I imagine the tickers oscillating up and down—stocks that go up and stocks that go down. Stocks that crash and stocks that soar high like Dogecoin.
An interesting thing about visualizing my life as a stock market is that I can notice trends—whether areas of my life are trending upwards or downwards.
By knowing these trends, I can make educated decisions on how I decide to invest my time and energy.
Because just like in stocks, not everything in life is a one-and-done deal. (unlike some 401k investments).
Life is a process, and many areas in life are never at a standstill.
But we don’t have all the energy to juggle and maintain everything. It’s not a worthwhile investment.
By viewing the trends, seeing what’s most risky and most risk-averse, I can aim for having most areas of my life trend upwards.
And it’s okay if a couple of areas of my life are trending downwards temporarily because like the stock market, they’ll trend upwards, especially when I can pour my energy and focus into those areas.
Ultimately, the goal is to not go into too many bankruptcies and look at the trends, investing my time and resources wisely, and focus on the areas of life that need the most attention and are most important.
As Warren Buffet quotes:
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
Questions to ponder: 🤔
What areas in your life are trending upwards? What areas in your life are trending downward?
Where should you pour in your energy and resources to continue to drive trends upwards, or stop areas from trending downward?
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Was cleaning up my bathroom, and I was curious how often chores should be done.
I did some research, a.k.a. googling, and found a list that is pretty extensive. It makes me understand why stay-at-home parents and families spend so much time doing chores.
(Unfortunately, we aren’t as strict as the list on our chores, but we do a pretty good job!)
Learnings, verses, & quotes to chew on… 🧐
Verse of the Week
"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
—2 Corinthians 9:6-7
“Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear”
—Martin Luther King Jr.
Personal life stuff… 🔔
Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!
If you didn’t notice, there was a lot of typos made in last week’s newsletter, as I was up late the night before working on the newsletter 😅
Fortunately, this week is better than last’s.
I’ve taken on a lot of stuff, and I’ve been trying to balance new things each week. I feel like adulting is learning to balance all the priorities in life, whilst having constant change happening.
Trying to stay healthy and exercise, get enough rest, maintain my faith, keeping up with my relationships, cleaning up my space, having alone time, listening to my audiobooks, helping others out, being able to reflect, as well as so many other things in life.
Out of all those things, I’ve been learning to try and be more present in my relationship with God. I relearned about the Sabbath and the power of having check-ins with God, called Daily Offices. It’s counter-cultural to disconnect from doing and instead spend that time surrendered, praying, and reading God’s Word.
I’m still in the process of implementing those things in my life, but it’s something I want to be better at!
Faith and life thoughts aside, I got my first sponsor! (as you noticed above)
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