Posted On: 2006-09-01Length: 18:19
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Hi this is Joan and this is episode 56 of The Prosperity Show. Thanks for tuning in. Today we're going to talk about different ways that you can increase your income, or should we say, the funds that you have available to you. But before we do that, I'd like to remind you that our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can find lots of information to help you improve your relationship with money and yourself. So let's talk about your income and how you can have more, or actually, this is really a more difficult question than it would seem. It would seem like that if you want more money, you need more income. But really, the amount of money that you have available to you has as much to do with money management as it does about how much income you have. Two things have to happen in order for you to feel as if you have more money or to have an awareness of having more money, and those things are: you have to have more coming in and you have to manage it better. Because if you don't manage it better, you could have twice as much money as you have now, and you'd be spending a lot more of it. But at the end of the month, you might have that same $20 in your pocket as you had before. It's a matter of being willing to get past your financial vagueness syndrome, as I call it, and paying attention to your money so that you can make decisions that are in tune with you and your values about how you want to spend or allocate your money. Because not all of your money has to be spent. Some of it could actually be saved, or invested. And having more money is not necessarily just having more money to spend. Most people who have this sense that they don't have enough money only think in terms of having more money to spend. Which is a pretty needy place to be in. It's like, if only I had more money, I could spend money on the things I want. So want is the prevalent emotion and you could keep buying things and buying things and still wanting things. Which is why it's kind of important to really get a handle on what it is you really want, what it is you really need, in order to live a life that fits in with your personal values. And if you have a lot of things that you buy with your money, are you really ready to take the responsibility for all the added expenses that go with...