There are no prizes for guessing the theme of this month’s blog! 17th July is my birthday so I wanted to write about gifts.
Since you last heard from me I have been away. I went back to South Africa, where I grew up, and had a couple of weeks of R&R, catching up with old friends and relaxing.
It was a great opportunity for self-reflection too. Just by stepping away from daily life for a little while has given me the chance to understand myself a little better. One thing I came home with, is a realisation of the greatest gift we can give ourselves.
There is no better investment in life than to invest in ourselves. It is an inward journey, however. Investing in ourselves doesn’t mean going out and buying ‘stuff’ or using money to make ourselves feel better or even to prove that we are better than others.
No, investment in self means looking inward, becoming aware of who we are, where we have come from and what has made up our story so far. Only then can we understand and start to write the story we want to have for ourselves in the future.
I am working on writing my future story every day. Are you?
Happy birthday to you!
Of course, no birthday is complete without proper gifts and I have two great ones for you.
I have created a new e-book called the Pocket Money Guide bringing together the highlights from my blog series of the last 12 months and also refreshing your memory on the 8 money archetypes.
I am also repeating my Coaching Special Offer for new clients which will run for 30 days. All you need to do is take the Money Quiz, arrange an initial conversation and mention the Coaching Special Offer when we speak and you’ll get 20% off my Core Coaching Process. This is open to any new client so feel free to share it with anyone you know.
So, as I plan my day in order to have a great birthday, here’s wishing you a great day too!