Money, Money, Money, Money….
Right away, when most people read the word “money” they have an instant love or hate feeling.
For some, money is a subject that is not to be talked about because it represents shame, embarrassment, and fear, lends itself to comparison, or is simply a topic that creates a sick feeling in the body.
For others, money is simply a tool for meeting your needs (food, shelter, water), obtaining most of your wants, funding your dreams, and more importantly helping others.
So how can two people have such fundamentally different views about money?
It is all based on your personal “Money Story.”
What is a “Money Story?”
Your personal money story is based on the thoughts and feelings you learned about finances from your family of origin, personal experiences, and cultural influence. Your money mindset drives how you feel about money and influences the decisions you make on a daily basis. The decisions and actions you take impact your business/professional career, family, and your personal health.
“How you do money is how you do everything”
What challenges have been created by your Money Story?
Consider whether any of these money mindset thoughts, feelings, and behaviors resonate with you:
• You are attracted to get rich opportunities 0R willing to take a financial risk in exchange for a potential big win.
Result: Income often has high and low swings, no stable source of income.
• You feel inwardly feel vulnerable or insecure about your ability to create income.
Result: Reluctance or procrastination in pursuing your financial goals or professional position (mediocrity).
• You never feel satisfied you have made enough, continually challenging yourself to reach the next goal.
Result: Often driven to overwork, usually at the expense of your family and personal self.
• You often project an image of wealth and success that does not exactly line up with your bank account.
Result: Self-induced pressure and stress due to living outside of your means.
• You often feel anxious, worried or greatly reluctant about spending money.
Result: A frugal life style that keeps you from investing in your future or in yourself.
• You tend to create emotionally tangled, dependent financial relationships – helping others financially.
Result: Damages relationships by crippling the people you want to help and generating resentment/bitterness within yourself.
• You find asking for what you’re worth requires every ounce of courage you possess.
Result: Undercharging for your services, or a warped sense of responsibility.
• You wish you didn’t have to think about making or managing money, disconnected.
Result: Overdrawn accounts, high overdraft or credit card debt, and possibly financial dependence on others.
• You often don’t see the point in saving money, as life is to be enjoyed – spending money because you “deserve it.”
Result: Low savings account or non-existent emergency fund that leaves you stressed in times of need. A sense of never being able to get ahead.
What is the RISK, if you choose not to address your money challenges?
The fact of the matter is money is among the top 3 reasons that couples separate and divorce (see Love Stronger), it is the cause of most business failures (see Work Smarter), and it shows up as stress, heart disease, migraines, and other medical conditions in the body (see Live Fuller).
You have a CHOICE –
1. Continue to live life with the challenges in your money story and put yourself at risk in your business, relationships, and personal life OR
2. Courageously decide to take action to convert these challenges into areas of strengths so that you can make decisions based on your money gifts. When operating from your gifts, your business can succeed (working smarter), your relationships will be stronger, and you will personally thrive.
So, how can I help? Financial Therapy!
What is Financial Therapy?
According to the Financial Therapy Association (FTA), Financial Therapy is the integration of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, and economic aspects that influence financial well-being, and ultimately, quality of life.
That definition is sooooo complicated!
In its simplicity:
Financial therapy is changing
how you think, feel, and ultimately act
when it comes to money,
so that you can achieve your
professional and personal financial goals.
Are you ready to be financially independent, free to invest in your business and your life, empowered to have any conversation about money without feeling devalued or inadequate?
Yes, then the time is NOW
• In your BUSINESS – Identify the money blind spots that ae possible causing a “glass ceiling” in your income (at any level)
• In your RELATIONSHIPS – Learn how to empower your voice when discussing money in any situation
• In your PERSONAL LIFE – Discover key areas where you may be giving away your power with money, and identify steps you can take to own your value, with confidence
• FINALLY – Reveal the most profitable actions you can take to increase your income and secure your financial freedom and future!
Join me for a *Complimentary* Money Breakthrough Session so that we can discuss your money story, determine the immediate action you can take to become empowered in your finances, and ultimately live the abundant life you imagined. Just click here.
Not ready yet?
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