How I Manage my Finances

So, SUPER stressed out this week! Two weeks ago I missed 2 days of work, which resulted in a scary low paycheck. I had anticipated the approximate amount, but when you physically hold your check up and compare it to your budget sheet, it just makes you want to cry! I was ONLY about $500 shy of having this week’s bills…pocket change, right?!

My Weekly Bill Tracker

So, the point of this post isn’t to discuss my financial woes with you, rather to share how I personally keep track of my bills. It’s simple and detailed, and small enough to tuck into my “purse.”

How to Create a Weekly Bill Tracker

  • Step 1: Grab a sheet of paper
  • Step 2: Write down each week (by date) in columns-as many as you can fit on your paper (From Monday to Sunday)
  • Step 3: Fill in each week with your bills (Include day, date, company, and the amount due)
  • Step 4: Highlight Monday’s bills so you won’t “Forget” which day it’s due on
  • Step 5: Mark off each bill as it’s paid
  • Step 6: Fold it up and keep it with you so you can stay on top of what’s due when and how much it is

TIP: Refer to your budget sheet each week for the following week-stay ahead and (in the long run) save money by avoiding late fees.

You could also plug in Birthdays or appointments in each weekly slot. Personally, I have an additional sheet that contains the appointments, as that works better for me.

If you haven’t yet downloaded your FREE eBook on How to Manage your Busy Life, then you should definitely pounce on it. It is full of little tidbits like this that could prove beneficial to you!

So, how do YOU keep track of YOUR finances?

Exciting Announcement

Are you stuck in a perpetual, never ending rut where you often lose sight of what to think, say, or even do? Do you feel trapped by your present reality with no prospect of freedom in the near future? Do you absolutely loathe rolling out of bed and heading off to your prison (a.k.a. Job) each and every day? Do you feel as though no matter how hard you try, you just can never get ahead? Honestly, how many times have you crouched down into a corner, crying your eyes out, praying desperately for a drastic change in your life?

Exciting Announcement

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If any of this sounds familiar, then I have a valuable announcement for you! For the past 12 years of my life, I have been seeking out and compiling a massive list of all the answers that each of us are ultimately in search of, and it all boils down to just ONE simple question…

What is my purpose in life?

In only 6 short months, I will be releasing to the world, exactly HOW to go about finding that ONE personalized answer!

When I was just 26 years old, I found myself consumed by a mid life crisis, far sooner than I should have. My sanity, reason, and logic had completely left the building! But, it was during this catastrophic period that I found the answers that I had been searching so desperately for. I unknowingly underwent an intense and emotional self-evaluation session, and soon discovered SO many things about myself that I had previously been clueless to. Since that time I have been progressing forward with pure intention and purpose. This was a very difficult time for me, one fraught with disappointment and heartache, but one that I wouldn’t trade for love or money. This transformation process allowed me to forgive myself and others, and to leave the past back where it belonged. It provided me the tools, insight, and the path that I was intended to travel down next. To say it was a life changing experience would be the understatement of a lifetime!

This step-by-step transformation process is 100% effective (provided you are honest and putting your heart and soul into it), and I am living proof that it really does work, as I have progressed From Food Stamps…to a Future. This discovery quest not only enabled me to make peace with all that had been sent to destroy me, but also presented a single idea on which to grow and prosper from. This was my seed. I planted that idea, watered and cared for it daily, and it has caused me to blossom into the empowered and driven woman that stands before you today. It helped me to realize where my passions lay, what I wanted and expected from myself and others, and which steps I needed to take to get me to my ideal life. In short, it opened that door so I could finally start following my dreams.

Because of this process, I was able to formulate my ultimate 5 year plan. It has served as the foundation of my blog, it fueled my passion to create Krista Kemp Designs on Etsy, and it has inspired me to strive for bigger and better things at each new stage along the way. It is opening doors so that I may expand and branch out into new industries. Speaking, coaching, and leading all stand in my future, and it will eventually allow me to open my organization to help those in need that others turn away. Each idea, each entity that my imagination concocts and entertains all fit perfectly together to construct that grand puzzle which is my future. Each and every avenue that I want to tackle coincides with a project that I’ve already begun. My future, my fate is answering each question before it’s ever even realized or presented. My destiny paved the road for me years ago, and it has been leading the way to accomplishing my dreams since. I no longer dread life, I now look forward to it!

