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Posted On: 2005-09-29
Length: 14:07

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Hi this is Joan and this is episode 2 of The Prosperity Show. Thanks for tuning in. Our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can find lots of free information about how to improve your relationship with money and yourself. And that's a lot of what we're going to be talking about on this podcast. And last time we talked about how your money is an extension of you, and I mentioned briefly that everything about you is a habit. And so your money's a habit, and you're a habit. And the financial situation you're in is a reflection of everything about you. And there's, one little theory that I'd like to present to you because a lot of what we do builds on this. And I believe that we create life stories with our thoughts, beliefs, emotions and behaviors. And that we get whatever we're getting is really a reflection of those thoughts, beliefs and emotions. I call them TBEs. And what happens is you have a belief that stimulates a thought, and the thought stimulates an emotion, which stimulates a behavior. And so the emotions really act as the bridge between your internal world and the external world. A lot of people talk about beliefs. And they say that in order to change your position in life you have to change your belief. Well that's true, except it's pretty hard to identify all of the beliefs that are in operation at any particular time. For example, at this very moment, no matter what you're doing, you probably have hundreds of beliefs working at the same time. You believe that certain things are going to happen to you in your day, that you can trust the chair you're sitting on. That if you're driving in a care, in other words you have beliefs around everything, so to try to pick out the operative belief at any one time is really difficult. So what I like to look at is thoughts and emotions. And you can train yourself to begin watching your thoughts, and even those of you who think you don't feel feelings, you do. And you don't even have to know the names of the feelings, cause the feelings are in your body and at some point we'll take a look at a technique for identifying those. It's not important at this minute. And the way I look at a person's money, when they tell me what their financial situation is, I try to find out what they're feeling as a result of their finances, and then we look at those feelings and say, well, where did they come from? Because they don't come from money. They come from a long time ago. For example, someone who is an under-earner, and doesn't make what they consider enough money. And they live at this very less than habitual space. That person probably comes from a place where either the parents, the family was poor as they were growing up, or they were deprived emotionally. So by having less than enough, that feeling of deprivation is being...

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