Financial instability occurs when we lack a financial safety net or expectation of regular income. Long periods of financial instability can leave us with chronic stress and anxiety that eat away at all aspects of our well-being and can lead to a defensive, scarcity-based mindset that follows us even after we transition into financial security. The fear of financial instability can also lead us to stay in situations and relationships that have become harmful to us in other ways. It’s important to remember that our financial security is not a reflection of our self-worth, capabilities, or character, and understanding how it affects us mentally and physically can help us navigate its pressures in our lives and make the best choices for our wholeness and well-being.
Do you feel like your life is an endless to-do list? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram because you’re too exhausted to pick up a book? Are you mired in debt, or feel like you work all the time, or feel pressure to take whatever gives you joy and turn it into a...
Because I experienced so much financial instability in my early 20s, I work hard every single day on building a healthy relationship with money. No one really talks about how demoralizing it is to scrounge up quarters from your couch so you can afford a bacon egg and cheese sandwich at the bodega.
Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is in fact a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The Starving Artist Is a Myth.
The creative class—artists, actors, writers, musicians, freelancers, dancers, performers, and the like—are known for applying their passion for creative expression to everything they do. Perhaps the one thing that most fills this group with apprehension is the rigid world of numbers.