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Currency and exchange: It’s not just about money anymore

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currency no longer equates to money, but finding ways to do what you love
Currency is not all about money. Sometimes, currency can be be given in other forms such as favors or exchanges. Photo by JoAnna Schillaci

Currency and exchange: It’s not just about money anymore

by Danielle Rose

In light of everyone’s favorite time of year—tax return season—we decided to make our April issue all about currency. We chose the term “currency” rather than “money” because the world is shifting. What used to be about cash flow is now about exchange… and exchanges don’t always happen with cash—or credit—for that matter.

Barter has come back in a big way—often in ways we don’t immediately recognize. Have you ever babysat  someone else’s children, only to have them do the same for you in return? Or have you helped your neighbor shovel after a storm, to find a casserole on your front steps a few days later? Sometimes, we barter with the utmost understanding that bartering is exactly what we’re doing.

pursue your passion through exchanges

Mind Key practices exchange every day. Our writers submit stories, providing content that our readers love. In exchange, we provide coaching, providing editorial support, and suggestions for more ways to get published.  Affiliates of Mind Key offer  information and resources that benefit our audience, thereby bringing us more readers and growing our community. In exchange, Mind Key provides free exposure, promotion, and unique opportunities for our affiliates. In this way, everyone involved with Mind Key grows, making exchange the most beneficial currency of all!


Discover our Currency issue

In the Currency issue, we will discuss different ways that Mind Key helps others through this exchange process. This week in particular, we will be talking about how you don’t need to work for your money, and how—although physical in nature—money is simply a state of mind. We will discuss why being financially secure doesn’t always equate to freedom, and how to make money pursuing your passion.  In a discussion about “exchange,” Maria Majet Reyes reveals how to barter for a win-win situation, Vera Remes defines what sweat equity can do for you, and Dr. Lisa Avila explains what our personal currency is all about.


Once tax season is safely behind us (whew!), we’ll jump into mindfulness and money. We’ll discuss everything from  how consciousness is directly correlated with prosperity, to silencing your spending habits in today’s online marketplace. Finally, in our finances section, we will talk about how to better prepare for next tax season, and feature different ways of sending money.

Pursue your passion by not working for your money

Photo by Charla Dury

There is truth that cold hard cash still has sway over the world, but this is not a bad thing. If we use it the right way, money can hold power and meaning. The places we choose to spend our money thrive as a result of those expenditures. If we don’t support a business’ practices, we have the freedom and the power to not give them our money. By encouraging others to “put their money where their mouth is,” we have incredible influence and control as individuals. By touching upon this amazing power, we can achieve everything we want while supporting those whose beliefs and practices we admire—simply through the act of spending money.

Danielle Rose
Founder, Mind Key

I help people follow their dreams! As the founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Mind Key, Danielle has the skills and abilities to help you grow in your chosen career, or to launch the business of your dreams to the next level.

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