Our thoughts and beliefs around money begin with our first memory. Throughout our lives we are programmed by how those around us speak, act and behave around money. This programming has taken you to where you are today. Think back and what do you remember people saying about money when you were younger? How did they respond to money?
Did you hear things like this?
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
“They are stinking rich.”
“We are broke.”
“Money is the root of all evil.”
“Get a real job.”
“Money doesn’t buy happiness.”
Without making any judgements, these beliefs can seriously influence our attitudes about money and unknowingly we begin to create habits and beliefs of our own that will prevent us from truly living the life we desire.
What you need to do is identify your money personality and begin to work on creating good healthy beliefs and habits when it comes to money. Money is something that we deal with in everything we do and it is unfortunate that for many, it is a taboo subject. Money is one of the number one reasons that couple divorce and if it was discussed more openly and honestly many divorces could be prevented. I encourage you to be open and honest with yourself and those around you and discover where you currently are and make an effort to change and become more aligned with your goals and dreams.
Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.