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Leveraging Your Financial Intelligence

Book Description

Smart financial decisions boost more than your bottom line—they'll make you healthier and happier too!

Are you one of the 90% of people who are stressed about money? If so, you know it can take its toll on every part of your life. Financial health, physical health and happiness are profoundly interconnected. It's almost impossible to enjoy any one of these without the help of the other two. The authors describe this phenomenon as the intersection of money, health, and happiness.

Leveraging Your Financial Intelligence will teach you a powerful values-based approach to achieving your most important life goals. As you take steps to improve your financial well-being, you'll discover that leveraging your financial intelligence will also fuel your physical and emotional well-being.

Backed by the latest research findings in neuroscience, psychology, health, and cultural anthropology, the authors' invaluable advice focuses on the practical actions you can take to improve not just your finances, but your overall life satisfaction.

You'll be inspired by meeting people from all walks of life who have leveraged their financial intelligence to build financial security, promote fitness and health, and increase their daily sense of happiness.

Proven recommendations from the authors' work with countless clients, along with worksheets, self-assessments, and other tools will help you apply the book's concepts to enhance your own financial, physical and emotional health.

Use the strategies presented in this book to leverage your financial intelligence in a way that's tailored to your individual circumstances and allows you to create your own extraordinary intersection of money, health, and happiness.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Preface
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Chapter One: Money, Health, and Happiness: How They're Connected
    1. MONEY AND HAPPINESS
    2. MONEY AND HEALTH
    3. HAPPINESS AND HEALTH
    4. NOTES
  6. Chapter Two: Living in Alignment
    1. THE ALIGNMENT MODEL
    2. IDEAL SELF
    3. RESPONSIBILITY
    4. VALUES
    5. NOTES
  7. Chapter Three: Setting and Achieving Goals
    1. LIVING ON PURPOSE
    2. WHAT ON EARTH IS “WIDDY WIFFY”?
    3. STEP 1: HAVE A GOAL
    4. STEP 2: HAVE A PLAN
    5. STEP 3: IMPLEMENT YOUR PLAN
    6. STEP 4: CONTROL DIRECTION
    7. STEP 5: THROW OFF DISCOURAGEMENT
    8. NOTES
  8. Chapter Four: Money
    1. FROM MISERY TO WISDOM
    2. THE SECRET OF WISDOM: PREPARING FOR THE CERTAINTY OF UNCERTAINTY
    3. WHAT CAN'T YOU KNOW?
    4. KEY ELEMENTS OF THE SMART MONEY PHILOSOPHY
    5. MAKING YOUR OWN SMART MONEY PLAN
    6. HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?
    7. SMART MONEY PLANNING GUIDELINES
    8. ADJUSTING YOUR SMART MONEY PLAN
    9. NOTES
  9. Chapter Five: Health
    1. BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR HEALTH
    2. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR HEALTH?
    3. STRESS
    4. MANY DISEASES, ONE CURE
    5. PREVENTING AND MANAGING THE MOST COMMON DISEASES
    6. EATING HEALTHFULLY
    7. PRIORITIZING YOUR HEALTH GOALS
    8. MAKE A PLAN FOR YOUR HEALTH GOALS
    9. BEYOND PHYSICAL HEALTH
    10. NOTES
  10. Chapter Six: Happiness
    1. FINDING YOUR HAPPINESS RECIPE
    2. HAPPINESS IS MORE THAN A CHEERFUL MOOD
    3. HAPPINESS MEANS LIVING IN ALIGNMENT
    4. HAPPINESS DEPENDS ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
    5. FREEZE!
    6. CAPITALIZING ON SELF-AWARENESS
    7. YOUR BRAIN ON HAPPINESS
    8. ASSESSING YOUR LEVEL OF HAPPINESS
    9. CHARACTERISTICS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
    10. PLANNING TO BE HAPPY
    11. KEY ACTIVITIES AND PRACTICES FOR BEING HAPPY
    12. NOTES
  11. Afterword
    1. NOTE
  12. Appendix A: Exercise: What Are Your Top Values?
  13. Appendix B: Exercise: Values and Behavior Alignment
  14. Appendix C: Exercise: What Is Your Life's Purpose?
    1. NOTE
  15. Appendix D: Exercise: Visualize Yourself Living Your Purpose
    1. NOTE
  16. Appendix E: Goal Achievement Planning
    1. PART I: TURNING WANTS INTO GOALS
    2. PART II: GOAL ACHIEVEMENT PLAN
  17. Appendix F: Exercise: Play the Freeze Game
  18. Index
  19. End User License Agreement