Motivational speakers, life coaches, and your daily influences always want to throw around the idea of following your dreams, being successful in your life, turning your burning passions into future wealth and abundance, and so forth. But, the vast differences among us, our unique lifestyles make it difficult to provide just ONE specific proven way of going about it. There is no such guidebook in existence! What may work brilliantly when executed for one person, may be an utter flop for the next. This step by step process will provide YOUR unique answer, and aid you in realizing what steps YOU need to take to get the ball rolling. If you are serious about changing your present reality, and are willing to dedicate yourself to making the necessary changes to create your ideal life, then you have officially received your Golden Ticket. A professor of mine once said, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life. How are you going to spend it?

My First Product Launch

I decided several weeks ago that today, August 26, 2016, I was going to unleash details about my newest product. I have been compiling information for the past 12 years of my life, and have finally decided on the direction in which I want to use this knowledge. My original game plan was to create an informative guide for those in need, then I thought it would be more appropriate as a detailed e Course, but have decided instead to create the Ultimate Inspiration Pack.

Follow Your Dreams

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We all talk about following our dreams, fueling our passions, but let me ask you this…how do you go about STARTING down this path? My Inspiration Pack will provide you with all the steps necessary to ensure that you start your journey successfully. I will be providing more details as time progresses.

I have been working on an informative breakdown of this new, FANTASTIC product, but my explanation is a bit unorganized at the moment. Last Sunday I spent the day in the Emergency room, and have been on 3 antibiotics since, and then Monday evening my son was involved in his first car accident. So, needless to say, my explanation is clouded by a mother’s emotions and a fuzzy medicated head. This product deserves my best, so I will save it for another day. I wish each of you an exciting weekend worth remembering!

Till next time…

Tell All Tuesday Series: Product Launching

Q-Have you ever launched a product before?

Brainstorm Session

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A-I have created hundreds of products over the years, and have sold more items than I could put a number on, but I’ve always been SO excited to get my finished products into the hands of others, that I have completely skipped the process of “product launching.”  During my research over this past year, I have learned how VITAL it is to properly present a product/service to the community in hopes of achieving the longevity that you desire for the hard work that you have invested.

I have been dabbling with one project in particular, that I KNOW will benefit others, for the past 12 years of my life. I have finally decided to finish her up and place a deadline (launch date) to it. I have a few ideas that I would like to implement during this process, but am open to any and all suggestions that YOU, my loyal community have to offer. What have you or your company done in the past that was beneficial? What do you feel is the best approach to marketing a product launch? I am anxious to hear your suggestions and ideas! I will be sharing more details with you as time progresses.

I can’t wait to roll your thoughts, experiences, and input around in the ole’ noggin!

A Little Motivation for your Day…

For those of you who are unaware, I have been burning the candle at both ends lately. I have finally committed to my book, and will be announcing soon, my anticipated launch date. I will tell you that I have given myself just 6 months to complete it. Every time that I put a specific date on a project, something inevitably gets in my way, and I feel like an utter failure for not getting it done “on time.” But, whether I stick to said date, or whether I’m a few days off, the important thing will be that the 1 single project that has haunted my mind for 12 years, will finally be complete. It’s been a LONG time coming!

So, with that being said, I wanted to do something just a bit different than normal today, and I hope that it inspires you in the ways that it has me. I have decided that I am going to live my life from here on with positivity and purpose, and I am welcoming The Law of Attraction into my day to day. I will Ask, I will Believe, and I WILL Achieve!!! I have always been a realist, but I know that I need to embrace optimism into my life. The vibes that I am tossing out into this vast planet will not disappoint! I WILL be successful in all that I pursue, and I WILL conquer my dreams!  On Christmas Day, I will be hitting my 4 year mark in my ultimate 5 year plan. I have been saying since last year that 2016 is GOING to be my year, and I believe, DOWN TO MY CORE, that I am correct in saying this.  The wheels have been placed into motion, and there is NO going back now! I love each one of you for the contributions that you have made in my life! I am SO blessed to share this life with you!

YouTube has an abundance of inspiring, thought provoking, and emotionally gripping videos available for the taking, and I have decided to share 2 of these videos that spoke to my soul with you today. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did!

Become a Lion

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I am anxious to hear your thoughts on these videos!

Tell All Tuesday Series: Words of Wisdom

Q-Does your family have a motto?

Back Door

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A-Other than the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”), we teach and practice how vital it is to have a “back door” in ANY and ALL situations. If you always have an alternate plan in mind, then you’ll be better able to handle any unfavorable situation that may occur. Hope for the best, but ALWAYS plan for the worst; that’s our motto!

How about YOU? Does your family have a motto?

Tell All Tuesday Series: Videography

Q-What video editing software do you prefer?

