Friday One Minute of Excitement

Are You Worried About Spending Money?

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Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.

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Friday One Minute of Excitement

Have you told your money that you’re worried about it?

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Click on the link to watch the video for a one-minute inspirational blast!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com

Friday One Minute of Excitement

Do ever feel like, “Hey, where’s the money?”

Click on the link to watch the video for a one-minute inspirational blast!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Noticing Abundance Before It’s Gone

I have a sad story. The other week I lost a ten-dollar bill.  (Well, not too sad.  It could’ve been worse.  Or I guess it could’ve been better.  I could still have that ten-dollar bill.)

In retrospect, I think what happened is that I gave a cashier a ten instead of a one, and he didn’t notice my mistake.

So through my lack of attention, I instantly lost nine bucks.  Now I’ve had the skills to count money since early grade school, but in my distraction I didn’t use them to appreciate and contain my abundance.

The money I suddenly lost set me pondering:

How much of the abundance in our lives do we lose sight of each day because of our inattention to it?

We have the skills to count our blessings, to be appreciative of our talents, but if we are distracted with other stuff like what went wrong in the past, what is going wrong right now, or what might hypothetically go wrong in the future, our abundance can literally slip right through our fingers as I let that ten-dollar bill slip through mine.

We can choose to focus on noticing our abundance.  WHEN WE APPRECIATE OUR ABUNDANCE WE CAN LITERALLY SAVE IT FROM BEING LOST.

Now I’m much more alert when I’m counting out money, and simply through this alertness, I have more of it.

Game of the Day

How can you be more alert to the abundance in your life?

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

How Can You Use The Money You Have TODAY To Create your Dreams?

Have you ever had the thought, “I HAVE TO WAIT to do what I dream of doing until I have more money?

Me too!  It’s tempting to wait until we have MORE MONEY, and then to go about financing our dreams.

The neat thing I’ve slowly discovered is that many dreams don’t require vast amounts of money.   This type of dream instead requires creatively using the money we have to turn it into reality.

For example, if you had asked me seven years ago how much I would have to pay to feel magnificently healthy in mind, body and spirit, I would have said, “Millions of dollars, if it’s even possible.”  And since I didn’t have millions of dollars, I thought, “I CAN’T have my dream of enjoying magnificent health.”

However, I discovered my dream of having amazing overall health through participating in activities such as Hatha Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Landmark Education and receiving massages.

AND THESE ACTIVITIES ALL ENDED UP BEING WITHIN MY BUDGET!

In fact, I now go to a yoga studio, Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, which has a vast number of classes every week and amazing teacher after amazing teacher.  I pay $65 a month for unlimited yoga classes in San Diego, CA.  Yes, I said $65 a month, not $650 a month.  And the $65 a month is well within my budget.

Often our dreams don’t require so much money as they do our participation.  What makes my yoga membership an EVEN BETTER DEAL is that I go to between 10 and 15 classes a week.  The more I participate in my dream of amazing overall health, the better deal my unlimited membership becomes.  Amazing!

At this point in the post, a reader, who we will call Cindy Louise, might say, “Hey, Mr. California Yoga Dude, that’s all fine and dandy about your yoga stuff, but I dream of owning a mansion. Please find me a mansion for $65 a month.”

I would say,  “You definitely have a great point Cindy Louise.  Those sixty-five-buck-a-month-mansions aren’t all they are cracked up to be.”

Then I would ask Cindy Louise what feelings she is seeking in owning a mansion.  After careful consideration, she might say in owning a mansion she is seeking the feelings of safety, beauty, peace and joy.   But at this point in her career, she can only afford an apartment.  Then I would suggest that she looks for an apartment that embodies the feelings she is hoping to find in a mansion by searching for an apartment building that is beautiful, that is on a quiet and peaceful street and an apartment where she feels joy as she tours it.

Granted the apartment that Cindy finds wouldn’t be the physical reality of the mansion she dreams of owning, but the feelings that her dream evokes can be present in the apartment she decides to rent.  And while she is renting, Cindy Louise can work towards her dream of earning enough money to buy an actual mansion.

If you’re up for an AMAZING GAME, start to see your money situation as an invitation to create, participate, and feel your dreams TODAY, instead of viewing your current financial situation as a reason to defer living your dreams until someday when you have more money.

