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Friday

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June 2014

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Life is Always Working Out for You

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As you go about your day today:

Understand that things are always evolving, and while there are many things that could be better where you are, it is not really a problem because “where you are” is constantly changing to something better.

Know that as you look for wonderful things around you, those things become more prevalent in your experience.

Trust that things are always working out for you, and as you watch for evidence of that, you’ll see more evidence of it every day.

Thursday

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June 2014

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Money is Like a Lover

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Last time you went to the supermarket, what was your total at the checkout? Or just off the top of your head, how much cash is in your wallet right now?

Chances are, you have no idea, simply because you don’t pay that much attention to your money – unless, of course, you have none. Then you’re all over it, watching the checkout display like a hawk and painfully aware of those last few coins in your purse!

In this way, money is like a lover. We take it for granted most of the time, pay attention to it when we need it and miss it desperately when it’s gone. It’s useful and fun when it’s around, but if it’s away for too long, we turn all kinds of dark and moody.

Whether you like it or not, you and money are in a relationship – and it’s for life – so it’s wise to nurture that relationship and treat your money just as you would a cherished lover.

If you pay attention to your partner, express gratitude and show respect, you are very likely to develop a great relationship and get some sweet love back. And so it is with money.

Today, give your money some attention. Check your receipts & balances and find out what it’s been doing lately. Show some respect and handle your cash mindfully, rather than shoving it carelessly into your purse or tossing coins into your console like they’re good for nothing. Be aware of how you speak about it to your friends. Say thank you when it does something nice for you, like buys your morning coffee. It’s the simple daily habits that can make or break a relationship. A considerate thought or a kindly gesture can solidify your relationship and reward you with the kind of love that will enrich your life and last forever.

Today, treat your money like a cherished lover and know that you will be rewarded in kind.

And while you’re at it, treat your lover like a cherished lover. You might get dinner and a foot rub.

Thursday

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June 2014

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3 Steps to Instantly Improve Your Moneylife

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1. Consolidate your money into one bank account

How many bank accounts do you have… and why? Money is energy (more about this later), and like other forms of energy, it is most powerful when it is contained or focused in one place. If you have multiple bank accounts and your cash all over the place, you are literally scattering your life energy, weakening its force, and probably wasting good money on unnecessary charges & fees. There are valid reasons for having more than one bank account, such as keeping a separate account for business purposes, but if this doesn’t apply to you, then gather your precious money and put it all in one single place. This not only makes sense on a practical level, making it easier to manage your money, but seeing your money as a lump sum fosters a sense of wealth and security – and that’s a powerful feeling. You work hard to generate this energy called money, so rein it in, contain it and let it be the greatest single source of power it can possibly be. This will serve you well.

2. Keep track of your cash

If you feel like you’re working hard and getting nowhere, take control and find out exactly where your hard-earned cash is going. You may be surprised to find how much of your precious money is wasted, lost or spent on things that are of absolutely no value to you. By keeping track of your spending, you put yourself in a position of control, you get a clear view of your life and you can make informed choices. When you know exactly where every cent of your money is, at any given time, you empower yourself. You get to be boss and life is definitely better at the top!

Tip: Use a simple system, like the Moneylife Tool, to get your money sorted.

3. Learn yourself

Spend some time getting to know yourself. You may discover you’re not as needy or extravagant as you think and that happiness is really quite easy to achieve. If you look at all the things you desire in life, you’ll find that it all boils down to a handful of values – 3 or 4 at most. When you know what your core values are, you can eliminate everything else and focus your money and attention on the things that genuinely fulfil you. When you’re not wasting your money on things that are of little value to you, you’ll find you have more than enough to be, do and have everything your heart desires.

Thursday

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March 2014

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Lazy is Not a Four Letter Word

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Generally, I don’t like to be busy. I’m a bit of a plodder and I like to do things at my own pace, so I don’t fill my days with activities or take on too much in life, lest it freak me out and eat into my much-needed thinking time. But lately, I’ve been feeling anxious because I think I should be doing more. I don’t want to do more, but I think I should, and that kind of internal struggle is stressful and takes the joy out of an otherwise beautiful life.

It’s been particularly hot here, too, so I’ve been hot and stressed and trying to be productive but not accomplishing anything which further stresses me and causes me to think I should be doing more, and so it goes on.

Much to my relief, it started raining last night – heavy, pounding, thrash-your-window rain – and I woke up today feeling OK about doing nothing, like I finally had permission to stay inside and relax. Then this beautiful message from Abraham popped right up on my Facebook feed and confirmed what I’ve known all along – doing nothing is good! Watch the clip and unwind a little.

Saturday

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March 2014

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Let’s Do This

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After 15 years of growing this little idea of mine and dreaming of a day when I would work for myself doing something I truly love, I am very proud and excited to launch my brainchild and heartlove – Moneylife for Women – and the official MoneyLifeWoman blog!

By sheer coincidence (or perfect synchronicity), it also happens to be International Women’s Day, and I can’t think of a more fitting occasion to launch this project than the day the world celebrates power and freedom for women.

Moneylife for Women empowers women to transform their relationship with money so they are free to do what they love and can create a life that truly reflects their dreams and values. To begin here – on International Women’s Day – is perfectly apt and shows that my procrastination was well-timed, if nothing else!

Moneylife started, quite simply, as a solution to my own money problems. I was broke, up to my eyeballs in debt, had no vision for my future and happened to be pregnant with my first child. Out of necessity, I created a method for managing my money which not only improved my financial situation, but transformed the way I felt about money and life. A very powerful concept grew from this simple tool and my life literally grew with it.

Despite some poor life choices, a difficult divorce and the challenging path of single-motherhood, my life has flourished beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I attribute my happiness and success to the concept that is now Moneylife for Women and I am very excited to be able to share what I’ve learned.

Join me here on my blog for Moneylife information & inspiration, and keep an eye out for Moneylife workshops (coming soon!), which bring this powerful and unique concept to real-life… and could possibly change yours.

Learn a little more about me here.

Friday

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March 2014

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