Videography

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A-For years I worked in the Windows Movie Maker platform, but have recently switched over to Filmora.  There are A TON of extra features available that Movie Maker just does not contain.  Some of the features available in this new program are:

  • Video Stabilization
  • Reverse Play
  • Screen Recording
  • Split Screen Videos
  • Green Screen
  • Audio Speed Changer Tool
  • and there are new effects packs available ALL the time

If you can think it up, I’ll bet it supports that feature.  If you’re unhappy with your current software, you should definitely give Filmora a trial run.

 

So, what video editing software do YOU prefer?

How to Keep your Man at Home in 5 EASY Steps

Millions of relationships suffer and inevitably die from infidelities, but that can ALL be avoided if you take the time to prevent it. Mind you, some people are just promiscuous by nature, and nothing you can ever do will change that, but the majority stay true if their wants, needs, and desires are taken care of. So, let’s discuss the 5 steps we need to take to keep our beloved men happy and at home.

Life Long Romance

Step 1: Couples that Play Together, Stay Together

First and foremost, in order to have and maintain a successful and healthy relationship, you have to be friends first. It is quite possible to be “In Love” with someone, but just not “Like” them! The person that you choose to devote your life to should be categorized as your best friend. Yes, there will be moments where everything they do and say just pisses you off, but in time, you get over it, just as you would with your best “girl” friend. If you don’t thoroughly enjoy spending time with your honey, then perhaps you should re-evaluate your relationship with them. There’s no sense wasting your years on someone you really don’t have a connection with. If you are truly in love with your best friend, then “playing together” is super easy and the best fun you’ll ever have. Playing a video game together, watching a movie, or going to a nice dinner will be some of the best memories that you’ll ever create. It won’t matter what you do, so long as you’re doing it together.

Step 2: The Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Stomach

Unless you are just a complete walking disaster in the kitchen, this step should be super easy to master. If a man’s basic necessities are tended to, he has some good snacks to munch on, and the occasional goodie, then there is no reason for him to stray. Keep him fat, happy, and spoiled!

Step 3: Make Him a TOP Priority in your Life

As a parent, it is difficult (at times) to ensure that your husband remains a priority in your life. Children require a TON of your time and energy, but you need to make it a point to keep your man at the top of the list. If your husband feels overshadowed by his offspring (or step children in some cases), then his interests may veer off in a devastating direction for the family. Treat him like the King of his castle and he’ll stick around to rule over his empire. Deny him his place in the family, and you’ll find yourself running the show solo. It’s not easy and it’s not fun, let me tell you! If he expresses his love, stop everything that you’re doing and openly receive his affection. Make sure to involve him in daily household tasks. This gives him the impression that he is wanted, needed, and an important part of the circle that you call family. Challenge him (spiritually, mentally, intellectually) and keep him at the top of his game. If you wear the pants ALL the time, he’ll feel like his contributions don’t matter, and he’ll find someone new that will make him feel superior. It all goes back to that basic (caveman) instinct.

Step 4: Schedule Weekly Date Nights

This is NOT optional and cancellation is a NO GO  (unless someone is gushing blood or dying!). If you want to keep that spark fresh, then you have to fuel that flame on a DAILY basis. You should schedule a “Date Night” a minimum of once per week. Go out for dinner, rent a hotel room, go out on the town together. If funds are low, opt for frugal expenditures instead like watching the sun set over the lake, taking a stroll on the beach holding hands, or going on a hike in the mountains. It doesn’t matter what you choose to do, so long as you are putting forth the effort to spend that one on one time together. Not only will you be building a stronger foundation for your relationship, but you’ll be creating phenomenal memories that will last through the ages.

Step 5: Having a Healthy Sex Life is Vital to a Relationship!

Whether you want to admit it or not, everything in life revolves around sex. Why do people want big houses and flashy cars? Sex. Elaborate vacations and expenditure accounts? Sex. Lucrative careers and fancy dinners? Sex. Everything in this world centers around sex. If you have been fortunate enough to find that one special someone in this HUGE world, make sure that you tend to their carnal desires and leave them needing more. Mundane sex will have him running for the hills, so make sure that you keep it fresh and interesting. Plus, you owe it to yourself to keep it entertaining, as it benefits you as well. Experiment, Role Play, Ooze your Sex Appeal! Rid yourself of your insecurities; it only kills the vibe. The sexier you feel about yourself, the more desirable you will be to them. Use what the good Lord gave you and flaunt it! Be his dirty girl!

Well, there you have it. 5 easy steps that you can take to ensure that your man stays loyal until the end. I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic, and am curious if you have any additional suggestions. Can’t wait to hear from you in the comments below…