6 posts from month 07/2014

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An Economy of Scarcity?

Economic theory is based on the assumption of scarcity - why is that? Aren’t we, collectively, always creating and printing more money? It's not a limited resource, so why do we use it like it is? We can't run out of it. It's not clean water. Or pandas. We make it, and we can always make more of it. So why should we believe and act like it's going to run out? I make a conscious choice to live in a world of abundance, not scarcity. And that includes money. In Paying What It's ...

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A Middle Way | Pay What It's Worth

A Middle Way

It appears that there are only two paths. To think of YOU or to think of ME. One, I give with my heart too wide; the other, with my heart too closed. There is a middle way. A place in between. A place where my heart is open, and it is protected. A place where I can be free to give, and to receive, the value I add to this world. There is a middle way.

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Asking For Support

I've heard it before. Maybe you have too. I've heard that in order to truly thrive, as a business owner, and as as human, I need to learn to ask for what I need. I need to ask for support. I've heard it before, and I'll hear it again. And I'll keep on hearing it because it's true. And because it's a lesson I need to learn. I need others in order to thrive. I can't do it alone. We can't do it alone. I need your help. And you need mine. However we choose to offer ...

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The Emotion of Money

I want to share this fantastic example of how much we are motivated by our emotions when it comes to money, and valuing things. Ask yourself: Is the value of the Empire State Building high because the value of rent is high, or vice versa, is the value of rent high because the building is highly valued? What do you think? Does it change if I asked you to substitute WHAT you are valuing? Is the value of a cow high because the value of calves and milk is high, or vice versa, is ...

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Pay What Its Worth - the book

Pay What It’s Worth: The Book

After five years of experimenting with not setting prices, in Pay What It’s Worth: Building Your Sustainable System for Not Setting Prices, I introduce this pricing innovation and share integral strategies for creating a balanced exchange experience, empowering both your customer and you to fairly value what's being exchanged. explore how an open pricing system with Accountability. Norms. Disclosure. creates and sustains a relationship of Mutual benefit. Exchange. Connection. ...

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