Author: Aimee

Unexpected Expenses

Photo by Thomas Millot on Unsplash I work on a product team that develops software. One of the biggest challenges we face on the regular is unplanned work being added to our plate; it doesn’t matter how much planning, preparation, and precision we have when high priority, unplanned work is thrown at us. Even if we budget the […]

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Goals & Progress Update

I’ve been feeling uninspired to post so let’s try a quick no-frills update! Goal: Prepare financially to buy a home in the next 12 months. Progress: I’ve made huge strides here by significantly reducing my debt at the top of the month. This should boost my credit score over the next several months. In the […]

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Routine

“The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” I keep a bullet journal (if you aren’t sure what that is, watch this.)  A significant and probably the most impactful part is my habit tracker. As the name suggests, a habit tracker is a chart where I track if I’ve met small daily […]

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Perspective

Yesterday, I had an early morning and long day on my feet. When I got home, it was the perfect time to curl up for a nap with my creatures – it was a sunny afternoon, shining that perfect golden light onto my comfortable, made bed. Unfortunately, my neighbor simultaneously decided to play their bass-heavy […]

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The Boomerang Effect

In my experience, there are three parts to forming and fulfilling goals: Aspirations: an unformed goal; the desire to achieve something vague (i.e. “I want to get fit”) Goals: S.MA.R.T. (i.e. “I want to lose 10% of my body weight by June 30, 2018”) Habits: the daily actions that lead to fulfillment of the goal […]

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Goals: The How

When you set your S.M.A.R.T. goal, you likely imagined what it will feel like once you succeed. That excitement and motivation rolls right into planning and research. Preparing for your journey is one of the most invigorating parts of the process. Unfortunately, it can also be an area where we can spend too much time, energy, […]

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Goals: The What

Setting goals is easy, exciting, and even satisfying, but fulfilling them is the real challenge. What part of the process fails us when we don’t reach our goals? Some research shows telling those around you what you’re trying to achieve negatively impacts your chances of success. There’s an interesting Ted Talk on the subject. Per […]

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