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Locked tightly within the deepest levels of the unconscious mind can be found many powerful and emotionally charged “money” values.

Money values literally mold our financial destiny. Internal money values influence and direct the ability to make, spend and enjoy money. These powerfully charged values guide our day-to-day financial decisions and actions. Want more abundance and wealth? Learn to recognize and acknowledge your personal money values.

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My Definition of Values: Values are those guiding principles in which you have an emotional investment and this investment is so powerful it can unconsciously and consciously direct day-to-day activities.

Where did you get or develop these values? During childhood you watched and listened to the important people in your life. You gathered and formed values from these role models and your own life experiences. Today, as an adult, values are a combination and blend of both childhood and life experiences.

There are hundreds of values that guide us through life. In this article, we’ll be looking at the specific values guiding and governing the relationship with money.

Values clarification – A good place to start is by figuring out what you value most about making, spending and enjoying money. Making a financial goal is wonderful but if it’s not in alignment with your values, you’ll unwittingly self-sabotage financial successes.

Here are some examples of money values: Freedom, community, achievement, anger, acceptance, charity, dignity, family, generosity, greed, growth, happiness, honesty, harmony, honor, independence, integrity, identity, joy, power, respect, leaving a legacy, leisure, responsibility, retirement, security, self-esteem, self-discipline, service, strength, spirituality, struggle, success, stress, time, travel, using my talents, recognition, wisdom, trouble, unhappiness, disappointment, discord, and so many more . . .

Reading these five statements, do you agree or disagree?

1. Money creates tension among family members, especially in a financial crisis.
2. Most people can be trusted until it comes to money.
3. When I think about money I get excited and enthused.
4. I believe women can handle money just as well, if not better, than men.
5. Most celebrities make and waste too much money.

Did these sentences give you a glimpse into some of your predominant money values? Which value(s)did the sentences elicit? There’s no right or wrong and there isn’t one particular value per sentence. Each sentence can encompass several values.

Isn’t it interesting how quickly we all form an opinion and make a judgment? We do this in real life too. Every time we’re exposed to a “money” situation, we’re making a judgment based on the values we’ve learned to associate with money.

Let’s take this one step further –

~ When you hear the word “MONEY,” which values come to mind? Take some time and write a list of at least five values you believe about the word money.

Example: Power, greed, charity, lack, happiness, etc.

The values you’ve written for “money” are the values currently governing how positively or negatively you’re allowing money into to your life.

For example, if unconsciously you believe that with an abundance of money people will perceive you as greedy, wouldn’t you probably hold yourself back from making loads of money? Couldn’t making, spending and enjoying money become uncomfortable?

If the values you associate with money are positive, you’ll have positive experiences with money. If the values are negative, you’re unconsciously working to keep “money” and the negativity it represents, away from you.

What are the positive values you gave to the word money?

What are the negative values you associate money? Could these negative values have an affect on your financial future? How can you turn negative values into more empowered and positive ones? And if you did, would your attitude toward abundance and wealth become more empowered and positive?

The word “money” has no value until you give it a value. Money is neither positive nor negative; it’s your interpretation that gives it a positive or negative value. If you’re not financially where you want to be, it may be time to take a closer look at the “value” you’re placing on the word money.
 
 
 
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Quick Tips to Help Grow Your Business and Yourself!

Tips busy women in business can read in under a minute and use for years to come…
 
 
During my twenty-five plus years of mentoring women in business, I’ve discovered there is a mindset and pattern to achieving success and wealth.

I’ve studied successful wealthy women like Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowlings, Sara Blakely and they all seem to strongly…

1.Believe in themselves

2. Believe in what they are doing

3. Believe their mission is bigger than themselves

4. Believe in giving and receiving

5. Believe in paying themselves first

6. Believe in seeking out advice from experts

7. Believe in enjoying success and living in gratitude

How many of these “wealthy beliefs” do you possess?
 
 
 
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Do you know how to recognize poverty consciousness?

Poverty consciousness is the unconscious negative perception you may have about wealth, abundance and money.

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Some of these perceptions are locked so deep in your mind that they are often difficult to recognize.

1. When you think about having unlimited prosperity and wealth do you see yourself having fun?

2. While growing up, did parents and other role models say negative things about people who had money?

3. As a child were you told you should get a steady job that offered life-long security?

4. Growing up, was having enough money a struggle?
 
 
 
5. Do you set financial goals and then somehow never seen to achieve them?

6. Do you ever go on shopping and spending binges and then regret your actions?

7. Do you regularly save money for the future?

Let’s look at the results.

1. If you answered “no,” you’re denying yourself the pleasures of prosperity. Here’s something to think about: If growing up you listened to stories of family hardship and financial struggle – today it may be emotionally difficult to believe it’s all right to enjoy money, especially your money.

