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Our Relationship with Money – Part 2:- Health and Wealth

Our Relationship with Money - Part 2:- Health and Wealth We all have a relationship with money whether we know it or not. This relationship determines how we think, speak and act about money. It also impacts relationships. We have all witnessed how relationships can be stressed and hurt when financial affairs are perceived by one side or the other to be unfair; how communication breaks down; how resentment can burn deeply… This relationship will show up everywhere in our lives, from our investment decision making, spending and saving habits, the estate planning process to how much we [...]

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Our Relationship with Money – Part I:- Affluenza

Our Relationship with Money- Part 1: Affluenza We all have a relationship with money whether we know it or not. This relationship determines how we think, speak and act about money. It will impact our level of financial success. It will affect how we feel about money, how we approach it or what do we do with it. It also impacts the relationship we have with ourselves, our spouse, our children, our family and others. It shows up everywhere in our lives. From our investment decision making, our spending and saving habits or our approach to estate planning [...]

December 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Money and Success: How Do We Relate to it?

Money and Success: How Do We Relate to it? The myth of individual opportunity in our western society has affected most of us, and in particular our younger generations. As the culture of materialism has been sweeping the world (from West to East, and North to South), it has negatively impacted us in ways that are not fully recognized by many. One significant impact of it is our increasing tendency generation by generation to measure success by looking at how much money we make and how prestigious our careers are. For many becoming successful and making money has [...]

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Money and Success: ‘Is more ever enough?’

Money and Success: 'Is more ever enough?' Money is important, there is no doubt about it. It brings vitality, helps to pay our bills and enables us to live the lifestyle we desire ― especially in a world that is growing ever more affluent. Not having enough of it creates struggle, anxiety and stress, and sucks our life force and vitality. It is therefore not surprising that the majority of the Western world, particularly the younger generation, lists "getting rich" as one of their most significant personal goals. But this priority is far from realistic, as the percentage of [...]

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Psychology of Success: How Do We Relate to Success?

The Psychology of Success: How Do We Relate to Success? There are a few mistakes people make with regards to success or their relationship with it. The most overlooked one is the fact that the majority of people equate success with the achievement of money, wealth, fame or power. The other most identifiable mistakes people make with regards to success or the achievement of it are: Equating money with happiness: there is a widespread belief that one will be happier if one has more money, however, there are many stories of people who have achieved financial success but do [...]

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Is There a Roadmap to Success?

Is There a Roadmap to Success? Trying to create a roadmap to success, by definition, is a failed attempt. The dictionary defines a roadmap as “a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action”. In the context of a roadmap to success the definition will be: “a detailed plan or explanation to guide a person in determining a course of action to achieve success (i.e. the desired outcome, which is usually equated with money, power or fame)”. This is something that in recent years, many people have aimed to do: explain [...]

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Affluenza, an Unhealthy Relationship with Money

Affluenza, an Unhealthy Relationship with Money Money is the single most transformational substance in our society. It is seductive, alluring, fascinating, and perceived as greatly desirable. It is everyone’s dream. But can this dream turn into a nightmare? Many of us live in affluent times. Never in history have so many of us been swamped by so much material choices, rapid technological developments and the opportunity for many of us to acquire large sums of money. In the USA last year, only 136 trillion dollars were passed down from one generation to another. Despite the perceived comforts and [...]

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

The Psychology of Wealth: The Rules of Gender and Money

The Psychology of Wealth: The Rules of Gender and Money In our culture, we grow up constantly bombarded with messages that men should have more power than women. In the world of affluence, gender roles are even more clearly defined. From an early age, your heirs are expected to excel in subjects that will ensure their ability to carry on the family fortune. However, young females are encouraged to develop talents that will attract a suitable marriage partner – for example, looking good and being a gracious hostess. Any musical or artistic talents are accepted with great approval. But [...]

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Affluenza and Wealth Psychology: When Your Spouse Spends Too Much…

Affluenza and Wealth Psychology: When Your Spouse Spends Too Much... Client: “My husband and I both come from families of wealth and are lucky enough not having to had to work beyond managing the incomes our parents had created for us. In the five years we’ve been married we’ve traveled extensively, done philanthropic work and, just this year, started a family. But there’s a threat to our lifestyle that I’m worried about: my husband’s need to always have the latest and the best material things. It isn’t just unseemly to me – the costs are getting out of hand [...]

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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