Single Task Your Way to Success
The world is full of multi-taskers, but sometimes single tasking is the way to go — especially when it comes to getting your money in order.
After all, there’s so much to think about when it comes to money. There’s making a spending plan, figuring out when to pay those bills, getting (or staying!) out of debt, creating an emergency fund, making sure all of the insurance bases are covered, advancing your career and/or business, doing fun things, planning for retirement, estate planning, etc.
The list can be overwhelming, taken all at once.
It can be especially overwhelming if you’re just getting started with one of the topics. Learning about new things can take a lot of time and effort. Given a list like that, we might be tempted to just forget about it.
That’s where single tasking comes in handy. Pick just one thing — maybe the thing that would have the most impact on your life, or the thing that interests you the most — and work your way through understanding and implementing that. Once you feel comfortable with that, move on to the next one on your list.
Single task your way through the list until you’ve got everything covered.
For example, I had no clue about investing, so I didn’t even consider the topic for many years. But as I got more comfortable with money in general, and started to get my money in order, I was able to start working on that area.
Knowing that I’ve worked my way through other money topics has helped motivate me to continue with the next one.