I read Bob Burg’s book The Go Giver while I was travelling the Bahamas in 2020. I couldn’t put it down. I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to interview Bob and have a deeper conversation about his perspective of business, how his Go Giver attitude came about and the obstacles that impede us from embracing his concept.
We explore the standards and expectations in business that prevent us from connecting as People and why we believe the cost of value to be too high.
While The Go Giver is a powerful business idea, it holds the key to how mutually beneficial relationships in general can create greater outcomes.
The Go Giver
To conclude my conversation with Melissa, we delve into the idea of teaching money to children. Questioning whether the way we've done things is the only way to continue doing them.
Have we evolved beyond what we have believed currency to always be? Do we use money as a tool? And if we do, how do we use it? Does it mean more to us than a form of exchange? Does the value of your Bank Account determine how we feel about ourselves? Does it affect how you see other People?
If you looked at the last 9 charges on your Credit Card, how do you feel about what you exchanged money for? Are we putting ourselves under financial pressure for things we don't really want? How much money do we spend out of obligation? Do we use spending money as a distraction from money problems, from stress, as an escape from some part of our reality?
They aren’t easy questions, but important ones.
I loved speaking with Melissa and was so grateful for how she so easily allowed our conversation to flow into a variety of topics. Love, Money and Success are deeply intertwined through the threads of our lives. Yet they remain some of the most unquestioned areas of our realities.
What questions would you ask now?
Does forcing and being desperate for money make it appear? Is money really as hard to come by as we believe? Does it require as much sacrifice, devastation and overcoming as we are taught? Have we vilified money or those that have it?
Money doesn't buy happiness but being happy about money can. We can choose how we want to feel about money. Do we though?
Melissa draws some interesting conclusions in regards to the messaging we receive about money throughout our lives. And why we have certain ideas around money.
Do we still view money the same way as all the generations before us? Are we still applying the same mentality as when a house in the western world was worth $60,000.00? $100.00 is a lot of money to my Grandparents, but is that a relative ideal in today's society?
How much of our lives revolve around money that we don't even notice? How often do we think about money without realising it? Why can money feel like a one way street? Why do we feel responsible to money?
Melissa and I start trekking through all the threads of life where money shows up.
I was in 2-week quarantine when I had this conversation with Melissa, certainly an interesting and intriguing way to pass some of my time.
What happens to society if the only thing we were measured by is ourselves? How often do we make choices in the spirit of what we value, of what we want? How well do we understand what we really want?
The earlier we begin to question the status quo in life, the more fluidly we move towards what we want.
The fourth part of my conversation with Melissa Meagher is a little more layered.
Measuring expectations versus the idea of choice when it comes to money.
What could inspire us to question what we know and assume in relation to money?
What reality would we want to build around money?
Money doesn't begin and end with budgets and spreedsheets. What more could there be though?
Listen to this part of my conversation with Melissa to challenege our ideas of money and life. What is the cause and affect of our money?
We are all doing the best we can with what we have, but can we do better?
Melissa has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has an insightful holistic approach to money from the front line.
Driven by her passion for finance and making a difference in people’s lives.
I greatly appreciated Melissa’s honesty, transparency and raw contribution, making our conversation interesting, funny and candid.
Melissa Meagher #therebelmoneycoach #freedomandchoice
You can watch the second of seven parts of our conversation here;
Melissa Meagher is The Rebel Money Coach.
One of my favourite elements of this conversation with Melissa is how we both are working through our perspectives. And the way we want to articulate them as we talk.
And while we don't always have the same perspective or opinion. There is so much gold in this conversation to explore perspectives of money. The way it works in our lives. The unconsidered biases we have both towards and against it. And how we hand down those ideas to our next generations.
You can watch the first of seven parts of our conversation here;
And finally the last brilliant Facet of my conversation with Ron Carson, Founder & C.E.O of the Carson Group, on the Monedemic of our Society.
There is an underlying and central epidemic in our modern day Society, that attributes to the many Symptoms we as Humans experience throughout our lives and environment. It is a pressing matter as it is the rooted and driving force of our instability.
Considering the ideas of; Lack, Scarcity and Abundance, over emphasis of importance of Value and how that is integrated into our lifestyles and expectations, the afflictions and conditions of Money in our Culture.
Find the previous three Facets here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrVy08Ta5GwBAl1EFeWjojQ
The next Facet of my riveting conversation with Ron Carson, Founder & C.E.O of the Carson Group.
We could have discussed our Monedemic of the Modern Age, for days on end.
In a World where failing Businesses, failing Family Finances and Government’s increasing Debt Ceilings has become our repetitive landscape. It has come time to define, acknowledge and address the infrastructure we are so precariously balancing on. One which insights an unsustainable landscape for the generations to come. Now is the time to consider solutions and cures for the culture we have cultivated.
The third Facet of four [if you missed the previous Facets you can find them here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrVy08Ta5GwBAl1EFeWjojQ]
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