“When our money life aligns with our heart and soul, that’s financial wellness, that’s prosperity,” says Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Life. For most of us, this alignment is lacking. We work in jobs we dislike, just for the money. We’re more debt-ridden than any generation. We hogtie ourselves with such notions as “Having money and leading a spiritual life are contradictions.” We let our feelings of scarcity color every decision.
Because improving any relationship starts with understanding the current state of affairs, accepting responsibility for your role in what is and embracing the opportunities for improvement, this week we’ll begin with a baseline quiz to reveal your relationship with money. Better understanding your values toward and attitudes about money is the first step to improving your relationship with it.
1: I have no idea where my money goes every month. I just don’t think about money. True/False
2: I act as if I have plenty of money, but inside, I’m always worried that I don’t have enough, even to meet my monthly bills. True/False
3: I have no idea where I got my attitudes about money. True/False
4: I feel ashamed about having more money than my friends (or less than); if they found out, I’m afraid they wouldn’t like me. True/False
5: It seems like I’m always comparing my financial situation with others’; no matter how much I actually have, I always feel like I come up short.
6: I’m embarrassed about the amount of debt I owe; I would never talk about it with any of my friends or acquaintances. True/False
7: No matter how much money I actually have, I’m secretly afraid I will lose everything and become a homeless person. True/False
8: I’m too busy at work to deal with my money. I just don’t have the time. True/False
9: I’m clueless about money; I don’t even know the right questions to ask. My financial advisor just tells me what to do with my money. True/False
10: I keep having to use a credit card to cover my monthly bills. True/False
11: I worry that I will never be able to make it financially if my spouse leaves me or dies. True/False
12: I’ll always have to do without, so I might as well get used to it. I can never really have what I want. True/False
13: My body gets tense when monthly bill-paying time rolls around or when contemplating a large purchase. True/False
14: It’s hard to face, or even think about, people to whom I owe money. True/False
15: I use money to punish or reward myself. True/False
16: As a rule, I always buy the most inexpensive item. For example, though I think Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tastes the best, I buy the cheapest brand at the drug store. It’s frivolous to spend extra money for good taste. True/False
17: Having money means having control. True/False
If you answered true to even five of the above questions, I have good news: relief is available. Schedule a completely FREE complimentary coaching session with me to explore your possibilities for money stress reduction.
If someone offered you a precious gift for an hour of your time, would you be interested? That’s what I offer with a complimentary coaching session. A comp session isn’t a brief demo or sample. It’s a full 45-minute coaching session focused on current real life challenges of your choosing plus 15 minutes to discuss your experience and any questions you may have about my approach to coaching. Those who have experienced comp sessions will tell you, when you come to your comp session open to the possibilities for transformation and fully committed to your own growth, big breakthroughs happen!
Actually coaching together is one of the best ways to appreciate the potential for life transformation, understand my approach, decide whether it’s a modality that works for you and determine whether you and I have the right chemistry as a team.
The value of a comp session? PRICELESS!
It’s FREE and life enhancing. What have you got to lose, other than the fears and limiting beliefs that are keeping you from reducing your stress and living the life of your dreams?
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