Exploring Our Money Shadow

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book from Integral Publishers, Pay What It's Worth: You Don't Need to Set a Price on Value. Stay updated on when it's available for purchase here. Money is a symbol of two basic principles that underlie every process in the physical world: the principle of value, and the principle of giving and receiving. Whether it is our money, our labor, our commitment, or our care—we estimate the value of something by what we are willing to give for it and receive ...

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Everything Has The Same Value

Everyone can be your teacher, and everything can be an object of worship. When you can free yourself from the scales of judgement in your lower mind—where one thing is held in higher virtue than another—in your higher mind, everything has the same value. In this space, you see the teacher learns from their student, as the student learns from their teacher. In every exchange and in every relationship, there is value to realize. When you can accept yourself and your true nature, ...

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Sharing the Responsibility of Not Setting Prices

Recently, there was an interesting experiment conducted in not setting prices and charitable giving, by UC San Diego Rady School of Management and Disney Research. Conducting their experiment at a popular roller coaster, using post-roller coaster action photos as the item to be valued, they found not setting prices to be a viable pricing strategy and social responsibility strategy for companies--when the customer’s willingness to give is stimulated. While the study focuses on stimul...

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The Heart of Self-Worth

"Thoughts become things," Mike Dooley says. You don't get what you deserve, you get what you think you deserve. Life provides your perceived worth, not your actual worth. Only when you connect with your intrinsic goodness — your courage and your kindness — do you allow, and feel you deserve, all of life's blessings. Only then, can you truly get what you deserve. For only then, do you trust in your unconditional worth. Unconditional worth belongs to you. It's always been yours. ...

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A Taker’s Approach

When I share I practice with Pay What It's Worth pricing, I often receive one of three perspectives: The Giver loves it and is intrigued by it; the Matcher is curious, has questions, and wants to know more; and the Taker gets angry. It is the Taker's perspective, for me, that's absolutely fascinating and holds a wealth of information... Perhaps more so than the people and perspectives who are open to the idea. Being taken from hurts. Being a Taker hurts too. The Taker's perspective ...

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