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The Secret Language of Money: Understanding Your Emotional Relationship to Money, Wealth, and Success / Edition 1

The Secret Language of Money: Understanding Your Emotional Relationship to Money, Wealth, and Success / Edition 1

by John David Mann, David Krueger
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If money were about math,
none of us would be carrying any debt.

The numbers are simple. What’s complicated is what we do with money. We use money to soothe our feelings and buy respect,
to show how much we care or how little. We don’t simply earn, save, and spend money: we flirt with it, crave it, and scorn it; we punish and reward ourselves with it.

Without realizing it, we give money meaning it doesn’t really have—what former psychiatrist and current business coach David Krueger calls our “money story.” And in the process of playing out that money story, we often sacrifice the most important things in our life: our health, freedom, relationships,
and happiness.

What is your money story?

  • Do you consistently spend more than you have?
  • Do you follow the herd in your investments—even though you know the herd is usually wrong?
  • Have you neglected to save for the future,
    even when you have the means?
  • Do you feel controlled or shackled by debt?
  • Is your money somehow never “enough”?
  • Is money, or the lack of it, always on your mind?

The Secret Language of Money is a guided tour to the subconscious meanings we give money, the conflicted ways our braindeals with money, the reasons we tend to make the same money mistakes over and over—and most importantly, how you can change all that.

A brilliant blend of cutting-edge science and real-world application, The Secret
Language of Money
helps you rewrite your money story and find that elusive balance of wealth, health, and joy we all seek.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071623391
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 07/23/2009
Edition description: List
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 650,922
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Krueger, M.D., formerly practiced and taught psychiatry and psychoanalysis for more than 25 years. He is currently CEO
of MentorPath, an executive coaching practice serving corporate executives and healing professionals, and he serves as
Mentor Coach and Dean of Curriculum for the Coach Training Alliance. Krueger lives in Houston, Texas.

John David Man has been writing about business, leadership, and the laws of success for more than 20 years. He is coauthor of the Wall Street Journal
bestseller The Go-Giver and the Silver
Nautilus Award-winning A Deadly Misunderstanding
and author of The Zen of
. Mann lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents


Part I. Your Money Story

1. Money Talks ? But What Is It Saying?

2. Your Life Is a Story and You Are the Author

3. Your Money Story and Where It Came From

4. What Does Money Mean to You?

5. What Are You Compromising for Money?

Part II. Your Brain on Money: The Strange Inner World of

6. Into Thin Air: The Abstraction of Money

7. Cautionary Tales: Money Stories from the Edge

8. The Psychology of Wealth

9. Green Matter: Money and the Neuroscience of Your Brain

Part III. Solving Money Problems

10. Why Do We Spend?

11. His Money, Her Money

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Jennifer_Chase More than 1 year ago
Krueger states in the introduction, "This book is a rare glimpse into the secret conversation you hold with yourself about the meaning of money in your life." This book helps you find out your personal relationship with money and what it all really means in your life. I was intrigued by the title and found myself completely engrossed as I began reading it. There is a definite psychology of money in how we perceive, work, save, spend, and plan for the future with it. I found this book to be informative, interesting, and entertaining. It's easy to follow and asks some extremely important questions with quizzes throughout. It's laid out in three sections, like a three act screenplay: Your Money Story, Plot Twists, and Writing a New Money Story. It also teaches you how to have a game plan, specific goals, and how to make grounded decisions about money. Find out what your life money story is telling you and what you can do about it. I recommend this book for anyone who is serious about making a money plan and sticking to it. It's a book that you'll find yourself referring to over and over. -Jennifer Chase, Author of Compulsion & Dead Game
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MVoice More than 1 year ago
This is a very eye opening book that has helped me in many facets. One of which is that I now understand just how emotional spending can be, and that spending has more to do with who we are versus a simple purchase of sorts. I encourage all walks of life to read this book, and really do what you can to put the many helpful methods this author has given to practice. Check out my blog at: