3 money tips for women

3 money tips for women

When you go for a job interview, ask for a little more money than you expect. As they say, aim for the moon to land in the stars. And then during your career, use the annual interview to request a raise, providing tangible evidence of the value you bring to your business. Finally, protect your wealth by creating a savings account, simply by automatically transferring a few dozen euros on a dedicated account each month my friend my sister.

Lastly, I highly recommend the video called “Capitalize On You | Ep. 1 with Mindy Grossman” in which Mandy Grossman, who is the head of WW International and one of the 50 greatest businesswomen in the world says: “Financial security is self-care”.

Book review Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill from Mitch Horowitz

#Book review Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill from Mitch Horowitz #abundance
#Book review Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill from Mitch Horowitz #abundance

Why read the book by Napoleon Hill called Think and grow rich? I have 10 reasons for you my friend my sister!

Reason 1: The desire to be the best version of ourselves

In the book Think and grow rich as analyzed by Mitch Horowitz, there is this great quote:

all motivated people share one common trait: the drive for personal excellence

I believe in wealth as a beautiful reflection of our value, of the one we offer the one and the one we then receive in the form of abundance.

Each day, I feel so much energy running through my veins to accomplish everything I have to do thanks to this desire to be of service to you, to bring you something of value my friend my sister.

This is why I am able to wake up early every day of the week and all year round!

Reason 2: Knowing how to be always ready for an opportunity

In the book Think and grow rich, there is the story of a man, Barnes, who is desperate to collaborate with a man he admires.

He had no chance to be allowed such an opportunity on paper. However, he decided to make himself ready just in case. When he was offered a position within the firm, he was always ready to jump in.

The secret here is that the opportunity did not exactly match his desire because the position within the firm was not very high. Nevertheless, it allowed him to start working for and approach the man he wanted to collaborate with.

Reason 3: The law of attraction includes feelings

The rule is as follows:

your subconscious mind recognizes and acts ONLY upon thoughts that have been well mixed with emotion or feeling

The way I apply it is to visualize the outcomes I desire with my mind but adding sounds, body sensations and feelings.

I ask myself the question: How would I feel when I am comfortable working on my blog? Well, I would feel relaxed, trustful and full of gratitude.

I decide to cultivate these qualities now. I have started sharing in 2016 so it’s been more than three years of work without abundance being received yet, but I trust it is coming soon.

For instance, my French youtube channel has just been monetized so I feel I am on the right way and should continue to pursue my dreams.

How would you feel if you had what you want my friend my sister? Feel that now! This reminds me of the work of Danielle Laporte:

Reason 4: The power of action

Your power lies in the action you decide to take my friend my sister, in that step you put forward, how ever shy it is.

Knowledge is only potential power

writes Mitch Horowitz.

We need a plan of action organized towards a defined goal.

Reason 5: The impact of desire

Your desire, your burning wish to obtain something is like a fire supporting your actions and granting you tenacity in everything you build.

Let’s cultivate such a desire! Let’s make vision boards and mediate while visualizing our desire come true in our life. Let’s be proud of our desire my friend my sister!

Mitch Horowitz writes that

The creative imagination works only when the conscious mind is stimulated through the emotion of a STRONG DESIRE

Without specialized knowledge, your ideas remain mere wishes

reminds us Mitch Horowitz.

Reason 6: The power of writing

Napoleon Hill advises us to start by writing on paper our wishes and objectives. This is the first step to turning them into reality.

Reason 7: Ignoring other people’s opinion

I must admit that when I started my creative endeavors, I did not share them with anybody.

I did not want the way other people see reality to be projected on my dreams and influence them in any shape of form.

Today I share only what has been publicly released, such as my websites and my book The Knot in the Spiral:

Napoleon Hill warns us:

the majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs tend to be easily influenced by the “opinions” of others

Indeed, our desire has to be only our own first.

Reason 8: The fear of loss of love

Of course, it is possible that we are afraid of other people’s negative opinion because in each human being lies the intrinsic fear to loose love.

Mitch Horowitz advises as follows:

If you fear the loss of love, reach a decision to get along without love, if that is necessary.

If need be, I let go and I make peace with the possibility of others criticizing or even rejecting me because of what I put into the world.

Thus, a few paragraphs of the book The Knot in the Spiral were almost deleted before I decided to release my fear of people disliking me.

Reason 9: Overcoming worry and anxiety

According to Napoleon Hill,

If you experience a general sense of worry, reach a blanket decision that nothing life has to offer is worth the price of worry

Wow! This is a sentence I need to ready often to it get imprinted in my brain because I confess I tend to be on the worrying side.

However, I noticed that experiencing traumatic events, rejections and major disappointments allowed me to get rid of some of that anxiety.

What really helps me the most is reminding me that life is a gift which can end anytime. Therefore it is my duty to give it my best shot because tomorrow is never promised.

Reason 10: The ultimate solution in a burning desire for achievement backed by service to others

In the end, it is very simple: even if it entails undertaking a long journey, the best solution is to cultivate a burning desire to achieve our dreams.

Such motivation cannot be tamed by what the outside world reflects back at one moment in time.

