Financial Recovery: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money Paperback – Apr 12 2011
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'People who have financial success have a healthy relationship with money - the kind of relationship that Karen McCall describes in this timely book... .I urge you to give yourself the gift of reading this book and discovering the road map Karen presents.'
- from the foreword by John Bradshaw , bestselling author of Reclaiming Virtue
About the Author
Karen McCall founded the Financial Recovery Institute to bring her innovative, transformational approach to as many people as possible. She spreads her passion for her work by training counselors and money coaches to build their own successful practices. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she lives in Sonoma County, California.
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Financial equilibrium is a possibility for anyone and everyone. It's not about tightening up your belt or doing without. It's not even about getting a second job or quitting the work you love to find something more financially viable. Instead, it's about understanding where your money goes each month and if you are making the best use of your resources.
Financial Recovery points out that most of us don't really understand the difference between wants and needs. Often we buy things not because we need that item but because we have an unvoiced and unsatisfied need. Identify that need or that hidden desire and life suddenly becomes much easier and more fulfilling. It's like clarity, focusing on what's important rather than being pulled in a hundred different directions. Knowing what you want and working on that rather than madly filling emotional holes with stuff.
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Financial Recovery is more than about money. It is about healing, growing, and achieving peace and financial well-being!!
There is a tone that this book has which lets you know she is speaking to you from her experience-- not some theory about how things ought to be-- but how things really are and what you can do to make them better.
Never once does she talk down to you. Instead, you know she has been there too and come out the other side. I have absolutely no trouble beliveing that this book's combination of wisdom and practical tools can finally help me heal the challanges in my relationship with money.
It doesn't feel like just another self help book--it actually feels more important than that. This book says something about money that we all, in these trying financial times, need to hear. OBTW- I loved reading the book on Kindle, I'm a convert to both Financial Recovery and Kindle!
Karen imparts her knowledge and her process in a caring way. Readers can identify with one of more of the examples in the book. She gives readers a chance to shine a light inward and discover the potential for a new way of being with money. Sound fluffy? I assure you, this book is anything but. It's a book of substance that encourages readers to be honest with their money history, so they can create a new relationship with money, and themselves.
What I love the most about this book are all the stories. She shares her own very personal story of struggling with spending and debt. (She shares some of her painful money secrets that people in her life would have been shocked by at the time, if they had known.) And she shares the stories of countless clients she's helped guide over the years. Suddenly, you feel like you are not alone if you struggle with credit card debt or sometimes you spend too much, or you simply never seem to earn enough.
This book is very easy to read, and it takes the reader through understanding how and why they relate to money the way they do. She writes about being caught in the "money life drain" and how she has seen so many people simply try to work harder, only to not have it help their financial problems. She is very direct about addressing feelings of shame and deprivation and how this fuels our financial behavior. And yes, she shows you how to get out of debt and stay out of debt. She also covers how to track and plan your spending- topics that may be unpopular. But she makes a very convincing case how the new financial behaviors she advocates can truly change your life. By the time the reader gets to the last chapter called "Imagining Sterling Money Behaviors", you just want to BE that person, and you really feel like it's possible. (I've known Karen McCall for years and after I finished her book I ordered twenty copies of it!)
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