A short essay on money and its relation to one’s happiness
When I speak to audiences about happiness, I always qualify in my own mind, even before pursing my lips to speak, what type of happiness I am wishing to address.
For there are indeed different types of “happiness.”
There is, for instance, the simple type of happiness that comes on opening a long-awaited birthday gift – perhaps a beloved Apple i-product.
Is having a happy life simply the product of creating as many “birthday” moments as possible? Would life be better if every day was our birthday?
What about a different perspective. There is another type of happiness that comes from getting word of a promotion or raise. Happiness here is tied closely together with pride and satisfaction for a job well done.
Jeffrey Gitterman is an award winning financial advisor and the founder and CEO of Gitterman & Associates Wealth Management, LLC. www.gawmllc.com.
In these challenging economic times, Jeff recently co-founded Beyond Success, www.BeyondSuccessConsulting.com, a coaching and consulting firm that brings more holistic values to the world of business and finance. His first book, Beyond Success: Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity, was recently published by AMACOM, the publishing house of the American Management Association.
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You Know How to Lose Weight, Here’s Why You’re Not Doing It
Let’s face facts: every one knows that in order to lose weight, all you have to do is eat right and exercise. But a new diet book appears on the bestseller lists about as often as Hollywood releases a new Amy Adams movie.
So why, with this avalanche of “how to lose weight” information, are Americans still getting fatter by the nanosecond?
Here’s the surprising answer no one’s talking about: It’s NOT because you need more “how-to’s” of losing weight. It’s because you need to uncover your hidden Why-Not-To’s of Losing Weight.
Judy, a 55-year-old working grandma from Texas, had tried every diet and exercise program out there. She’d lose weight temporarily, then gain it right back and beat herself up.
I asked her in our coaching sessions why she didn’t want to lose weight – to list her Why-Not-To’s of Losing Weight. Judy realized for the first time that she believed that keeping the excess weight would protect her.
Saying to a working mom “don’t let money affect your relationships” is like saying “don’t let oxygen affect your breathing.”
Without one, it’s awfully hard to have the other.
What I tell my coaching clients who come to me with money worries is that money doesn’t CHANGE anything; it REVEALS everything.
Money acts as a magnifying glass. If you’re a poor jerk, you’ll be a rich jerk – only jerkier. If you’re a broke nice person, you’ll be a rich nice person – only nicer.
And if there are problems simmering beneath the surface in your relationship, those problems will only be exacerbated when money’s tight.
So in these tough financial times, how can we make sure our relationships stay healthy (even if our 401K doesn’t)?
Here are five relationships assumptions working moms need to avoid when money is tight:
There is NO question that the number one stressor in this world is… money. A recent study proved that…
We hardly ever stop and truly think about the real deep causes of stress and anxiety in our lives.
Until, we look in the mirror.