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How much money is enough? The factors that influence us…

In contrast to the many business gurus that define “success” as having a 6 or 7-figure income, I am here to share a different message:

The more money you set as an income goal, the more pressure you give to your business. The more money you require, the less freedom you have to be authentic in your business relationships and content.

The less you’re doing it for the money, the more liberated you are to pursue your passion.

Who are your heroes?

What is the “enoughness” mindset of the people you learn from, your business & marketing experts, your personal development teachers, the authors and speakers you follow?

Whom do you hang out with?

Your sense of what’s “enough” is deeply influenced by the people you frequently talk to.

Where you live influences your sense of enough.

Do you have high rent or mortgage costs?

How satisfied are you with work?

How meaningful and stressful is the work you do?

The happier we are at work, the less we spend to make ourselves happy, and the fewer vacations we need.

One of the best ways to spend your money may be to hire a life coach, career coach, mental health counselor, or therapist. They can help you increase the meaning of your work, decrease your stress, and become more mindful to appreciate what you already have.

How satisfied are you in your relationships?

The happier we are with our social life, the less stuff we need to be happy.

What does the media you consume say about what’s “enough”?

Pay attention to your media consumption habits: videos, articles, TV, podcasts. What messages are you getting about what’s enough?

What’s your relationship to your inner source of abundance?

Your thought life, your relationship to your inner source of creativity, will determine how much “outer” spending you need to be happy.

The more that we can derive joy and meaning from some inner source of creativity, the less we require externally to feel happiness.

How can you more frequently and deeply tap into your inner resources?

The less you need, the more you can be authentic with your actions and generous with others.

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Authentic Business Coach & Author of 4 Books including "Authentic Content Marketing" and "Joyful Productivity"

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