Jan
01
2013

Many of us are trying to stretch our dollar as much as possible and media talk about tax increases, fiscal cliff and economic happiness is affecting our external world to the point where it may hit our private lives and pocket book more so than we would like. As the CEO of your life and destiny, this is an excellent time to learn the art of attracting money and empower yourself as to where you receive the most pleasure in your career and overall well – being .

A quote related to attracting money is by Buddha, “Success does not lead to happiness, it is happiness that leads to success.” With that said, studies have shown that the happiness of Americans does not increase beyond earning $50k a year, therefore the wealthy are not any happier than those who earn enough to live and enjoy the essentials to live simply yet comfortably. Although this may be relative, it is important to note that psychologists have studied and proven strategies that lead to happiness and according to researchers Kasser and Ryan, those who put money high on their priority list are at greater risk for depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. “Money-seekers also score lower on tests of vitality and self-actualization,” Ryan says.

Improving our thoughts toward the positive and relinquishing your fears related to money is a worthwhile practice. Often there is an obstacle that is a deep seeded belief or pattern that was acquired early on in your life that may be related to the lack of flow of money energy into your life. Think back to a time when this belief took place and release this from your mind, body and soul, it is old energy. As you begin to untie yourself from a former self- belief, allow the creative juices to flow and take a look at the areas of your life where your purpose had more meaning. Positive psychology authority Tal Ben-Shahar stated “Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable.” In addition, it is imperative for you to recognize that you are deserving of not only goodness but also of money. Be open to receive a windfall!

On the business front, many leaders are stumped as to what is impeding productivity and morale in the workplace?  In my research the two underlying factors are lack of autonomy and creativity, which leads to people feeling unchallenged as well as inability to express individual talents and potential. Conversely, in the past I consulted for an organization who became successful with happy employees and customers. Here is the down and dirty example of how they utilized their contract salesforce; the goal was to meet thirty customers a week and sales contractors were paid per customer sales call. However, contractors were given the autonomy to create their work week and call plan as long as the thirty customers per week was met. Over 90% of contractors met or exceeded the thirty sales calls a week and product sales were at a record level  high, with a 22% increase in sales growth for that year. Point is, laser focus on where you place your energies and how you create your days in each week is an achievable manner in which to improve results in your financial and career life.

Decide to stop being a seeker and identify yourself as a finder. Find newness in your actions and create an attainable goal. Be an individual with individual goals, for example, write down a goal that encourages motivation such as I will make $25k in the next 30 days. Once you write this down , allow your brain to gurgle and bubble with creative ideas, create and see what happens and have a buddy support you in your new found strategy to expand your business.

As we enter a new year, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology 2012, the most common New Year Resolutions by Americans ; self improvement, weight, money  and relationship resolutions are only successfully achieved by 8% within a six month time span. The 49% of Americans who create resolutions often fail because they do not choose a mentor or coach to create and support achievable goals. Unfortunately, we often only choose what we want to see versus what is actually draining our lives and our finances. As you become clear and identify yourself as a finder versus a seeker, your actions will speak volumes for you and your bank account.

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2013 Money Affirmations:

I am a money magnet!

Money flows to me easily and effortlessly!

I am the receiver of goodness and abundance everyday!

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Calla Gold says:

    Autonomy and creativity are hugely important. Being able to create, without having someone else micromanage you, allows us to take control of what we produce, and how we produce it!


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