Optimism, Influence and Money Isn't Evil

Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Be Better, Achieve More and Become Financially Free.

Be Better

You can’t be an effective leader without the ability to influence others.

Carla’s book, Closing the Influence Gap discusses how women can:

  • Get their voices heard

  • Get the recognition they deserve

  • Believe in themselves in challenging situations

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Achieve More

A message from The Optimistic Office:

The average person will spend 90,000+ hours of their life at work. We might as well enjoy it, right?

That’s why The Optimistic Office newsletter was created. In this newsletter, my friend Harris shares ideas, articles and tips to help you recruit, onboard and retain your employees. You will have a more optimistic organization if you do these three things effectively.

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Become Financially Free

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

- Ayn Rand

Money is NOT Evil.

This is the worst lie we’re all taught.

Most of us are conditioned to believe money is evil, which creates two problems:

  1. A scarcity mindset

  2. An aversion to wealth

Here’s how they teach you money’s evil:

  • In cartoons, the villain is wealthy and portrayed as greedy or cruel

  • In children’s stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Veruca Salt is portrayed as a spoiled and selfish rich kid

  • Your parents teach you that you’re never enough, which results in low self-esteem and leaves you feeling you don’t deserve money

Money is a tool that can be used for GOOD.

You can use it to achieve what you want in life, including helping other people, but you need to learn how to undo the programming life has thrown your way through:

  • Gratitude

  • Shadow work

  • Challenge negative beliefs

  • Learn about personal finance

  • Focus on the positive aspects of money

Click below to learn how Money is NOT Evil:

A Thought

When I was young, Ayn Rand had a big impact on me, including this:

[Dean] “My dear fellow, who will let you?”

[Roark] “That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”

- Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

A Question

Who are you letting stop you?


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