Are you rushing to make money the problem to justify your fears?

If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense.

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Since we’ve been culturally conditioned to attach so much of our personal value to our earning, we mistakenly confuse self worth with net worth.

We believe that we have no value and dignity apart from our financial bottom line. And until some great monetary windfall magically comes along to make everything better, we will continue to feel less than whole.

After all, who are we without our steady paycheck and our disposable income and our healthy bank account?

Exactly zilch.

But of course, that’s scarcity thinking. Confusing self worth with net worth doesn’t help us create a healthy relationship with money that supports and enhances our overall experience of prosperity.

It merely allows us to adopt a critical voice towards ourselves.

And so, like the salesman who accepts himself with every cold call, whether he gets a yes or a no, we must also learn to be accepting of ourselves in every moment, whether we are earning a lot or a little.

We must trust that we are fine, we are richly supported, even when monies are not as forthcoming as we’d like them to be.

Ultimately, this belief that we have enough, we are enough and we do enough, even in the wilderness of an uncertain future, is a practice of abundance that allows us to hang tough during the lean times.

Remember, poverty isn’t the absence of money; it’s the absence of possibility.

How we perceive and interpret our financial situation is more important than how much income we actually have.

Are you rushing to make money the problem to justify your fears?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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