Even though I am supposed to be on my gap year, I am somewhat in limbo while I wait to tidy up one last 2010 project which is dragging on a bit. So between sudokus, crosswords, movies and Kindle ebooks, I have been doing my favourite thing – helping people.
This week, after a flurry of emails with someone I had never met before who had heard me on the Wealth Solutions webinar series with the Barefoot Doctor, I finally got to the place where I felt I wanted to share my five top wealth and abundance resources with her, and that inspired this blog post.
These are the things which I think KNOW have made all the difference to me on my own financial journey.
1. I always find this 12 minute video very reassuring. We are enough, we have enough, we have always had enough, we will always have enough. It’s Lynne Twist who has written a book called The Soul of Money. I’ve just downloaded it onto my Kindle; I’ll let you know how I get on with it.
2. The Money Gym made a huge difference to me. I went through the programme myself first and then later I was invited to become a partner in the business in 2005 with founder Nicola Cairncross. Nicola updated her book of the same name in 2010.
3. Mary Hunt is a fabulous resource – she has a good book called Debt Proof Living and what she calls Rapid Debt Repayment Calculators on her website which help you work out the best of various different ways of paying off your debts and staying out of debt. You can get access to the calculators by joining Mary’s site from only $10 for 3 months and you can see a free Demo of how it works before you choose to part with any dosh at all. Nice.
4. Do you know about EFT (emotional freedom techniques)? I created a website with EFT Master Ann Ross, it’s called Tap To The Top. There’s a link in the right-hand margin of the points to tap on, plus various scripts about money you can follow along with. Here’s one about ending the struggle and if you scroll all the way down the home page and hit Next, reviewing each post, you may find one or two which resonate and once you get the hang of it, of course, the idea is to write your own scripts. I have found this invaluable on my own journey – it’s also easy, quick and FREE and can be applied to everything from a headache, to anxiety over a visit to the dentist, to spider phobias etc.
5. Sandy Forster – How to be Wildly Wealthy Fast – a great book aimed at mainly but not exclusively at women with lots of real, common sense in it. Do also make time to do Sandy’s WWF affirmations. They take 20 minutes but often, for long periods in my life, I have done these daily and I am absolutely sure they have made all the difference. My colleague at the Money Gym, Margaret Collins, featured them on her blog and here’s a link to that – the affirmations are linked to near the bottom of the post. I like to create a CD to play in the car. It’s vital you participate by repeating them after her, until you are word perfect, as the language changes your thoughts about having lived in lack all your life. If you are not very techie, you can read and print a list of the affirmations here.
I do hope you enjoy my favourite resources. Do let me know how you get on when you try them out. Remember to do the exercises in the books, watch the video, use the calculators, do the tapping, do the affirmations and when they work, keep on doing them, don’t stop. Doh!
I’d love it if you shared feedback on your experiences by leaving a comment and/or recommending some of your own?