ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: Harvest Time – Be your best self – #SmashYourCeiling, change starts from within -Business & Lifestyle Experimentation for #TheWomanAlchemist
Hello everyone, and welcome back!
Ready to #SmashYourCeiling?
I know I am! As briefly discussed in our previous post our financial image plays a vital role.
Following up on those questions I posed, we can take it a step further today.
So, what does money mean to you?
If your answer is anything other than a tool, we need to look further and deeper into the situation. We have, of course, learned in early life that money, in general, is a reward system and that our payments are ‘rewards’ for hard work. We must now consider that we are misinterpreting the psychology of currency.
What do we mean by this?
Well, fortunately, as we’ve just passed harvest time, it makes for a beautiful metaphor here.
Harvest your work
Harvest time, as you know, is towards the end of September/beginning of October – especially for us on this side of the world (Northern Hemisphere). Likewise, it is during these months that we reap the rewards of our hard work.
A farmer, to take things back to basics, will pluck and pack all the fruits of his labour – and will then either sell at the local market, or store for food in the cold months to come.
To harvest, in this sense, is to take stock of the amount of produce in comparison to the seasons prior – important to note is the fact that harvesting is the actual product, the fruits of labour, and not (yet) the financial benefit achieved here.
You see, currencies fluctuate. What we paid for goods and services last year isn’t the same as this year. In the same way, to measure your achievements by the number of pounds you’ve saved or earned is unfair to you.
However, judging your progress, by looking at what it is you did differently over a span of two years is a much better measure of success and an indicator as to what works for you and what does not.
You end up preparing yourself for a better tomorrow – based on the lessons of today, and yesterday.
Money is a tool – not a reward
Looking at money as a tool, rather than as a reward is a simple psychological trick that allows you to look at your needs and wants from an objective space.
By us looking at money as a reward, we end up placing our worth in the fluctuating currencies that don’t speak to our true capabilities. We are more than our wages, more than our bank balance, and more than we give ourselves credit to believe.
Remember that money is earned to be used – but society has us believe that success is based on how much money is hoarded. Do you see the problem here?
As you know, I have many thoughts on this subject, but unfortunately, we must leave that conversation for another time.
For now, look at what money means to you and try and understand how that belief came to be.
I promise you that you will be surprised by the results.
Until next time x