Mindfulness: How to Have a Better Relationship With YourMoney
Money. The word itself has a power of its own. It can inducefeelings and start a train of thought instantly. Unfortunately,often these feelings and thoughts are negative and stressful. Webelieve that achieving a healthy relationship with money isnecessary because it's attached, in some way, to almost everyaspect of our lives. In reality, most people have enough money,even after the recent market collapse. What they don't have is thelevel of calm, clarity, and focus required to live peacefully withmoney. Mindfulness can help achieve that.
The Mindful Investor is an indispensable guide forindividual investors, business people, and professionals who arelooking for a better way to manage their money.—From the Preface
Praise for The Mindful Investor
"As The Mindful Investor suggests, what's often neededmost is not more money, but more perspective about money. Startingwhere Maria and Graham have suggested-at the end-is a great way tolook back from a place when money truly won't matter anymore, and Ican't think of a better first step to take when planning fortoday."—Scott Kriens, Chairman, Juniper Networks
"Having seen many thousands of business books over the course ofmy professional life, I was delighted to discover that TheMindful Investor offers a refreshing new approach to personalfinance. Having benefited personally from Maria's teaching ofMindfulness meditation techniques, I can say that this is a bookwhose time has come and a must-read for anyone looking for analternative to the madness of the markets."—Jane Cooney, President, Books for Business
"What a breath of fresh air. The world would be a better placeif everyone used the tools and processes outlined in thiseasy-to-read, inspiring, and practical book."—Rob Quartly, Juno Award Winning Filmmaker andEntrepreneur
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About the Author
Maria Gonzalez, BCom, MBA, is a 30-year business veteran whobelieves that Mindfulness transforms lives. As founder andpresident of Argonauta Strategic Alliances Consulting Inc., sheensures that Mindfulness is indistinguishable from her business,whether negotiating complex strategic alliances, coaching businessleaders to use Mindfulness in their lives and businesses orcoaching organizations to function more effectively throughMindfulness. She has been meditating regularly since 1991 andteaching Mindfulness since 2002.Maria has taught Strategy and Organization Development at Mc GillUniversity's Desautels Faculty of Management. Over the last twodecades she has served on numerous boards and has been a member ofthe Corporate Advisory Board for the Harvard Medical School -MacArthur Foundation's study on depression and workplaceperformance. She is a founding member and Vice Chair of the GlobalBusiness and Economic Roundtable on Addictions and Mental Health.
Graham Byron, CFP, has been an Investment Advisor andCertified Financial Planner (CFP) for more than 20 years. He hasco-authored two other books on financial planning, including thebest-selling CARP Financial Planning Guide. Graham believesthat applying Mindfulness to money is critical at this turningpoint in our financial lives. Approaching the financial planningprocess with calm awareness allows investors to make good decisionsand enjoy their wealth.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How We Got Here and How We’ll Get Out.
Chapter 2: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation.
Chapter 3: Mindfulness Techniques.
Chapter 4: The Five Hindrances that Impede Success.
Chapter 5: The Starting Point.
Chapter 6: The Financial Plan.
Chapter 7: Portfolio Construction.
Chapter 8: Client/Advisor Relations.
Chapter 9: When Things Go Wrong.
Chapter 10: Estate Planning.
Chapter 11: Final Thoughts.
Appendix A: Making Decisions with Mindfulness.
Appendix B: The Budget.
Appendix C: Finding a Mindfulness Teacher.