The Mindful Millionaire: Overcome Scarcity, Experience True Prosperity, and Create the Life You Really Want

Leisa Peterson. St. Martin’s Essentials, $17.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-26191-5
Money is an emotional subject—and all too often, that emotion is fear, writes certified financial planner Peterson in her thoughtful debut. After seeing how often clients were financially stymied not by circumstances or earning potential, but by feelings based in unpleasant experiences with money, she began focusing on getting people to face these “unwelcome feelings.” Talking readers through a reframing of money as a “tool,” not a “master,” Peterson provides steps to challenge one’s assumptions about money (“How you feel about money is often a reflection of how you feel about yourself,” she notes), to overcome a scarcity mentality, and to develop a “prosperity contract” with oneself. Though the language can be a bit woo-woo—there’s talk of “sacred pathways” and the sacral chakra—the program is comfortingly therapeutic, and refreshingly, not a quick fix; it involves 30 minutes a day of largely mental and emotional work over the course of a few months. Not just applicable to millionaires, or even to the modestly prosperous, this practical guide will be a boon to anyone who fears looking at a bank statement because they’re “bad with money.” (June)
Reviewed on : 03/10/2020
Release date: 06/01/2020
Genre: Nonfiction
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