Achieve Financial Abundance
What Would Love Do Right Now in Your Finances?
One of the most elusive aspects of life can be achieving financial abundance. Why do some people continually struggle, while others easily accumulate riches beyond what seems possible? Why do some people hoard their money, while others are generous to a fault? Why are some people driven to provide a large quantity of possessions, often at the expense of quality family time, while others have an expectation that everything will be provided for them without expending any effort?
In my coaching and counseling practice, some clients have shared their resentment that during childhood their parents always seemed to be working and never available to spend time with them. Other clients have reported that they are driven to provide financial stability for their families, at the expense of participating in family activities, which they regret—they just can’t figure out how to do both.
One client who was unhappy and exhausted working 16 hours a day, six days a week, making a high six-figure salary, said, “My father came home in just enough time to tuck me in and he was gone before I got up. Then on the weekends, he worked a second job.” In our session, she came to the realization, that like her father, she has to work hard all the time just to make a living—she has no choice. Using the Inquiry to Resolution process she examined her relationship to work and money, figured out what her choices were, and created the ideal job. She now lives a happy, balanced life making more money in fewer hours, doing work she loves, while spending plenty of quality time with her family.
How do you relate to money and the concepts of wealth, prosperity, and abundance? Do you have a balance that works well for you between making money and the other areas of your life?
We all grew up in a pervasive, cultural conversation about money. It’s passed down from generation to generation; through our families, our communities, schools, the books we read, and the movies we watch. We’re all familiar with some version of the following clichés:
• Time is money.
• Money is the root of all evil.
• Money can’t buy happiness.
• A penny saved is a penny earned.
• Money makes the world go around.
There’s Not Enough:
• We can’t afford that.
• How are you going to earn it?
• There is no such thing as a free lunch.
• I’m not made of money.
• You have champagne taste on a beer budget.
Saving, Spending, and Debt:
• Save your money for a rainy day.
• Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish.
• My money’s burning a hole in my pocket.
• Neither a borrower nor a lender be.Show Me the Money:• You have to work hard to make money.
• To make money, you have to spend money.
• Bring home the bacon.
• Buy low, sell high.Rich vs. Poor:• Wealthy people are greedy.
• Poverty is a virtue.
• Money is power.
• The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
• Filthy rich and dirt poor.
• When I was your age, I didn’t even get an allowance.
• A fool and his money are soon parted.
• Money doesn’t grow on trees.
• You can’t take it with you.
These phrases have been around for hundreds of years, they are entrenched in our culture, and part of our everyday life—we live as if this is the TRUTH about money. Is it any wonder that we continually struggle with our relationship to abundance and prosperity? Transcending how we relate to our beliefs about money, can allow each of us to easily accumulate riches beyond what seems possible today.
Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 7 in my Amazon #1 best-selling book, What Would Love Do Right Now? A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life.
Victoria Benoit, M.C.