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Are you pretending to be happy at work or in life?

The idea for this episode title came from watching 2 celebrity interviews of the Netflix series: Stranger Things 2. I didn’t get thru the 2nd interview because….

Then it occurred to me: Why would someone elect a person to public office whose paid profession was pretending to be someone or something they weren’t? Actors get paid to fake it, to cause me to feel something, etc.

What does this have to do with money? Quite a bit. Elected officials are intimately connected to spending tax payers dollars. They run for office on the currency of their celebrity.

You elect them because of the characters they played who were likable, honest, self sacrificing, heroic, etc.

Job
1) Are you going to a job and pretending to enjoy, like or tolerate it? “If I didn’t need this job, I’d tell my boss to where to go…”

Money
2) Do you use money to pretend to have something you don’t, feel something you don’t or be someone you aren’t? This could include climbing the corporate ladder. Why?

Dreams
3) Do you tell yourself, “If I just had more money, I’d finally be happy or happier? My problems would be solved, I’d be accepted, etc.” More money could be a raise at your current job or a large windfall.

Thoughts to ponder:
Isn’t another type of Paid Pretender a prostitute?

If I’m pretending or lying to myself about my happiness at my profession, am I prostituting myself to my employer? You perform an act or service, they give you money?

Recap:
1) What would it take to not “need” your job? How about not need it as much? Less debts can = more options.

2) If I just had more money. How much is “more”? When will it be enough?

3) If you wait for more money before you live your dreams, you’ll never live them. They’ll always be just dreams.

Resource/book:
The Man Who Quit Money – by Mark Sundeen

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What do you spend most of your time thinking about? Money & Sex?

In this discussion I’ll venture to say you spend most of your time thinking about Sex (early age) and then Money (as you mature) and then both.

1) What is sex? Six = Earthly matters. 666 The number of the beast. Animal, of the earth. Division. A seed fertilizes an egg. That one cell divides into two, etc. Two become one then one becomes two. Look at the number 6. Freudian representation of male genitalia. A lower case letter A is the same. Just a 6 turned to the left. It’s about how much can I get or how much can I give. Sound like money?

2) What is Money? The exchange of human energy. Pieces of paper or numbers in a computer that represent your physical/mental work. You exchange the paper/numbers in a computer for food, clothing, shelter, etc. It’s all about how much can I get or how much can I give. Sound like sex?

3) Sex and Money one in the same? Physical sex is exchange of energy. Money is exchange of energy.

Closing: Both Sex and Money are of the earth. Physical. 3D.
The point is, slow down. Take time to reflect on what you reflect on most often. Awareness is key. Be the observer as if you’re observing yourself having the thoughts. Practicing this pulls you, temporarily, out of being trapped in your body and worldly thoughts.

Resource: You. Practice meditation. Simple, quiet time with no distractions. Teaching the mind to be still.

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I’m Greg Whitaker reminding you:

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We owe this topic idea to Jonar Nader’s book:
“How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People”

1) What would your workplace be like if you knew everyone’s rate of pay?

From your co-workers salary to your boss.
To the owner’s annual profit.
To bonus’ of everyone including upper management.

2) What if you didn’t get paid unless the company made a profit each month?

Would your attendance improve?
Would you be less apt to take a sick day, even though you weren’t sick?

3) What if before you got hired, your would be co-workers got to help decide on your hire, rate of pay, and saw your credit scores?

Why would these ideas scare you?
Why is our income taboo in America?
Knowing someone’s income seems like seeing them naked for the first time. Why?

Income is social status, zip code, education.
It’s a measuring device we use to make decisions about people, including ourselves.

Resources:
bookfinder.com To find “How To Lose Friends & Infuriate People”
Jonar Nader

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We talk about two listener emails and discuss the coaching process.

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Murphy’s Law – 209 DSR

February 28, 2016

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Pastor Ahyh shares with us how Murphy’s Law has been showing up in his life lately.

Just because someone is a pastor, teacher, and very conservative financially doesn’t mean things can’t go sideways. Pastor Ahyh echoes the sentiment that it happens to the best of us.

He’s recently seen radical changes in finance, job and personal life that would cause most people to question everything including their faith.

Resources:
The Calling – Pastor Ahyh

Get your mind straight. Get your money straight.

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Ode to Jim Thomas – DSR 202

November 14, 2015

Jim Thomas

This is a tribute to a broadcasting mentor of mine Jim Thomas.

He taught me about computers, microphones, voiceover, and so much more. Thank you Jim for sharing your experience with me and giving so freely.

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Thinking about asking the boss for more money on the job? Here’s a few things you might want to consider before having that conversation.

When should you ask?
Where do you ask?
What should you ask for?
Why should you ask?

Resources:
The Freedom Manifesto

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Nick from AK

We talk to Nick from Alaska and ask him what it’s like recently out of The US Navy, going to college, and forging a path in this crazy economic terrain?

Interview Questions:

1) Who’s your biggest hero?
2) Why college?
3) What would you say to folks in their 20’s, thinking about going back to school?
4) What about someone in school thinking about quitting because a full time job seems more lucrative?
5) When do you think you’ll be making “enough” money?
6) Where do you want to be in 5 yrs?

Give us a call on our voicemail listener feedback line at 615-200-7189
or drop Greg an email at: greg [at] debtshepherd [dot] com

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