Such beautiful energy will be our best ally to support us in easy and difficult times.

Yet such a burning desire will be as strong as is our service to others. In that regard, Napoleon Hill makes me think of another extraordinary author as regards with money and abundance: Joel Solomon, author of the book The Clean Money Revolution, for which I did a review here.

I want to build my own #wealth

I want to build my own #wealth

We were having a conversation with the kids about women who seek a partner just to enjoy his money.

Then I thought about all the women who are stuck in a harmful relationship because they worry about not having money if they leave.

Lastly, I must admit I have no experience of a man taking care of me notably financially. Is it good or bad I cannot say.

However, I am very happy to be on the path of building my own wealth. It feels empowering my friend my sister.

 

 

Attracting #abundance thanks to #perseverance and life #purpose

Attracting #abundance thanks to #perseverance and life #purpose

I started doing youtube videos 3 years ago and teaching French online lessons almost 1 year ago.

I am starting to receive abundance from my work, which is more a life purpose.

I did a 180 turn in my professional career to follow my mission, which is to help women.

I thank the Universe to show me that I can take care of my family thanks to it very soon.

Thank you Lena and Said from the healthy restaurant Naturabsolu for reminding me I should talk more about the creation of Claire Samuel in English and you are free to support the channel over there my friend my sister.

Review of the #book #CleanMoney by Joel Solomon or #money as a force for good

Review of the #book #CleanMoney by Joel Solomon or #money as a force for good

One of my French student is still at university but she wants to associate ethics and business in her future career.

Today I have 10 reasons for you to read the amazing and very informative book by Joel Solomon called Clean Money:

1. No taboo around money

We all need to talk more about money and what it does in the world” writes Joel Solomon.

Yes indeed, we cannot bury our heads pretending money is bad and shouldn’t be talked about. Money is a fascinating subject.

Terms like green economy, circular economy and sharing economy” are emerging and we need to be informed about them my friend my sister. This is a new world, let’s be part of it!

Today it is not weird anymore “to gather to talk about money and the meaning of life” and I love it so much. We can search for our life purpose while keeping business ethics along the way.

2. Alchemy as a way of life

Let’s transform everything. I want to transform my pain into inspiration for others. This is why I do youtube videos.

The author if Clean Money writes: “We can transform our anxiety into passion. Fear can become hope. The moment demands deep and unwavering commitment to transforming it all. The economy. The planet. The way we treat, see, and live with one another.

Money is an agent of transformation.

3. What if wealth was different from accumulating costly objects?

Joel Solomon writes: “Generations before me were wooed by making millions on Wall Street or amassing material stuff as a symbol of success. Some in my generation are also attracted by this. But I couldn’t be prouder to work and live amongst a massive group of global peers who are just crazy enough, just bold enough to imagine a completely different future.”

I worked in finance my friend my sister, where some people are very wealthy. Do they mean they are happier? No and I am so grateful I got such a work experience. It taught me to look for a deeper meaning in life and for meaningful relationships.

I couldn’t care less about objects. Granted, I love a good blender, but honestly I live a very minimalist lifestyle. I moved across continents with only one suitcase. My wealth is in the people I love and care about, including you my friend my sister.

In the book Clean Money, its author writes: “We can find joy and meaning beyond unlimited consumption. The wealth that has perpetuated injustice can transform the world.

New generations are so much aware of the limitation of living and working only for consuming afterwards: “To all young people who feel there is a better way of living and working : trust yourself.”

Furthermore, “The Millennial generation has had some environmental education. They know what the problems are, they know we’re destroying this planet, they want to do something about it. And they want to support the companies that are doing something about it.”

Times have changed. Money for money is completely outdated: “Our purpose can no longer be simply to amass and hoard ever – larger amounts of capital, whether for ourselves or for shareholders. There’s no good future in that.

When I worked in Finance, I saw the rise of impact investing, when people will put their money in a product only because they want to impact the environment, the life of people and so on. It is very different from the traditional mentality of not caring where the money is investing inasmuch as it generates more money.

4. What is money?

I was taught in class that money is a tool to make exchanges easier. However it can be more than that. “Money is a powerful force for good” writes Joel Solomon.

Money can transform our world. Do you have money? Then you have a huge responsibility: “What is the world you’d like to see ? Start investing in those things.” recommends the author of Clean Money.

How we use money is an expression of who we are and all that we believe” warns Joel Solomon so let’s be in alignment with our values in everything we do, including buying and investing my friend my sister.

In his book Clean Money, the author writes that “Money is embodied energy. It’s a tool. Making it into a god is tragic. Using it with a divine intention to help others is wonderful.” I love it! I always believed that money can bring out the worst or the best in people.

5. The deep transformation of the financial world

Even before diving deep into personal development, I learned that the financial sector is embracing the change of socially and environmentally responsible practices. This is the future. There is no way back.

Hence in France for instance, a law made it mandatory for companies to report on how the company is taking into account the social and environmental impact of its activity (Loi NRE 15 May 2001).

Moreover, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are widely used.

The demand to align money with values is rising. Financial advisors are responding” explains Joel Solomon.

