Month: June 2015

What would you do if you won millions?

 

 

A lot of us dream that we’re millionaires, and that we have more money than we know what to do with. But what would you do if you won millions?

Take a vacation?

I recently read that lottery advisors tell winners to go on vacation soon after they’ve discovered they’ve won the lottery. This is because they think that getting away will help the winners to process what has happened. Apparently going on vacation will give you time to think about your winnings, and help you to understand that your life could have changed dramatically.

If you have won millions, it would be a lot easier to go on vacation, and practically travel the world. I’m not sure my first plans would be to travel the world, but they would be high up on my list of priorities.

Buy a house?

There’s no doubt about it that if I won the lottery, I would buy a house. It would have no more than 4 bedrooms, but it would have a large garden. This is one of the first things that I would do with the money, and yes, I’d pay for it in cash.

Hire a personal trainer?

Many people who have come into money, often hire a personal trainer to help them get into shape. Others hire a life coach, a herbal consultant, and some even hire a butler. I’m not sure which of those I would do, I’d probably just buy some new exercise equipment. It would be tempting to hire a butler, for those time when I really want a cup of tea or coffee, but cannot be bothered to go and get one.

Look after loved ones?

Most people who win the lottery look after their loved ones, and I’d like to think that I would do the same. I’d pay off my parents’ mortgage, buy my younger brother a house, my older brother and his family and house, and I’d do the same for my in-laws too.

Give up work?

Some people give up work when they win millions, but not everyone does. We’ve all heard about people who stick to their day time jobs despite having millions in the bank. I’m honestly not sure what I would do, as the idea of giving up work seems good, but then again, I like my job, and I would miss it. I think I would also struggle to fill my day, but maybe that’s what a lot of employed people think. Perhaps I would just work a little less at first, and then decide from there.

Donate to charity?

Most people make some sort of donation to charity when they find they have come into a lot of money. The trouble is that there are a lot of different charities out there, and it could be hard to choose between them. My advice is to think of a charity that is close to your heart, and choose that one.

 

We can all make plans and decide what we’re going to do in the event of a big win, but will we stick to those plans? We can all dream, but if and when we do win millions, we may decide to do something completely different.

 

Change your job, change your life

 

Many of us get to a stage in our lives where we want to make some sort of change. Sometimes we’re not sure what it is we want to change, but things can become a bit stale, or just seem as if each day rolls into another, without any distinguishable differences. This often happens when people need to change something in their lives, and that something is usually their job.

It can be easier said than done

It’s easy to say that you’re going to change your job, but putting it into practice may not always go as smoothly as you’d wish. There are a lot of jobs out there, and if you really want one, it is possible to get one, but it might not be your ideal job.

Sometimes just changing what you do for a living, can have a huge impact on your well-being, and how you feel about life. You don’t have to switch to working in a high paid job, just a change of scenery can be enough.

Giving yourself a chance to change your job

So how can you realistically give yourself a chance to change your job? How can you ensure that your career takes a turn for the better? Here’s what you can do to get that fighting chance.

  • Think about what aspects of your work you want to change

Do you just need a change of scenery? For example, if you work in a store, would getting a job in another store be the change you need? The transition from working in one area to another, while remaining in the same sector (Retail in this case), can be a relatively easy one.

  • Consider going back to school

If you’re looking for a new career in a completely different sector, you may need to be prepared to go back to school. evoprep.com and other education-programs exist to help you get to where you need to be, if you don’t want to do a night class.

  • Prove that you deserve that much-wanted promotion

Sometimes the change that we need in our working lives, is a promotion. A promotion usually involves more money, a change in the work that you do, and more responsibility. If you don’t need to go back to school in order to get that promotion, then proving that you deserve it is the way forward.

Work hard at the job you currently do, and start to do bits of other work that you would be doing if you had the promotion. For example, when I worked in a supermarket some years ago, I made sure that when the delivery of stock came in, that I got it out on the shelves as quickly as I could. By the end of my shift, the warehouse looked like there hadn’t been a delivery that day. I also started to do a few jobs that management often did, and this helped me to progress up the ladder quite quickly. Show willing and it’s likely that you will be rewarded.

 

Changing your job really can change your life, as it will bring something new into your day, and make it seem less monotonous. Even the smallest changes can have a big effect, so think about what you need to do, in order to make those changes you need.

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