The Work and Reward of Building Credit
I like to think about money as an idea in the form of credit. To get in the money game, I need to build up my credit. To build up my credit, I need to work on my inner and outer relationship with my self and money. My Outer Credit Work: identifying & communicating the value I offer (marketing my self and my business) growing my wealth (creating opportunities for higher pay and more abundance) caring for my wealth (managing my money and my self) My Inner Credit ...
Love and Esteem
What if these two things were created equal? What if wealth, beauty and status mattered as much as compassion, respect, care and value? How would that change things? What if my self-esteem (my view of wealth, beauty and status) was equal to my self-love (my view of compassion, respect, care and value)? What if I focused on respecting my feelings (compassion), setting my boundaries (respect), ensuring my wellness (care) and cultivating my gifts (value)? Would I find that my power (beauty, wealth and status) had grown as a result?
A Theory on Growing Up
I've been thinking a lot lately on what it means to grow up. Perhaps this is because I am now in my early 30's, and I feel this is a time in my life where I am learning to let go of childish behaviors, while still maintaining my childlike wonder. This is my theory on what growing up is all about – I think it's about learning to love, manage and keep your stuff in your box. For me growing up is about learning to care for and love your box (your Self) and all the crazy beautiful stuff you find inside of it. It's also about learning that you do not need, nor want, to take on other people's stuff and put it into your box.
Finding a Good Mirror
Good mirrors matter. It's important that I see myself as I truly am. It's good for my heart and for my growth to have an accurate picture of who I am. So I'm learning to be a wiser shopper when it comes to mirrors. Just any old reflection of me will no longer do. I'm getting serious about the mirrors I choose to use. Finding the good mirrors, I've learned, is easier when I am clear on what a true reflection of me might look like. Then I can confidently say "in this mirror I look fatter than I am". Or "in this mirror I feel like too much of a caretaker". Or "in this mirror I appear less whole than I actually am".