2. If you answered “yes,” your negativity surrounding making money may be more unconsciously powerful then you realize. Parents don’t consciously try to sow seeds of negativity; they’re only doing and saying what they grew up witnessing and hearing.

3. If you answered “yes,” you’re probably afraid to take risks and test your financial wings. If you don’t extend your wings and try to fly, how can you soar to greater heights?

4. If you answered “yes,” you’re probably still struggling with negativity from the past. The “struggling gene” can be passed down from generation to generation. Now is your opportunity to stop the struggling and cultivate the “success gene.”

5. If you answered “yes,” you may be setting yourself up for emotional disappointment. I have a feeling that if you answered, “yes” to this question, you may have a difficult time setting goals in other areas of your life too. Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing emotionally, physically and financially.

6. If you answered “yes,” you should look to see if you have a love/hate relationship with money and the pleasures money brings to you. Let me ask you this, could you be trying to prove to yourself that you’re right about fearing money and that you really can’t handle it wisely?

7. If you answered “no,” to this question, you’re picturing “saving” as negative and not a positive. If you were brought up believing that you had to save for a rainy day and rainy days usually meant a tragedy or emergency, then saving money may be conjuring up feelings of doom and gloom.

How did you do? Did you recognize any limiting poverty conscious behaviors? If you can relate to any of these limiting behaviors, you have the choice to change what isn’t working in your financial life.
 
 
 
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There’s a story that’s been circulating for years. It’s the one about the young boy who is offered either a million dollars cash or the amount of a penny doubled each day for thirty days. This simple story teaches us all a valuable lesson about abundance, wealth and patience.

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One day a rich merchant said to his young son, “Son, I have an important question to ask you. Think carefully before you answer.”

“Yes father.” replies the eager son.

“I will give you the total amount of one penny doubled each day for one month or a million dollars cash right now. Which will you choose?” the father asks with a sly grin.

The son answers without hesitation, “The million dollars of course father.”

The wise father looks at the boy and with a knowing smiled takes out paper and pen. “Son,” he said quietly, “Come sit next to me and learn a lesson about wealth and patience.”

Faced with the same question, which would you choose the million dollars cash or the total amount of a single penny doubled each day for 30 days?

Let’s study the power of a penny doubled.

We’re going to take that one shinny penny and double it each day for 30 days. Believe it or not, we’ll end up with much more than a million dollars.

Day 1 – $.01
Day 2 – $.02
Day 3 – $.04
Day 4 – $.08
Day 5 – $.16
Day 6 – $.32
Day 7 – $.64
Day 8 – $1.28
Day 9 – $2.56
Day 10 – $5.12
Day 11 – $10.24
Day 12 – $20.48
Day 13 – $40.96
Day 14 – $81.92
Day 15 – $163.84
Day 16 – $327.68
Day 17 – $655.36
Day 18 – $1,310.72
Day 19 – $2,621.44
Day 20 – $5,242.88
Day 21 – $10,485.76
Day 22 – $20,971.52
Day 23 – $41, 943.04
Day 24 – $83,886.08
Day 25 – $167,772.16
Day 26 – $335,544.32
Day 27 – $671,088.64
Day 28 – $1,342,177.28
Day 29 – $2,684,354.56
Day 30 – $5,368,709.12

The power of a single penny doubled is amazing isn’t it?

Yes, I know this doesn’t happen in real life but there is a real life lesson and moral to be learned.

Here’s the lesson in this story: The speed at which money grows can be amazing. Even if your savings or investments are small and minimal right now, start somewhere and watch your money grow and multiple over the months and years.

There is also a powerful lesson about patience and not giving up before payday. Let’s say for example you decided to take your money out on day seven or seventeen or twenty-seven, you wouldn’t have the same results, would you?

Wealth building is about the discipline of having a plan and developing the patience to stick to that plan until it comes to fruition. If there is over a million dollars in the power of a single penny doubled, imagine what you can do with your savings plan.

Here’s the moral of this story: The next time you see a penny on the street, make time to bend down and pick it up. You never know, you could be potentially holding $5,368,709.12 in your hand.
 
 
 
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Quick Tips to Help Grow Your Business and Yourself!

Tips busy women in business can read in under a minute and use for years to come…
 
 
Quick Tips for Writing Your “About Be” Page / Bio

1. Be real!!!
Don’t pretend to be something you’re not.
This is generally the first way your readers get know, like and trust you. Allow your personality and love for your business to shine through.

2. Proof your bio for missing or misspelled words. Then, proof it again.

3. Read your bio out loud. How does it sound? Does it sound like you are having a conversation with the reader?

4. Your bio is about building a “relationship” with your reader. You want a reader to feel as if they know you and can relate to you and your business.

5. Remember, Social Media is about being “social.”
 
 
 
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