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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Do You Possess the 8 Qualities?

Yesterday while channel surfing, I came across the Suze Orman show. Do you know who she is? If not, a brief summary: She is known to be a best selling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and motivational speaker,and recognized as an expert on personal finance.

Her show was geared toward women and introduced the "8 qualities of a wealthy woman". Her message was that to control your destiny it requires reconditioning from the inside.

After reading the 8 qualities, let me know what you think. Fluff or common sense advice?

Quality 1 and 2: Harmony and Balance
Harmony is an agreement in feeling, approach, and sympathy between what you think, feel, say, and do.
Balance is a state of emotional and stability in which you are able to make sound decisions and judgments.

How many times do we think one thing... say another... feel something else...and act in a way that has nothing to do with what we just thought, said, or felt? If our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions are not in harmony, it is an imbalance

Quality 3: Courage
Courage is the ability to face fear. Fear of any situation. In some way you must find the courage to overcome your fear and not let this emotion rule you. Courage to correct imbalance in your life.

Quality 4: Generosity
Generosity is when you give the right thing to the right person at the right time -- and it benefits both of you.
Ms. Orman wants women to realize that we give too easily with our time, support, love and money. If we are giving for the wrong reasons, then it is not true generosity.

Are we giving because we think we should, to be liked, giving out of guilt etc...

Quality 5: Happiness
Defined as a state of well being and contentment. If you find the 'courage' to live your life in 'harmony' and 'balance' and practice true 'generosity'...happiness appears. When happy, we are more optimistic, seeing possibilities. Happiness should be the goal we should strive for in all aspects of our life.

Quality 6: Wisdom
Is the knowledge and experience necessary to make decisions and judgments. Wisdom taps into the core of one's beliefs and has the courage to correct her life if out of balance, knowing to do what is right rather than what is easy. A wise woman knows the true meaning of generosity, knows that happiness is the true reward in life when lived in harmony

Quality 7: Cleanliness
Is about respecting order and organization. Remove the clutter from your life

Quality 8: Beauty
You have beauty when you have the other 7 qualities in your life. She isn't talking about beauty on the outside, but the beauty within each of us.
When you have all these qualities together, you will become a confidant woman. When you are confident, you feel secure... when you feel secure, you have no fear... when you have no fear, you have the courage to say what you think and feel. When you are calm, you make wise decisions with your money, which then allows you to be truly generous to others as well as yourself, which, in turn, makes you a happy, powerful, and beautiful woman.

Do you think all of these qualities together could help you arrive at the goal of being a woman in control of her destiny?

I do think these qualities are what we need to have in all aspects of our life, not just in regard to finances, but everyday living. I suppose they are difficult sometimes to achieve, but if we keep practicing, we will eventually grasp the concept and the goals we are striving for.


Ellen said...

Yeah, this sure is a beautiful list!
I do think it is, as you say, something to strive for, things you develop as you get older.

I especially like what she said about generosity, and that you should be aware of the reasons why you're giving..

As for the fear part, that's the only one I'm still wondering about. To me, fear is not always a negative emotion. It is an emotion that can of course be something you should overcome, but it can just as easily be a valid warning for something that is wrong. It can be your inner voice warning you for a situation or person that's just not okay..

I don't know if I'm making sense here, it's just that courage for the sake of courage isn't always right..

Anyway, thanks for sharing this lovely post! It's to me a welcome reminder of the inner beauty to strive for!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

I spent time pondering this and think it's right on!!! Lovely post. Uplifting.


AC Associates said...

Hi Ellen,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. In trying to keep this post somewhat short, I may have left a few things out.
"Fear" I think was used to describe taking a chance or going after what we truly want in our life. By letting fear control our actions, we lose out. We need to find the courage to proceed and 'act', not let fear stop us.

As far as our inner voice, that gut feeling we all get...I beleive we must listen for there's guidance there.

Of course you made sense....I understood perfectly.

Hi jj loch,
Thanks so much for visiting. As I watched and listened to this show, I did the very same thing...ponder... and then it was really making sense.
Glad you liked it.

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