Changing your physical environment, in this case your wallet, is a low cost, and simple way to organize your day to day business and personal finances. Staying organized daily will make it easier to get started with the larger task of tracking your overall finances.
Today we are going to talk about Environmental Design, a concept I first learned from my coach Andrea J. Lee and from the work of her mentor Thomas Leonard.
The first video in this post gives a brief overview of what Environmental Design is, and why it is going to help you stay motivated about your money.
The second video shares an exercise (and an example of this exercise) that you can use to explore your current financial environments and how well (or not so well) they are supporting you and your money motivation.
Before diving into specifics about how to stay motivated about your money, we first need to explore what the term “motivation” means.
In this video I review James Clear’s article “Motivation: The Scientific Guide on How to Get and Stay Motivated”, and what it has to say about motivation. This article has completely re-framed my own understanding of motivation, and I think it can help you better understand some of your challenges around staying motivated about your business and personal finances.
Learn more about what motivation is, and how to get motivated by watching the video below: