Posted On: 2006-09-15
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Hi this is Joan and this is episode 57 of The Prosperity Show. Thanks for stopping by. Our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can find lots of information to help you improve your relationship with money and yourself. The idea is to help you earn more and help you feel more comfortable with what you're earning. I didn't do a show last week cause I was in Boulder, Colorado where I met with a bunch of people at a workshop, and it was fabulous. I really appreciated everybody who stopped by. So I didn't have time to do a podcast, and here we are back again. We're going to do something a little different today because I'm a little annoyed about something, and there is going to be a bit of a sound-off, but it really has to do with what we've been talking about all along. One of them main things I talk about is how our emotions affect our finances, that your finances are a reflection of your thoughts, beliefs and emotions. And that in order to change your finances, you actually have to change your emotional response to life. And what's really getting to me is the way that fear is being used by leaders to control their flocks. In the United States this is particularly evident now as we go into election season, and I don't care which side you're on, or which side I'm on, what really bothers me is that the leaders, the administration particularly, and a lot of the congress people, use fear as a mechanism for manipulating the voters to vote a particular way. And what they're doing now is they're latching on to this terrorism thing, and putting people in such a state of fear that they'll vote for the people in power because, it's the old line, "do you want what you've got, or are you going to change it." And that really annoys me. Because fear is no way to lead. And what I'd like to do today is to have you look at some of the fears that you're operating under, and to see if you're buying into this manipulative technique that leaders are using, so that you can evaluate the real threat, and what you're looking at. The threat that they're parading before us now more than anything else is the fear of terrorism. As if there's terror at every corner. Now if you live in Iraq, or Afghanistan, or Israel, or Lebanon, or one of the countries that are actively involved in violent warfare, then I can understand fear. And I can understand your insecurity. However, if you live in the United States, the chances of your getting hit by a terrorist or killed by a terrorist, are actually smaller than your chances of getting hurt by any kind of natural disaster. And at any point in our lives we are vulnerable...