Sherri and I have started using the “Envelope System” as a tool in the budgeting process. In short, we use cash for all of our discretionary spending (e.g. gas, groceries, date night, etc.).
Every month we budget to zero and figure out how much cash we will have for each line item. I take a document into the bank that identifies how many bills and coins we will need for that pay period. It’s not always an even number.
I’m beginning to be known at the bank, and it’s not because of my brilliant insights, muscular frame, debonair mannerisms, or delightful fragrances. Nope. I’m beginning to be known because when I come in the bank to make a deposit I am the dude that asks for odd amounts of cash. For instance, this week I asked for a dollar amount that ended in “seventeen cents.” I walked out of the bank with a handful of cash, a stack of quarters, one dime, one nickel, and two pennies.
The tellers aren’t soon to forget me. Again (I feel compelled to remind you… ;-)), it is not my pithy comments, jutting chin, rippling triceps, or stylish clothes that make me memorable.
What makes me memorable is the uniqueness of my request. Who else walks out with a handful of cash, a stack of quarters, one dime, one nickel, and two pennies?
Now here’s the point, if you are like everyone else, you will be unremarkable, unmemorable, ordinary… forgettable.
The GREAT news is that you are none of those things! You are you. There is only one you. There will only ever be one like you and you are that one! You are you! You are remarkable!
Go today and enjoy being the remarkable, memorable, extraordinary you!
(And if you must walk out with cash don’t walk out with $0.17… get your own number) 😉
By the way, if you’re having a hard time discovering who “You” is, you will find this post helpful.
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If you do things differently from everyone else, you will get results that are different from what they have been getting.
You rock, Paulie!
By the way, you may want to check out Bethie’s blog. The 1/28/2010 post is especially good.