Is it time to plug your leaky holes?
I’m Sarah Leather from TheSarahLeather.com, and the topic for this week is plugging your leaky holes to have a much better business, body, and bank balance.
Now, imagine you’re standing in the garden and you’re holding a big old plastic bucket. You go over to the tap, and you look down and see that the bucket’s got a few little holes, and the bottom of the bucket is looking a bit thin. You turn on the garden tap and water starts pouring into the bucket. At first you turn on the tap just a little bit and the water starts dripping out. It’s dripping out onto your feet; you can feel it getting wet and drippy there. Then you decide, “Oh, this is going to take all day with these holes in the bottom, so I’ll turn the tap up full bore.”
And what happens to the water dripping out? What happens when there’s more pressure? When there’s more of it coming in, there’s more of it going out. The holes just get bigger, and it all spurts out. Just imagine that bucket is holding your time, your energy, and your money. That is what happens in our life. The more that goes in, the more comes out when you have leaky holes.
Where are your leaky holes in your time, your energy, and your money? Where are you creating leaks in your body, your bank accounts, and all of your goals?
Is it that you don’t keep an eye on your money? Have you got leaky holes around checking bank statements, not paying bills on time, getting charged overdraft fees, being charged credit card fees and late payment fees? Those are all leaky holes.
Is it that you’ve got kids? Kids can be a lovely version of leaky holes. I’ve got a few of them myself that are always asking for money for things, but really they’ve got to the age where they could be working and earning their own money and don’t need me to be paying for everything.
So, have your kids become leaky holes? Are they wanting to do things all the time that maybe don’t necessarily need to be paid for by you, or maybe they don’t even need to be doing them. Maybe they’re doing too much.
Now, what else can be leaky holes? Leaky holes in your diet, by buying processed muck, or maybe buying lots of take-aways or eating out a lot of the time when it’s not giving you the best nutrition that you need and it’s costing a lot of money as well, so it can create leaky holes in your health as well as your wealth. I’m always going on about having your healthiest and wealthiest life.
What else? Other leaky holes can be sitting watching low-vibe TV, or listening to low-vibe conversations, or bitching, or whinging, or moaning, or being part of those kind of conversations, whether they’re online, offline, on television, or wherever they are. Listening to them on the radio. All of those kinds of things create leaky holes in your time, your energy, and your money.
Leaky holes can happen anywhere in your life. Just have a think at the moment – how many leaky holes have you got in your business, in your body, in your bank balance? Are you sitting on the couch eating junk food in the evening when you could be going out for a lovely big long walk? Are you hopping on the phone for an hour to your sister or your friend complaining about your partner, or listening to them complain about theirs, or complaining about how they don’t have enough money, when really you could be sitting down and creating something in your business?
Where are your leaky holes? Sit down now, with a pen and paper, or open up your notes or something like that online, and I want you to list off at least 10 leaky holes. Think about your body, your business, and your bank balance. Where are your leaky holes? You might end up with 20 or 30 – I think I had about 50 the first time I did this!
When you’ve got at least about 10 of them, I want you to highlight the top three that you’re going to start working on. I want you to start working on three leaky holes. Pick one for your body, one for your business, and one for your bank balance. You’re going to make them your focus for the next two weeks. It may take you a couple of months to get on top of them, so I’d say pick three small things to start with.
Maybe in your body you realise that you are drinking loads of coffee and not enough water, so you realize that there’s a leaky hole there. The way to plug that is to start drinking more water that doesn’t become a leaky hole in your body! Drinking more water and crowding out the coffee a little bit – that could be one.
For your bank balance, it could be that you don’t have any savings accounts, so it might be that you open a savings account and just start putting in even one dollar a week. That will be plugging that leaky hole of not having any savings.
And then your business. Maybe it is that you are in a gazillion Facebook groups, and you’re going to remove yourself from every single group that no longer serves you and is distracting you from what you really need to be doing with your time. Or, it could be that you’re on loads of email lists, and you need to go and unsubscribe. You could use something like Unrollme.com to do lots of easy unsubscribing from all of those bright shiny objects that are just creating leaky holes in your business.
So, get to work, and list out as many leaky holes as you can. Pick one from your business, one from your body, and one from your bank balance, and I’d love to know in the comments how you’re doing with plugging your leaky holes so that you can have the abundant and wonderful healthy, wealthy business and life that you desire.
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This week I am talking about mapping things out. I was trying to be all very casual about this marathon journey and not follow an official plan. But that wasn’t working! I was worried that I wasn’t out the right stage, so out came the plan. As they say, ‘fail to plan, plan to fail’. What do you need to map out in your life?
It’s time for a 10 mile run (walk, run, stroll, jog) on my journey towards running my first (and only) full marathon. Check out how I’m doing on this week’s video.
The journey continues! Even though I am not feeling overly fit or fab at the moment, I am continuing to put one foot in front of the other. This is my 9 mile ‘run’ (run, jog, walk, shuffle…). Next week it will be 10, then I will do a couple of weeks of 8 miles before upping the distance again.
This video was made on my favourite route which goes from my home outside Clonakilty in West Cork, Ireland through Castlefreke Woods to Ownahincha and Longstrand beaches.
And here is the castle you can see in the background of the video-:
This week I had to get out of my comfort zone to get out the door for my run!