with author Jackie Morgan MacDougall
the real reason you're broke
These days, you can't swing a dollar bill without hitting someone with money troubles. The mere topic of money can make a sane person curl up into the fetal position. In fact, we asked our friends on The Ricki Lake Show Facebook page to weigh in on their thoughts and attitudes when it comes to cold, hard cash.
When I think about money, I _______
Courtney: am always torn! MONEY is the root of all evil, right? However, do do need it to survive! Living is such a balancing act...and sometimes, when money is on the scale, it's hard to make it evenly weighted!
Marsha: Get happy, shop and travel
Nique: Want to cry right now.
Steven: Get disgusted
Susan: Causes more stress than needed. Whether u have it or not. $$$ doesn't make u happy and having no $$$$ sometimes makes u more appreciative and happy...though can cause stress. $$$ can't live with it nor without it!
Financial expert Danisha Danielle found the responses on Facebook to be a great cross section and indicative of a bigger picture. "I see money as energy --and my thoughts and feelings about it are either attracting it to me or pushing it away," says Danisha. "There are opportunities that come up all the time. If you have a positive attitude about money, you see little opportunities here and there and are open to receive it. Have a bad attitude – you don’t even see it."
Danisha also addresses a few misconceptions about money. "It's a common misquote, 'Money is the root of all evil.' You hear it over and over again. What Timothy 6:10 really said was 'For the love of money is the root of all evil.' When we put all of our focus and stress and energy into money, giving it all the power, that's when it becomes evil."
But how can we change our attitude towards money, opening up our lives to opportunity and wealth? "Recognize money doesn’t disappear, it transfers," says Danisha. "If it's abundance and it always transfers from one place to the next, you have to be thinking 'why not transfer a little this way?' Once you start seeing opportunity to bring in more, the money will follow."
What does money mean to you? Let's talk!
Danisha Danielle is a Los Angeles-based financial expert, media personality and founder of the website DonnaTrump.com. As Principal of Hoston & Associates, Danisha is a successful real estate broker and investor who has made every financial mistake in the book...yet managed to create wealth in the face of adversity. Connect with Danisha on Facebook and Twitter.