Setting goals always hurls me in the right direction. Yet I’m sure you’ve experienced that day or two (or 15) that crept in leaving you annoyed at the mere mention of any movement toward success (ex. not seeing the size 4 body you’re set on having a month after starting your weight loss journey, facing the reality that it’ll take another 3 years to pay off your student loan or family debts). We are human beings after all… and being flawed does come with the territory. Recently I’ve been feeling that resistance toward (1) making money outside my full-time job, and (2) my move to Oz.
I’ve been slackin’ on my Kijiji and Craigslist postings (I have a lot of crap I don’t need, that I could be selling) and even holding off answering requests from possible customers! Makes no sense, right? I put an acoustic guitar up for sale and got an email (a week ago) from an interested customer that I still haven’t replied to.
In terms of my trip to Australia, I think the disapproval from few family members left me a tad discouraged. At times it made me feel stupid for even attempting the trip. And then I thought to myself… I’m leavin’ you suckers… and I felt better. Ha! 🙂
I’m just glad I’ve mustered the awareness to notice this self-sabotaging behaviour. Stepping out of one’s mighty comfort zone can’t be all that comfortable, and I’m guessing that when you take the plunge, these nasty behaviours and habits are naturally bound to pop up.
In the time leading up to my trip, I’ll attempt to be as compassionate as possible to myself and others… especially others. I figure that those who aren’t supportive of my plans are just fearful or jealous, and I can’t knock them for their own feelings. But I’ll still be going after my goals full force regardless of their opinions. Onward and upward friends!
And now to my financial update…
I’m in the process of closing my CIBC Everyday Chequing account (no one needs a pesky monthly fee) and I’ve opened and ING Direct THRiVE Chequing account to take its place (no monthly/transaction fees and a 0.25% interest rate). I already have an Investment Savings Account (1.35% interest and no fees) with ING, as well as a TFSA.
Recently I found out that Achieva Financial’s Daily Interest Savings Account offers the same awesome fee-free services as ING, just with a higher interest rate (currently at 2.0 %)! So once I get my ING chequebook in the mail (ING sends you your first chequebook FREE, and is offering $100 for those switching their payroll to a THRiVE Chequing account), I’ll be sending a cheque to transfer my ING savings to Achieva.
Sleep tight! 🙂
For those interested in opening an account with ING Direct Canada, consider using my referral (Orange key: 36234874S1). We’d each make a clean $50.
For those interested in opening an account with Achieva Financial, consider using my referral (Referral Petal: V653834363). We’d each walk away with $25.