Posted On: 2006-05-03
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Hi, this is Joan and this is episode 42 of The Prosperity Show. Thanks for tuning in. Today we're going to talk about relationship dynamics that can affect your prosperity and what you can do to increase your prosperity by focusing on relationships. But before we get to that, our main site is prosperityplace.com, where you can find lots of free information about how to improve your relationship with money and yourself. You can also find information about my book, "Build your Money Muscles-9 Simple Exercises for Improving your Relationship with Money." If you want to get in touch with us, I suggest you email me at email@example.com. I love to hear from people who are listening, because when I do, it always makes me want to do more because I know that people are listening, and for some of you it really is making a difference. So that's firstname.lastname@example.org
So today we're going to talk about relationships and prosperity. Last time we talked about habits and how everything about you is a habit and that your money is congruent with who you are today. And one of the most important things you can look at, in looking at the habits and what you might want to change, is two relationships. One is with yourself and the other with people and the world around you. Because money is really all about relationships. In case you missed where we said this, money by itself has no energy, just kind of sits there. It's pieces of paper and coins. It only has energy when it passes between two people or entities. So that you could say that money creates a relationship between the people who it passes between. And money is a symbol of the energy of relationship. And the bottom line is how you deal with money is how you deal with your relationship with yourself and others. So that if you have an unsupportive relationship with yourself, that's going to be reflected in your money. And if you isolate and have very few relationships with other people, it also is going to affect your income. Because money always comes from people. It doesn't just fly in the window. You can't run out of money, you can only run out of people. Because money is always attached to people. So when you think you have a money problem, what you really have is a relationship problem. And by looking at the people issues and the relationship issues, it's a whole lot easier to change your finances. In "Build your Money Muscles," my book, I talk about the main emotions that are acted out through money. And they include deprivation, anger, shame, a sense of being trapped, but the number one feeling that people act out through their money is a feeling of abandonment or aloneness. And the more alone or abandoned you feel, the more it's going to show...