The Emotional Power of Money
I have been reading bout how having a powerful emotional attachment to something causes it to appear in your life. The law of attraction and other similar principles build on this basis.
As my primary focus of 2009 is to improve my financial status, I have been looking at my emotion triggers about money. My first observation about myself is that I just don’t get that excited about having or making money.
I remember my grandfather Callaway got really excited about making money. The highlight of his month was opening his bank statements to see how much interest he had earned. His favorite years were during the carter administration when his simple bank accounts were drawing 14 percent interest. He got so excited about seeing his bank account grow that he never gave a care that prices for things had gone up faster than his bank account. He truly loved making money and he did.
I was very happy for his savings after he passed away. I am still enjoying the new Jeep Cherokee I bought with my inheritance money.
While I do enjoy the things money can buy, I just can’t get too excited about the money itself. In fact I really enjoy creating things on a limited budget. For example, my off road Jeep is built with stuff that I have created myself or have sourced form inexpensive sources. I take great pride in being a member of the Cheap Bastards Club on the XJlist forum.
I sometimes feel that if I had more money that I might not be as creative. I might just go buy parts for my Jeep instead of making them.
Looking at the opposite side of the issue however, I have a very strong emotion response to the lack of money. I have huge fears of going broke.
My fears of loosing money are so string that when I first lost my job with Westvaco, I broke out in hives. The red spots on my skin expressed the fear that I could not express verbally.
Often when I look at my dwindling checking account and my falling stock values, I feel a strong emotional response. I really don’t want to be broke. I like having enough money to buy gasoline, electricity, food and internet connections.
My study of the Law of attraction as well as Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich show me that where ever I have the strongest emotions that is the direction that events in life will lead me.
I am now working to turn this situation around. I am taking action on two fronts. I am using my fear of poverty to inspire me to act. I am pushing forward in several areas at once that have the potential to deliver income.
I am also working to take my focus off of making money and on creating value for others. I love helping others and I can generate plenty of emotional energy into creating something to help others. This blog is one example. I hope that what I write here will be of benefit to other people. I know that if this work proves valuable to other people, I will find ways to monetize it.
I am working to also change my attitude about rich people. In the past I have seen rich people in a very negative connotation. Defiantly not something I wanted to be. Now that I understand that people become rich not by stealing form others but by providing value to others.
Even the bootlegger that I grew up near was only providing a service to her customers. She simply gave them what they wanted and they gave her money in return. While I don’t think that is the kind of service I want to provide, I now see that she was not evil, she was simply providing a service that people wanted. She delivered value to her customers and was financially rewarded for her efforts.
It is my desire to provide valuable service to my readers and coaching clients. I desire to use my skills, knowledge and experience to help other people improve their lives in any area they choose to focus on.
I have a great deal of experience in a wide variety of fields and I know I can help people who wan tot be helped.
By focusing on creating value for my readers and clients, I will be shifting my focus off my fear of being poor and more toward creating value. If what I have experienced so far with the law of attraction holds true, I expect to see financial abundance follow soon after I make a shift in my thinking.
I will keep you posted on the results.