Have I mentioned before I’m not a fan of housework? There’s a good reason they are called chores.
To make the mundane tasks more bearable I’ve been listening to a lot of audio books through YouTube.
Yesterday I was plugged into a Jim Rohn seminar. Although I wasn’t just doing chores, I was in fact decluttering with vigour.
After all I set myself (& you!) a challenge. To make £600 (or $ or any other denomination) by selling unwanted stuff hanging round the home.
While decluttering – approx. 3 hours into Jim’s wise words he told a story:
Some children asked their 40-year-old dad ‘why are we not rich?’
Their father replied “”I spent it in small daily pieces and I didn’t know it was going to mount up to be a fortune.”
“I spent our fortune on non-essentials somehow they got to me with all the trinkets – I didn’t know what a price it was going to pay.”
This story really hit home. Particularly as he continued to talk about how children should spend a dollar. I was decluttering the Kids toys at this point. To hear his thoughts on this click here.
It made me think. It’s since inspired me to re-evaluate how we do things at Chez Wright, I’m spot on at consciously spending, personally, but I may need to guide the Kids a little better. There’ll be more on this topic soon.
I’m continuing to declutter, and I’m finding lot’s of trinkets to sell, and lots of other items that were needed – but are not any longer. No cash generated yet – this is the preparation stage before the ball gets rolling.
How is your 600 challenge going Guys? Please keep us all posted. We can do this together!
(discovered that #600challenge is being used by lot’s of people getting into shape so I’m using #£600challenge instead.)