I'm sure you've heard the words of the song Money, Money, Money by ABBA. The song complains, "I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay; Ain't it sad; And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me; That's too bad..." I'm sure we've all felt like this from time to time. Most of us can relate to the thought "Money, Money, Money...always sunny, in a rich man's world."
I'm not immune to struggles with money. I've had unexpected expenses that hit my finances hard. I've also made foolish decisions, putting myself in heavy debt. I've even gone bankrupt. However, I've always been blessed to come through these experiences with a positive attitude and at no time in my life have I ever had to go without the necessities of life (food, clothing or shelter). I've also been blessed with work I enjoy and the ability to not only provide for myself but to care for others as well.
I grew up in a family that exhibited what I call a "poverty mentality." My parents were always worried about money and it seemed like there was never enough. I inherited many of these attitudes about money and have had to work to eliminate them and trust that the money I need will always be there. When I've taken the right attitudes about money I always seem to have enough. When I get my mind in the wrong place about money, it seems to slip through my fingers and debt mounts.
As with so many other topics, when I'm trying to master a subject, I do research. I find and read books by people who know more about something than I do, which is why I've read many books on business, finances and how to develop a proper relationship with money. In this webinar I'm going to share my personal journey in developing a healthy relationship with money—what I've learned in my research, what I've found works for me (and what doesn').
Join me as I discuss my own journey in learning about money as I discuss why Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, is right when he says money won't solve people's problems. To illustrate the truth of this, almost every problem the government throws money at gets worse. The same is true in our own lives. As Kiyosaki says, "Intelligence solves problems and produces money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone."