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Affluence Intelligence: Earn More, Worry Less, and Live a Happy and Balanced Life

Book Description

We have just come through the worst recession many of us have ever seen, and in times like these, it's tempting to think that just having more money would solve our problems. Indeed, it is also widely believed that how wealthy you are is a result of external factors, such as job promotions or good investments. But the surprising truth is that affluence is actually based on a certain way of thinking, one which has never before been discussed. Now, after years of working with clients of all backgrounds--including billionaires--psychologists Stephen Goldbart and Joan DiFuria reveal the little-known concept of "Affluence Intelligence," a mindset that makes people not just wealthy but deeply fulfilled.

The book includes a test to determine your Affluence Intelligence Quotient (AIQ), and a step-by-step program to raise that AIQ in just three months, for more money, more security, and more joy. Affluence Intelligence is for everyone who suspects they are devoting too much time to worrying about finances and too little time to living life.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
  4. chapter one - MONEY, MEANING, AND CHOICES
    1. THE ELEMENTS OF AFFLUENCE
    2. THE AFFLUENCE INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM
    3. HOW THE PROGRAM HELPED DAVID
    4. THE MEETING
    5. A WORD ABOUT WOMEN AND AFFLUENCE
    6. WHY AFFLUENCE NOW?
  5. chapter two - THE FIVE LIFESTYLE PRIORITIES
    1. PRIORITY ONE: PROSPERITY—GENERATING AND HAVING ENOUGH MONEY
    2. PRIORITY TWO: PEOPLE—BEING WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY, COLLEAGUES, AND INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE
    3. PRIORITY THREE: PRODUCTIVITY—ENGAGING IN ACTIVITIES THAT ACTIVELY MOVE YOU ...
    4. PRIORITY FOUR: PASSION—BRINGING EXCITEMENT AND JOY TO YOUR LIFE
    5. PRIORITY FIVE: PEACE—GAINING A SENSE OF CONTENTMENT, SATISFACTION, AND EQUANIMITY
    6. KNOWING AND LIVING YOUR PRIORITIES
  6. chapter three - THE AIQ TEST: EVALUATE YOUR PRIORITIES
    1. TAKING PART A, THE LIFESTYLES PRIORITIES QUIZ
    2. BEING HONEST WITH YOURSELF
    3. A WORD ABOUT PRODUCTIVITY (WORK)
    4. STEPHEN’S LIFESTYLES PRIORITIES QUIZ
    5. JOAN’S LIFESTYLE PRIORITIES QUIZ
    6. TEST YOURSELF
    7. A WORD ABOUT PRIORITIES AND SOCIAL PRESSURES
    8. AFFLUENCE INTELLIGENCE AND YOUR MARRIAGE
  7. chapter four - BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES OF THE AFFLUENT
    1. BEHAVIORS
    2. ATTITUDES
  8. chapter five - THE AIQ TEST: EVALUATE YOUR BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES
    1. SCORING FOR PART B, BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES
  9. chapter six - RAISING YOUR PERSONAL DOW: BECOMING FINANCIALLY EFFECTIVE
    1. FINANCIAL EFFECTIVENESS AND YOUR MONEY PSYCHOLOGY
    2. DISCOVERING YOUR MONEY PSYCHOLOGY: SCARCITY AND ABUNDANCE
    3. MONEY ANXIETY
    4. SPENDERS AND SAVERS
    5. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR MONEY PSYCHOLOGY
  10. chapter seven - THE AIQ TEST: EVALUATE YOUR FINANCIAL EFFECTIVENESS
    1. SCORING FOR PART C: FINANCIAL EFFECTIVENESS
    2. FINANCIAL EFFECTIVENESS
  11. chapter eight - RESETTING YOUR A I THERMOSTAT: MANAGING OBSTACLES THAT GET IN ...
    1. YOUR AFFLUENCE INTELLIGENCE BASELINE: UNDERSTANDING HOW YOUR THERMOSTAT WORKS
    2. WHAT IS KEEPING YOUR AFFLUENCE INTELLIGENCE THERMOSTAT SET ON LOW?
  12. chapter nine - DETERMINE YOUR TOTAL AFFLUENCE INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT
    1. Profile: High End of the Scoring Continuum (120 or above)
    2. Profile: Middle of the Scoring Continuum (90–119)
    3. Profile: Low End of the Scoring Continuum (Below 90)
  13. chapter ten - CREATE YOUR OWN AFFLUENCE PLAN AND TURN UP YOUR THERMOSTAT
    1. SETTING THE STAGE: BEFORE YOU TAKE ACTION
    2. CREATING YOUR THREE-MONTH AFFLUENCE INTELLIGENCE PLAN
    3. THE AFFLUENCE INTELLIGENCE JOURNEY OF LEARNING
  14. chapter eleven - THE NEXT THREE MONTHS: PUTTING YOUR PLAN INTO PRACTICE
    1. SUGGESTED ACTION STEPS
    2. COMPLETION OF THE AI THREE-MONTH PLAN: TAKING STOCK
  15. chapter twelve - AT THE HEART OF AFFLUENCE
  16. NOTES
  17. RESOURCES AND REFERENCES
  18. INDEX
  19. Copyright Page