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Our brain is wired to be on alert to anything that threatens your survival.  The amygdala is an almond shaped sliver in the temporal lobe of your brain that is responsible for your primal emotions like rage, hate and fear.   It serves as your early warning system for danger.

Once stimulated, the amygdala becomes hyper vigilant.  Your fight or flight response turns on.  Your heart rates go up, nerves fire faster, eyes dilate, and your skin cools.  Once your amygdala is stimulated, it hunts for similar situations that reinforce the current threat.  Every time it finds evidence, the threat is reinforced and this keeps our fight of flight response in place.

The amygdala helped our ancestors survive in the jungle, where threats were ever present and often came by surprise.  But now in the modern world it can drive you crazy!  Your amygdala keeps you on high alert watching for anything that threatens your survival.  Money threatens your survival.  Without money, lots of bad things can happen, and it doesn’t take long to imagine them.  Money is a perfect attention getter for the amygdala.

By |2016-09-14T12:58:56+00:00September 14th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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Author, speaker and fearless leader of the Prosperity People, Mackey McNeill is a passionate entrepreneur dedicated to creating prosperity in the lives of her clients and within her community. She has merged over 30 years of expertise as a CPA and Personal Financial Specialist with her knowledge of internal alignment to create The Prosperity Experience: a planning program rooted in self discovery and financial self actualization. A sought after thought leader on the subjects of money and intention, Mackey has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TIME, Money, USA TODAY, Mint.com and Reader’s Digest, along with many other publications.

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