Sometimes, it takes a devastating event, like a death, to help us figure things out
And sometimes, reading a book about a death is enough…
Is money a blessing or a curse? Can money buy me happiness? Most people struggle to answer these questions.
We spend most of our lives studying and working so we can earn lots of money and find the desired happiness. Most people believe that acquiring knowledge, working hard, spending long hours, dedicating yourself to the pursuit of money, are the keys to being rich and … happy.
It is not!
Attitude to money is what determines whether it is a blessing or a curse and sadly, our attitude to money is formed when we are young and breath our parents’ attitude to money and use it to navigate the world around us.
Those critical periods of our life, when we have no filters, no money of our own will determine our relationship with money for good or bad. Our attitude to money will also determine our relationship with family.
Family money story
Everyone has a family story about how money became a conflict. For many, money is a curse and the source of evil.
Everyone knows some couples who separated because of money, children do not talk to their parents and people who have lost their friends when money got involved.
Money is a sensitive topic and since it is hard to talk about it, we end up holding on to the same beliefs, which lead us to the same outcome, over and over again.
If we are lucky to be born to a family with a blessing attitude to money, how wonderful and if we were not so lucky to be born to a family with a distorted attitude to money, tough!
The good news: attitude to money can be changed!
We just need to watch all wealthy, successful and happy people who weren’t born wealthy successful and happy and learn from them how to change their attitude and remember the most important things in life.
What’s inside The Will
In this uplifting story of a typical family torn by money, Ronit Baras redefines the meaning of being rich.
Ronit shares the lives of the Brahms family, in which each member has a different attitude to money and how distorted attitude brought them sorrow and sadness. Ronit exposes the reader to her characters’ thoughts, fears and desire and shows how attitude determines whether money is a to curse or blessings.
In her captivating writing style, Ronit takes her readers through a journey of realizing their own believes regarding money and helps them redefine the important things in life.
In his life, Sam Brahms tried desperately to instill in his children and convince his wife to value the important things in life, but he failed. His family members drifted apart with bitterness and resentment in their hearts.
When he died and left a will, to be read a month later, his family didn’t know their world would turn upside down. In moments of grief and uncertainty, his ex-wife, his three children and his lawyer are torn between greed and the desire to honor his last wish and face their biggest fears and to question what they value most.
Ronit Baras is an educator, life coach, journalist and motivational speaker. Her workshops, coaching, writing and presentations have inspired millions of people around the world to live a happy fulfilling life with awareness and kindness towards self and others.
This book is a wonderful gift for a friend or family member struggling with their relationship to money.
About the Author
Ronit Baras is an educator, life coach, journalist and motivational speaker. Born with a physical disability to a migrant family, Ronit battled with childhood illness, was kicked out of high school and endured the loss of two children. Yet, she transformed her life into a living example of “mind over matter”.
She is the founder of Be Happy in LIFE, helping people young and old to find happiness and live a life of purpose. She is also a State Director for the Together for Humanity Foundation. Her work has inspired millions of people around the world through her writing, presentations, coaching and mentoring.
Ronit Baras lives in Australia with her husband and three children.
The Will is her fifth book.