Welcome to May! Happily, things are greening up, the temperatures are climbing and I’ve started to spot some flowers, courtesy of April’s showers.
This month, I’m looking forward to Mother’s Day, both as a daughter and a Mom myself. In the craziness that is my daily life, it’s easy to take the special relationship I have with my mom for granted, so it’s great to both acknowledge and be acknowledged. Please take a minute to say thank you to the important women in your life. (Thanks, Mom!)
On the subject of relationships, what’s your relationship like with money? It’s a question contributing writer Shelley Riutta raises in "Transform Your Relationship With Money," and it’s certainly got me thinking. Shelley points out that if your beliefs about money are positive, you’ll experience abundance and ease in your financial life. But if your beliefs are negative and limiting, you’ll experience scarcity, fear and frustration when it comes to finances.
If the latter sounds like your relationship with money, I urge you to try some of the tips she details to bring more abundance to your life. Sometimes all it takes is just a slight shift in your way of thinking to turn a situation around for the better. And during these uncertain economic times I think we can all use some positive, practical advice like that.
Karmen Smith, whom we feature in this month’s cover story, is someone who knows quite a bit about experiencing financial abundance. As the owner of several Anytime Fitness franchises, with more in her future, Karmen uses her financial expertise constantly to make sound business decisions. But regardless of how successful she becomes, she’s quick to point out she wouldn’t be where she is without her employees, who she calls her ‘biggest assets.’ Now that is truly an ‘attitude of gratitude.’
Of course, this month’s issue is full of tons of other interesting and informative articles that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. And, in the spirit of showing gratitude, I want to take this opportunity to thank our loyal readers and advertisers who help us continue to grow and flourish. We certainly don’t take your loyalty for granted and we appreciate your support!