Author: Surekha

One of the qualities of a profitable business is clarity. In our haste to take on new business, an area that is often overlooked is what it will cost us to service it, in terms of time and energy.

Recently, the subject of inheritance has been coming up with clients and in The Nature of Money meetings. When we think about inheritance, it's usually in the sense of property...

The essence of the Christmas story is hope reborn. It’s a time of celebration which can all too easily lead to financial pressures. The desire to give is a natural and beautiful expression but our interpretation of what it means to give can create difficulties, particularly when faced with the pressures of a consumption driven culture.

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was recently asked why my work focuses on money, rather than prosperity. It's a reasonable question![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] I find that often, when people talk about prosperity, they really mean money - a steady flow of money, or enough money not to worry about the future...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]At this time of year, many traditions in the northern hemisphere celebrate thanksgiving. In the UK, we have the harvest festival. Later this month Hindus have a very particular festival called Chopda Pujan which involves the puja (or worship) of accounts books. Honestly![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] On this day, business people rule off their accounts ledgers and start new ones for the coming year. They take stock of not only how much they've earned in the past year, but also how...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I wrote about pricing and self-worth in my last email. But a surprisingly large number of people also struggle with asking for money. Asking for money can be emotionally charged...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the world of finance, the "market value" of a business or an asset, is defined as the price that could be agreed between a willing buyer and a willing seller. Notice that there is nothing in this about intrinsic worth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] I come across many people who struggle with pricing and asking for money. Very often, they are self-employed, or working in the caring and creative sectors. Because of the personal nature of what they offer, it can lead...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It may be stating the obvious, but numbers are the dominant language of money. If our relationship with numbers is strained, most likely, it will disempower our relationship with money.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] For some, a difficulty with numbers is "hard wired", as I've found with clients who have certain types of dyslexia or attention deficit disorder. But I've also found that our particular culture fosters a more general disconnect with numbers, often leaving them functional and cold. Numbers are a language of...