Last year my reverend gave a series of talks on a book he read entitled Twelve Powers in You. The book describes  physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the 12 powers inherent in each of us. Fascinated by these talks, I’ve decided to expand on them through the money perspective that I often see things, being a financial planner.

According to Google, enthusiasm is intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

Spiritually, enthusiasm is the spark that moves us forward. From the greek words En meaning “in” and Theos meaning “God”, we are spiritually enthusiastic when we join our life with God’s purpose.

Emotionally (soul), enthusiasm is about living in joy. That’s what we’re really saying when we tell someone to enjoy. En or INjoy!

Physically, enthusiasm is represented by your hypothalamus and medulla oblongata.

What does enthusiasm have to do with money?

First off, you might be asking what the heck’s a hypothalama-thingy and medulla oblonga-who? Hypo means below. So hypothalamus is “below the thalamus”. Recall that the thalamus are cerebral matter between the two hemispheres of your brain. The thalamus represent your power of imagination. 

Your hypothalamus, along with the brain stem, have specific centers that regulate your body’s automatic functions and cyclical activities that are under subconscious control, including energy levels. It regulates the secretion of the pituitary hormones with regulate the other endocrine glands (power of wisdom).  In other words – enthusiasm subconsciously gives you the energy to move towards your goals. It connects your outer world with your inner world.

Enthusiasm bridges the life we’ve always dreamed of, with the life we are having now. If you’ve always imagined a life where you could work 4 days a week volunteering in a low income medical clinic because you want to make a difference. But you feel stuck working at the hospital because that’s where you can make a living and not have to worry about money. Enthusiasm is what will subconsciously prompt you to seek the life planning advisor that will show you how to align your finances with your goals so that your dream can be a reality. But first you have to imagine a better life. Enthusiasm will bring you opportunities. Then it’s a matter of using wisdom to make conscious choices with your finances.

Rich Feight, CFP
Rich Feight, CFP

Hi, I'm Rich Feight I'm a fee-only Certified Financial Planner, successful business owner, and self-made millionaire that knows how to beat the system and become wealthy. I have a lot of clients that have done it too. I'm also pretty good at finding that ever-elusive work/life balance so many of us strive for. Lucky for you I have an abundant mindset and give all my knowledge away on my blog. So if you want to know what it takes to become a millionaire, follow me.

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