How You Feel About Money Impacts Your Earnings (FZ040)
In this episode Corbett says, flat out, “the way you think and feel about money is affecting how your business is performing.”
Listen along as we each reveal our own thoughts about money. Be gentle, I’m actually embarrassed by my own answers… don’t know why.
And that embarrassment gets to the heart of the issue… are you aware of how you feel and think about money? I wasn’t.
Hopefully this episode helps you see your own feelings clearer — you’ll at least see ours!
In all seriousness, there’s some good bits in here about how money is a tool, how bootstrappers should be navigating these waters, what resources to tackle next, etc.
Because, as Corbett says in the show: dealing with money is a skill, and just like any other skill you can work at it and get good at it… and getting good with money will seriously effect the performance of your business.
Caleb’s Money Mindset Qualifiers
Caleb has this great little bit in the show (about 23m in) where he mentions a handful of things you could look at to get a read on how you feel about money. Here’s a list of questions he asks to help you think through your money mindset.
- Do you have debt? If so, do you have plans to get out of debt?
- How do you feel about tipping? Do you hesitate before leaving a tip?
- Do you find it difficult to charge what you’re worth in your business?
- How much time do you spend looking for the lowest prices on things you buy?
- How often do you give discounts on your services?
- How do you feel about negotiating?
Some Money Seth Godin Quotes
“If money is an emotional issue for you, you’ve just put your finger on a big part of the problem. No one who is good at building houses has an emotional problem with hammers. Place your emotional problems where they belong, and focus on seeing money as a tool.”
“The way you feel about giving money to good causes has a lot to do with the way you feel about money.”
“In our culture, making more money feels like winning, and winning feels like the point.”
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Broke – ESPN Films: 30 for 30 — “More money, more problems. Broke digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carried them to victory on the field yet seemed to ruin them off the field.”
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