Posted On: 2007-02-07
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Hi this is Joan and this is episode 71 of The Prosperity Show. Thanks for tuning in. Our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can find lots of information to help you improve your relationship with money and yourself. If you'd like to contact me my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to call our voice mail is 206-money48. 208-money48. And I really do appreciate hearing from people and hearing who you are and what you do and what you have to say about the podcast. I have to tell you in the last few weeks there have been so many emails about people who listened to the podcast, and actually listened to almost all the episodes, which really is amazing to me, and I want to thank you for honoring me that way. It really feels fabulous.
If you visit prosperityplace.com, I'd like to suggest that you take a look at our new CD workbook set called "Marketing your Micro-business." If you have your own business, take a look at this, it's bundled with my book, "Staring your Own Business, and easy-to-follow guide for the new entrepreneur." Both of them are in audio and print. So take a look at that at prosperityplace.com. And there's a couple of things I'd like to talk about today. First of all I cleaned out my clipping file the other day, which I like to do from time to time. When I read something that interests me, I have this urge to just cut it out and save it. And before I moved to Santa Fe 10 years ago, I had like four filing cabinets of things I had saved and threw it all out and realized that I really didn't need any of it. And now with the Internet we really don't have to save a lot of stuff, because most of what we're saving is probably on line. But I have to save it cause it's like, "oh, I got to remember this." And I often put them in a pile for my newsletters or the podcasts and never get around to them. And a theme that went through a lot of these clipping were things like, how little money people save, how wages are going down, how people are hurting in one way or another financially, and it was a lot of gloom and doom about finances. On the other hand, there were also clippings about how art sales are going up, and certain segments of the population are doing really really well. And it's like different realities. In one reality it's like the one where the leaders of our country live where all their healthcare costs are taken care of and they have very little to worry about financially, and it's probably really hard for them to relate to the problems of the average person many of whom find that they spend more than they earn. Which is the prevailing mode these days. And I'm assuming that most of you who are listening to this show are in the group that's...