Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity (Paperback)
Why not make money and make a difference, too?
A revolutionary blueprint for growing wealth, finding fulfillment, and changing the world by living your values.
In the emerging era of Conscious Money, we achieve prosperity by tapping into the power of values, consciousness, and sound economic principles. By applying the wisdom of Conscious Money to your personal finances, you can build a foundation for sustainable wealth and true fulfillment. No longer will you need to choose between your core values and your paycheck. Instead you’ll expand on-the-job creativity, grow income through conscious practices, and change the world as you:
• identify your unique personal values;
• break down barriers to financial success;
• partner with companies that reflect your values;
• express your values through conscious shopping;
• tap into higher consciousness at the office;
• harness your intuition to clarify financial choices; and
• invest in enterprises that honor the planet.
About the Author
Patricia Aburdene is one of the world's leading social forecasters, a #1 bestselling author, and a sought after speaker. She is the leading authority on Conscious Money and Conscious Capitalism. Patricia collaborated with John Naisbitt, on the famous "Megatrends", which sold millions of copies and was a publishing phenomenon, topping bestseller charts in the U.S., Germany, and Japan. She then coauthored the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Megatrends 2000", the "New York Times" bestseller "Re-Inventing the Corporation", and was the lead author on "Megatrends for Women".
Patricia is a member of the Conscious Capitalist Club (C3), an exclusive group of CEOs, writers, and academics. She addressed C3's premier conference in 2008, held in Austin, Texas, home of Whole Foods Market, whose CEO John Mackey founded the group.
Patricia has helped thousands of organizations and millions of people make the most of social change. She has lectured throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, and the Pacific Rim to clients that include Herman Miller, Deloitte, Harley-Davidson, IBM, and the Management Institute of New Zealand.
Patricia holds a BA in philosophy from Boston College and an MS in library science from Catholic University of America. She began her career in business journalism as a reporter/researcher for "Forbes" magazine, later served as a Public Policy Fellow at Radcliffe College, and is the recipient of three honorary doctorates. Patricia lives in Boulder, Colorado and Manchester, Massachusetts.
"We can have a new economic era now—where sustainable values and the genius of human consciousness out perform fear and greed. Conscious Money imagines it, presents the evidence for it, and creates a blueprint for achieving it. Nothing could be a more significant contribution to our personal and global healing.”
—Marianne Williamson, author of Return to Love
“Conscious Money does for individuals what Conscious Capitalism did for corporations: it articulates a simple, brilliant framework for achieving sustainable financial results, while espousing the highest ideals. Read it, get inspired, and prosper.”
—John Mackey, co-CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market
“Anything Patricia Aburdene writes is of immediate interest to me. In Conscious Money, she shows us why we should reject conventional economic wisdom (greed is good) and grow prosperity by recognizing values like trust and integrity as our greatest financial assets. Passionate and persuasive; read it to make a difference, find fulfillment, and grow ‘conscious’ wealth.”
—Stephen M. R. Covey, bestselling author of The Speed of Trust and Smart Trust
“Conscious Money translates the profitable business model of Conscious Capitalism into a blueprint for personal finance. Read it, change the way you see, and engage with the world of business, and personally prosper by honoring your values.”
—Kip Tindell, chairman and CEO of The Container Store
“Fundamentally, our inner relationship with our money—how we feel about our prosperity and the paths we’ve chosen to reach it—is one of the truest definitions of fulfillment and security. Patricia Aburdene’s insightful, delightful work carefully and accessibly explores these truths and provides pioneering counsel on reaching our goals. Reading her book is a deeply satisfying and enriching experience.
—Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles, The Golden Motorcycle Gang and cocreator of The Chicken Soup for the Soul series
“This profound and eminently practical book is pure genius when it comes to money and consciousness. It is not only a superb guide to the release of our money sickness but gives us transformative skills that lead us towards clarity and abundance while enlightening our mind and spirit.”
—Jean Houston, PhD, author of A Passion for the Possible
“Perfect timing. In an era when most of us question ‘economics as usual,’ Conscious Money charts a personalized strategy for embracing human values as the cornerstone of sustainable finance. This is a rare and winning blend of inspiration, information, and wisdom. Bravo Patricia Aburdene.”
—Amy Domini, founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments
"Affirmations, reflections, resources, exercises, and sound financial information and forecasting make this an engaging and practical read on the leading edge of sustainable wealth consciousness."