Money & Employment

Money & Motivation – the Tele-Class

Join me on May 19, 2009 for a FREE tele-class on Money & Motivation.  Find out the many ways we’ve been programmed to focus on money as our MAIN motivator!  Realize all the other motivational elements we could be drawing upon, and where that would lead us if we made those our main motivators.  Do you think our lives would be different as a result?  Do you think we could create more happiness AND more free-flowing abundance if we didn’t just make it all about money?

This call will be at 10 a.m. Pacific, and will be repeated (live) at 5 p.m. Pacific, in order to be of service to those who can’t make the call during the day.  As well, this call WILL be recorded, so if you sign up, you will be sent the link to the recording by the following day.

To your prosperity,

Sue

Long time, no posting

It’s been quite some time since I last posted.  I find it amazing that each time I work a “job” job, I tend to not have the time nor the energy to devote to my own passions.  So, what’s up with that?  I ask myself. 

How can I either (a) get a “job” job that doesn’t sap my energy or use up all my time, or (b) do what I love and generate an income by doing that?  Isn’t that everyone’s dilemma? 

I ended my “job” job three weeks ago, in order to fulfill a promise to my daughter — to attend the birth of my first grand baby.  It was an amazing experience that I would NOT have missed, no matter what, and giving up a job to do that was hardly a second thought.  This was definitely more important, and most likely one of the greatest experiences in my lifetime. 

So, I am now in contemplation mode — and thinking of ways to generate an income (which will enable me to meet many of my needs) while feeling very fulfilled at the same time.  I have put out many applications since my return home from the birth and I find it interesting that I have not heard back, or have not been chosen, for any of them.  Am I upset?  No.  Perhaps a bit confused, but still relishing the fact that I may have to focus more, and only, on my passion projects.  I am not upset about that — no way, no how. 

I’ll keep you posted on how things progress.

To your prosperity,

Sue

Sharing a personal decision I made last week

I had an interesting dilemma last week.  To start off, let me just share that the Law of Attraction has been working quite well for me.  If the law is true — that what we focus on “expands” — then that is truly what has been happening for me.

I’m in the middle of a mini-book program, which I shared previously.  I am focusing on two different mini-books — one is The Money Effect book, which relates to this website, and the other is a book on Divine Parenting, and identifying our needs.

I moved two and a half months ago to a mountain resort town.  I have been looking for work — sending out a lot of applications to many different places.  I had decided, early on, to do something that I have never done before.  I wanted to expand myself and learn and grow in another way.  To this end, last week I had two jobs offers.

One job offer was at a daycare.  I would be responsible for looking after the wee infants, 0-2 years of age.  I would be partnered with at least one other person, with a maximum number of children in the room set at seven.  It’s been a long time since I spent time with small children, so I’m very much out of practice.  However, there is government-funded training — three levels to be completed within three years.  Divine Parenting, made manifest.

The second job was working for an international arts centre, in the HR department responsible for payroll.  The benefits are tremendous, including access to a fitness centre, potential for staff accommodation, free food, training in all different areas, free events, etc.  The Money Effect, made manifest.

The two job offers came within a two day period.  I had waited for all this time and now, I have a choice.  Hmmm…  to play with the beautiful “new” children, and have them teach me so I could teach others?  Or, to challenge myself with working in a brand new field (for me) with over 700 new people, from all around the world, and learn more about money to share with others?

How did I decide?  I had to look at all the pro’s, and ultimately, the international centre won out.  Could it have been the potential accommodation option, the fitness centre, access to the phenomenal creative energy?  Or could it have just been the $1,200 per month difference in wage I would be receiving as a result of this choice?  Or, could it have been all of that?

Money definitely plays a part in our decisions.  I need funding for my projects, and I’d like to be able to fund them myself.  This gives me that option, and access to a lot of other things focused on my life purpose and direction.

It may have been my wish to work with the children more.  I would like to see a parent receive funding to stay home with their children, with access to the early childhood education courses that the daycare workers get.  Imagine if moms could afford to stay home AND get training on how to be a great parent!  I would vote for that…

In any event, my energies are now divided even more, as I am back in the working world for at least a 2-year term.  It may delay some of my projects (because I cannot focus all my attentions on my life-purpose work), however, I may make connections that will take me in new directions I might not have thought of otherwise.

I’m looking forward to this adventure.  I hope the learning curve will not take as long as I think, and that I will ease into a comfortableness soon.

To your prosperity,

Sue

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 Money & Childbirth, Money & Employment No Comments

The practice of “wombs for rent”

I happened to come across an article today about a baby born to a surrogate mother.  The baby’s parents have divorced, and live in another country, so the status of where the baby is to go is in limbo.  Apparently, India’s laws state that a baby girl cannot live with a single dad.

It’s the end of the article that helped me decide to include the article in this blog.  Here is a quote from that article:

Surrogate mothers in Anand charge about 100,000 rupees (2,500 dollars) for a pregnancy and have been approached by a number of overseas Indian and foreign couples who can have a surrogate baby at a fraction of the cost in Western countries.

Surrogate mothers are often poor women who opt to carry a stranger’s baby to help pay education and housing costs for their own families.

Through my research process for the book, I’m discovering so many ways that people choose to generate an income, and as a woman, I don’t think I could go this route.  I guess when one is placed in certain positions, perhaps the choices become easier?  I don’t know.

To your prosperity,

Sue

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Sick People Going to Work

I recently ended a job working for a “big box” retailer in a little town.  Prior to this, I had never worked for an employer that hadn’t paid for sick time.  This particular retailer had us earning sick time, based on the hours worked, however, the first day of any sickness was not a “paid” day off.  During my 7 1/2 months of employment, I did get ill a couple of times — one illness lasted 16 days straight.  Out of those sixteen days, I was actually away from my workplace for 3 days in total.  It happened to be a viral illness that couldn’t be treated with medication, and fluids and rest would have eased the symptoms significantly.  Luckily, I had a few weekends in that span of time to do some recuperating, but ultimately, if I hadn’t had to go to work, would the illness have lasted so long?

Going to work ill was not a great experience — not for me and certainly not for the customers and the staff I worked with.  So, why did I do it?  Ummm…for the money?  Of course.  On my meager wage, I could barely pay my bills, let alone have a “buffer” to create an “emergency fund.”  So, if my employer couldn’t support me while I was ill, who else would?

This article spurred my interest in writing about the topic today because it lets me know I am not alone.  In whose best interest is it that an employee go to work sick?  Nobodies.

To your health AND prosperity.

Sue

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