I have a toolbox of sorts that I give my clients. We use these tools to determine the money terrain of the “map of
reality” folks carry around in their heads. What is the “map of reality”? Well, it is every thought, attitude,
belief you have—and believe it to be true.
Here is one for you: “You have to work hard for the money”. How about, “the rich
get richer and the poor get poorer”; or “money doesn’t grow on trees.” There is a whole list of these thoughts, or money
tapes running in our heads. Yes, your head, my head, everyone’s head— default programming running all of the time.
It isn’t so much that the tape is bad, it is that we don’t stop to ask the most important question:
“Is the tape TRUE”?
I have seen plenty of folks who do not work hard for the money. So have you. I have seen plenty of poor people move beyond
poverty, and while I have never seen a money tree, I have seen folks use the energy of money wisely so that their ATM card is always bearing
Why don’t we question these old money tapes? Where do these tapes come from? And most importantly—what do you
need to know to expunge the ones not working for you?
I am excited to tell you about a workshop in September, The Money Between Us (click here to register) answering
these questions. I am thrilled to be working with relationship coach and expert Betsy Bergquist, MA and her husband, Bruce (www.betsyandbruce.com). I asked them to join me because they are experts in
communication techniques that work.
Betsy is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Couples Workshop Presenter practicing in Clinton, and for the past
ten years she and Bruce together have been offering the Getting the Love You Want Weekend Workshop, based on the perennial bestseller by Harville
Hendrix PhD. (you may have seen him in one his frequent appearance on Oprah).
Among many other features, the Imago dialogue process they teach assists us in creating a safe place to look at our
“family of origin” and where all those money tapes came from: Babysitters, teachers, clergy, parents, siblings, cousins, grandparents,
anyone who you spent time with growing would be in this diverse group called your family of origin.
As part of this “don’t miss” event, Betsy and Bruce will be demonstrating, describing, and helping
those who attend see how this process can help dismantle old ghostly beliefs and ways of looking at ourselves and each other when it comes to money.
And how learning to communicate in a satisfactory way today, about today is the next step.
This is where many folks confuse easy with simple. Yes, as you’ll see it is simple. It is not easy.
That is why for the first time I am putting steps one and step two together in one workshop. Attendees will be given a
complete toolbox to take home. Just imagine: You can come away with potential to:
- Recognize when an
old tape is playing
- Not be reactive to it
- Strengthen your
- Learn to live in “today” not the past
- End the struggle in money and communication
If you have read my previous ezene’s you know I speak of our lives as ‘earth school”. We are all
learning lessons, daily. I can tell you that the differences between being C students and A students are investments in yourself.
Energy of money and money communication are essential curriculum for lives of Peace, Prosperity and Joy. I hope you will join me
and Betsy and Bruce on September 25, at The Money Between Us.
Karen has a Ph.D. in
Psychology and Master’s Degrees in Business and Economics. Karen blends hard money skills with life skills, and wants everyone to learn to live
a life of joy and prosperity. She’s committed to teaching folks how to accomplish this. If you want more information on budgeting, the
“cash-out” challenge or her upcoming books, please e-mail info@KarenMonroy.com.
And if you have a
question(s) for Dr. Karen, please e-mail: info@KarenMonroy.com