Money has soul. While it’s a human creation, money has amazing properties to heal and transform. And if we want peace in our lives (and in the world), we must transform our relationship with money. That’s the theme of The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist.
Lynn Twist is a global activist and professional fundraiser for the non-profit organization, The Hunger Project. Her experiences “asking people for money,” coupled with her travels around the world, give her a unique perspective on money.
In addition to her perspective, Twist is an amazing storyteller (similar to Brene’ Brown). Her stories teach life-changing money lessons – from a group of men in Bangladesh who cleared acres of brambled land so their village could begin farming, to the CEO of a food company who donated $50,000 to The Hunger Project – only for Twist to return it because the money didn’t have good energy.
Scarcity is another theme in The Soul of Money. Twist categorizes scarcity into three toxic myths:
There’s not enough.
More is better.
That’s just the way it is.
(How many times have you embraced one of these myths? I know I have.)
This isn’t a Law of Attraction book, though Twist’s lessons line up with Law of Attraction principles. It’s also not a “get rich now” book. Instead, it’s a manifesto on:
How abundance is everywhere,
The dangers of a scarcity mindset,
How to focus on sufficiency versus wealth, and
How we (as a global society) must change our relationship with money now. If we don’t, there will be grave consequences for Earth and all its inhabitants.
Being a better community member may seem like it has nothing to do with your business, but I ask that you stick with me here.
In this week’s marketing strategy, we’ll talk about why it’s important to be a better community member (Hint: It has everything to do with your business!).
First, allow me to define what I mean by “community member.”
I am referring to online communities you belong to, specifically entrepreneurs you may follow on social media. If you’re like me, you soak up the wisdom of other entrepreneurs, especially those up the ladder from you.
We watch their videos, read their blog posts, get inspired by their social media posts – in other words, consuming all they have to offer.
But are we sharing their content? Buying from them? Leaving more than a “like” on their posts?
Or are we just being content consumers…
Please keep reading. I’ll explain why we need to be better community members and how to do it.
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If you want to have limitless prosperity and riches, Pam Grout believes you need to stay in gratitude. In fact, gratitude is the key to everything your heart desires – and this is the premise of her book, Thank & Grow Rich.
(Isn’t that a lovely play of words from Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill?)
Thank & Grow Rich is a fun collection of “party games” that are exercises in expressing gratitude. These party games are fun to implement, but they also get you thinking about situations where it may be hard to be grateful.
Each party game chapter includes an introduction to why the party game is important, how to implement it, and a story that relates to the specific party game. Each chapter is a fast read, but you want to take time to implement all of the party games to get the full effect of Grout’s teachings.