Defining Your Relationship with Money

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Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Defining Your RelationshipWith Money

 

Neil Simon once said: “I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respect."

 

By choosing to believe in that very special YOU that you bring to this world and no one else can replicate, it can go hand-in-hand with success.

 

Money isn’t dependent upon being the prettiest, smartest or starting out in a rich family. It also doesn’t bring you the degree of ultimate happiness that so many feel is the meal ticket.

 

It’s about mindset, mindfulness, having a GOOD and HEALTHY relationship with money, as with yourself, your spouse, your work partners, your animals, your environment, your ultimate life’s mission.

 

Napoleon Hill said in his world famous book Think and Grow Rich, “You can write your own price tag, and if you are ready to receive the miracle of natural law, then you will understand what I mean when I say that whatever the mind can conceive and believe, your mind can achieve."

 

Many years ago, I decided to write out a “mantra” and placed it in my bathroom over the mirror. It said simply:

I am creating prosperity NOW. The subconscious takes that in as the present and doesn't judge. It's as if it's already happening and the subsconscious accepts it as if it's true. Amazing how it can work!

Soon after doing this, my life changed, a new career emerged and my dad, who felt that I had never had a “real job” was thrilled that I was making good money and had insurance and benefits.

 

After having an artistic mentality about money all of my life, I have determined to be more relationship-friendly and directly address my kinship with prosperity. We are not wanting, my husband and I, but I am directly and consciously delving into this for 2019 for my own self worth.

 

As Sarah Ban Breathnach wrote in Peace and Plenty, You will have enough because you are enough.

 

I have resurrected my past mantra and it is now prominently placed above my computer where my subconscious takes it in and makes it so!

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Tara
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Positive mantras work wonders. I've experienced the power first hand. 

Thanks for the reminder that I should be remembering this and acting on it once again!

Feb 25, 2019 06:42 AM #18
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Debe Maxwell, CRS "always up" is what I'd say about you. 

Sharon Tara it IS a power driven mindset, and the energy is there, it's just how you channel it, you get that!

 

Feb 25, 2019 07:41 AM #19
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Laura Cerrano that's why embracing it as something healthy from the beginning can create more healthy wealth!

 

Feb 25, 2019 07:51 AM #20
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Gayle - I had never previously seen/heard that Neil Simon quote - a nice one to accompany this very thoughtful post.  I think moving your message from the bathroom mirror closer to your computer is a smart idea.  Here's to continued growth in mindfulness.  

Feb 26, 2019 06:51 AM #21
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Michael Jacobs   Neil Simon was a favorite of mine. Learned that he died last year. Happy to have introduced you to a new quote of his continuing genius.

The placement on the mirror was way back in the 90's. Several moves and a couple of careers ago! (And long before I owned a computer). 

 

Feb 26, 2019 08:10 AM #22
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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Hi Gayle, great story.  I think if the muse alone directs you, you will fail.  You have to be truly exceptional and lucky to some degree to have a love of art alone to attract people to appreciate and buy your 'product' in order for you to survive.  I don't think you can just 'build it and they will come' anymore...

Thanks

Feb 26, 2019 09:39 AM #23
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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I am a big believer in priming the sub concious and love this post. Thank you, it was good to read this today.

Feb 26, 2019 11:34 AM #24
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John Henry yes, many a famous artist has died penniless, never knowing (on this plane) the value of what they gave to the world. Sadly! 

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 priming the subconscious...great way to put it. 

Feb 27, 2019 06:49 AM #25
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Roy Kelley
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Congratulations, Gayle, on your feature recognition.

Make this your most productive year.

Feb 27, 2019 09:02 AM #26
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I forgot to say thank you! 

Feb 27, 2019 09:14 AM #27
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All Goals are faith based as we don't possess them and they can't be seen !

Feb 27, 2019 03:19 PM #29
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Good evening Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate ,

I so love your mantra and how you prime your subconscious.....loved your post and commentary on money. Mantras are important and I'm trying to rewrite mine with all that is transpiring with my Geno's illness. Each day is a blessing as tomorrow is never promised.

Feb 27, 2019 04:02 PM #30
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Dear Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR my heart goes out to you, sweet lady. I just heard this morning, and I already sent out prayers to him and to you. You must have felt them!!!

 

Feb 27, 2019 04:18 PM #31
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I read The answer and there they mentioned as well " The secret to our success lies in controlling our toughs" Great book. Thank you for sharing. 

Feb 27, 2019 05:14 PM #32
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Jay Markanich
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Do what you love, do it really well, do it honestly, and do it unselfishly and the rest follows.

That applies to many things - not just money.

By the way, I read Think and Grow Rich years ago, and then again not long ago.  I used to have it on casette tapes that I listened to in the car!

Feb 28, 2019 12:39 PM #33
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Jay Markanich years ago, I read a book called Do What You Love The Money Will Follow. I'm sure that I even wrote a blogpost about it. That was way back in the 80's. Still sits well with me! 

My hubby listens to that kind of stuff in his vehicles all of the time. 

Feb 28, 2019 07:41 PM #34
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Roy Kelley thank you for the thumbs up. 

Michael J. Perry I would agree, but some don't take that "faith" part as real.

So be it.

Andrea.B Ferreira 954-303-8289 CRS I've read The Secret, but never The Answer. And you live in an area where some of my family live!

Feb 28, 2019 07:43 PM #35
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Once you start being solution oriented with your money,, everything opens up and once you start moving toward the things you want, it opens up even more!

Mar 03, 2019 10:14 PM #36
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Faith is that thing that propels you to do things that you do because you believe rather than fear them. There’s a whole psychology behind it. In reference to what you were saying to Roy Kelley

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A positive attitude will get you a long way.  We are all very blessed to have meaningful work and nice homes to live in.  That alone is prosperity.

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