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Money Therapy, May 4, 2003Reviewer: sismith (see more about me) from Yuma, AZ
Most people have a love/hate relationship with money. Most people also don't have as much money as they think they should have or need; and those who have lots of money often find that they're still not happy. Deborah L. Price addresses these problems in her latest book, Money Therapy.
Price is a licensed investment advisor and stockbroker. She is now a money coach consultant. She has condensed her more than fifteen years experience into a process called money therapy. She explains that we are not meant to spend our lives shopping and working to pay off debt. The purpose of her book, she says, is "to help you remember the purpose of your life: the original purpose." Money is only one of the many tools available for achieving that purpose.
Price advises people to start building the life they want before they have money. Too many people waste their lives waiting for money to come first, and are still unhappy if it does come. She details how to build a strong foundation based on what you truly want from life, and then how to manifest the money needed to achieve your goals.
Over the years, she's observed eight "money types," based on how people feel about money. These are the innocent, victim, warrior, martyr, fool, creator/artist, tyrant, and the money magician. The money types are meant to be a "guide to discovering the impact of your past experiences with money and to changing your approach in the future." Price describes the weaknesses and strengths of each, and explains how people can turn themselves into money magicians who have all that they need and the ability to enjoy it. She's included a simple quiz to help readers determine which type they are.
She emphasizes throughout the book that the only real value that money has is the value we give to it. Money itself is just pieces of paper. We forget this, and attribute power to money. This leads feeling out of control and making financial choices based on fear. Price has filled Money Therapy with advice on how to overcome negative and fearful feelings about money. She provides "practical steps toward acknowledging the hold of money on our minds and emotions and then using those insights to create not only a better relationship to money but also the wealth and prosperity we desire."
Personal and Professional Applications Make this a Must Read, January 28, 2004Reviewer: Lisa from Forestville, California United States
Money Magic is a must read for people interested in thinking differently about the personal and professional energy of money. I read this book for my own personal development a couple of months ago, and found it insightful, simple and immediately applicable to both my personal financial life and my work. I have directed a local community service for nearly 11 years, often marveling at how resources flow into the association just when we need them. I would wonder, "WOW, how did that just happen?" While Money Magic has been written as a resource for understanding one's own relationship with money and the energy of money, after reading Money Magic, I have now begun to look at how the collective belief systems of our Board volunteers and staff influence our perceptions of and perspectives on the financial resources we draw to our agency to help us fulfill our Mission. It is not often that I come across nonfiction books that so effectvely bridge the personal and the professional with great tools, useful exercises and thought provoking insight.
Money Therapy: A Path for Spiritual and Psychological Growth, November 5, 2002Reviewer: Kevin Ferris from St. Louis, Missouri
I've read dozens of books on money (and completed hundreds of exercises), and what I appreciated most about Deborah's cogent volume was its "user-friendly" format. In contrast, Maria Nemeth's "The Energy of Money," while comprehensive, was intimidating in the level of commitment required to complete her program. Deborah's work inspired me (a psychotherapist) to complete the training she provides through the Money Coaching Institute and make it the focus of the psychospiritual work I do with clients.
Deborah is not a "therapist" per se, but she KNOWS how people relate to money as a result of her many years of experience in the financial services industry, and has communicated her knowledge straightforwardly and helpfully in her book. Her vision is to help individuals harmoniously integrate the energy of money into all aspects of their lives and, by example, become healers themselves. I found this to be a unique approach, valuable to me personally, and proving valuable to my clients as well.
An Incredible Piece of Work, June 29, 2003Reviewer: Nick Tatro from Corte Madera, CA United States
The steps to getting what you want in your life involve two primary elements; achieving absolute clarity as to where you stand today, then understanding the path ahead of you and the potential roadblocks that may hinder it. Deborah Price does a truly remarkable job of helping one to grasp the specific personality elements and spiritual aspects that make up the eight different "money types" we encounter in the world today (or forever in history for that matter). This type of soul searching does not lead one directly to material wealth, per se, but allows the human mind to understand in depth where he or she wants to fit in with regards to currency and the behavior characteristics that allow one to position themselves there.
This book should be required reading for EVERYBODY, regardless of financial status, if only to further examine themselves and where some of their ideas about money originated from. Oddly enough, much of what I learned from this book was not so much about money itself, but about the sources of input and advice that I have chosen to listen to in my life and how they continue to influence me on a daily basis. Needless to say, Money Magic had a profound affect on me, and without question deserves a full five star rating.
Accolades to the author, February 6, 2003Reviewer: Stephen from South Africa
This has been one of the most insightful books I have read on money matters. Not only does the author have a deep understanding of the financial workings of business and the world (which makes sense having come from the heart of the financial services world), but she adds an understanding to why we continually repeat old money patterns time and again.
Having read this book, I have a clear understanding of those influences that have most impacted on my current belief system around money. Which belief system has resulted in me repeating patterns of behavior in money matters all my life.
This insight alone whould have been sufficient...BUT !!!!
The author then goes on to carve out an individual "Money Profile" for the reader with her 8 "money types". This leaves one with a crystal clear image of how wone will repeat one's "money patterns" for the rest of one's lives unless we change something. Knowing one's "Money Profile" indicates exactly what behavior one needs to change.
Highly recommend this to people in all catagories. I believe this is suitable for school kids, employees, small to medium business owners as well as top management
A wonderfully written book., January 26, 2004Reviewer: A reader from Sebastopol, CA United States
This thought provoking book is a real find. If you're willing to look at your habitual behaviors surrounding money and do the exercises, especially when you think "This doesn't apply to me", this book is guaranteed to illuminate hidden patterns allowing change to take place.
The Author is Great, September 30, 2003Reviewer: L'aura from Utah
I recently attended a seminar conducted by Deborah Price and bought two of her books during the course of it. I haven't had a chance yet to read the books, but wanted to pass on that she's a great speaker with a really great attitude toward not only money, but life. She was great at pointing out really possitive and energetic ways of looking at our situations and using them to our advantage. I highly recommend any advice she gives, whether written or presented orally.