RTL 02: Relationship To Money: Rich vs. Poor, Giving & Receiving

In this next episode, I explore our relationship to money — rich vs. poor, giving & receiving.

I address questions such as:

  • How and when did your relationship to money begin?
  • What is does money mean? How do you define it? What’s its purpose?
  • What do healthy and unhealthy relationships to/with money look like?
  • What’s enough? What is too little?
  • What are your limiting beliefs about money? What do you know to be true?
  • What other relationships does it affect?

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“We’ve been sold on this idea of philanthropy that I’ll give once I have a lot. That’s conditional giving. The real philanthropist are those who give early in their life and often.”― Jullien Gordon

“A job isn’t the only way to make money, but our education system trained us to be workers and employees.”― Jullien Gordon

“Just because you get keys to a home doesn’t mean you’re a home owner. You’re just a home buyer until you’ve paid off the mortgage. A home is rarely an asset.”― Jullien Gordon

“At the end of the day I don’t want my life be defined by how much money I have in my bank account, or the worth of my estate. I want it to be defined how much money I created and how much money I gave away to causes, people, ideas I truly believe in.”― Jullien Gordon

“I realized that you can’t save your way to wealth.”― Jullien Gordon

“We embrace this idea that the more the merrier, but there are always tradeoffs and sacrifices.. In fact, what I’ve seen is that the more, the more unmarried.”― Jullien Gordon

“I never want to do anything for money. To me, that’s prostitution.”― Jullien Gordon

“The game of more more more is a never ending game, that’s why I’m trying to get clear about what’s enough.” ― Jullien Gordon

“I don’t hate rich people. What slows down the economy are people who hoard money. Money is called currency because it’s supposed to have a current and flow. When we hoard, the economy gets stale like a swamp.” ― Jullien Gordon

“Our salary is not our income. Our salary is our revenues. Our real income is what’s leftover at the end of the month after we pay our rent, mortgage, car note, etcetera.” ― Jullien Gordon

Join the Conversation

I do not claim to be a thought leader on all of these subjects, but I am a thought breeder. My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they breed. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What single brave decision do you need to make today? Share your answer on , , or .

This Week’s Challenge

Imagine your dream lifestyle. Think about the house, car(s), trips, food, clothes, activities, and other things you want. Calculate how much that lifestyle will actually cost you on a monthly basis. Come up with an actual number. I think you’ll find that it’s a lot less than you actually think.

This Week’s Inspiration

In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:

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