For 6 and 1/2 years now, I have been involved in a lot of non-profit work, and even in my for-profit dealings, I have been charging prices that are more friendly to SMEs that it has been for my own pocket. In other words, I have not been as fiscally responsible to my business and myself as I ought to be.
I decided that 2014 would be my year of money mastery, where I would work on my relationship with money, grow my savings, be comfortable about earning money, and not feel guilty about earning a salary from doing good. How can I help others if I can’t even help myself, and I will be able to do more social good with more money.
I was speaking to my best friend this week about how I would price my upcoming PR seminars, and she said that I could afford to charge higher, and how I shouldn’t assume that people do not have money. She added that I need to focus on the future value that I am giving these participants, and she is right.
As I am in the process of writing some books on environmental conservation, I have been tuning in to Christine Kloser’s Transformational Author Experience 2014. So far, I’ve picked up some useful tips, and to date, the one that I found to have resonated with me most was the session with Lisa Nichols. Not only is she highly inspiring, but she gives wonderful advice that creates positive emotional and mental shifts in people.
This interview goes on for over an hour, but in particular, I liked the following quotes that she made about money:
“Look at money as an energy exchange, money isn’t the end all and be all. Money is a tool, a team member… a team member that gives you the access to greater tools, greater equipment, to greater platforms. It’s just a tool. You don’t work for money, you work for transformation. Money is simply an energy exchange that allows you to continue producing transformation. I’d like to invite you to have an emotional shift, a money shift, a blueprint shift, a mental shift, so money can help you do what you want to do and more of it .”
“Prosperity and finance and abundance is simply an exchange of your energy that you put out to the world, and it’s simply a vehicle for you to do more good in the world and make more memories – better memories, more delicious memories – in the world.”
She’s so incredible, I love her authenticity, and I love her wisdom.
Because I don’t like sales-y language that seems to be more about earning money for the speaker than about helping others, there are very few personal/transformational coaches that I can identify with. If you like grounded people, I’d definitely recommend that you check out Lisa Nichols.
For people looking into money mastery and abundance, which includes love, health and happiness, I’d like to share a couple of tools that have helped me so far. Just to clarify, I have no business affiliation with the creators of these resources.
Here’s a CD that was highly recommended by a friend – Pathways to Abundance with the Archangels. While it may sound strange and bogus, this CD actually helped me a fair bit, and within days, I had work opportunities coming in for me. This also worked for a friend of mine, who secured a year-long contract in the same week after listening to the recordings.
This book, The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Prosperity by Carolyn Boyes, is also a wonderful read and workbook. I bought my copy from Books KinoKuniya, and I’d recommend you flip through it the next time you are there – if this is a topic that you are keen on. This book talks about the law of attraction of course, and manifestation. Highly recommended!
In addition, I was recently introduced to Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, if you’re not familiar with it, here’s a video of him talking about it. Check it out!
For more on money mastery, look out for the upcoming replay of interview recordings with Robert Allen and Ryan Eliason in Christine Kloser’s Transformational Author Experience 2014 here. The recordings are only available for 24 hours, so catch it while you can!
Feel free to share any resources that you use, which has made a difference in your life!