Monday Morning Jumpstart:
8 Pillars of Wellness: Money & Giving Back
What is your relationship with money? Most writers like the idea of having money.
But they find it hard to talk about because we all have a unique relationship with it.
In today’s Monday Morning Jumpstart, AWAI Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, finish this 4-part series on wellness by helping you get comfortable with money … and the value of giving back to others you encounter on your journey to living your own writer’s life.
You may think that they don’t have anything to do with wellness, but as you’ll soon see, they have everything to do with it!
Catch up with the previous issues in the “Pillars of Wellness” series here:
Pillar #1 & #2: Relationships and Mindset
Pillars #3 & #4: Emotional and Physical Wellness
Pillars #5 & #6: Career and Values
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It is often hard to talk to partners about money, especially partners with whom you are emotionally or familially involved. I have found it helpful to have a discussion and set a time limit. For example, "Let's carve out an hour this week to talk about our finances and make a plan for the new year." That helps your partner(s) mentally prepare and feel safe that it won't go on for a draining amount of time. Then prediscuss a second meeting as needed.
Guest (Cheryl) –
Money and Giving back are so intertwined with compassion and gratitude. This was a great reminder that the life of the successful writer is one which actively practices this critical pillar of wellness.
Guest (Wes Andersen) –
Money is generally a low priority for me. Of course we need it to survive, though I've usually found that the Universe (however you choose to call that entity) will certainly provide what we truly need. Part of the reason I'm determined to write professionally in 2023 is that the Universe has guided me to AWAI and other resources, so obviously it's ready for me to start utilizing my talents!
Wendy C –