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Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life
June 29, 2022
When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have.
-Lynne Twist, American author

“We spend most of the hours and the days of our lives explaining, complaining, or worrying about what we don't have enough of,” writes Lynn Twist in her inspiring book, Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life.

“Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we're already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with a litany of what we didn't get, or didn't get done, that day…This internal condition of scarcity, this mind-set of scarcity, lives at the very heart of our jealousies, our greed, our prejudice, and our arguments with life.”

She explains that changing from a scarcity mindset to one of gratitude can be transformational. “Money moving in the direction of our highest commitments nourishes our world and ourselves. What you appreciate appreciates. When you make a difference with what you have, it expands.”

Roger Neugebauer, in the book, Art of Leadership: Managing Money in Early Childhood Organizations, provides some wise words for leaders dealing with financial issues:

“What often determines whether an organization survives a financial crisis is the tenacity of the persons at the top – their ability to endure all the strain and work effectively toward a solution. Actress Helen Hayes once commented that talent and ability are not enough. 'Nothing is any good without endurance.'"

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