Your Inner Book-keeperis the part of you that somehow knows roughly what you are spending, what your budget is if you have one, how much is coming in, what you should spend money on, and what you shouldn’t. She or he is also likely to tell you off if you overspend, or spend on something it considers to be wasteful; and rarely compliment you on anything other than when money comes in! Your Inner Book-keeper also likes to daydream about receiving large sums of money – or even just enough to get you what you want. Do you recognize this?
If so, then you’ll want to know whether you (the real you) is in charge of this book-keeper, or whether you’re being held hostage by him/her.
“Money is meant to flow. It’s like water – meant to flow in, and flow out, flow in, and out again. It’s not meant to be still.” So said a colleague of mine some years ago, a successful businessman running a medium sized company in Argentina.
I listened, because it was clear he knew what he was talking about. He, his father and brother had started a small engineering company from their home over twenty five years ago, when his brother had become partially paralysed and couldn’t find employment. Over the years they had built it into a successful world-wide business, employing over 60 people.
I shared this quote on the Money and Chakras weekend, as there was lots of talk at the beginning about the difficulties in getting a loan from the banks, meaning money is not flowing. Continue reading →
Many years ago, when I received a very large sum of money, I had expected to feel safe and secure, peaceful at last.
It didn’t happen.
What DID happen was that I worried – worried about how I was going to use it, worried about what people would think of me if they knew I had it; and worried I would spend it all fast (and find myself back with feeling comfortable with just enough). Continue reading →
I was walking through the woods last week, watching myself worrying about money and cash flow. It has been tight lately for various reasons, not least of which I have been working much less in the last year, and there have been financial effects of my husband dying. I say watching myself, because there is a difference between worrying, and watching yourself worrying. Continue reading →
This week’s article is a true story told me by a friend when he heard about the fun you can have with a £50 note (see last week’s article).
“My wife and I had been on a rare trip to Plymouth to do some shopping and pick up some cash owed to me by a charity I work for. This meant that, unusually, I had a £50 note in my pocket. On the way back home we stopped at a busy farm shop/café for a cup of tea. Standing at the counter, we turned around with our tray of tea and cake, to see a very crowded sight before us. There was nothing for it but to share a table with someone else, not something I would normally choose to do! Continue reading →