Prosperity Place http://prosperityplace.com A holistic approach to business and financial success Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:44:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Joan Sotkin, from ProsperityPlace.com and author of Build Your Money Muscles, presents a holistic approach to business success and financial health. Discover Joan's innovative approach that developed over 25 years of helping people build a business, improve their relationship with money, be their authentic selves, and find peace of mind. Joan is known for her intuitive insights and clear understanding of how a person's internal environment affects their external results, especially the connection between money and emotions. The Prosperity Show provides you with both unique theories and practical suggestions for improving every aspect of your business and personal life. Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach Joan@ProsperityPlace.com Joan@ProsperityPlace.com (Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach) Copyright © 2013 Joan Sotkin. All Rights Reserved. A holistic approach to business and financial success Business, money, prosperity, law of attraction, finances, personal finance, self-help, peace of mind, inner peace, success, money management, health Prosperity Place http://prosperityplace.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/TPS-300.jpg http://prosperityplace.com Santa Fe, NM Weekly The Fantasy of Making a Lot of Money Quickly and Other Thoughts – TPS49 http://prosperityplace.com/fantasy-making-lot-money-quickly-thoughts-tps49/ http://prosperityplace.com/fantasy-making-lot-money-quickly-thoughts-tps49/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:18:12 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=3028 When an acquaintance said that he wanted to build a little side business that makes a lot of money so he can focus on the work he loves to do, it stimulated a whole lot of thoughts that I wanted to share. Highlights Making a lot of money quickly – Is it fantasy or can it happen? There are certain principles of business you have to follow. Give people what they want, not what you think they need. The need for resiliency, disciple, and other character skills. Mindset is important, which includes your beliefs and emotions as well as everything you are bringing with you from you early childhood experiences. The difference between a fixed mindset and growth mindset. Studies… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/fantasy-making-lot-money-quickly-thoughts-tps49/feed/ 0 When an acquaintance said that he wanted to build a little side business that makes a lot of money so he can focus on the work he loves to do, it stimulated a whole lot of thoughts that I wanted to share. Highlights - When an acquaintance said that he wanted to build a little side business that makes a lot of money so he can focus on the work he loves to do, it stimulated a whole lot of thoughts that I wanted to share. Highlights Making a lot of money quickly – Is it fantasy or can it happen? There are certain principles of business you have to follow. Give people what they want, not what you think they need. The need for resiliency, disciple, and other character skills. Mindset is important, which includes your beliefs and emotions as well as everything you are bringing with you from you early childhood experiences. The difference between a fixed mindset and growth mindset. Studies cited in the book How Children Succeed that show why teaching character traits is more important than teaching facts. No matter what stage your business is at, it’s a good idea to find out what it’s like at the next level up. Creating passive income is very possible, but takes time and concentration. The need for developing left-brain skills and a suggested exercise.   What apps are you using? I just got a smartphone (a Samsung Note 3) and I want to review a bunch of financial management apps. I’d like to know what apps you may be using to track your spending and if you find the app helpful. You can send the information to Joan@ProsperityPlace.com. Links Mindset by How Children Succeed by Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 25:20
Sex and Money in Life and Business with Francesca Shrady TPS48 http://prosperityplace.com/sex-and-money-in-life-and-business-with-francesca-shrady-tps48/ http://prosperityplace.com/sex-and-money-in-life-and-business-with-francesca-shrady-tps48/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:11:14 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2959 The two things that people think about most and talk about least are sex and money. In this episode, I talk about the similarities between how people deal with sex and money and solutions for becoming more comfortable with both with Francesca Shrady of NeuroSexy: Wisdom-Based Sex Solutions in Santa Fe. Highlights Sex and money are all about energy and connection. Shame around being a sexual being affects our ability to be a full human being. “Sexy” is an attitude. The connection between the sales process and sexual behavior When we are anxious, we cannot relate sexually or when working with clients Get in touch with what triggers you – lack of self-worth and shame Selling without being in a… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/sex-and-money-in-life-and-business-with-francesca-shrady-tps48/feed/ 0 The two things that people think about most and talk about least are sex and money. In this episode, I talk about the similarities between how people deal with sex and money and solutions for becoming more comfortable with both with Francesca Shrady