Game of the Day

Think of a dream you have that you have been putting on the back burner because it seems to require money beyond what you can afford.

Is there an inexpensive way to afford this dream that you haven’t considered yet? (Like I found with my yoga membership.)  Have FUN asking around and THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX as you answer this question

Does realizing your dream require your increased participation, rather than simply more money?  (Like I also found with my yoga membership.)

If your dream involves purchasing something that’s really expensive (Like Cindy Louise’s mansion)  (And there’s no $65 a month deal insight), what feelings are you seeking in owning this expensive object?

While working to afford this expensive object, can you find a less expensive alternative that evokes feelings similar to the ones you are seeking in owning the expensive object?  (Like Cindy’s apartment.)

How can you use the money you have TODAY to create your dreams?

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Friday One Minute of Excitement

Have you told your money that you’re worried about it?

Click on the link to watch the video for a one-minute inspirational blast!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Being Happy About Money Instead of Worrying

A few weekends ago, I had the privilege of attending a workshop called The Tipping Point of Bliss.  Inspired by teachings conveyed by Ester Hicks, this workshop was about the effectiveness of first identifying the emotions we want to feel around a given subject and then allowing ourselves to feel those emotions on a consistent basis.

Upon reflecting on these ideas, I realize that I have often approached life with the opposite view, namely, “If I achieve such and such, then I’ll be happy.”

Since the workshop, I have been searching for ways to feel the emotions I want to feel before I act and then doing my best to feel them.  This method has been very useful, especially in my approach to money.

What are you talking about now Jason?  I know you just got your hair dyed and all, and maybe you are still a bit loopy from that experience.  But really, money is just money.  What do emotion and feelings have to do with it?

Glad you asked.  I will employ two fictitious couples to demonstrate what I mean.

First meet Sally and Todd.  Sally and Todd are both sheer geniuses when it comes to making money in the stock market.  They can make more money in five minutes than most people could make in five lifetimes.  Needless to say they are billionaires many times over.

Try to picture what their house must look like, how many amazing cars they must have, the vacations they must go on, the fun they must have.

Now the surprising thing is Sally and Todd don’t have anything you might expect.  They actually live in a tiny apartment in a fairly run-down building, don’t own an automobile and haven’t gone on vacation in fourteen years.  Are they happy?  No, in fact, they are exceedingly miserable!  They argue constantly.  But they do share a feeling.  They are both DEATHLY AFRAID to spend money.   Sally and Todd fear that if they start to spend money on more than the “essentials,” they will spend too much money and that their success will be gone in the blink of an eye.

(Like so many fears in life, Sally and Todd’s fear isn’t rational.  However, their fear dramatically affects every aspect of their life because they whole-heartedly believe it.)

People say that, “Money doesn’t buy happiness.”  Sally and Todd are proof that saving it all doesn’t either.

After Sally and Todd’s somber tale, let’s check in with our second couple, Christine and Martin.  Christine and Martin are pursuing their dreams.  They live in a small apartment, take the same buses around town as Sally and Todd, but, unlike Sally and Todd, find ways to go on vacation.  Neither Christine nor Martin is a stockbroker.  In fact, they both wait on stockbrokers at Café Elegance in the financial district.  Oh yes, Christine and Martin are really, really happy.  From a place of happiness and love, they use the money they have to spend to express these emotions.  They love buying their favorite foods at the grocery store, purchasing clothes they love to wear, and going to the movies they are passionate about seeing.  Of course, Christine and Martin don’t make loads of money, but their happiness and love focuses them on using the money that they do have to create the lives they want.

Sally and Todd create their relationship with their finances from the emotions of fear and uncertainty.  Even though they have mountains of money, these emotions utterly control their lives.  Meanwhile, Christine and Martin create their relationship with money from a place of happiness and love.

It is interesting to look at how the emotions these two couples feel on a daily basis affect every aspect of their lives.

Game of the Day

  1. What emotions do you want to consistently feel around money?
  2. Think of specific times when you have felt these emotions in the past.
  3. What can you do to remind yourself to freshly feel these emotions every time you think about money?

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.