Many people are looking for a job with the unemployment rate at 7% in October. It’s a stressful time for many people since money is how most of us are able to live and buy healthy food.
There is added stress for my generation because they want to get paid well and do work that is fulfilling.
Today on the Raw Food Health Empowerment Podcast, we are talking about a phenomenal book that can help alleviate the stress we may be feeling around money and financial security right now.
Ken Honda is Japan’s most recognizable and influential money guru. He is known as the ‘Zen Millionaire’ and has been called the Marie Kondo of personal finance, which I appreciate because I value simplicity. He has authored 58 books, which have sold millions of copies and has been translated into 15 languages.
He wrote a book called Happy Money which I encourage you to read and find your zen around finances and income. Below are some key points to remember.
To find peace with anything, you need to pray, meditate and understand God got you. Worrying does not help you find a job or make that money goal, so we need to pray and have faith that God will work it out.
A positive attitude magnetizes money. This is helpful for job interviews and at your job dealing with bosses and co-workers. You need practices to make yourself joyful so you can bring joy everywhere you go. People are attracted to joyful people. People support passionate people. This is where self care comes in because if you’re not catering to your emotional needs, it will show in your attitude.
Busy doesn’t mean good business. Be strategic. What is your money goal? What is the fastest and least stressful way to get there? Here are a couple good resources to help you figure that out:
Money flows to where there is energy already. I know many health coaches trying to squeeze blood out of stone (like my momma always say). They struggle with marketing their business and getting clients because they went into coaching to coach and not to really be an entrepreneur or business owner. Being a business owner is hard. It is not a build it and they will come situation. Money is needed to invest in your business and your skill level to bring in customers and make sales.
Many health coaches don’t feel comfortable having sales calls. For some reason they feel sleazy or have some hang up on having sales conversations. If you don’t feel comfortable selling your product or service, being an entrepreneur is not for you. Bring your passion to a company who has a sales team and show up as your vibrant self, moving up the ranks and stacking your paper. If you have been trying a thing for many years, you learn what you are willing and not willing to do so watch and see where the money is coming from and where it has been less of a struggle and capitalize on that. Move in that direction instead of against the current.
Honda must have spoken with my mom because he says happy money flows when you give to charity. Giving to a nonprofit or your church, which is also a nonprofit, increases the flow of happy money. And on that note, I want to express gratitude for all those who gave to my birthday fundraiser to support Feed Our Soul. The funds given will be leveraged to build a hydroponic farm for classes for children. Our goal is to get young people intimately aware of how our food ends up on our plate, food is medicine, and how to prepare vegetables so they enjoy them.
Gratitude also increases the flow of happy money so send your boss or customers a card or a gift. As donations were coming in to my birthday fundraiser, I blessed and thanked each and every person and God for showing up and making this happen and more and more rolled in. It truly was a “let go and let God” moment.
Show appreciation for money by learning how to budget and being a good steward of the funds you have already. Focus on what you have and be grateful for that. Count your blessings. This is part of my morning ritual daily. I give God thanks for the many blessings and comforts S/He has provided for me. George Washington Carver is a huge inspiration in that way for me. He gave all the glory to God for all his creations. He went from a slave to a national treasure and attributed the success and inspiration to God because truly that’s where all blessings come and if you don’t show gratitude, you risk constricting the flow of the blessing.
I truly feel blessed to have had happy money principles taught to me by example via my parents and grandmother. They knew how to save, invest, and have fun with their money. I grew up comfortable and did not want for anything but I was not spoiled. I learned how to save money received, budget for the things I wanted and work to earn more. I even learned how to build credit. Money mentors were in my house so I feel blessed to have had that.
You can get the book Happy Money below and support a local bookstore in the process.
Now is the time to map out your 5 year and 10 year plan and put strategy behind it. You can’t get anywhere without vision. You need to know your destination so you can chart a course of action. The last thing you want to do is wake up at retirement and be in debt and have no money or assets to your name. Schedule a free Happy & Healthy Strategy Call. On this call, we go over your plan for health and happiness in 2021 and beyond.
My generation wants more than living wages in our communities. We want careers with six figure salaries doing work we are passionate about that solves big problems in the world. We are change makers! We are also not martyrs. God wants you to be happy and S/He is working all out in your favor. Have faith knowing that your career and income goals are within reach so you don’t need to stress because stress is not a spiritual practice.
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// HOST Samantha Salmon
Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach and Ambassador of Health and Happiness
// CO-HOST Dorrell Hylton Salmon
Mom, Wife, Hair Doctor, Beauty Parlor Counselor, and Prayer Warrior
The information provided in this broadcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration, or the equivalent in your country. Any products/services mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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