Today, we begin a series of blogs that emphasizes a different and often overlooked area of psychology of money: communication.
What do we mean when we say Prosperity Thinking?
Prosperity Thinking is when you align your beliefs, expectations, feelings and goals with realistic levels of abundance, optimism and confidence. It includes much more than financial success. It’s about believing in your ability to manifest whatever you want—better relationships, increased passion with your career, enhanced creativity, greater freedom.
What’s the most important communication skill for understanding people?
Research and personal and professional experience convince us it is EMPATHY. Atticus Finch said it well in To Kill a Mockingbird: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."
How can Empathy increase your Prosperity Thinking?
It can help to increase your income and improve your self-esteem and relationships. Empathy often deepens emotional intimacy, trust and teamwork. Your relationships tend to become more meaningful, heartfelt and important. Research shows empathy even protects you by reducing others’ aggressiveness and lawsuits. When your families, friends, clients and customers feel more deeply understood by you, they tend to experience increased abundance, optimism or confidence toward themselves and toward you. When you help someone else to feel better, you feel better, too.