From what I’ve experienced frugal ‘lifers’ are focused on living life on their own terms with a focus on making conscious choices so they continue to remain in charge of their money and their life.
You will notice that getting more money isn’t on the list – not because it isn’t helpful but I’ve found when you are afflicted with a bad case of money fears, more money just covers up the fears and doesn’t make them go away. Scarcity mindset is a severe problem in our society and most people have it at some level. When you start to acknowledge a problem like this you begin the healing process naturally and organically.
a whopping 41% of American consumers gave themselves a grade of C or below when it comes to their own personal financial knowledge. Even those who scored themselves higher aren’t fully confident. A full 75% of respondents say they would benefit from professional advice and 70% admit they’re worried about their current financial situation.
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
For instance, she said one of the biggest mistakes we make is we don’t charge enough for our talents. Or worse – we give them away! She says this happens to a lot of people. It’s probably because we think it’s so fun we don’t need payment. HELLO! You have talent that can bring you money; charge a fair amount for it! It makes perfect sense, but I too have given away my greatest skills for free. No more.
Leisa challenged us to look at our pasts. Our past often dictates our future. She says if we grew up in a household which was never financially secure, that may be why we have a lack and scarcity mentality. Someone who spends freely may have had a more stable home life.
Sharing a guest post written by Sam Renick of http://www.dreambigday.net/ after interviewing him about helping kids learn about money in a mindful way. Such a delightful conversation with such important information being shared! Mindful wealth! What a fascinating concept and phrase. Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed by and sharing ideas with Leisa…
Keep in mind, my money situation is not bad. I’m not greatly struggling in any particular area. However, when someone talks about money, I suddenly become aware of my strong emotions about money. Sometimes I think those emotions are too powerful. Maybe something is not quite right with me. Similar to The Force in Star Wars, money can be used for good… or evil. (That’s my only Star Wars reference, I promise.)
Want to Boost Happiness? (Hint: The Answer Is In Your Wallet) It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to money, particularly if you’re like many Americans today and feel like you’re on the earn-to-spend treadmill. One of my clients, Robert (a pseudonym), recently told me, “When I earn money, I…
We live in a world where it’s easy to feel pushed into job duties or roles that are not in alignment with our values. Perhaps you’ve been asked to sell goods or services that you think cause more problems than they solve.