My current preoccupation and worry is to do with money, so I thought I would have a bite-sized go looking at the role of money in our lives, how we feel about it, and how we can change the way we look at it…
I have three questions around money at the moment:
1. Is it possible to earn money with grace and ease?
2. Can we earn a living doing what we love?
3. How can I change the way I earn money? – from earning it with a lot of hard work, and struggle to earning it in pleasurable ways.
What are your preoccupations with money?
1. Do you have enough?
2. Do you enjoy the way you earn it?
3. How do you feel about money?
This is a slightly weighty topic for a Tuesday morning, but I listened to this great webinar yesterday by a lady called Marisa Nakhi called, ‘Money making secrets that your Mom never taught you’ and to be honest, it left me with quite a bit of hope around money, so I thought I would share a little of what she said with you guys.
The first thing I liked was her definition of money, she said,
“Money is the by product of you sharing your gifts and talents”
True, I thought, and oh so simple. Can money be that simple?
She went on to say that we all have a money set point or a money comfort point:
which is the amount of money we are comfortable having…
The example she used to back this up was people who win the lottery, but who didn’t have a lot of money before winning the lottery. Apparently in many cases these people are back to where they started (financially speaking) within three years. Also people who get an inheritance, often spend it within a year.
So her first money tip….is to start expanding what you are comfortable receiving.
Imagine yourself getting more money and what it would feel like to receive money with ease and grace.
I like that. I am going to give it a go and I’ll report back on the results.
The other thing that has really helped the way I think about money (in two days…) is what she said about spending.
To me, when you spend something, that’s it, the money’s gone! That’s a scary thing.
She said that money doesn’t disappear when you spend it, it carries on circulating, so it goes from one person to the next, to the next.
The idea that money doesn’t just disappear when you spend it and carries on it’s journey, is a nice one.
The idea that when you spend some money it’s not ‘gone’ forever, but circulating around, that also means it can circulate back to us.
Sometimes I get really stressed about spending and I tried out the idea yesterday and it helped me feel more relaxed about buying the groceries.
Normally I don’t stress about buying groceries, but I am not ‘earning’ money in a conventional way at the moment, so it sometimes feels like everything is going out and disappearing into a ‘rent, rates, groceries void’.
Thinking about spending makes me feel fearful, but thinking about putting money back into circulation makes me feel more relaxed about money.
I have to say here that one of her BIG things is that we manage the money we do have (that’s where I liked the webinar because it was really practical).
It’s our responsibility to look after and manage the money we DO have.
However, if we can feel a little less worried or fearful when we think about money and about spending, then I think that is helpful to us both healthwise, and in terms of finding more ways to generate income.
One thing I have learned since I had clots, is that being relaxed in life, whether it’s around health or money, is important.
Soooo, I know it’s quite a headful of information, but I hope that this helps you to feel a bit more relaxed when you think about money.
That’s a good start I feel.
Here’s to earning money with more ease and grace.
Here is Marisa’s website if you would like to check her out: http://prosperitygoddess.com/