The Fear Of Money

Money ImageWhat’s in your pocket…lint or presidents?

I wear many hats these days.  I’m a speaker, an author, a Life & Wellness Coach, a CranioSacral Therapist, an educator… but really at the core of it all – I am a healer.

So you might wonder why, as a healer, am I sending you an email about money?

It’s simple. A lack of money can negatively impact your health and overall well-being.  Since my mission in life is to contribute to your continuing optimal health and well-being, I would like to share with you some insights about money.

You may have heard it said that your beliefs about money are the main force behind how much money you have or don’t have.  Your beliefs about money are Continue reading

more powerful than your work ethic, the hours you put in, or even the education or training you have.

With few exceptions, most people want more money.  Money enables us to live in a secure home, to feed ourselves and our family, to maintain our health, to clothe and educate ourselves, and even sleep more soundly at night, knowing all is well taken care of.  Still, many of us deem money as evil and/or consider a desire for money to be wrong or a moral weakness.

Consider the word “abundance”.  While this is a valid term and inherently represents more than just monetary wealth, it’s used by some as a feel-good replacement label for the word money.  Why is that..?

We’ve grown afraid of money.Money

On one hand, we desire money in a practical sense, on the other we judge ourselves harshly for wanting money.

How do you balance an “attitude of gratitude” with “Please Universe, may I have some more?”  Many people, trying to focus on gratitude, have developed a sense of guilt in desiring money.

Some try to solve this by using the term “abundance” in place of the word “money.”  Others compromise with money, by asking for “just enough”.  But the underlying negative or fearful attitudes toward money are still there and are controlling your cash-flow.

Having conflicted feelings about money is often experienced by those who are pursuing a spiritual path.  And there are some who find themselves in a position of lack and choose to resent those who have more, developing a hateful attitude towards people who seem to have plenty of money. Instead of celebrating the fact that money is flowing all around and shifting their belief systems to enable themselves to tap into that flow, they criminalize wealth, condemn the rich, and curse money as the root of all evil.  Have these thoughts ever crossed your mind?

If you feel negative about money and the concept of having money, how can you ever attract more of it into your life?

Your beliefs impact the fullness of your pocket.  Is your pocket rustling with pictures of presidents or holding a lint reunion?   If you have more lint than presidents, it may be time to take a long, honest look at your feelings and viewpoints about money.

Lack of money can lead to frustration, stress, anxiety, conflict in relationships, and poor health.  Achieving wellness means that you’re healthy in all areas of your life: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and economic.

Money problems, like a disease, will make you sick.

The good news is that just like many diseases; a lack of money is both preventable and curable!

If you’re ready to learn how to create, not block, your cash flow, join me on February 16th for a liberating, one-day BARS Class.

Or contact me at (727) 415-4772 for a complimentary consultation to discuss what is holding you back from having all you want, and the steps forward to living the life you truly desire.

Is it finally time for you to have more presidents in your pocket?    

After all, lint is pretty useless…

In Joy,

 

Sandy

 

Delegate For Your Health

List To DoBeing in business isn’t getting any easier for those of us who own small businesses.  Some days the many hats we wear can leave us feeling like we’ve been juggling bowling balls all day.

And with all we’re trying to manage, it’s no wonder we’re not sleeping, and consequently feeling exhausted and suffering from a variety of ailments, whether headaches and back pain or repetitive strain and digestive issues.  All this in the name of ‘getting it all done’.

Though the ever-increasing stress levels can leave us feeling overwhelmed (or worse), there are a few simple ways to Continue reading

get more done in a day without cloning yourself.

The first and easiest way to shorten the list of responsibilities you face is to delegate tasks and projects to others – either at home or on the job.

Consider the following:

 

At Home

1.  Get all the family members together, including your spouse and the kids.  Put together a list of all the chores and responsibilities that need managing in a given week and divide it up amongst the group.  For example, many kids 12years old and up are capable of sorting and doing simple loads of laundry.

2.  Keep a list on the fridge with each family member’s name and their responsibilities, which can be checked off as their done.  Rewards for attention to detail and such are a great way to keep the family motivated.

3.  Do you have pets?  Give the responsibility of feeding and refreshing the water to the kids.  When it comes time for their baths and haircuts, hire a pet-sitter to take your pet to and from the groomer.  It’s just one more thing on your “to-do” list that you can cross-off.

4.  For Birthday, Holiday, or other party-planning needs, simplify your life by hiring a party-planner to coordinate and manage the details.

5.  When you’re traveling, hire a sitter to bring in your mail, check on the house, and care for your pets, so you can really relax and enjoy your time away.

 

At Work

1.  Get the kids involved in small tasks at work.  I know of one small business owner who has his 12-yo daughter enter all his invoices into Quickbooks one day after school each week, for his review afterwards.  She gets extra allowance and it saves him time to do more important things in building his business.

2.  Hire an outside service to take care of planning trips and such.  Give the planner your itinerary with a list of your priorities, which saves your precious time for more important tasks and decisions.

3.   We all have information that can easily fall through the cracks, whether it’s license renewals, taxes, thank-you cards, or customer birthdays.  Use Microsoft Outlook, or some other management program to keep track of information and dates for projects, contacts, tasks, and “to-do” lists.

 

With a bit of planning, and being persistent in delegating, you can drastically reduce your own load, so you can sleep at night, take better care of yourself and your health, and get more enjoyment out of each day.