of... The two things that people think about most and talk about least are sex and money. In this episode, I talk about the similarities between how people deal with sex and money and solutions for becoming more comfortable with both with Francesca Shrady of NeuroSexy: Wisdom-Based Sex Solutions in Santa Fe. Highlights Sex and money are all about energy and connection. Shame around being a sexual being affects our ability to be a full human being. “Sexy” is an attitude. The connection between the sales process and sexual behavior When we are anxious, we cannot relate sexually or when working with clients Get in touch with what triggers you – lack of self-worth and shame Selling without being in a needy space Being aware of whether you are in a stress response or socially comfortable place Performance anxiety Learn to become aware of what you're actually feeling in any situation Any anxiety about sex or money comes from an inner experience of lack Talking about sexual anxieties with someone you trust can help to get over the anxiety Being aware of our sexuality is so much more than about sex The power of acceptance Links Francesca’s site www.FrancescaShrady.com Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 34:35
When You’re Afraid of Losing What You Have TPS47 http://prosperityplace.com/when-youre-afraid-of-losing-what-you-have-tps47/ http://prosperityplace.com/when-youre-afraid-of-losing-what-you-have-tps47/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:10:01 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2950 When things go well, do you start worrying about whether or not you can sustain the good. Do you anticipate comfort will be followed by discomfort. Like just about everything emotional, this feeling comes from childhood experiences that can lead to a fear that you can’t sustain comfortable life and financial events.  Highlights A review of how our emotions are the creative force behind our life and business outcomes and how early childhood experiences inform these emotions. Dealing with fear of not being able to sustain a lifestyle or income and how it relates to family of origin experiences, especially random punishments or erratic parental behavior. How this often stimulates lack of trust, including a lack of trust in yourself.… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/when-youre-afraid-of-losing-what-you-have-tps47/feed/ 0 When things go well, do you start worrying about whether or not you can sustain the good. Do you anticipate comfort will be followed by discomfort. Like just about everything emotional, this feeling comes from childhood experiences that can lead to a f... When things go well, do you start worrying about whether or not you can sustain the good. Do you anticipate comfort will be followed by discomfort. Like just about everything emotional, this feeling comes from childhood experiences that can lead to a fear that you can’t sustain comfortable life and financial events.  Highlights A review of how our emotions are the creative force behind our life and business outcomes and how early childhood experiences inform these emotions. Dealing with fear of not being able to sustain a lifestyle or income and how it relates to family of origin experiences, especially random punishments or erratic parental behavior. How this often stimulates lack of trust, including a lack of trust in yourself. It’s important not to push feelings away and to let yourself feel the feelings intensely for at least a few minutes. Whatever feeling habits you have now can change, if you are willing to make changes and deal with disorientation that comes with change. When you are in touch with your numbers, you are more apt to experience financial fear and fear of the future. Links The Identity Factor podcast episode: Working through Resistance & Self-Sabotage Joan Sotkin’s Ugly Cash Flow Spreadsheet and How to Use It - Download the spreadsheet and watch the video Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 26:30
The Joy of Financial Security with Donna Skeels Cygan TPS46 http://prosperityplace.com/the-joy-of-financial-security-with-donna-skeels-cygan-tps46/ http://prosperityplace.com/the-joy-of-financial-security-with-donna-skeels-cygan-tps46/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:58:18 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2942 Donna Skeels Cygan is a Certified Financial Planner and has been selected many times as one of the top financial advisors in the US. She is the author of The Joy of Financial Security: The Art and Science of Becoming Happier, Managing Your Money Wisely, and Creating a Secure Financial Future. Highlights How her alcoholic family background affected her becoming a workaholic. She noticed that her clients who had a healthy relationship with money were happier overall and she wanted to learn what the connection is between money and happiness. Her definition of financial security – having enough and how it varies from person to person. Her definition of happiness and how her ideas are affected by Martin Seligman’s Positive… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/the-joy-of-financial-security-with-donna-skeels-cygan-tps46/feed/ 0 Donna Skeels Cygan is a Certified Financial Planner and has been selected many times as one of the top financial advisors in the US. She is the author of The Joy of Financial Security: The Art and Science of Becoming Happier, Managing Your Money Wisely, Donna Skeels Cygan is a Certified Financial Planner and has been selected many times as one of the top financial advisors in the US. She is the author of The Joy of Financial Security: The Art and Science