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April 6, 2014

A Non-Materialistic Approach to Magnetizing Money. ~ Mark Butler

Magnetizing Money in Service of Love & Spirituality. ~ Mark Butler

Song of the Open Road.

Mark Butler — financial advisor, author — muses on the words of the poet Walt Whitman, being 20-something, life decisions, and money… 

This is the first of 5 videos apropos to growing up, life, decision-making and money. The approach is refreshingly non-materialistic. The endgame accords w Whitman and Thoreau: In this life be your own person. Money is but a necessary footnote. 

Dear Walt Whitman,

I feel the call to: adventure, authenticity, art, healing the planet, poesy, serving others, spirit, friendship, and, not least, romantic love.

One question, though: what to do about money, career, and heavy stuff like that? It’s kind of a drag.

Response:  While I’m not Walt, nor Elephant’s silly Waylon Lewis, this much I do know: money is subordinate to all these pursuits. 

Sweet! Then no need to deal.

Well, no. There are life decisions, large and small, and money has a way of ultimately figuring into them. 

Crap! But…I’m  a virtuous person. Perhaps I get a cosmic kitchen pass?

get your logic, but money doesn’t seem to roll that way! One alternative for consideration: become savvy in the practical and subtle arts of money, finance, and decision-making. Then money will be less likely to injure or distract you from the essential activities of spirit, adventure, cool work, relationship, and so on. 

Shall we?

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This video project (5 in all) is apropos the Young People, life, decision making, and money. Theme here in video #1: if you take to the Open Road, and we hope you do, then consider engaging these practical and—to a degree—subtle matters. It won’t make you a sell out. It won’t make you a part of the problem. Au contraire.

Financial advisor, author, and Elephant contributor Mark Butler is your host. He’s telling stories and offering a few conceptual frames. The premise of his work is this: folks who pursue Life Paths of meaning and creativity, whose basic approach isn’t capital-centric or materialistic—these folks should be the canniest in matters of money, economy, and so on.

Henry David Thoreau knew this. You can, too.

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In case you missed it: Check out Mark on Waylon’s  Walk the Talk Show – Jan 22, 2014. It was a lively exchange on life, finances, emotional intelligence, and the Typology posited in Mark’s first book, Zen Money Blues. Or, perhaps you’re more into the topic of money-in-relationship. On the Walk the Talk Show – Jan 29, 2014, you can see Waylon, Maria and Mark head right into this wild country! It’s thematic to Mark’s second book: Lion Hearted Love: Rising to the Challenge of Money-in-Relationship. 

 

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