Today I have a guest post from Tina. Tina just started her blog and I thought I would help get her name out there by having her guest post on my site. Please say hello!
Attitude is everything as far as money is concerned. Money is just an energy source – like gold, antiques, land, cars, etc., Those green little pieces of paper are a symbol to us – an energy to be exchanged – and don’t get me wrong – a very nice thing to have in abundance. In fact – people pick on me because . . . when they ask what I like to collect –they think I will say antiques, jewelry, or art – but in fact I like to collect $100 bills!
Money for some reason is disrespected, cursed, and feared among other things. Instead it should be respected, honored, and not wished away. We need to have a “Good Attitude” towards this great form of energy.
These are some quick steps to change your attitude on money. . .
Give money more respect. taking better care like we do our cars, antiques, etc. When you get bills – count them, straighten them, put them all in one direction and keep them neat in your wallet/pocket/purse. How disrespectful to stuff them- all wrinkled and going in every direction.
Pay with cash. Sure it is easier to whip out that plastic card – but do you really know how much you are spending. You keep track better with cash. Would you still be buying as much if you had to give up your nicely organized cash?
Keep a stash. Now I am not saying you should keep your life savings stashed in your mattress like our elders did – but get a secret hiding spot and start stashing cash. When you need money in an emergency – it is sure nice to have. It makes you feel better in general- giving you a sense of more security. Where I live we had a major storm a few years ago – losing all electricity in the whole area. No ATM’s were running and the gas stations only took cash. It was comforting having the security of a stash when we truly needed it!
Don’t freak out when unexpected costs happen. They happen to everyone in all amounts – some time or another. Stay calm, figure out a way to get the money needed (legally of course), learn from it, and then move on. Stress not only is bad for your health it can domino into more unexpected costs for healthcare! When you look back on that time of lack – it probably won’t seem as dire as when it did in the moment.
Give. The more you give the more you receive (unless you are blocking this energy with your “bad attitude”) Give freely and unconditionally. Give and then let go – don’t expect anything in return. Then wait for the magic to happen. Don’t be reckless – and give everything away. Make it a habit to give within your means. If you can’t give the energy of money – give the energy of other items or time. It makes you feel wonderful!
Be grateful. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle. Gratitude in itself attracts more abundance. Honor this energy by being thankful for what you have now.
Be open to receiving. “Bad attitudes” actually repel money. Follow the quick steps listed above and be willing open to receiving the energy of abundance. Remember the clenched fist rule – if you are holding on too tightly to a penny in your hand – you don’t have an open hand to receive the bills. Such a simple concept – but hard for some to do. . .
Tina Tompkins Ames is the owner of www.courageouschick.com a new lovely living blog.
Tina is a classically trained artist who has lived her life unconventionally. . .
- as a business person who has built up and sold 7 businesses she created from the ground up – including cafes, art gallery/frame shops & even a cookie company.
- as a touring artist – doing shows across the East Coast with her now grown boys.
- as an instructor for creative retreats, continuing education & a variety of seminars on creative living.
- as a freelance Marketing/PR Director for several companies – including a health care system in NY.
- & as the founder of Courageous Chick – a lovely living blog.
Do you have a bad attitude about money?
Michelle's comment: Great post! I tend to spend cash like crazy when I have it. I would like to think that I am good with using credit cards and store membership cards to earn rewards (and easily track where my money has gone). I do think the cash envelope system works well for most though. I used to have a horrible attitude about money, but lately I have been working on this and have been doing MUCH better.
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