By . Tracking Spreadsheet. At Saturday, May 01st 2021, 01:50:38 AM.
The key to keep the overwhelm from taking over is to break your goals into smaller and more manageable chunks. You do not need to make the $10,000 this month, you just need to make $4001 this month. I am pretty sure you can find something you can do over the next month to make $1 extra. Once you have done that then aim for $10 more, or $100 more a month. You take these large goals an break them into smaller manageable chunks, and let the small chunks build on each other until the big goal is achieved. Do something every day to move towards your goals Once you have the goals broken down into small more manageable chunks focus on one thing you can do each day to move yourself towards those goals. It does not have to be a giant step, it can be a simple small step. It doesnt have to be finding a second job, it could be finding a good newspaper with good job listings. Then the next day could be looking through it. The third day making some calls, etc.
After being rejected and coddled by the market one too many times, I came to the realization that I was literally spinning my wheels with no chance to succeed unless I could figure out exactly what was adding to my bottom line and conversely, what was keeping me from being just another "break-even" trader. I had already created a simple trading spreadsheet that told me the basics, but I had no way of tracking the overall performance of my trading activities. I finally resolved never to take another trade unless the primary reasons for taking it could be analyzed over a sample number of trades. The result? I created a multiple categorical performance tracking sheet that would soon have me climbing the ladder of success. Lots of work and planning went into this project, but afterward I had concrete evidence that told me when I should step on the gas, or when to put on the brakes. What I created told me key statistics in six different categories, which led to a confidence boost that cannot be described.
You can also create a calendar with a spreadsheet application and keep it within your budgeting workbook. You can list dates bills are due and you can also use the calendar in accordance with your budget to plan for special items or vacations. Having everything in one place will make it easier to manage your finances and plan for the future. Another advantage to using a spreadsheet application for your budget is that you wont have to access the Internet to access your budget. You will be able to view it or work on it wherever you are and if you typically work on a laptop computer and take it with you when you travel, this can be extremely beneficial. Using budgeting spreadsheets to manage your finances is an easy and affordable way to stay on top of your financial game.