Prospering Nurse - page 2

Could you get excited about financial freedom? I am looking for a group of nurses who would like to move beyond the common complaints of being overworked and underpaid. I am looking for people... Read More

  1. by   janqc
    What is your background for this financial advice? Just curious. Are you a nurse yourself?

    [This message has been edited by bshort (edited March 05, 2000).]
  2. by   janqc
    Oops, I see you are a nurse. I'll be interested in seeing where your conversation goes.

    [This message has been edited by bshort (edited March 05, 2000).]
  3. by   PathFinder
    Well, yes, I am a nurse. 25 years into it so far. And I am just learning about prosperity, although I have been a student for at least the last 15 years!

    Lately, I am taking a course. Here in Minneapolis (as in many cities around the world) we have a Landmark Education Center. This is were I am engaged in a course called the "Self Expression and Leadership Program" and in it, we, the students, each do a project. Mine is about bringing the language and the knowledge of prosperity to nurses. I do not know exactly how I am going to do that just yet. I guess, for me, that is what this conversation is about, figuring out how nurses react to even the language of prosperity, and trying to see if it is of interest to other nurses.

    The Book of Miracles says that "we teach that which we most need to learn". I guess, if you want my qualifications for having ANYTHING to say about being prosperous, I would have to start by admitting that I am a learner in the field, and have lots of room for growth & development!

    I am, however, beginning to take action on my own prosperity -- it is in part an act of faith -- but it is also an act of courage. (Have you seen the book by Suze Orman, "The Courage to be Rich"?) My act of courage is to empty my IRA account and roll it all over to a new brokerage firm with the intent of turning my measley $50k into $1M before I retire -- that gives me about 20 years!

    I am also working on a small pot of investment monies that I want to see grow from the $5K I started with to about $80K by the end of 2000 -- that's a gamble to be sure!

    I am also clearing away my clutter -- and I have a lot of that -- in order to live my life with better stewardship, taking care of the things I have and getting rid of the things that I do not cherish or value.

    But prosperity is about much more than money. It's about changing your mind about who you are, about being able to say what you want in life, and to live life fully! That's really want I want nurses to grasp. The money part simply makes paying the bills so much easier, and it gives you more choices along the way!

    That is what the course I am taking focuses on, living the life you love and living it fully!

    Here are some other books I have grown to appreciate on the subject of prosperity -- they have been my extra-curricular reading along the way. Enjoy.

    *The Aquaria Conspiracy by Marilyn Ferguson

    *The Path of Action by Jack Schwarz

    *Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell

    *How to be Your Own Best Friend by Mildred Newman

    *Love by Leo Buscaglia

    *Love is Letting Go of Fear by Gerald G. Jampolsky

    *Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer

    *Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    *Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez & Vicki Robin

    *You Have More than You Think by David & Tom Gardener

    *The Millionare Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko

    So, what do YOU like to read along these lines, and what thoughts do YOU have about living prospersously?