Precepts:

Major Principles Review and Summary

This review is a pithy description of some of the major models that Conversations with Money is built upon. It is written for readers who would like a quick review after reading the book, and for those that just want to see the major assertions. If any of these concepts trigger a negative reaction or a counterargument, great! You can refer back to Joe’s struggle with the issue, take our online course, or join one of our live online meetings or groups to gain clarity.

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Agency is the ability to create our own experience. Does an event come with an attached meaning, or do you encounter an event, then assign the meaning? More...

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Interrupting stimulus/response automation is the essence of humanity. We start with awareness of our physiology, emotions, and the quality of our thoughts in real-time. More...

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We are tribal and our brains are built to belong. Changing our beliefs changes how we relate and can threaten our sense of belonging. Humans resist improving if.. More...

The time frame we invest in order to improve the human experience is determined in part by our “excess capital.” If we have $20 in our pocket, we look for food, water, shelter. More...

Give me something I value and I give you my “Certificates of Appreciation.” Whatever you give me, be it food, housing, entertainment, travel, or knowledge, I value your contribution. More...

The context we chose determines everything. The context we live in filters the information we receive, it feeds our biases, creates our truth, selects our tribe and sets our direction.  More...

What if the emerging core value of humans was “respect for the dignity and integrity of every individual?” For all our imperfections as humans, does each person have the right to be an agent of their own life?.  More...

The power of curiosity is its ability to exclude the negative thoughts that no longer serve us. Imagine being curious and at the same time angry, fearful, hurt, depressed, and or feeling hopeless. Can’t do it?  More...

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Our brains like classifications because it is easier to think about things. But, is social status, economic class, or racial grouping a self-limiting and cultural box?  More...

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Financial Inequity or Power Inequity? Power can create a program of financial equity, but only with a power hierarchy and the use of force. More...

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Human wisdom that supports human thriving has evolved over centuries and is being codified by spiritual, transformational and success movements. More...

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How do we apply the three financial rules for civil society to our governments? What we value in civil society: voluntary relationships, transparency, honesty, and respect for.. More...

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Knowing that our mental picture of our external reality is real and accurate is comforting. To think that we are merely playing a movie in our heads that is unique to us is unsettling. More...

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As biological and psychological infants, we are a bundle of neurological reactions. Our environment determines experience. But what if we were able to experience the stimulus and attach our own meaning as adults? More...

How did you learn to attach painful experiences to “mistakes?” Do you still feel shame or embarrassment about past behaviors that didn’t serve you well? Is there a voice in your head always criticizing? More...

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Fairness is baked into our neurology. (Ask any three-year-old.)  When we take value from others without a corresponding contribution, it violates, consciously or subconsciously a basic part of our human connections. More...

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Money, like drugs, gambling and sex can be an addiction. Many conflate the “addiction to money” with free market capitalism. What if we separated the “addiction” from a Money-Positive life of delivering value? More...

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What if all monetary transactions are voluntary, transparent, honest, exclude threat of force, and each individual determines the value of every transaction for themselves. More...

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When our goal is an outcome that fails, our brains amplify the pain with self-judgment. When we switch to the pleasure of process, our satisfaction comes from our ability to adjust our process with feedback. We are always improving. No failure! More...

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Victims of horrible perpetrators deserve our strongest empathetic experience to drive changes. This human response is so easily triggered, however, that it is used to manipulate and perpetuate victimhood at the expense of the victims themselves. More...

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As people, we thrive with emotional and physical support from family, friends and our community. As entrepreneurs, business owners, employers and employees we deliver value to others. The more value we deliver, the greater our potential wealth.
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Rich Friesen’s Wealth Creation Mindset Checklist is a handy reminder to print out and put up on your wall. Refer to it often on your journey to wealth and success. More...

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What if there were a limited amount of food with no hope of getting more? How would a group of people stuck together in isolation handle that? More...

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