Posted On: 2006-02-28Length: 15:30
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Hi this is Joan and this is episode 33 of The Prosperity Show. Thanks for listening. Today we're going to talk about how deprivation, feelings of deprivation, can affect your financial behaviors. But before we start, let me tell you that you can contact me by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call our voice mail line at 206-888-HELP. That's 206-88-4357. Our main site is prosperityplace.com, where you can find lots of information, lots of free information, to help you improve your relationship with money and yourself. And I want to thank the people who have been writing in. One fellow, thank you Adan for telling me about the wonderful progress you're making as a result of what you've been hearing on the show. It feels so good to me when people tell me that they actually have made changes in their life and the way they're relating to the money and in their financial behaviors. It just excites me when I hear stuff like that, it's like, Wow, it really works! So thank you so much, I really love hearing from you. Again, my address is email@example.com.
So today we're going to talk about deprivation and how it affects your financial behaviors. You can be sure that deprivation is one of the feelings that you're acting out through your money if you do compulsive shopping, compulsive debting, whether you tend to overspend on clothes, and household goods if you're really into designer clothes and accessories where they're really important to you. Where you have pack-rat behaviors. Where you save everything just in case you may need it five years down the road. I don't understand that. I'm someone who gives things away very easily because I like to keep the energy flowing. But I know that some of you are pack-rats, and that's ok, if that's what you need. But if it's getting in your way and it's keeping your life stagnant, then you might want to look at something else. And homelessness is often an expression of deprivation. And related feelings to deprivation are feeling unloved, or unappreciated, feeling poor, isolated, or even empty. That sense of having no resources, no place to turn. And deprivation comes from usually from early childhood experiences. People who come from poor families where it was a struggle to just get the things that you need, often feel deprived because the things weren't there and food may have been scarce. If one or both of the parents die when the children are young, there's a feeling of missing something and not having what other people have. That happens sometimes in the case of...