Does money make your world go round? How far would you be willing to go to achieve your dreams even if that means compromising some or all of your deep-seated beliefs?
In the documentary, Print the Legend, Michael Curry described that when successful entrepreneurs say, “We sacrificed so much to get to this point,” for those that have never achieved it tend to believe that it’s because they worked long nights, they didn’t see their families or it was really hard.
What he realized was that many times after someone has been through a fast growth successful start-up, the sacrifice they’re actually talking about are sacrificing who they are, making compromises with their deep-seated beliefs and crossing lines that they promised themselves they would never cross.
By no means am I implying that money or wealth is bad. In fact, I truly believe it is each and everyone’s divine right to have as much abundance and prosperity in their life.
We all know wealthy people whose actions are good and bad. We all know poor people whose actions are good and bad.
Therefore, the true villain isn’t money and wealth and is actually people’s relationship to money and wealth.
Watch this week’s episode and take the Does Money Make Your World Go Round assessment!
The paradigm of money makes the work go round guiding the principles by which we make decisions leaves us vulnerable to compromising our core values and deep-seated beliefs.
Our true power lies in shifting to a new paradigm where the center of our world is our faith. Whether you’re religious, spiritual, believe in energy or not, faith goes beyond religion and the scope of words. It’s the relationship you have with yourself, others and how you see the world.
Faith requires us to empower ourselves with choice and live life based on universal principles of compassion, love, and in service to others without worries and doubt. At the most basic level, this means choosing to do self-care.
Does Money Make Your World Go Round Assessment (Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10, 1=Not at all, 10=Yes, totally me): 1. Do you feel creatively blocked? All too often we become blocked and blame it on our lack of money when our success, happiness and self-worth are tied directly to it.
2. Have you denied yourself the luxury of time; time with friends, time with family, and most importantly, time to yourself? Have your passions dwindled to mere interests?
3. Does your life’s work starting to make you feel dread, anxiety, worry? The vulnerability of shaming, “I should be working” not only discourages creative pleasure, but can turn the things we love most into a constant performance review.
Our most meaningful work and lives can feel empty and even painful no matter how many things we have filled our lives with.
If you scored 8 or above on any of the questions, you now have the self- awareness to take personal responsibility for your money story.
I know money can feel uncomfortable to talk and think about. I know it was for me for a long time so I want to honor you for taking that step!
Because this begins with you, here are a few simply steps to take to develop your faith and connection to your intuition and the infinite wisdom in the stillness of the present.
Develop Your Faith Backbone
Meditation or Prayer
Spend time in nature
Additional Questions and Ideas to Reflect on: What gives you true joy? What can you do to stop making your business work and start making it fun again? Do you focus on others at the expense of yourself? Does the idea of taking time for yourself or spoiling yourself for once feel threatening?
For each of us the answer is very different. Although we may walk this path together, no one can walk it for. It’s your road, and yours alone.
After you watch this week’s video, I would love to hear from you! What is one thing you do to develop and strengthen your faith and intuition?
Always keep radiating your beautiful light to the world living life with passion, purpose and meaning.