Welcome back everybody! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, eating a little too much, and spending time with those we care about.

It’s funny, we can’t choose our families. But we do choose our Chapters! And I don’t have to tell you how special 62 is. I mean, let’s face it – we’re awesome!

And even though we grow to care about each other, the thing that has us consistently get up in the dark on Wed mornings is business. And business is a conduit for MONEY.

So how’s it going? How’s money going for you? Got too little? Too much? As my late Grandpa Henry liked to say, “Rich or poor, it’s good to have money.”

This morning I invite us all to take a look at our relationships to money. We all have a story. Other than the obvious of course, what does money signify for you? Typically it comes down to one of three things: Power, Safety, Wholeness.

When I say Power, I mean the ability to do and have things. Safety is about security, and protection from harm. And Wholeness is a bit of both of the first two, but it also includes self esteem and being enough. “I have, so I am.” “I don’t have, so I’m not.”

Take a look, what do you see for yourself? Keep in mind that we all have a money story, and in every case it shapes how we relate to it. Some people are savers, some are spenders, some pursue it like our lives depend on it, and some avoid it like it’s going out of style. Perhaps that last category doesn’t apply in this room.

So what’s YOUR money story? How do you relate to it? And how does it affect the actions you take on a daily basis?

And pro tip here, I have it on good authority that Ashley Feinstein-Gerstley knows a thing or two about this very subject. So be sure to check in with her.

Remember, money is just counting. If you want more, go make more. And if you think you don’t have enough, maybe you’re right and maybe you’re not. A good start is to simply take a look and get responsible for the role we choose to have it play.

Once we’re clear about that, we can create anything!

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