A few words to start
When I say you deserve more, I want to make it clear this is not just about money. It’s about believing in yourself and truly believing you deserve good things as much as anyone else. Not just empty words. Attitude towards money can affect so much of our life — including our jobs and the way we go after things in general.
I want you to really know in your heart that it’s a wonderful choice to open yourself up to attracting good things for yourself, including money — in case there is any part of you that harbors mixed feelings about actually having money. You might be surprised how many people feel that way.
But, of course, even though you deserve more, it takes more than just hope and positive visions to get yourself there:
Financial literacy — learning finance lingo
The more you know, the more your money can grow. Here are some articles I hope will help you get a better understanding of the world of money and finance. This way you can make it work for you!
Our attitudes toward money
A friend of mine recently told me he was raised to think that “money is the root of all evil.” And he thinks that particular childhood belief still lurks somewhere deep inside to this very day. Perhaps keeping him from pursuing his share of what’s rightfully out there waiting for any of us.
He also told me that a high school teacher we all admired took him aside after reading his essay on the topic, and gently explained that the actual biblical passage is “the love of money is the root of all evil” and not the money itself.
While I have no doubt that greed has done much harm to the world, personally I think it’s ok to at least like money — or like having enough of it available to you when needed. You deserve more. Time to truly believe it!
How to earn more money (articles still to come)
We should all have the problem of what to do with too much money. But most of us are still at the point where earning more would be a big plus. And remember … you deserve more!
We’re going to look at ways to increase what you earn where you are now and where you might like to be one day. One way to bring in extra money is freelancing:
Possible topics for future posts as well as things to consider now:
- Asking for a raise and / or promotion (until you get one)
- Getting a new job that pays more (even if it’s scary)
- Increasing your marketable skills within your own field
- Getting new skills (if needed) and changing your career completely
- Taking a transitional job (even if it pays less) to get you to that next level
- Finding part-time work or freelancing for extra money
- Starting your own business
- Creating things you love that will one day also provide extra $$
Beware hidden costs
An old saying says that just because someone smiles and shakes your hand, doesn’t mean they aren’t picking your pocket with their other hand. So what does that have to do with personal finances?
Small print — especially when calculated numbers are involved — is a lot like the hand you don’t see. Once again, your pocket gets picked, and more often than not you don’t know it.
That’s where knowledge comes in. It makes sure you see both hands AND your pocket all at the same time.
Please feel free to suggest an article you’d like to see!