Rewrite your Money story
When we think about money and what influences our financial life, we think about salary, education and where we grew up. But there is a greater influence in the formation of our financial life or our money relationship, it’s impact shows in the in and out flow of money in our lives. This force is called our money story.
Your money story is made up of the memories and emotions that surrounded money in your home environment. The story starts as you watched, listened, and absorbed how money was used, talked about and handled.
Knowing your money story is the first key to changing your financial life. For example, if you know you have a scarcity mindset you can work on it, rather than worrying that there isn’t enough, try changing your perspective and focus on abundance instead.
The new money story – one of abundance instead of lack – will open up new options and opportunities. It will show you that you do have control over your finances.
Here are a few steps you can take to rewrite your story:
1. Forgive yourself for past mistakes
Forgive yourself for past financial mistakes. Now that you understand the concept of your money story and how little control you had over it since it was formed during your childhood, it may be easier now to forgive yourself for past financial mistakes.
When you give up your old money story, you will need to replace it with a new one. You can start with your personal core values, such a security, family or education.
3. Commit to change
Rewriting your money story takes a commitment to change. You have to change your mindset and your actions to rid yourself of old beliefs and replace them with something new. Every time you make a financial decision, check in and make sure you are making it form your new story.
Identifying and then rewriting your money story is one of the most power changes you can make to financial life, once you uncover the deep rotted beliefs you have about money, you can set those beliefs free and uncover a new money story that is aligned that who you are today, and where you want to go in the future.
If you need help uncovering your money story, you can contact me at www.geraldineryancoaching.com for a Mindset Reset session.