In my latest ezine issue, I tackle the topic of developing a healthy emotional relationship with money. Napoleon Hill in his famous book Think and Grow Rich categorized six groups of fear faced by human beings: fear of poverty, fear of criticism, fear of ill health, fear of loss of love, fear of old age and fear of death. It is not surprising that fear of poverty tops this heavy list, as he explains:
"This fear paralyzes the faculty of reason, destroys the faculty of imagination, kills off self-reliance, undermines enthusiasm, discourages initiative, leads to uncertainty of purpose, encourages procrastination and makes self-control an impossibility."
Yikes, with a list like that in your life, I can see why you may be afraid to start a business!
Never a traditionalist, I offer up some ways to develop a healthy emotional relationship with money that include things like placing a three-legged frog inside your house, creating a $186 money temple and worshiping the goddess of wealth and beauty more often.
I am curious, for those of you who feel positive emotions when you think about money, what have you done to foster this healthy relationship?
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