◆ Make an annual plan at the beginning of the year
At the beginning of the year, think directly about money and work. I don't want to be an everyday trivial sentiment such as lack of money, wanting money, or regrettable money. I want to rethink the essential meaning of money in my life and plan a bold year of action.
The point of this work is to deeply remember that while money is one visible indicator, it is never an end goal. I will explain the points while making a one-year plan.
◆ Money and work plan 1. Clarify this year's project
For example, if you are a professional baseball player, set your goal to be “Best in Japan this year!” Or specify what you want to achieve, such as "go to the Olympics" or "win the XX competition."
If you are working, your goal may be "become an ace at the workplace", or if you are a family member, you may want to "protect your family's health."
It is an intermediate goal that represents one step towards an important end goal for a person's life.
At this time, you should never aim for money. This can also be seen from the fact that professional athletes do not say "this year's goal is an annual salary of ¥ 100 million". Just as some writers want to be bestsellers, no book is written for royalties.
From the beginning, those who are aiming for money or monetary value are those who are always worried about money. I cannot be satisfied or relieved forever. Therefore, they cannot relax and always live with a strained heart, so they cannot demonstrate their true potential.
◆ Money and work plan 2. Estimate the amount of money that can be achieved
Direct monetary goals hinder quality growth, but it's not bad to imagine it as an indicator. It can be a measure of others 'ratings and a clue to the difference between your expectations and others' ratings.
I guess it's a good idea to guess what the annual salary will be if you become the best in Japan. Since money is a reward, imagining a future in which efforts are rewarded also has the effect of increasing motivation to accomplish tasks.
But don't forget that you're not working for money, you're working at a higher level.
◆ Money and work plan 3. Focus on the achievement process
When you come up with the money you can earn to meet your goals, keep that in mind and go through the process. Think about what to do, what to think about, and what to say to achieve your yearly goals.
It's also effective to think about how to achieve it and to think about the obstacles that hinder it. Make a negative list that you shouldn't jealous of, don't choose an easy shortcut, don't give up easily, and so on.
Of course, don't be fooled by your money balance.
Frustration because money is not readily available, increased expenditures on necessary expenses, and concerns about future income growth are all evidences of lack of mind control over money. Concentrating on the process means forgetting your current balance and deposit balance.
In the shadow of a good manager, there was always a guard who kept the safe. This historical fact implies that success will not be obvious if you are working while worrying about the immediate cash flow.
◆ Money and work plan 4. Compare and verify the difference between goals and results
Once you have a goal, you have to evaluate the results. If it is a clear goal, such as being the best in Japan or winning, it is easy to evaluate.
However, the goal of becoming an ace at work or protecting the health of family members is not easy to evaluate. If a third party evaluates it objectively, you can count on it.
If that is not possible, money plays a role in valuation. If you have good results, the salary should be increasing. You may be rewarded if someone helps.
What is the current situation compared to the expected value that can be achieved by achieving the goal? You can self-evaluate your process from the price drop.
◆ Money and work plan 5. Receive feedback
Forget your money balance once! However, if there is a gap between the expected value and the current balance and the process feels stuck, it is a sign that something needs to be corrected.
Use the money as an indicator to check the current situation and receive appropriate feedback [self-evaluation] on the past. And fix + improve, re-plan and execute. At work, "Plan, Do, Check, Action" is a universal method, but money needs to be used coolly as one of the effective indicators, not as a final purpose.
When a PDCA cycle with such an axis, which is not swayed by money while weighing money, can be performed, a person finally receives the product of money. As if coming down from heaven.
Sentence = Kunihiro Kitagawa [money guide]