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Today's episode is focused on why what you believe about your money is more important than you think...
In today’s episode about developing your influence through stewarding your treasures, I talk with you about why your view of your money matters, how you can create your own money reality, and why it’s more about the feel than anything…
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00:00:00 Welcome to episode 690 of the inspired stewardship podcast. I'm Jennifer Lozado, author of inheriting chaos with compassion. I encourage you to find the ways to be loving with your family both before and after you pass. And one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott Mader.
00:00:36 but also because of the philosophy they have and the approach they have towards money. It's, it's really about how we feel about it every bit, as much as it is about how we have and what we have, because the truth is if you have a million dollars and you feel poor, you're going to act for you are poor. Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast.
00:01:02 If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world. In today's episode about developing your influence through stewarding your treasures.
00:01:32 I talk with you about why your view of money matters, how you can create your own money, reality, and why it's more about the feel than anything else as we talk about stewarding your treasures. Wouldn't it be great if you could support this podcast and do it without costing yourself an extra dime, it turns out you can. All you have to do is use inspired stewardship.com/amazon.
00:02:00 When you're ready to make a purchase via Amazon and a small commission, we'll come back to support the show. If you enjoy the show, when you're ready to buy from Amazon, just use inspired stewardship.com/amazon. When it comes to money. One of the things that I found over the years is the way that we view it has a lot to do with what happens with it,
00:02:25 with how we handle it with whether or not we have it with how we deal with it when we do have it and how we deal with it when we don't have it, the way we approach money has a lot to do with whether or not we have a healthy relationship with money, which in turn affects our relationships with all parts of our own lives.
00:02:46 And with others, the way we view money really, really matters. The truth is most people have a very unhealthy relationship with. They either view money in a very black and white way. Like this. People who have money are fill in the blank, it could be good. It could be evil. It could be greedy. It could be selfish.
00:03:11 It could be abundant or could be somebody who gives and cares a lot for others. The truth is we tend to view someone who has money is a certain thing. And somebody who does not have money as a different view, when in reality, it's a lot more nuance than that. For instance, I've run into a lot of people that believe that poor people by definition are Holy and rich.
00:03:35 People by definition are greedy and evil. And yet the truth is that I've met people with money and people without money who are greedy jerks. It isn't the amount of money you have that makes you greedy or not. I've met people that have a view where they believe that money is a finite resource. There's only so much to go around and if you're getting money,
00:03:58 it means they're not. And somehow or another, we need to compete and fight and, and grab each other and hold each other down. So that there's enough to go around. I've viewed other people that look at money and recognize that it is an abundant resource and it is something that we are all able to get. And yeah, don't get me wrong.
00:04:19 I'm not saying that everyone has equal opportunity or equal skill or equal ability or anything else. I know that there are people that have privileges and others who do not, but at the same time, it is true that most of us have abundant opportunity to make money. You know, my son sat down one summer and he said, dad, I need to make some money this summer.
00:04:42 And I said, great, here's a lawnmower. Learn how to push it, go out and get some jobs, go out and talk to people and, and get under contract to mow the lawn. And so he started with the people that we go to church with, but then he expanded and he did it for other folks. And he earned over $2,000 that summer.
00:05:01 Now don't get me wrong. $2,000 for three months of work is not a ton of money, but when you're 13 years old, that's doing pretty good. And that same sort of idea, that ability to get up and do something is something that we have in this country. We have in this world today, you know, I meet with clients all over the world.
00:05:23 We all have that ability. And yet the truth is sometimes because we view it as scarcity. We view it as the fact that there aren't opportunities. And therefore we don't see the opportunities that are there. You know, we have the right to make money. If we're in service to other people, if you have that heart of service, there is nothing wrong with being paid for that.
00:05:47 And yet, sometimes we make that up and hold it out as something evil and greedy. If you believe that abundance is available to all, then you find the abundant way to do it. You can get out of a scarcity mindset and begin to recognize that everyone has an opportunity in this and an ability to do something money can be made, but health relationships,
00:06:14 these things, these things are you're replaceable. And so oftentimes we sacrifice the irreplaceable at the foot of the replaceable. And that's not something that works longterm. The truth is if you begin to sit down and think about how you view money, if you begin to document, what is it that you believe about money in your heart of hearts in your darkest moment?
00:06:39 What do you think is true about money? And when you find those things, examine them, really pull them out and think about them. Are they not just true, but are they also things that are helpful for you to be able to grow and develop and expand your money reality? And if they aren't, you can begin to change your money reality in part,
00:07:06 by changing your view of money, by attacking those limiting beliefs and those false beliefs, and beginning to replace them with things that are more true. And the truth is all of this comes down to belief. All of this comes down to your feelings. All of this comes down to emotions. It's not a math problem. You know, I've met people that made 200,
00:07:29 300, $400,000 a year and felt poor. They felt broke. They felt like they never had enough. And I've met people that make $35,000 a year and feel rich beyond belief. You know, I've traveled internationally and I've seen this in other countries as well. Where, where people were, who in this country we would consider destitute. We would consider beyond and below the poverty line.
00:07:55 We would consider not able to do anything that we take for granted in this country. And yet they consider themselves rich, not just because of the money, but also because of the philosophy they have and the approach they have towards money. It's, it's really about how we feel about it every bit, as much as it is about how we have and what we have,
00:08:17 because the truth is if you have a million dollars and you feel poor, you're going to act poor. You are poor. And if you have a million dollars and you feel amazingly rich, you're going to act rich and acting rich. Here is less about what you do with the money and more about how you believe in how you feel about it. Now,
00:08:40 I'm not suggesting that you do things that are stupid or that you go out of your way to do things that cause you to lose money or gain money or anything else. I'm just saying that examining the way you feel and view money is an important step towards having a healthy relationship with money. Thanks for listening. Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast.
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