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, […]
The Secret Life of Real Estate & Banking is a weighty, academic tome by Phillip J. Anderson in which he proves that the real estate cycle follows an ever-repeating pattern approximately every 18 years and he documents this back over the last 200+ years. I have persuaded Phillip to run an event for The Money Gym on Friday 12th November in which we will learn the contents of his book without having to read it, although I am also negotiating with his publisher to have supplies on hand at a reduced price for academics who will want to take it […]
I’ve had time off, of course I have, in the last three years but I haven’t had a proper holiday. What’s the difference? Time off constitutes something I am coming to enjoy more and more, downtime in my own home. Its peaceful, I get to enjoy Augusts in the UK and I get lots of self-care jobs done which feels lovely. And holidays involve “abroad”! When I first went into coaching, I took on an empowering belief from Thomas Leonard that no-one wanted to be coached during August or December so planned my working year thus. And my next intention […]
I keep meaning to look up the precise date I discovered the Money Gym. It was way back in 2003, I think. Although I had been an accountant since 1977, and already sold my accountancy business of 20 years, I hadn’t learned how to make myself rich focussing, as I had been, on helping other people with their money. The Money Gym taught me how to do both, make myself wealthy while helping others to do the same which for me is nothing short of heaven on earth. In 2005, Nicola Cairncross, who is the founder of the Money Gym, […]
Frank De Luca says that "living a rich life means living a heart-felt life marked by joy, ease and satisfaction". He da man, that Frank, no idea who he is actually (sorry, Frank) but I found him on the web - where else? Have you measured your quotients for joy, ease and satisfaction recently? Go on, do it now, take five minutes while I share a bit more of Frank's top wisdom with you.
The best and most efficient way for me to do less is to learn to say No more. This has been a challenge for me for untold decades, and I have written before that the main person to whom I learn to say No is myself. For I think I want to do all the things, or most of the things, I commit to and its only the sheer amount of them which makes some of them feel burdensome.
Yesterday, Nicola and I interviewed Anthony North who is Head of Fundraising for The Big Issue Foundation. He moved us both to tears more than once, often with his own passion for his job! I know I wound up feeling I wanted to do even more to support The Big Issue than we are already doing. We expect to be able to donate around £4,500 on 21st March from our Property Extravaganza day and Nicola ended up emailing him after the interview offering to
I’m not much of a one for playing games, despite my proud boast that my best friend from school invented one of the best-selling games of all time, Jenga. And I was her accountant at the time. I did manage to invent lots of games for my niece and nephews to play on Christmas Day over the years and I pride myself on the fact that the games aged with them, i.e. didn’t stay too babyish although perhaps some of them were a tad too testing at times, like when I first became a coach! I always hated Monopoly and am still […]