How Emotions Affect Your Business & Financial Success
Joan Sotkin is THE expert when it comes to understanding how emotions learned in early childhood can affect a person’s earning capacity as an adult. For over 25 years she has helped entrepreneurs and practitioners experience freedom from struggle personally, professionally, and financially. Thousands have benefitted from Joan’s groundbreaking book Build Your Money Muscles: Nine Simple Exercises for Improving Your Relationship with Money and her ongoing support programs. Joan is a dynamic, inspiring speaker and coach who brings a depth of knowledge plus a huge dose of empathy and compassion to her work. Listen in on this episode as Therese and Joan talk about:
- Learning the main feelings that people act out through their money.
- What is financial vagueness syndrome?
- If you are serious about earning a lot more money than you earn now, it is important to learn about the world of money and cash flow management.
- Money, can be considered a symbol of relationships and how you deal with money is how you deal with your relationship with yourself and others.
- Learn what the Identity Factor is.
It gives me great satisfaction when clients tell me how quickly their lives — and businesses—transform as a result of the work we do together. Increased income, greater peace of mind, feeling more connected, and finding a new sense of purpose are only a few of results they experience as a result of working with me.
For years, I suffered from a long list of physical, emotional, and financial problems. After giving away all of my possessions, an extended spiritual journey connected me to the deeper parts of myself that led me to everything I needed to find health, well-being, and peace of mind.
Like most of my clients, my financial problems were the most difficult to overcome. In the 1980s, I thought I was on the way to financial security as I rapidly built a wholesale, retail, and mail order business to the point where I was grossing over $30,000 a month. My lack of business and financial skills led to my downfall—and bankruptcy.
This experience led me on the path of learning everything I could about business and financial management. The knowledge I gained allowed me to flourish as an entrepreneur while sharing what I learned with others.
In the early 1980s, while attending 12-step programs including Debtors Anonymous and Codependents Anonymous, I began to understand the connection between emotions and the life stories we create for ourselves, including our finances. Years of working to release my own repressed emotions helped deepen my understanding of how we act out family-of-origin issues through our businesses and finances.
I love working with forward-thinking individuals who are willing to implement new ways of being with themselves and their commercial ventures. As I continue to learn and grow, my passion is sharing with others and helping them find both peace of mind and prosperity.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I live, with its expansive skies, friendly people, and abundance of healers provides me with the comfort and peace I have always craved. Thanks to the Internet, which I have been using since 1995, I can live in this wonderful town with my precious dog, Angel, and reach out to clients around the world.