Getting organized is a never-ending process-just when you think you’ve gotten it all together, something changes and you need to organize it all again! This Money Zone will help you get more organized and (believe it or not) enjoy the process.
Go around the room and give an example of an organizational technique that works for you-anything you like, as simple or complex as you choose. Do you use a day planner? Do you pay your bills online? Do you keep your keys in a tray by the door?
|Things to Talk About|
Organization is a difficult topic for many people-we seem to have a lot of guilt about our organizational skills. If we are very organized, we feel guilty when people call us “anal”. If we are not very organized, we feel guilty when we forget appointments or can’t find something. The trick is to find a system that works for you-that lets you accomplish as much as you choose, without being cumbersome. The following questions will help you think more deeply about your feelings about organization, and to discover creative ways of dealing with the details of life.
Pick the question your Club finds most interesting. If there’s still time, pick another one — or make up your own!
- Were family members very organized when you were growing up? Do you think you have a similar style?
- What are the advantages of your organizational style? The disadvantages?
- Do you consider yourself “organized” or “disorganized”? Why?
- Does lack of organization (or over-organization) cause stress in your life?
- Is there someone in your life who would be your role model regarding organization? What can you do to adopt some of their traits?
|Catch Yourself Doing Something Right|
|Share your success with your fellow Club members:
|What Will You Do Today?|
|Choose one Small Step to do before next meeting, and pledge to the group to do it. To select that 15-minute exercise, ask yourself these questions:
Don’t drive yourself crazy. Remember, you can do anything for 15 minutes! For example:
You get the picture. This is like Goldilocks. Don’t try to do too much. Don’t try to do too little. Do it just right.
|Money Attraction Affirmations|
|Choose one affirmation to motivate you to achieve your goals, something like:
|The Money Zone for Next Meeting|
|Cast your vote: Does your Money Club want to stay in this Money Zone, or do you want to move on to the next Money Zone?If your group decides to Stay in the Zone then, future Money Star, check out these fun articles so you can discuss them at your next meeting. Even if your group decides to move to the next Zone, you still can explore these on your own.Organizing Your BusinessDiscussion questions:
|Just For You|
Before the next Money Club meeting, do the Just for You Exercise called Organizing Your Family’s Records
Don’t skip a meeting if you don’t get this done. Half of life is showing up, Money Clubs included. You can tell the group you didn’t get it done, and they will encourage you (not bug you) to make a date to do it soon.
Discussion questions for your club meeting:
- Do you have some special tricks for organizing you can share with your club members? How did you develop them?
- How do your methods of organization differ from your mate’s? Does this cause problems?