This has been a potent holiday period of awakening and realization for me.
Like many of you who have multiple interests and parts competing for attention, I tend to lose sight of what's really necessary to allow all of me to come through.
It's exactly why I created the Money Map back in 2009 when I first began to discover that the way I approached time, money and work was out of alignment.
Our current paradigm is one of work, work, work to earn as much as we think we need, then giving what's left over to family and friends and only after all that, giving time to ourselves.
Often, that leaves almost nothing for the self care and time alone that is integral to creating the lives we really want to live.
This last year has been eye-opening as I once again found myself fall into old patterns of putting money and others before my true purpose. And, discovering how much more quickly I can recognize where that happens and make a rapid shift.
You see, I'm right here on the path with you, learning, growing and evolving.
Consistently revisiting my own Money Map has shown me again how much “Money Dysmorphia” has ruled my life and kept me from bringing all of myself into the world.
Sometimes, my distorted view around money has caused me to contract and play small. Other times, it has had me throw money at problems that can only be solved with time and energy.
Today, I feel closer to the truth about time, money and work than I ever have been before. I see where our current models of business, marketing and making money are perpetuating and old myth that is ready to complete and make space for what truly serves.
You can expect to hear a lot more from me in 2016 (and in the years to come) that I've been holding in because, frankly, I was afraid.
I'm done with that.
I'm ready to speak out, stop playing the game the way it's always been played and take the arrows in the back that often come when we are pioneering something new.
It's already happening, so I may as well embrace it, right?
And I know that when my voice is louder, more people like Ginna Larson will be freed from hours in the car each day just to make it to a job that doesn't feed their souls.
Last year, Ginna went through the Money Map program and used it to re-negotiate her job that required two-hours of commuting to the office each day into a work from home position that earns her just as much money but allows her the freedom and flexibility to spend more time with her daughter, build a side business and get trained as a Money Map Master.
You can see why I am compelled to get this work into the hands of even more people.
To that end, I hope you will take a moment to listen to our New Year's Even call to get the clarity you desire for your own future so that this time next year you can be living life and earning your income in full alignment with who you are and how you want to be in the world.
Take the next few days to dive into the Money Map Life + Income Planning series. You'll receive this through your e-mail once you sign up. It's free right now and it will prepare you once you're ready to listen to the recording of our annual call as we ended 2015.
Love beyond the beyond,
PS — Money dysmorphia is something I'll be speaking and writing about a lot more in 2016. It's an affliction of the wealthy. Those who truly don't have enough know exactly what they have and what they need. It's those of us who have excess resources who tend to get confused and make poor choices around the resources we do have and what we really need. If you are ready to take one step closer to your own truth, be sure to dive into the Money Map Life and Income Planning Series and then listen to our New Year's Even Call.