Posted On: 2005-11-05
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Hi, this is Joan, and this is Prosperity Show #12. 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. I'd like to suggest especially my book, "Build your Money Muscles, 9 Simple Exercises for Improving your Relationship with Money," which is on the site and will soon be in a lot of bookstores. I'd also like to tell you about our new listener line where you can call and ask questions or make comments. The number is 206-888-HELP. That's 206-888-HELP, or 206-88-4357.
Today we're going to talk about earning more money and the topic was stimulated by a call to our listener line from Laura who had this to say.
"Hi Joan, my name is Laura. And I have listened to all your podcasts Prosperity Show episodes, and I love all of them. And I also have your book, "Build your Money Muscles," and I'm enjoying that process of going through it. I have a question. And it is regarding earning more money. I'm at this point right now where I'm loving managing my money. I keep track of everything I spend, earn and so on. And save. And I also am loving watching how my relationship with money is reflecting my relationship with myself and others. The thing that I want to work on is actually earning more money. I want to earn more money, I want to bring in more income. And I'm looking for some guidance on how to do that."
Thank you Laura. And it's clear from what Laura had to say that she's been following some of our instructions about tracking her money, and becoming aware of her relationship with money. And now she wants to know how to earn more money. Well, there are two things you have to do in order to earn more money. One is external. And one is internal. And before you do that, though, it's a good idea to ask yourself, what do I want to earn? What is more money? The fact that Laura is saying that she wants to earn more money would indicate to me that she's in a less than enough, or just enough place, which is probably a habit. So, the internal element that has to be addressed here is, how would it change who I am if I had more than enough money, if I had more money than I have now, what would I do with it? And how would it affect my life, and in what way does having more money scare me a little bit? There are a number of elements that can come into this. One is, first of all, the fear of success. A lot of people think that they're afraid of failure, but I see that a lot of people are afraid of success. And what is it about success that scares people? Well, first of all...