of Becoming Happier, Managing Your Money Wisely, and Creating a Secure Financial Future. Highlights How her alcoholic family background affected her becoming a workaholic. She noticed that her clients who had a healthy relationship with money were happier overall and she wanted to learn what the connection is between money and happiness. Her definition of financial security – having enough and how it varies from person to person. Her definition of happiness and how her ideas are affected by Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology. Material items do not bring us happiness. She encourages people not to focus on “keeping up with the Joneses.” The simpler lifestyle in New Mexico. The importance of taking the time to examine your values and what really matters to you. Should we feel the pressure to retire. Attitudes are changing. The importance of financial discipline. Why a business owner needs a “cushion account.” Helpful financial resources on Donna’s site. How childhood money messages affect your financial behaviors. Links Donna’s Site with lots of financial resources: www.TheJoyOfFinancialSecurity.com Joan's Cash Flow Spreadsheet and Instruction Video Build Your Money Muscles Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 36:09
9 Solutions for Common Financial Problems TPS45 http://prosperityplace.com/9-financial-solutions-for-common-problems-tps45/ http://prosperityplace.com/9-financial-solutions-for-common-problems-tps45/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:58:07 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2934 There are some common problems people deal with vis-à-vis their business and finances, such as fear of running out of money, carrying a lot of debt, underearning, and dealing with habitual emotional habits that are holding them back. Just as there are common problems, there are also some common solutions. In this episode, I present some of those solutions. Highlights There’s nothing wrong with you. You may have some unproductive habits, but they can change. The situation doesn’t create the feeling, the feeling creates the situation. You have the option of creating more productive feeling habits. Fear makes you stupid. Therefore, when you have a fear habit, which means making up tragic stories about the future, it’s going to be… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/9-financial-solutions-for-common-problems-tps45/feed/ 0 There are some common problems people deal with vis-à-vis their business and finances, such as fear of running out of money, carrying a lot of debt, underearning, and dealing with habitual emotional habits that are holding them back. There are some common problems people deal with vis-à-vis their business and finances, such as fear of running out of money, carrying a lot of debt, underearning, and dealing with habitual emotional habits that are holding them back. Just as there are common problems, there are also some common solutions. In this episode, I present some of those solutions. Highlights There’s nothing wrong with you. You may have some unproductive habits, but they can change. The situation doesn’t create the feeling, the feeling creates the situation. You have the option of creating more productive feeling habits. Fear makes you stupid. Therefore, when you have a fear habit, which means making up tragic stories about the future, it’s going to be difficult to make good financial decisions. To minimize habitual fear, take care of your adrenal glands. Suggestions are given. Use the Recognize, Release, Replace method when you notice that you are uncomfortable. Release methods are discussed. Develop a satisfaction habit. Financial fear is often related to financial vagueness. When you love, accept, acknowledge, and appreciate yourself, this will be mirrored back to you from the external world in terms of more business and more pleasant clients and customers. Set feeling goals along with doing goals. If you’re serious about building a secure financial future, you’ll spend time learning about money and money management. Links Harmony Integration Episode Be Set Free Fast Download the spreadsheet and watch the video Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 23:00
When You Have Surplus, Don’t Screw It Up! – TPS44 http://prosperityplace.com/when-you-have-surplus-dont-screw-it-up-tps44/ http://prosperityplace.com/when-you-have-surplus-dont-screw-it-up-tps44/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:16:58 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2923 You have probably hoped or wished for more money. If you haven’t prepared for actually dealing with more money than you are accustomed to having, there’s a good chance that you are going to make bad financial decisions and the new money won’t last long. Highlights Understand how generating more income can cause the moving stupids – and what to do about it. More money doesn’t solve all your problems, it just presents a whole new set of decisions that have to be made. Learning to trust yourself with money. If you don’t trust yourself, you probably won’t generate what you want. All financial advisors are not created equal. A good time to shop for a financial advisor is before… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/when-you-have-surplus-dont-screw-it-up-tps44/feed/ 0 You have probably hoped or wished for more money. If you haven’t prepared for actually dealing with more money than you are accustomed to having, there’s a good chance that you are going to make bad financial decisions and the new money won’t last long. You have probably hoped or wished for more money. If you haven’t prepared