Apologies for the slight similarity to the title of the excellent Robbie Williams song “Me and My Monkey” – although actually my relationship with money has been a bit of an out-of-control thing over the years, so maybe that’s why I chose it!
I was thinking as I lay in bed this morning, pondering what I would do if my numbers had come up in last night’s £130m UK Lottery*, what would I do if I had that sort of money? Would I give up working? Would I go do something else? What would I do different?
And I thought to myself (as far as work is concerned anyway) not much would change. I already do most of my best work over Skype or Hangouts, and I love what I do. I might do things from a different place, but why would I do anything different?
And then I realised that actually one big thing would change: I could spend more on getting my message in front of more people, and I could hire more people to do the stuff I still think I have to do that isn’t really me at my best. In other words – I could serve more people, better. I would be able to get more and more people resonating joyfully with their genius, creating a much nicer, more resonant, society for us all to work and live in. In short: I could change the world of work a whole lot faster!
That reminded me of a question that Dr Dain Heer, one of the leaders of Access Consciousness (www.accessconsciousness.com), asks on a regular basis: “How could you make more difference in the world – with 100 dollars or with 100 million dollars?”
So here’s the thing: way too many ‘conscious’ people have a thing about getting properly paid for using their gift. And when they hold back from allowing themselves to receive enough to take their genius out into the world in a big way, they are short-changing everybody else too!
So how about, you become willing to receive a decent living from using your gift as widely as you can, and stop playing so small in the world?
What’s holding you back from truly living your Joyful Genius, taking all of you and your unique value boldly out into the world?
Try my new Unlock Your Genius assessment to find out:
*Some people think that you shouldn’t do things like play the lottery, relying instead on your own skills and talents to make lottery-style money. I agree that we shouldn’t rely on some random chance to sort out our finances, and our lives, but for the sake of a few pounds a week (less than most people spend on coffees) and a couple of minutes on my smart-phone while I wait for a train or something, I’m opening up a whole new array of possibilities for myself – alongside those I have rather more control over. And somebody’s got to win – why not me and my future clients!