Reflections on Money In a Time of Transition 🌬💸

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2020. COVID-19. Income inequality. Markets crashing. Systems breaking. Stimulus check. PPP. Economy open. American Dream. Silicon Valley. Stock options. Conscious Capitalism. Game B. Regenerative business. Self worth. Crisis of meaning. The Great Wealth Transfer. The Great Turning. A Just Transition. Extinction Rebellion. Green New Deal. Anxiety. Shame. Classism. Retirement. Risk. Lifestyle. All in for all life.

My Money Story

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” — David Mitchell

But if everyone is doing something not so good to get there, and then often doesn’t do much or any of the good once there, or isn’t happy and healthy once there, then what’s the point here?

Where did this idea come from anyway?

Are there different stories out there?

Checking the markets in precocious fleece
This meme will always make me chuckle.

As Within, So Without

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I vowed that I would never again work on something that wasn’t nourishing my soul and serving the whole.

I recently realized that one of those soundtracks running in the back of my mind is “I don’t have enough.”

Which is puzzling, considering I’ve always had more than enough, and yet I still feel a sense of scarcity.

Why the disconnect? How is this impacting my mental and emotional health? My choice making?

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I’ve missed out on the richness life.

How can I transmute these feels of anxiety and shame so they becomes vehicles for connection and healing?

How can we unlock the potential that’s possible when we lean into intimacy with those whose circumstances are different?

“What would have to be true about the world/yourself for you to give away 100% of your money?”

Source: Transcending Jewish Trauma

I no longer have interest in pouring myself into the possibility of building a billion dollar business that creates incremental change, when I know I have the capacity to influence the flow of much more than that for deep change, by using my unique voice and skills as I rise into the fullest expression of my leadership.

I recently spoke on these subjects at Nexus: a community ofnext gen philanthropists, impact investors & social entrepreneurs

A Time To Rise

Is there a responsibility there?

How much is this a story about people with wealth stepping into their power?

How much is it about people with wealth feeling better?

How can I go about this process that is as deeply transformative and reciprocal for the world as possible, and deeply cathartic for me on a personal level?

What principles are guiding me?

Where do those principles come from?

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New Stories

“When moving money is inspired by Source, unimaginable benefits for people and planet can emerge.”

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“Abstract wealth is the ability to meet one’s needs/desires by paying people for goods and services.

Real wealth is being able to meet one’s needs/desires directly or through community.

If the economy collapsed, the latter would persist.”

Mental Models for Systems Change

What if that’s the point of it all? What if it’s all just a game to create the most love for all life on a moment to moment basis?

Perhaps our greatest opportunity is to recognize our own power and get creative in finding the most inspiring ways to bring more love into the world in each moment.

An Invitation

Additional Resources

  • Iris Brilliant — Guiding wealthy people who are confused about what to do with their money to create a deeply liberating vision and plan for their wealth, lead values-aligned lives and help fund social justice.
  • Morgan Curtis — Supporting young people with wealth to align their resources with their social justice values — so that resources can flow to create the world we’d love to see.
  • Mira Megs Lathrop — Former Financial Advisor turned facilitator for healing and empowerment, and speaker and host for emerging ideas and ways of being with money and each other.
  • Resource Generation — multiracial membership community of young people (18–35) with wealth and/or class privilege committed to the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.
  • Lumen Society — private, invite-only community of conscious investors and select leaders who are dedicated to developing themselves and investing in organizations evolving consciousness
  • Nexus — Bridging communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship.
  • Intergen — An intergenerational collaboration to re-imagine wealth to address the context of our times.
  • Zebras Unite — calls for a more ethical and inclusive movement to counter existing startup and venture capital culture.
  • JumpScale —Works with investors and philanthropies to improve the impact and financial wellbeing of their portfolios.
  • MontCalm — A wealth management firm that blends expert investing with new economy sustainability and independent vision.
  • Natural Investments — A national portfolio management firm at the forefront of the socially responsible investment world for over 30 years.

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Regenerative Tech | Business | Culture | Life. Co-founder @getsiempo, Digital Wellness Collective, @Wharton Wisdom. www.andrewmurraydunn.com

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Andrew Murray Dunn

Andrew Murray Dunn

Regenerative Tech | Business | Culture | Life. Co-founder @getsiempo, Digital Wellness Collective, @Wharton Wisdom. www.andrewmurraydunn.com

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