for actually dealing with more money than you are accustomed to having, there’s a good chance that you are going to make bad financial decisions and the new money won’t last long. Highlights Understand how generating more income can cause the moving stupids – and what to do about it. More money doesn’t solve all your problems, it just presents a whole new set of decisions that have to be made. Learning to trust yourself with money. If you don’t trust yourself, you probably won’t generate what you want. All financial advisors are not created equal. A good time to shop for a financial advisor is before you have surplus, so you don’t make an emotional decision. No matter how surplus funds come to you, you will have some kind of emotional reaction. You can get high from extra money, which can lead to excess spending. Make rules for yourself that will keep you from overspending. Keeping track of your income and expenses is essential. Learn about the world of finances so you aren’t limited by what you know now. Find someone who can give you good tax advice. Get in touch with your money feelings. Links Sudden Money by Susan Bradley Sudden Money Institute Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 25:03
Transformational Speaking with Gail Larsen TPS43 http://prosperityplace.com/transformational-speaking-with-gail-larsen-tps43/ http://prosperityplace.com/transformational-speaking-with-gail-larsen-tps43/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:49:22 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2918 Gail is the founder of Real Speaking® and the award-winning author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story. Her work has been described by Fast Company as “transforming your relationship to your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul.”  Highlights How she went from being a reluctant speaker to where she is today. People want hear authentic speakers who speak from the heart. When you come from your authentic self, the fear of speaking disappears. What she learned from indigenous people that applies to speaking. Being clear about your clear message. The intensives she does in Santa Fe. How she has dealt with the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Business as an expression… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/transformational-speaking-with-gail-larsen-tps43/feed/ 0 Gail is the founder of Real Speaking® and the award-winning author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story. Her work has been described by Fast Company as “transforming your relationship to your voice via the ... Gail is the founder of Real Speaking® and the award-winning author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story. Her work has been described by Fast Company as “transforming your relationship to your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul.”  Highlights How she went from being a reluctant speaker to where she is today. People want hear authentic speakers who speak from the heart. When you come from your authentic self, the fear of speaking disappears. What she learned from indigenous people that applies to speaking. Being clear about your clear message. The intensives she does in Santa Fe. How she has dealt with the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Business as an expression of your heart. Taking risks. A story of when she bombed. Links Gail’s Online Speaking Academy – TransformationalSpeakingOnline.com RealSpeaking.com Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 30:58
Dying Changed the Way I Do Business — Stephen Young TPS42 http://prosperityplace.com/dying-changed-the-way-i-do-business-stephen-young-tps42/ http://prosperityplace.com/dying-changed-the-way-i-do-business-stephen-young-tps42/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:47:03 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2913 Stephen Young and his wife own Doodlets, a popular store in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Before he moved to Santa Fe, Stephen founded several successful companies and was a guest lecturer at the business schools of Tulane and New York University. When he had a series of near death experiences 18 months ago, his life and how he does business changed. He talks about this on today’s episode. Highlights Stephen’s business background. Why people shouldn’t try to build a business alone. His near-death experiences and how they affected his life. How the experiences informed his business life. How his hiring process has changed. The change in how he deals with people. The opening of his heart after being a… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/dying-changed-the-way-i-do-business-stephen-young-tps42/feed/ 0 Stephen Young and his wife own Doodlets, a popular store in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Before he moved to Santa Fe, Stephen founded several successful companies and was a guest lecturer at the business schools of Tulane and New York University. Stephen Young and his wife own Doodlets, a popular store in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Before he moved to Santa Fe, Stephen founded several successful companies and was a guest lecturer at the business schools of Tulane and New York University. When he had a series of near death experiences 18 months ago, his life and how he does business changed. He talks about this on today’s episode. Highlights Stephen's business background. Why people shouldn’t try to build a business alone. His near-death experiences and how they affected his life. How the experiences informed his business life. How his hiring process has changed. The change in how he deals with people. The opening of his heart after being a rather distant person. What it will take to bring more “soul” into the corporate world. It’s the individuals that will bring about the change. Integrity and trust in business. Links: Doodlets on Facebook Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 36:26
