Posted On: 2006-02-10Length: 15:39
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Hi, this is Joan, and this is episode 30, The Prosperity Show. Thanks for listening. Today we're going to talk about uncertainty and how it affects your financial position. But before we get to that, our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can find lots of information about improving your relationship with money and yourself. If you'd like to get in touch with us, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our voice mail line at 206-888-HELP. That's 206-888-4357. I love to hear from you.
The concept of uncertainty. Now, one of the things people try to do is create certainty in their lives. When I talk to people about their money, I say, well what are you trying to accomplish, and they want some sense of security or safety, as if there really is a way to create that. And logically, of course, if you save a certain amount of money or you have a certain amount of money put aside, then you'll have money for retirement and so we keep trying to create these safe certain places, when in fact you don't know if you're going to get to retirement. Something could happen to you tomorrow. Our fear of the unknown and what's ahead, we kind of avoid looking at the fact that we never really know what tomorrow is. And because we want to make it secure and certain, we actually close ourselves to new opportunities and to significant change.
Let's look at that for a minute. If I'm going to change my financial position, and we'll look at the uncertainty of that in a minute, I have to change a whole lot of things about me. Remember I've said that wherever you are financially today is congruent with who you are. There is absolutely nothing out of tune between you and your financial situation. So that if you're always in a not-enough-space or a just-enough-space, or you have patterns of up and down, whatever your financial patterns are, they're congruent with who you are, which would mean your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and your concept of who you are and your place in the world. Your identity, as well as your place in your peer group, your place in your family of origin. And the minute you start changing on any level, all of those things change as well. Your position in your peer group, you position in your family of origin, and in order to stimulate that change you have to think differently and behave differently and stimulate a different kind of emotion...