Do you wonder what it will really take for you to significantly improve your cash flow and business success? The answer lies in understanding and altering your financial identity. Read more
The Identity Factor is a mechanism that kicks in each time you attempt to make a major change in your life. In this episode you’ll learn why the Identity Factor causes resistance and so-called self-sabotage and how to get beyond it’s effects. Read more
For years, I have wondered why some people, no matter how hard they seem to try, can’t get their lives moving in a positive direction. Or, if they do, why success is difficult to sustain. It’s becoming clear to me that the reason is related to a person’s personal identity.
Let’s take a look at two different individuals in order to understand this concept. Read more
Tip of the Week:
If you use a Kindle or read Kindle books on the Kindle App, you may have tried to copy your highlights and discovered that you can’t do this. However, there is a way to copy your highlights and notes. Here’s how:
Go to https://kindle.amazon.com and sign into your account.
On the top Navigation bar is a link that says Your Highlights. Click this link and you will see all of your Kindle books and the highlights you have made. You can now copy the text and use however you wish.
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Do you ever wonder why, despite all of the work that you’ve done on yourself, that you are still earning less than you’d like, carrying those unwanted pounds, and/or feeling dissatisfied with your life?
Why do you continue to avoid behavior that you know could help you? Why do you sabotage yourself every time your life seems to be getting better?
I’ve heard the stories a thousand times:
- “I had money saved, but my car broke down and I had to use the money to fix it.”
- “Keeping track of my money felt great, but for some reason I stopped after a few months.”
- “I finally lost the extra 30 pounds I was carrying, then gained them back.”
- “I keep staring at the piles of paper in my office and want to clear the clutter, but I just can’t get myself to actually do it.”
- “Last year, I earned more than I ever did before, and now I’m right back where I was.”
- “No matter how much I earn, there never seems to be any extra.” Read more
A few weeks ago, a friend gave a talk at The Celebration, my spiritual community, and she talked about changing your story in order to move forward. I’ve heard this before and have even suggested it to people, but this time it really hit home, and I asked myself, “What does one have to do in order to accomplish this?”
I immediately thought about the book I have been writing for the last two years about my journey to physical, emotional, and financial health. This story has been difficult for me to write because, along the way, I passed through many interesting but uncomfortable dramas. I realized that the time had come to finish the story.
For the next week, I worked on the book with the goal of finishing it by my December 30 birthday. The toughest part was recounting the story of when I had to close the business that I loved so much, Joan’s Crystals, and declare bankruptcy (in 1989). As I wrote, I was filled with emotion, but knew I was finally reaching the point where I could let go of the painful memory. Read more
You have probably heard that you create your reality. For years, my question was, “How?” In this video, I explain what I have learned about how emotions are the creative force behind our life stories. Understanding this theory will help you answer the question, “Why is this happening to me?”
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- When you look at your bank balance, do you feel uncomfortable?
- When you get a bunch of bills, do you want to just ignore them?
- Do you tend to compare your earnings to the perceived income of others?
- Do you usually think that your income or net worth is inadequate?
These are all symptoms of financial shame, and if any of these apply to you, I can assure you you’re not alone. When I first make contact with coaching clients or people on my programs, the most common feeling they express about their money is shame.
In our “more” society, finding personal satisfaction with your financial position is difficult. Advertising through all forms of media often perpetrates the message that you should earn more, own more, achieve more, and be more. For many people, this leads to feelings of inadequacy and shame Read more
Somewhere along the line, marketers discovered that fear sells. As a result, our ever-present media is constantly reminding us to be afraid. Advertisements and news stories thrive on stoking up our fear.
Politicians constantly warn us to be afraid of the “other.” Watch the upcoming political ads (for as long as you can stand them) and notice how fear is often the main theme.
Since our emotions are the creative force behind our life stories, our communal fear contributes to the development of situations such as the financial meltdown, the political divide, terrorism, and our willingness to go to war and kill other people as a solution to our problems.
Feelings of powerlessness that are exacerbated by fear keep people believing that they are victims of life’s circumstances and there’s nothing they can do to fight the forces of power keeping them in servitude.
To which I say, hogwash! Read more