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Can Money Be Part of a Happy Life?

It’s been a fascinating week discussing our relationship to MONEY. All week, we’ve acknowledged that money doesn’t buy happiness. Today, a little different approach: We’ll conclude today considering how Greenbacks can be part of a happy life.

Colonel Sanders said, “There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery.”

There can be tremendous joy in being part of a marriage, partnership, family, business, team . . . a combination of people that you love and enjoy and who meaningful to you . . . and working to create prosperity together.

It can be fun to be able to provide for loved ones, to make a difference with charitable contributions, to create adventures in life, to invest well for financial security, and to use money to learn. There are all kinds of ways to use money productively . . . since we can’t take it with us!

What have been your favorite uses of money? Has it ever truly been part of enhancing your joy? How can you expand your relationship to money beyond feelings like stress and guilt to include ease and even fun?

Copyright 2009. E. B. Hutt Bush and Coaching for Results, Inc.

by Hutt Bush • Copyright 2009-2012. Being Point®, Inc.
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Giving Away Money

No discussion of MONEY would be complete without an examination of giving money away . . . . . a look at charity and philanthropy.

Brooke Astor, one of my personal heroes, gave away over $100 million over the course of her life before she died at age 105 in 2007.

Astor’s personal motto was, “Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around.”

How do you feel when you donate money? What are your reasons? How pure are your motives? Do you feel any differently when an ill-kempt person is begging . . . on the side of the road, on a street corner, in front of a business that you frequented? Are you more or less likely to give there than to a charity?

Let’s think about giving away money . . . to whom, how and why.

Copyright 2009. E. B. Hutt Bush and Coaching for Results, Inc.

by Hutt Bush • Copyright 2009-2012. Being Point®, Inc.
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Money Makes the World Go ‘Round?

There’s a line in “Cabaret”: “Money makes the world go ’round.” This is a prevalent . . . and potentially troublesome . . . belief.

Is it possible that we have it wrong in our culture when we act as though money can buy happiness?

Have love and money ever intersected in your life? I heard someone say recently, “I married her for her money,” and I was sad that anyone would ever do that. Has that ever happened to anyone you know . . . or even to you?

Richard Friedman said, “Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love will make it wag its tail.”

Have you seen or experienced evidence of money influencing affairs of the heart? What do you believe is the best attitude toward money within a romantic relationship?

Copyright 2009. E. B. Hutt Bush and Coaching for Results, Inc.

by Hutt Bush • Copyright 2009-2012. Being Point®, Inc.
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Keeping a Balanced, Healthy Perspective About Money

Money is a highly-charged topic. In our culture where people are often judged by their net worths and their possessions, it may been hard to keep a balanced, healthy perspective about money.

There is a tremendous belief system of money myths ranging from the old Puritan point of view that wealth was proof that God favored a person . . . to the view that one can’t be both wealthy and a good person . . . and that it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than to enter heaven.

Do you believe that money can co-exist with goodness? Does money always corrupt? Is the love of money actually the root of all evil?

What have been your money myths? Are there aspects of your early training at an impressionable age that no longer serve you?

Money, like anything else can be used for good or ill. How have your myths about money had you use it in your personal and business lives?

Copyright 2009. E. B. Hutt Bush and Coaching for Results, Inc.

by Hutt Bush • Copyright 2009-2012. Being Point®, Inc.
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Money Is Simply a Medium of Exchange

This week, we’re discussing the role and impact of money in our lives.
Benjamin Franklin said, “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”

Money is obviously required to provide at least the basics in life. And in the current economic climate, money occupies a central place in the news and in our thoughts.

Money is a medium of exchange . . . a common denominator that allows us to trade our time and resources for those of others.

What is your healthiest relationship to money?

Who are your primary examples of how to deal with money? Neighbors, parents, employers, the media? What did they teach you? Have you ever used money to assess your own value as a human being or the value of another?

How can we be prosperous and create abundant money. . . and, at the same time, have money have an appropriate place in our lives?

Copyright 2009. E. B. Hutt Bush and Coaching for Results, Inc.

by Hutt Bush • Copyright 2009-2012. Being Point®, Inc.
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