You May Have a More Peaceful Relationship to Money than Your (Prospective) Donor or Investor
Yes, you might: you may have a more peaceful relationship to money than your (prospective) donor or investor does.
If you read this blog, it might be to gain a more peaceful (and ethical) relationship with money. (Ethical is part of peaceful, in my book.) You might think you need a lot of help healing your money wounds & relationship.
On the other hand, if you read this blog for any length of time, you are likely already to have a more peaceful relationship with money than most people.
Why Might This Be So?
Here’s what I don’t mean: reading this blog doesn’t mean you are healed, or rich, or perfect (although I do think you are, at your truest level).
Here’s what I do mean: you are willing to be real about money. This gives you immense power, including, potentially, power over people who squirm at the thought of money, which is most people.
The other thing I mean is that you won’t won’t misuse your power over others when it comes to money. YOU are willing to help other people be real and heal when it comes to money.
This puts you light-years ahead of most people and it’s part of your being a Money Magician.
As I see them, here are the rules of peaceful, ethical engagement with fundraising and money management that go along with respectful use of your power with money:
- Be honest. With yourself, your children, and those you have money relationships with.
- Be aware: overestimate, underpromise, make it easy to keep your word when you fundraise or investment-raise. This is how to build loyal long-term fundraising, investor, client, and customer relationships over time.
- Be visionary. Dream big, and underneath your castles in the air, build nice, clear, strong, beautiful, well-structured foundations.