I love inspirational quotes. I like to write them on sticky notes and put them all over my home and office. In this blog post I share three of my favorite money quotes for women and why I chose them. I think they reflect the essence of a healthy relationship with money.
Every time you make a commitment to your own self-care, self-love and self-respect and then follow through, you build trust in yourself.” ― Miranda J. Barrett, A Woman’s Truth: A Life Truly Worth Living
It wasn’t until I got trained as a money coach that I learned that money is an emotional topic for women, and is inextricably connected to a women’s self-worth.
In all of my life coach training, I’ve come to realize that self-care increases self-love, and self-love creates self-confidence. This, then, has a direct impact on a women’s ability to create her own financial security.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” –Maya Angelou
Angelou’s quote reminds me of a book I read many, many years ago, Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood by Marsha Sinetar. This concept of finding financial prosperity by doing what you love was a new one to me when I first read the book decades ago. I have since come to know that there is absolutely no better way to live a life you truly love than to get paid doing what makes your heart sing. Then work feels more like play.
I believe true wealth is living a life you love and having the resources – time, energy and money – to do the things that bring you joy.
I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, it’s about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.” –Anita Roddick
True wealth is not about doing whatever it takes to make a lot of money. It’s about being authentically you, and doing what makes your heart sing. Pursue your heart’s desire, do the thing you love and make that your contribution to the world. Then financial success will find you.
I hope these quotes inspire you, too.