What does a snake have to do with my finances?
Are you doing everything you know to live the life of abundance you desire, but it’s not happening? Have you ever watched in disbelief and frustration as you act in a way that takes you further away from the Financially Abundant life you desire? Do you have a great life, but it seems like something is missing?
You came into this world with an abundant money story. Somewhere along the way before you even knew what was happening you picked up beliefs and ideas that got stuck in your subconscious that are now keeping you running around and around in that preverbal rat race. Add to that the fact that you probably received more education about how to ride a bike than how to manage money! So your inner self (belief systems) is a mess and your outer self (financial skills) are a mess. Talk about a train wreck waiting to happen! Then you wonder why your money experience is not what you dreamed of when you were little. Did you know there are more than 13 ways to “make” money? Did you also know there are more than 26 “ways” to spend money? Did you also know there are more than 13 tools to help you manage all that abundance? How many do you know? Just learning about a few of them can make/save you thousands of dollars a year!
We found so many of our clients were struggling with money and went looking for a body of work that was deeper than how to create a budget. There are hundreds of articles and books around how to (skills) when it comes to our finances, but very little is available to help us work though why we do what we do. For example, why do we spend money we don’t have on stuff we don’t really want?
The truth is threefold:
1. We are hard wired to react versus think when it comes to our money. It’s Neuroscience! The technical term for this is our “lizard brain”. (That’s where the snake part comes in!)
2. We behave in ways that support our money beliefs. For example if your mother told you “we can’t afford that”, when you were small, you may still have that limiting belief, and it can hold you back from earning the money you are capable of earning. All of this is in our subconscious, which controls over 95% of our behaviors!
3. You may not be Financially Literate, which is just a skill like learning to swim. Once you learn the language and the how to, it’s easy. This is the equivalent of living all your life in Germany and not speaking German! How easy do you think it would be to live and work there? You’d always be struggling just for the basics.
Living the money experience you want is just a matter of learning the money language.