Do You Buy More When You Feel Less?

Buy More Feel LessHoliday bargains are costly if you’re really bargaining for something deeper. As Suze Orman’s been known to say, “When we feel less, we buy more.” And, with after Xmas “Sale” signs shoved in your face everywhere you look, it’s even more important to discern if that “must-have” item is really just a distraction from looking at what you need to invest in most: You! Do you need to acquire a new outlook on life? Do you need to invest your heart into your current relationships? What are you really avoiding when you fill up your time searching from store to store or site to site?

Rather than pursuing retail therapy, choose an activity that feeds your soul instead: Take a walk, read a book, or journal. Even if you would have gotten 60% off that holiday wrapping paper, by staying away from the stores, you’ll not only have more money in the bank, but more energy in your emotional bank account. A solid investment if you ask me.


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Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. Well, I'm so glad I read this blog post BEFORE I took these return items back to Bed Bath & Beyond! I KNOW I'm going to be lured by all those sales and now that I'm reminded of what might be BEHIND the purchases I'll be drawn to make, I might stand a better chance of walking out with money IN my pocket from the returned items.  Thanks, Colette! A VERY timely reminder!

  2. Amen. I totally understand the comfort that comes with buying things. And I am training myself to break that craving and look deeper to its cause. Thank you for opening my eyes once again, and helping me speak my truth!

  3. Darn you Colette Carlson!  How did you know I was getting "therapy" on the day after Christmas? By being an insightful motivational speaker on speaking one's truth, that's how! Thank you for offering this non-judgemental post on an important issue for so many people out there shopping the "sales".

  4. This is so right-on. I have a friend who surrounds herself with stuff – so much stuff that she'll have duplicates and not know it. It's time to clean house for me too. Thanks Colette!

  5. Gosh, I hope the Chamber of Commerce president doesn't see this.

  6. Ditto for the on-line "SUPER SPECIAL SALE!!!" that sneaks into my in-box.  It is so easy to avoid doing what I should be working on, and click that link for "TODAY ONLY!"  Thanks for the reminder Colette!   

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