I often say it doesn’t matter who your parents were or how you were raised; wealth is always possible to create. That is because the ability to prosper has nothing to do with how much money you have but, rather, what your relationship is with the money you have.
Sadly, the vast majority of us have an unhealthy relationship with money. That’s why 70% of lottery winners lose all their money within five years. That’s why I, the daughter of a billionaire, spent most of my early adulthood living in a panic over how I would survive. And it is why millions of people born into poverty can work incredibly hard and never seem to accumulate more wealth.
Lance Avery Morgan: Your financial story has been well-recorded in newspapers and the outcome was not, unfortunately, what you expected. Tell me about the strength you summoned and how that helped you survive the ordeal.
Curry Glassell: More than anything what kept me going was acknowledging that my knowing was correct all along. Not that I was right and everyone else was wrong, but that I had to choose what was true for me. Being willing to stand up and fight for myself was another way I changed this from an ugly confrontation into a possibility for growth, even if it was not a popular choice to make. No one teaches us to have our own back and this was my learning to do that the hard way. e news didn’t present my case in this light, but that is what it was for me.
What do you use money for? Most people think money is to buy things, and it can be, but actually, it is a tool we can use to change things and create greater possibilities in the world. What if generosity with money were one of the ways you could change the world and the lives of other people? Kindness with money is not necessarily giving your money to charities and the homeless, although that is certainly generous.
What if the next time you go to buy dinner, instead of thinking how much money you just spent, you looked at is as a gift for the lovely food & the venue & the wonderful wait staff and the payment is a way of showing gratitude? You are not giving away more money than you originally were, but the energy of it is so much more grateful and generous. Would that create greater possibilities in the world?