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A Different Kind of Challenge

By: Ernie Neve

I hope you’re making the most of the month and guess what?

We’re halfway done with the year!

Relax, I’m not going to load you up with tax advice – at least not yet, but I am going to ask you if you feel you’re on track for the savings and contribution goals you’ve set for yourself.

If not, you better get going!

Enough about that. Let’s talk about money.

Plenty of you guys have it, plenty of you guys miss it, and a lot of you guys are frustrated by it.  Let me ask you this – what do you think about money? What is the language you use?

“%$#&! I’m broke again!” or, “Wow, that was easy to make!

We’ve all got feelings about money, but very few of us understand all those feelings. For a lot of people, money is “dirty” or “it changes people” but in my experience, all money does is highlight who that person already was.

If you were a creep before, you’re still a creep, just with a bigger bank account.

I’d like you to do me a favor this month, though, and that’s to think about how money actually makes you feel. For those of you who’d like to get to the front of the class on this, I’ll offer some deeper ideas – some homework, such as it is.

Read some of the classic books about money. Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich” or Wallace T. Wattles, “The Science of Getting Rich” and actually do the work they suggest within those pages.

You might be surprised about what you discover about yourself and how it can impact your relationship to money … and everything that comes with it.

I’d like to hear your feedback on these when you get done reading either of them, because they offer an interesting point of view on how people view, use, and make money.