What is it about a new enthusiasm that makes us want to run out and spend money?
With my new focus on art making, the possibilities to buy are endless. New books. The incredibly seductive lure of the art supply store. Surely I need to get a new journal every week, right?
Then there’s the learning curve. The more I practice, the more I see the need to improve. Surely I need to take a class or sign up for some expensive retreat like the month-long program in New York at the Visual School of the Arts.
I see this trend with myself and my clients: the creative impulse is immediately followed by the spending impulse. But I think this urge to open our wallets is not based on need, but on our own discomfort.
We’re uncomfortable that the true next step is to sit the hell down and do the work. Fumble through that shaggy first draft. Fill pages of crappy sketches of distorted faces. It’s so much more fun to go out and get a (cheap) thrill by buying something we’re convinced we need.
Years ago I got my financial act together. But recently, I’ve had to do a refresh on my spending, saving and buying patterns. I’ve had the good fortune to work one-one with Luna Jaffe, an amazing woman who’s both artist and financial planner.
She gets this creative urge. She doesn’t tamp down my enthusiasm for my art. Instead, she points me toward solid practices that help me feel good about creating and about my money relationship.
Luna’s book, Wild Money, offers deep insights into why we thoughtlessly spend. Luna’s book kindly guides us – in bright, beautiful color – to design a financial life that supports our wild creativity. This book is part of Luna’s mission to lead a money revolution based on love, creativity and mindfulness.
Be part of the revolution and get your hands on Wild Money so you can create and play with ease, knowing you’ve got your money thing handled.
Won’t it be fun to say, I love money and money loves me, and to believe it? Join the Wild Money revolution now and tell your friends, because being rich in all ways is better with friends.