Counting, which is one of the bedrock tools of The Prosperous Heart, is very simple: record all money in and all money out. I keep a small notebook in my purse and I write down every penny. Coming back to this tool over and over, it is always helpful.
Recently I found that it's not so much that I don't have enough cash, it's that I spend my cash in ways that are counter to my values. Counting, I discovered my expensive Starbucks habit. I began making coffee at home. That saved me movie money. Seeing movies makes me happy. I spend within my values and I find myself valuing myself.
When we are willing to take small steps on our own behalf, that feeling of true prosperity is always within our reach.