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1-2-1 April 2022

1-2-1: Stretch Your Food Dollar and Lead by Example

Happy One 2 One Day!

Here is 1 tip, 2 quotes, and 1 habit to consider this month. 


1 Tip: Stretch Your Food Dollar to Manage Costs

The cost of living in the U.S. has hit a near 31-year high. Food is one area where we can try to keep our costs down. Here are a few ways you can trim your food budget:

  • Plan your meals ahead of time and use similar ingredients
  • Buy produce that’s on sale
  • Sign up for loyalty programs
  • Plan at least one night for leftovers
  • Replace meat with dried beans, peas, lentils, tofu, and eggs
  • Have breakfast for dinner or plan low-budget meals like soup
  • Allow more time between grocery shopping visits


2 Quotes From Others

“I'm Irish, so I'm used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I'll call it dinner.” – Liam Neeson

The three most important ways to lead people are:... by example...by example...by example. – Albert Schweitzer


1 Habit: Lead by Example

Actions speak louder than words. It’s a phrase that’s over 280 years old, with origins that date back to the French Renaissance. During that time, philosopher Michel de Montaigne said simply, “Saying is a different thing from doing.”

Montaigne’s words get to the core of what it means to lead by example. Words without action don’t cut it. Actions without words, however, can be impactful. When you lead by example, you:

  • Build trust and respect
  • Provide modeling and boost morale 
  • Encourage learning from failure
  • Inspire learning and commitment

Actions show the way and will inspire the leaders of tomorrow.