WHAT’S YOUR MONEY STORY?
We all have a money story that lives inside of us. If you aren’t sure of the money story inside of you, begin to notice what you tell yourself to be true about you + money in your life. Noticing your thoughts will clue you in to some of the beliefs you are holding to be true.
For example, some common money stories I hear when I first begin to work with clients are:
HAVING MONEY WILL CHANGE ME TO DARTH VADER
I NEVER HAVE ENOUGH MONEY
I NEED TO MARRY RICH TO HAVE MONEY
I’VE GOTTA WORK HARD TO EARN MONEY
I WILL LOSE THOSE I LOVE IF I AM RICH
You get the idea. So, here’s the thing. We all have a money story from our past + we just need to decide if we are going to carry it forward or to write a new story. Stories from our past are hand-me-down stories. They are stories we’ve been told, or experienced with the innocence of childhood eyes and ears, that we later internalized and now live out. You can tell if you are living out an old story from your past if:
- you have the experience of “not enough” in your life
- you live paycheck to paycheck without a safety net to fall back on
- you feel “ick” about money, fear it, or don’t welcome it to be in the same room with you
- you have repeated patterns with money that keep happening in your life (feast or famine, having + not having, in + out of debt over + over again, same old arguments)
- one of your biggest fears is not having any money
I carried the story for years of THERE’S NOT ENOUGH FOR ME, and re-created this story over + over again in my life…until the pain of it broke me open…and I surrendered…as did my husband…and we asked for help…so we could begin to create a story based in consciousness, with intention, a story that we would re-write together. It’s taken time to re-write our individual and our collective story. You can begin to do the same for yourself.
What MONEY STORY would you like to be true for yourself? Lets start there. Create your title. How about something like:
ENOUGH NOW & FOREVER MORE
I GOT MONEY HARMONY GOING ON HERE
SHARING MY OVERFLOWING BLESSINGS
Now lets take a look at your money behaviors. What behaviors need to be in place for you to begin to live your new money story? What thoughts would a person have who is living your new story? What actions would a person take who is living your new story?
The gift of a New Year is the opening into a new beginning, a fresh start. What intentions do you have for you + money this year? If you need some help in doing this exercise, I encourage you to purchase my book, EARN SAVE SPEND GIVE 4 things to do with your money and how to make it all work. There is an entire chapter on you + money that will fully support you in re-writing your money story!