The Flow of Money

When it comes to money, most of us look at it as something that comes to us and then goes away from us. We hope that what comes to us is greater than what goes away, but more often than not, well...not.

Consider for a moment that this construct of the flow of money is actually incomplete. What if money actually flows in a circle - to us, through us, away from us, then back around to us again, with a reservoir on the side that we get to keep? 

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Pericles Rellas is a prosperity coach who, for over 20 years, has worked with tens of thousands of people to live lives of power, purpose, and prosperity. 

Almost 25 years ago he noticed that his business clients exhibited what he now calls a ‘condition’ around money. Regardless of how much more they made, their situation and experience around money remained the same - stress, anxiety, dread, and just treading water or being behind. He set out to understand why and how to transform this condition. Thus the birth of Abundance & Prosperity. 

There are myriad coaches who are great at helping you make more money. Pericles is one of the few who actually works with you to not only create powerful (and empowering) structures to manage the flow of money in your life, but also to transform your relationship to money. By combining these approaches, it allows you to expand your capacity to earn and keep more money, thus having and experiencing Abundance & Prosperity in your life right now. All while maintaining your personal spiritual path. 

It is not about working harder or more - it’s about your relationship to money. 

You can find out more about Pericles and his Abundance & Prosperity program by visiting his Website or Facebook page.

The Importance of Narrative

Intro:

The stories we tell to ourselves and each other matter a lot.  I don’t know where I read it, but I remember coming across research that said humans’ thought processes evolved first and foremost to win arguments rather than to understand the world for exactly how it is.  In that sense, our minds are more political than they are scientific.

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James Flannel Guy ROI's picture

Portland, Oregon-based Flannel Guy ROI is a working dude and family man that likes flannel shirts and wants to achieve financial independence a little sooner than most, particularly by making smart spending decisions and living intentionally. 

His overall idea is to look at spending decisions as investments: what decisions will return the most value to you over time? 

Each scenario is evaluated over a 10-year horizon with the following summary statistics:

Present value – what is the total value of your investment and expected returns in today’s dollars?
Return on investment (ROI) – how much of your original investment will you make back?
Payback period – how long will it take you to recoup your original investment?

Learn more at www.flannelguyroi.com

Valuable Yet Random Financial Tips

Intro:

I’ve come across a few interesting / relevant ideas lately. There isn’t exactly a thematic coherence between these financial tips / this financial advice, but it’s worth sharing.

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About The Author

James Flannel Guy ROI's picture

Portland, Oregon-based Flannel Guy ROI is a working dude and family man that likes flannel shirts and wants to achieve financial independence a little sooner than most, particularly by making smart spending decisions and living intentionally. 

His overall idea is to look at spending decisions as investments: what decisions will return the most value to you over time? 

Each scenario is evaluated over a 10-year horizon with the following summary statistics:

Present value – what is the total value of your investment and expected returns in today’s dollars?
Return on investment (ROI) – how much of your original investment will you make back?
Payback period – how long will it take you to recoup your original investment?

Learn more at www.flannelguyroi.com

What About Being Disorganized is Costing You Money?

These are some comments from a recent workshop.

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Andrew Mellen's picture

Andrew Mellen is an organizational expert, public speaker, and the #1 best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life!

Andrew has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide to declutter and simplify their lives while regaining time for the things that matter.

A sought-after authority on organizing and productivity, Andrew's addressed audiences from The Great British Business Show to TEDx. 

Corporate clients include American Express, Genentech, NetApp, Time, Inc., and the US Depts. of Education and Homeland Security.

The media has dubbed Andrew “The Most Organized Man in America.” He writes a featured column called “Ask The Organizer” in Real Simple. In addition, he has written for and/or appeared in: The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, America Now, The Lisa Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Oprah & Friends, Martha Stewart Living Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW11, HGTV, DIY Network, LiveWell Network, KnowMoreTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, USA Today, GQ, InStyle, All You, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Healthy UK, American Way, numerous trade and travel publications, and NPR.

He leads workshops and speaks internationally while maintaining a private practice working with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, and non-profits to CEOs, award-winning filmmakers, and authors, as well as overwhelmed parents everywhere. 

In 2013, Andrew founded Unstuff U®, the world's first completely virtual personal organization training center, offering classes, workshops, and other online resources for businesses and individuals. 

Andrew is a member of the Experts Collective and serves on the faculty of the New York Open Center in New York City. He speaks frequently on the intersection of spirituality and organization at places including Omega Institute, San Francisco Zen Center, Tassajara, All Saints Church, JCC Manhattan, and the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, among others.

Previously, Andrew was an award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and director and the former Artistic Director of Alice B. Theater (Seattle), DC Arts Center (Washington, DC), and Shuttle Theater Company (New York). He is a contributing author to Yes Is the Answer: (And Other Prog-Rock Tales).

Andrew lives by his motto: More Love, Less Stuff!® 

Find him on the web at andrewmellen.com.

Debt Resistance - Rolling Jubilee Cause for Celebration

It’s been a while since the Occupy Movement has been in residence in parks and public spaces, but the work of confronting economic inequality is never done. As an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, Strike Debt is now a global movement helping to confront the debt people get trapped in by college loans, medical costs, housing, and other predatory financial situations.

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Andrew Mersmann's picture

Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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01/25/2021
When it comes to money, most of us look at it as something that comes to us and then goes away from us. We hope that what comes to us is greater than what goes away, but more often than not, well...... read more
Sepia tone of woman reading a book on the beach.
09/04/2016
Intro: The stories we tell to ourselves and each other matter a lot.  I don’t know where I read it, but I remember coming across research that said humans’ thought processes evolved... read more
close up US coins quarter and penny
07/31/2016
Intro: I’ve come across a few interesting / relevant ideas lately. There isn’t exactly a thematic coherence between these financial tips / this financial advice, but it’s worth sharing. Random... read more
zipper coin purse with credit cards
01/31/2016
These are some comments from a recent workshop. How many of these things are also costing you money? Inconsistent car maintenance Putting things off until “someday” Replacing... read more
09/21/2014
It’s been a while since the Occupy Movement has been in residence in parks and public spaces, but the work of confronting economic inequality is never done. As an offshoot of Occupy... read more
A hand holds cash of several denominations fanned out.
01/25/2021
When it comes to money, most of us look at it as something that comes to us and then goes away from us. We hope that what comes to us is greater than what goes away, but more often than not, well...... read more
Sepia tone of woman reading a book on the beach.
09/04/2016
Intro: The stories we tell to ourselves and each other matter a lot.  I don’t know where I read it, but I remember coming across research that said humans’ thought processes evolved... read more
close up US coins quarter and penny
07/31/2016
Intro: I’ve come across a few interesting / relevant ideas lately. There isn’t exactly a thematic coherence between these financial tips / this financial advice, but it’s worth sharing. Random... read more
zipper coin purse with credit cards
01/31/2016
These are some comments from a recent workshop. How many of these things are also costing you money? Inconsistent car maintenance Putting things off until “someday” Replacing... read more
09/21/2014
It’s been a while since the Occupy Movement has been in residence in parks and public spaces, but the work of confronting economic inequality is never done. As an offshoot of Occupy... read more