The Willow Brook Life

Balancing Time, Money & Life

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A CAR PAYMENT

5 Reasons why you should never have a car payment

For middle class America, car payments are a normal way of life, everybody has one! I’ve even been told; “a car payment is a sign of being an adult”. Yes most of us were raised to believe that this is the norm and that every car we own comes with Read more…


STOP WAITING FOR LIFE TO HAPPEN

Stop waiting for life to happen

I think it is safe to say that every person in modern society is saving something in their lives for a “special time.” People tend to put many things away for later. Do you have a hutch full of china waiting for a special Christmas Dinner? Or a box of Read more…


THE HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT SELF-CARE

self-care soap

What is “Self-Care”?   Is it manicures and massages? Is it silence and meditation? Or is it more than that? Today I’d like to share something with you that I was personally not very good at. I thought long and hard about even being qualified to write to you about Read more…


7 TRICKS YOU NEED TO BE A TIME NINJA

7 ways to become a time management ninja

Time is our most precious asset. You can’t get more of it and everyone on the planet has the same amount of it! I have a revelation for you! What you decide to do with your time is completely up to you! It may not seem like that but trust Read more…


THE POWER OF PRIORITIZING YOUR SCHEDULE

the power of prioritizing your schedule

Are you so busy all the time, but when asked what you did that day or what is filling your schedule you can’t really answer? I’m often asked how I accomplish all that I do in a day. Well, what I’m going to say is going to change your world! Read more…


WHY YOU CAN NEVER MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT A WRITTEN BUDGET

budget

Your income doesn’t matter, your age doesn’t matter, your race doesn’t matter! The only thing that is holding you back is math! This is why you cannot move forward without a written budget. a game plan for your money and your money goals! When we don’t bother to do the Read more…


HOW TO CREATE A HABIT

How to get everything you want done in a day

We are, what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Will Durant   The latest surveys show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. Does that mean that you shouldn’t make a new year’s resolution because you only have Read more…


FIKA: WHAT IT IS AND WHY YOU NEED IT

Fika

It is no surprise if you have been around here at all that I have a thing for coffee!!  I have a love affair with my coffee. It’s my me time, it’s my personal moment. When all the world is pulling and pushing and demanding every second of every day Read more…


HOW TO GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT DONE IN A DAY

how to get everything you want done in a day

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer   Everything you know about time management is wrong! We have more gadgets and gizmos to keep us on track than ever before, yet people are more behind, overwhelmed, and stressed than any other time in history.  Why is this? With all Read more…


WHY YOUR ATTITUDE IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUDGET

Why attitude is key to a successful budget

According to Gallup poll only 32% of households in America maintain a household budget. The rate of financial success within those households is even fewer due to approaching it with the wrong attitude. Anyone can create a budget, it can be simple or complex if desired. It can be full Read more…