Business Speaker Opinion On Money
As a Canadian business speaker, some of my keynotes in certain business related topics start out with a huge image of money. I like to ask how many people in my audiences like that particular image – I use separate slides of Canadian currency and American currency depending on where I’m actually speaking.
Without fail, pretty well everyone in my audiences show great enthusiasm for these slides – after all, who doesn’t like money?
I like money in a sense that it allows me to be able to afford a certain lifestyle. It helps me put a roof over my head and gives me a comfortable, safe home for my Lhasa Apso dogs and I. It also provides food on the table (and in our case, dog dishes as well).
Above all the life necessities, money also enables me to enjoy some luxuries in life including cruising in my Mustang muscle car and travel to some very interesting places in the world.
Money Has Us On A Leash
However, I noticed that how much luxury and sometimes unfortunately, sometimes even cutting into portions of our life necessities are often determined by money when we have a lack of it. Therefore, money often dictates how we all live on a daily basis.
If we don’t have enough money at any time because of a job loss or a sudden disaster that we have to pay for, we have to change our lifestyle to fit what we can afford at the time. So in this sense, money keeps us on a leash. Do you agree?
The general observation I have of most people is that when times are good with ample amounts of money, that leash is let loose a bit and we end up spending more, especially on non-essentials of life such as entertainment, designer clothes and vacation travel. When we experience a shortage of money, that same leash tightens and we are much more restricted on how we live day to day.
In some cases if we don’t make the right adjustments due to a shortage of money, that leash really yanks us back with high levels of debt, which has become quite chronic in our society.
Can We Break Free Of The Money Leash?
One of my talks as a Canadian business speaker that is in current development will explore whether we can break free of the money leash and if so, how we can do it. I’ll also be sure to post insights from this new keynote in the near future so do stay tuned for more.