Posted On: 2006-04-05Length: 15:18
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Hi this is Joan and this is episode 38 of The Prosperity Show. Thanks for tuning in. Today we're going to talk about working through a less-than-enough money habit. But before we start, let me tell you that our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can find lots of free information to help you improve your relationship with money and yourself. If you want to get in touch with me, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We no longer have our HELP voice mail line, so if you call it you're going to get some other company. And also, on May 27, Saturday May 27, in Santa Fe, which is a great city to visit, we're having a full-day seminar called, "Is Your Inner Child Keeping you Broke?" You can find out about this at innerchildseminars.com. That's innerchildseminars.com.
Now we're going to talk about our topic for today, which is working through a less-than-enough money habit. When I talk to people invariably they tell me, "if only I had more money, I could do blah-blah-blah." As if a lack of money is the problem. When they say if only I had more money I could do blah-blah-blah, it means that they have less than enough. People also have the feeling that there's a less-than-enough to pay for all their bills, or if it's not less-than-enough, it could be just enough. Very few people I talk to you will say to me, "you know, I've got more than enough." And this includes people who are in the high income earning bracket. I think I've mentioned before that I had a client who had a net worth of $5 million and he said, "I know I could be comfortable if I had $10 million." Now for many of you out there, just a net worth of $2 million would probably make you feel like you had enough. But if you come from a background where your parents were in a less-than-enough place, or you started a less-than-enough habit early in life, the chances are, no matter how much money you have, you're going to have less than enough. And how does this happen? Supposing you're where you are today and you double your income. Well, you're bound to also double the number of things you own, double your obligations so that you can keep yourself in your habitual position of less than or just enough. As I've said before, it's never about money, it's always about something that's going on with relationships, with yourself, or others. And if you've got a less-than-enough habit, this is what you're accustomed to, it's part of your identity, you don't perceive yourself as someone with more than enough. You don't know how to be a person in surplus. Also, a lot of people are afraid of having surplus because they really don't know what to do with it. They think that the minute they have surplus, they're supposed to know how to invest it. And that's not true. You can be saving money till you have a rather large pile...