Furthermore, companies can generate value when they invest into their general responsibility. Taking into account all the stakeholders involved in its activity can help a company stand out on the market.

The wealth management industry knows this marketplace disruption is real. New product growth is underway for pensions, endowments, mutual funds, banking, consumer goods, and savings” writes the author of the book Clean Money.

For instance, the socially responsible investment is developed right now, because while “The 20th century was the era of Buy Low / Sell High and Wealth Now / Philanthropy Later — what one venture capitalist called “ the largest legal accumulation of wealth in history”, the 21st Century will be the era of nurture capital, built around principles of carrying capacity, care of the commons, sense of place, diversity, and nonviolence.”

Some funds are also choosing to desinvest from companies which are not socially and environmentally responsible because it becomes risky.

To conclude, the financial sector is being reinvented with non-financial considerations, while corporations are understanding the new rules of the game: see the great video by Marie Forleo “Want to Innovate Like Apple? Play The Infinite Game with Simon Sinek“.

6. When divine femininity aligns with the tool of money

Joel Solomon writes: “After centuries of a male-dominated, maximum-financial-return-regardless-of-consequences exploitive capitalism, we are building a new regenerative business culture. Feminization of the economy is part of this, making our financial system relational, cooperative, and with more balanced representation.”

There is so much hope when I read: “My perspective moved from the prevalent patriarchal model — mechanistic accumulation for the smartest and most dominant — toward balance with more feminine principles. Shared abundance, love, relationship, and generosity.”

Clean Money also means “liberation from a structure of exploitation, racism, and patriarchy and toward one of shared prosperity and a clean economy.

It is a matter of urgency because “diversity and interdependence are critical to resilience“. The world definitely needs more feminine values my friend my sister: “In the old – school patriarchal business world, emotional vulnerability is assumed to be a weakness. Leaders are taught to block emotions. Unfortunately that snuffs empathy and becomes the source of much trouble.”

On that note, I highly recommend watching the video A Must-Watch Video For Women Who Want To Love Their Careers | Marissa Orr on Women of Impact.

7. Love is a healthy strength

Love is an excellent moral guide. Let’s be billionaires of good deeds. Billionaires of love.” writes Joel Solomon.

We need to act, in accordance with our values because “The task of infusing love and responsibility into the long-term future of civilization is a big one . It needs millions of us, and ultimately billions. We need every willing hand, heart, and mind.

It makes me think of the presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, whose political message is founded on love.

A big part of personal development is around living an aligned life where “Career, money, and health, must be connected.” This is why I left the law firm. I did not feel aligned. Today I live according to my values.

I really believe that I can receive abundance in my life while staying connected to my purpose of being of service to others.

Lastly, the author of the book Clean Money reminds us that “our wealth is a demonstrative statement of our values“.

8. Why we need to wake up now

The past model did not bring money without consequences: “That was a very unusual period in which those returns were able to be given to investors, and looking back now, we can say that they were gotten at the expense of ecological capital and human capital.

What is our current state of affairs? Joel Solomon writes in his book Clean Money that “We severely degraded our landscapes and our natural resources to achieve those kinds of returns. We’ve also exploited human resources both in our own country and in others. And so we have to ask ourselves : Is this really a model of sustainable growth ?

Everything we do now creates the future” so let’s get informed my friend my sister, let’s share this message of creating a new model and then let’s act.

9. What is your purpose in life?

At the end of our life, we may ask ourselves questions like: “How will we have contributed to making their world safer, more loving, more resilient ? Will we be satisfied that we lived our true meaning and purpose ?

Indeed, it will not presumably be about how much wealth we have accumulated but the meaning attached to our life:

Moreover, “learning from spiritual traditions about the fleeting nature of life and the inevitability of death could show us how to live a legacy that matters. Who do we want to have been when we look back from our death bed? How did we leave the world better?

This is why a book such as Clean Money really matters.

10. We are all interdependent

“ We’re all better off when we’re all better off. With inequality, we miss out on good ideas and relationships, unhappiness increases, and eventually systems collapse. Rather than ‘every man for himself,’ we understand that real security comes from community. We need to rebuild the middle class, engage in fair trade, and decentralize power and business ownership.”” writes Joel Solomon in his book Clean Money.

To conclude on a practical level, as I am setting up my company, I decide to give 10% of the profits to a charity I know well (I use the online accounting platform Dougs), such as charities helping children who survived abuse.

Lastly, the following quote from Joel Solomon brings me to tears: “Dying with the most money is pointless. It’s about what we do to help those who will follow us. Remember the land. Remember the future. Remember love.

What do you think my friend my sister?

What I will do when I am #rich

What I will do when I am #rich

I know one day I will be wealthy, far more than today, even though I feel abundant now. I have a roof over my head, food on the table and I can travel.

One day my streams of income will bring me more consistent revenue. My daily life will be structured around my morning routine as it is now. I will keep waking up at 5am, doing meditation and yoga in the morning.

Two things will change though. I will enjoy a nice early morning stroll in the garden of my house near the sea, feeling full of gratitude and charging my batteries before going out into the world with an attitude of service. Second, I will pay somebody to help me with cleaning the house.

What about you? What will you do when you are rich my friend my sister?