Social Media for Business — and More — with Kathy Walsh TPS41 http://prosperityplace.com/social-media-for-business-and-more-with-kathy-walsh-tps41/ http://prosperityplace.com/social-media-for-business-and-more-with-kathy-walsh-tps41/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:21:26 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2904 Kathy Walsh is the co-founder of Knock Knock Social, a social media marketing company that helps small businesses with their social media presence. She has 25 years of experience in marketing, public relations and communications for a variety of industries. Kathy is known as a trend spotter and is able to help her clients stay ahead of the curve. Highlights The kind of posting Kathy does for her clients. If someone else is posting for you, is it authentic? What are the measurable results businesses can get by using social media? How she uses Twitter. Kathy thinks email “is dead” and is being replaced by Twitter and Facebook. The mindful children’s book Kathy is working on. Why she is so… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/social-media-for-business-and-more-with-kathy-walsh-tps41/feed/ 0 Kathy Walsh is the co-founder of Knock Knock Social, a social media marketing company that helps small businesses with their social media presence. She has 25 years of experience in marketing, public relations and communications for a variety of indust... Kathy Walsh is the co-founder of Knock Knock Social, a social media marketing company that helps small businesses with their social media presence. She has 25 years of experience in marketing, public relations and communications for a variety of industries. Kathy is known as a trend spotter and is able to help her clients stay ahead of the curve. Highlights The kind of posting Kathy does for her clients. If someone else is posting for you, is it authentic? What are the measurable results businesses can get by using social media? How she uses Twitter. Kathy thinks email “is dead” and is being replaced by Twitter and Facebook. The mindful children’s book Kathy is working on. Why she is so interested in teaching children how to use tools of mindfulness. How she personally works with the vibration of love to deal with what’s going on in the world today. How pages that are posting positive messages are attracting large audiences. Social media is helping to create a consciousness of hope. Links Kathy’s Website. www.KnockKnockSocial.com Knock Knock Social’s Facebook page Knock Knock Social on Twitter @KnockKnockMedia Ronan Farrow on Twitter @RonanFarrow Santa Fe Art Fest on Facebook Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 33:58
To Increase Your Cash Flow, Increase Your Energy Flow TPS40 http://prosperityplace.com/to-increase-your-cash-flow-increase-your-energy-flow-tps40/ http://prosperityplace.com/to-increase-your-cash-flow-increase-your-energy-flow-tps40/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:31:09 +0000 http://prosperityplace.com/?p=2896 Everything in our three-dimensional reality is made up of energy. If you focus on the energy of your life and learn to replace the energies that pull you down with energies that are uplifting, the positive energy will move you and your finances forward. Highlights Positive energy creates an expanded internal experience, negative energy causes contraction. (Positive and negative do not indicate good or bad, just different qualities.) Think about your office and your home. When you do, do you feel contracted or expanded? How do you feel when you look in the mirror? How you feel affects the energy you generate and what you are able to generate in your life. What is the quality of your thoughts and… read more →

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http://prosperityplace.com/to-increase-your-cash-flow-increase-your-energy-flow-tps40/feed/ 0 Everything in our three-dimensional reality is made up of energy. If you focus on the energy of your life and learn to replace the energies that pull you down with energies that are uplifting, the positive energy will move you and your finances forward. Everything in our three-dimensional reality is made up of energy. If you focus on the energy of your life and learn to replace the energies that pull you down with energies that are uplifting, the positive energy will move you and your finances forward. Highlights Positive energy creates an expanded internal experience, negative energy causes contraction. (Positive and negative do not indicate good or bad, just different qualities.) Think about your office and your home. When you do, do you feel contracted or expanded? How do you feel when you look in the mirror? How you feel affects the energy you generate and what you are able to generate in your life. What is the quality of your thoughts and emotions? Are the people in your life supportive or do they bring you down? Does your business weigh you down? You can control the energies of everything in your life. You have to consciously move the energy up in your life in order to improve your life. If you don’t like experiencing contracted feelings, you have a choice to make changes, which takes a commitment The importance of getting help. Links Read about Joan’s Coaching at www.JoanSotkin.com Joan Sotkin: Holistic Business and Money Coach no 22:31