Guest Blog by Kylie Ofiu
Recently on the Mozo Facebook page there was a poll “Which song about money best describes you?” It was no surprise really that at the time of writing “Money’s Too Tight To Mention” by Simply Red was winning. For many, times are tough financially.
Have you ever stopped to think though, just how music affects you and how it could affect your financial situation? Music can be very inspiring and motivating. The fun beat with catchy lyrics makes songs easy to remember and often we are singing or humming them without even realising it. Many people believe that what you think about is what you attract into your life. If you are listening to upbeat, positive songs, you are more likely to be upbeat and positive. If you are listening to songs with a negative undertone, that is more than likely how you are going to feel.
Lots of us have music we work out to. It often has a fast beat which motivates us to work faster and harder. Why not have a money mix? Find songs that inspire you to do better, make more money or improve your financial situation. They are not as easy to find as songs about being broke, but here are a few suggestions:
- Opportunities by Pet Shop Boys
- If I had a million dollars – Bare Naked Ladies
- I made it (cash money heroes) – Kevin Rudolph
- Everything is Everything – Lauryn Hill
A money mix will make you feel better and help you focus on the positives, which in turn leads to finding solutions to problems. In a financial sense, finding solutions to problems could mean finding a new way to make money or a way to save money you might not have noticed had you been focussing on the negative.
What songs inspire you?