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Getting paid ... regularly
In January, my daughter came into my office. I had the heater on - she has the same heater in her bedroom.
"You've only got it on low" she said.
I said "yeah - I don't put it on high very often"
"I keep mine on high all the time"
"Yes, I know - you cost me a fortune".
"Oh, I never thought of that" she said, leaving the room, chuckling to herself.
Money isn't a goal for me. But being able to stay warm when I'm cold (or for my daughter to keep her room sweltering) is.
For that I need to get paid. Regularly.
Because having one good month and three bad months isn't enough. It makes me anxious.
Having a consistent income, knowing that I'm going to be OK at the end of this month and the month after - that's a good thing. And I've put deliberate systems in place to make it happen - it's not yet 100% and I'm still short of where I want to be, but I'm getting there. Step by step.
What about you? Is your income a rollercoaster or is it as flat as Norfolk?