Your Relationship with Money

Your Relationship With Money“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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Author’s content adapted under license, © 2008 Claire Communications

About djwlifecoach

I am retired from 40+ years of helping individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love. One of the great joys of my retirement from professional practice is having greater bandwidth to donate my professional and creative talents to support and promote animal and social welfare charities. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world’s largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. As a board-certified coach, author, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. 111419 DJW Sid CH Pet Corner Photo ShootI help clients achieve rapid, extraordinary, sustainable results by connecting who they are with what they do, a connection often lost through stress and the sheer busy-ness of daily life. Courageous self-awareness and unconditional self-love lead to honest choices based on priorities that nurture you and those around you on a journey to wholeness. Decades in coaching, consulting, change management, organization development, human resources and mixed media artistic expression honed my business sense, professionalism, creativity, intuition, leadership and communication skills. The result? Practical tools that help you become more insightful, creative, committed, productive and fulfilled. Even the most dedicated and hard-working individuals can shift from frustration to a sense of futility when their values, passion, work, and lives become disconnected. One of the problems with not taking care of our health is that the effects of ignoring it are often slow to show up. We continue to juggle family responsibilities, work and finances until we lose ourselves, waking up one day 50 pounds heavier in body and soul—no good to ourselves or anyone else. I love working with people who are ready to take life-changing action to make their dreams a reality. At each moment, you have inside you all the wisdom you seek to choose your life and your way of showing up. Limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings can block you from moving forward. An absence of love and concern for yourself can result in negative head talk that holds you back with discouraging messages about who you are and what you can do. By listening and caring deeply, I guide you in connecting with your own inner wisdom. We identify the way you’d like to live. We determine what’s blocking you and release you from the hold those blocks have over you—unleashing the positive energy that will fuel you forward. Together we develop a plan to move you closer to your heart’s desire. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. What’s love got to do with it? Everything! My book, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! (Hay House/ Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. For fun, I love reading, sewing, knitting, yin yoga, afternoon tea, opera and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my spouse, Wilson Abney, and the cat who runs our life, Maisy Jane.
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