Is Money Stress Just Human Instincts in Disguise? – Dave Alexander
My sister knows I’ve been stressed about money lately and she sent me a Podcast to listen to. I liked what the guy had to say but he wasn’t addressing a few types of money stress that have been keeping me up at night.
Most people experience the same two types of money stress. But how do we deal with the next three, or more — when we thought the coast was clear after the first two?
Level 1 — for the first 40 years of my life I was horrified of being broke, homeless, not having enough to survive. Obviously this was a damaging relationship with money and a self fulfilling prophecy.
Level 2- Wanting more, more, more. Thinking I will be fulfilled when I make enough or an able to have a certain house, car, material possessions. This is where a lot of people are. I personally don’t care about material possessions or really anything for myself, but I do feel a pressure to keep my family comfortable and happy.
Level 3- Time is the only finite resource we have in this life. When I’m working on other people’s dreams (otherwise known as a job) I am wasting my time on this earth. I have my own ideas/dreams. But if I’m not making enough money at this, that means either I’m delusional, working on things that don’t make enough other people happy to be worthwhile, or experiencing the delay between producing positive energy and the time lag it takes the universe to convert that to money. Here I’m looking at money simply as evidence to show me I’m doing something that the universe appreciates. This is where I am now.
Level 4- Money is a tool. My instincts urge me that I was put on the earth to do something big. Money is simply the means to produce more of things that my instincts/the universe are pulling me to.
Level 5- I was given a lot of gifts. It’s up to me to use every minute of this life to utilize these gifts to produce as much energy/money/systems to help as many people as possible who were not blessed with the same gifts that I was. Money can be used to produce systems that can produce more money and energy long after I’m gone.
Anybody out there have any thoughts about relieving money stress when your goal and instincts are to live the biggest life possible?