Welcome! Are you looking for more than just saving tips? Want more from your money than just peace? Have a budget, but struggle to stick with it? Do you have trouble deciding which purchases to make?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Satisfied Spending is your ticket to an improved spending life!
Here we use money to live – not live for money.
The Two Main Spending Woes
I routinely read news articles of ancient burial sites discovered with vast amounts of worldly wealth. Wealth (supposedly) to be spent in the afterlife of the deceased, yet found intact with the body many years after death.
In contrast, I regularly hear stories of people spending and then suffering buyer’s remorse. Buyer’s remorse being “an emotional condition whereby a person feels remorse or regret after a purchase” per Wikipedia.
The moral of these stories is two-fold:
- You can’t take it with you,
- But you can spend in ways that cause unhappiness and regret.
Satisfied Spending eliminates these spending woes and creates satisfaction now!
Rene Descartes is a famous philosopher known for the statement: “I think, therefore I am.”
In layman’s terms, Descartes’ concluded that his ability to even think means he exists. Regardless of his specific thoughts and doubts, in the end, he is still left with himself.
In the mid-1900s, scientists began studying the impact of human thoughts on medical treatment effectiveness. What they discovered is shocking. Through thought alone, humans can positively impact their physical well-being (as it relates to ailments grounded in self-awareness). This well-documented phenomenon is known as the placebo effect.
Pair these two ideas together and we unlock the amazing ability to create the reality of our physical existence through our thoughts alone.
Sure it sounds a little hokey however, it’s true.
I presented the of idea individual’s creating their own reality via thought to my son last summer.
While riding in the car, he was complaining about how he never had the opportunity to do [fill in the blank]. I suggested if he thought a certain way or brought awareness of anything to the forefront of his thinking, it would appear in his physical world. And maybe if he thought about [fill in the blank] opportunity, it would present itself shortly thereafter.
We then did a little experiment to demonstrate the amazing power of thought.
First, I asked him if he believed there were a lot of yellow cars on the road. No, he did not believe there were many yellow cars. So I challenged him to focus on yellow cars for a week; counting each one he spotted. He counted 7 yellow cars on the first day. At 30 yellow cars – only four days into the experiment – he stopped counting. Turns out there were a lot more yellow cars than he realized. He just needed to be thinking about them to see them.
After all, hindsight is 20/20 because knowing what you are looking for allows you to see and experience it.
You may be thinking, “That’s great but what does it have to do with my spending?” Just as yellow cars will appear when you actively seek them out, spending satisfaction can appear too when we think about our spending correctly.
Additionally, scientific studies have identified certain types of purchases that bring us more happiness and satisfaction.
My approach teaches how to think in order to harness the results of happy spending studies and gain satisfied spending!
The Satisfaction Solution
Many money management programs tell you what to do, while never fully addressing the psychological why. However, without understanding the psychological why, you may never have deep financial satisfaction. Further, most tell-you-specifically-what-to-do money management programs make assumptions about what you value and desire in life.
Following their programs, you may certainly find peace and handle your money “responsibly”, yet you sacrifice the uniqueness of your life. Your life becomes one of the many cookie-cutter existences instead of the masterful creation it should be.
Satisfied Spending focuses on the money relationship (the pyschological why) that generates your money thoughts which in turn drives your emotions. By focusing on your money relationship, you can:
establish satisfying goals for you
recognize and meet all your needs when spending
examine your deep-rooted money beliefs
train your brain to naturally spend for your unique life
The key to lasting spending satisfaction (with as little effort as possible), is focusing on how we think about what we spend!
As you fully embrace the Satisfied Spending approach you will notice not just survival, peace, or enjoyment, but true satisfaction with your spending.
Satisfied Spending isn’t focused on building traditional “wealth”, but a wealth that lasts day after satisfying day!
Satisfied Spending’s key concepts and specific action steps drive you to a healthier money relationship. A better money relationship allows you to achieve the life you desire.
Your spending life may need only one or two steps or it may need the entire Satisfied Spending program.
Whatever your situation is, contact me and together we will create your dream spending life.