Money problems … Ugh! I have had my share. Only in the recent years of my life have I really looked at my relationship with money. Before that, I never really paid that much attention to it. No wonder it eluded me! Who wants to be ignored? As a child, I always had my needs met. When I was 8 years old I would sweep our neighbor’s sidewalks for a quarter. At age 12 I sold greeting cards. At 13, I began babysitting. When I was 16 I stepped into a “real job” working at my father’s drug stores. I knew how to put in a good days work to have a little jingle in my pocket. Yes, I knew how to make money, yet it took me half a century to really look at the way I treated money.

What about you?

How much attention do you give to money? Is it a motivating factor for you on a daily basis? Do you look at your bank balances daily? How do you handle physical money when you get it? Is it put neatly in a safe place or just kind of stuck somewhere? How much time do you spend thinking about money? Money is a subject that either lights people up or makes them cringe. It is one of the things you “don’t talk about” in polite society.

I am ready to talk about it! My biggest life lesson about money is this: It is never about money! If you are experiencing financial pain right now, my heart goes out to you. I want people to prosper. I want you to do well. Here is the fact: When you have “money issues”, it is never about money. The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was my mixed messages that I was sending out to money. Money is a force. It is an energy. There is little value in the piece of paper you hold in your hand when you hold a hundred dollar bill. It is the value attached to that paper that gives it worth. It could just as well be a clam shell or pretty bead or rock that we exchange for goods or services. Getting down to the basics of your relationship with money will help you draw it to you rather than repel it away from you.

How do you really feel about money? How do you treat it? Does it serve you well or are you a servant to it? A double minded person will not receive anything. Clarity brings prosperity. Are you clear about your relationship with money? Have you given yourself permission to prosper? How high will you let your finances go before you self-sabotage? How much money is enough? How much is too much? Is there such a thing as too much money for you? If you are in the Austin, Texas area, come join me and Camille Kellum Walker to learn how you can give yourself permission to prosper! Click here for the details: YES! I WANT TO PROSPER! . If you are not close by, you can still connect with us at www.camilleandjan.com. We want to give you the tools to WIN in your financial life!

 

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HiRes-Jan_Goss_Gibson-0173-EditJan Goss-Gibson is the CEO of Jan Goss International, a global business training and consulting firm supporting integrity in the marketplace. She is an award winning speaker and author and was recently named America’s #1 Master Confidence Strategist. A sample of her clients include GE, Wells Fargo, the University of Texas at Austin and BusinesSuites.

Jan is the author of Protocol Power – 21 Days to Professional Polish and is a highly recognized leader and expert for numerous publications. She began the Austin School of Protocol, LLC in 2007, launched nationwide as Civility Consulting in 2011 and is now serving companies globally as Jan Goss International. Jan and her clients have been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX networks nationwide.

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Holiday season is upon us. How did that happen so fast? Invitations to festivities are arriving, plans to be with friends and family are being made and happy times are being imagined by all … or are they?

Holiday season can bring with it a mixed bag of emotions. Yes, there is typically “one” in every family, company, event …  you name it …  who seems to ruin the good time. This holiday season I want to empower you to find your own personal happiness. No one can take your joy away from you. Only you can give it away.

 

Here are 5 tools to help you experience a happy holiday season

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1. Choose to go where you are celebrated! –  There are over 7 billion people on this earth. I bet there are at least 100,000 who would celebrate you if they only knew you! Make a list of the people who boost your spirit when you are around them. Choose to spend time with those people and stay open to meet other amazing folks who will celebrate you too. Don’t get caught in the negative energy of those who complain, blame, and see through bitter lenses. Stay around upbeat people and you will experience more happiness yourself.

2. Set clear boundaries – Are you heading into a situation that you know may be a little sticky? Set a time boundary. Sometimes it is important to attend functions even if we aren’t exactly thrilled to go. Take care of yourself. Set a simple boundary of how long you can stay and then politely excuse yourself. You are responsible for your own well being. Take care of yourself as you would your best friend. Give yourself permission to do what makes you happy this holiday season!

3. Stay in the present moment – Looking back at holiday time can be a beautiful time of reminiscing. However, pay attention! When we are driving down the road, an occasional glance into the rear view mirror is a good thing, but what happens if you stare into that rear view mirror? You are going to crash! To experience the most joy this holiday season, enjoy each moment for the good that it contains. Don’t stare into the past. Glance backward at the beautiful moments and glance forward to the hope that is ahead of you, but stay in the present moment! This is where the peace is.

4. Brush up on your networking skills – Holiday season can bring new situations that feel rather awkward.  Brush up on your skills. Learn to introduce yourself appropriately and how to break into groups when networking. Invest in yourself and not just everyone else. Confidence brings great joy and a feeling of self-satisfaction. Take steps to boost your confidence and learn to mingle like a pro. Check out the free resources on my website, or contact me with a question. I am happy to help!

5. Focus on bringing joy to others – When I was going through a particularly difficult holiday season, I decided to reach out to a cause my local church was involved in. It was not easy. I felt like I was dying inside, but I must admit, happiness came from reaching out to others even though I was experiencing great emotional pain. It helped me to get outside of myself and my own troubles. What you make happen for others will come back to you, so this Holiday season, spread a little joy to others and watch the magic happen in you!

 

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Sending you many blessings this holiday season,

Jan Goss-Gibson

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