Art is an act of communication, and if we are constantly communicating our smallest thoughts, how will we have time for big ones? Cell phones miniaturize your life, breaking it down into tiny sound bites. I think we call them “bites” for a reason. They tend to devour our time and attention. There’s no room […]
Setting aside your skepticism for a moment, make a list of ten actions you could take, right now, that you suspect might make you feel more prosperous– and that cost nothing. Example: 1. Taking a walk in nature 2. Going for a run and taking a long, hot shower afterward 3. Cooking soup using leftovers I […]
A number isn’t magic. A number is just a number. However, we believe– with all of our beings– that a magic number exists, and that getting to it will solve all of our problems. “Once I have an income of two thousand dollars a week, everything will be okay,” we tell ourselves. Or, “Once I […]
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 […]
What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. How do we get to this place? It begins with getting […]
One of the bedrock tools of The Prosperous Heart, my new course on money and prosperity, is a tool called Counting. Counting is very simple: record every penny in and every penny out. To begin, purchase a small notebook that you can carry with you everywhere— and every time you spend money– or earn money– […]
Oh, Great Creator, I prosper through you, drawing my abundance from your infinite stores. You know my needs and you provide for them. You know my dreams, and you bring me fulfillment. I rely on you as my source. You are the rock on which I build my life. I trust you to supply me […]
Set aside fifteen minutes and write quickly about your feelings around money. How do you feel today about the state of your finances? How have you felt in the past? Don’t judge yourself. When you are done, take a twenty-minute walk to integrate what you have learned. Your insights may surprise you.