By Kristine Hodsdon
Money — the lack of it, the fear of losing it, the dread of not having enough, etc. — tops the list of concerns of many people these days. Even when the economy is flourishing, we are still a debt-ridden nation.
What’s going on?
Our ability to create sufficient money in our lives is anchored by our financial attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors; what you believe can be true for your life. When these beliefs and values remain unexamined, they can get in the way of a sense of well-being, security cash flow and profitability. Here are a few of the more common money attitudes. Read through to “see” if you recognize yourself and what might be getting in the way of your currency of abundance.
I wish I did not have to think about making or managing money
This attitude is held by people at all income levels. It can have its origin in religious beliefs, political beliefs, or guilt at inherited privilege. This may be you if you under charge; give services away for free; admit you “don’t do numbers;” hates tracking production; and or prefers someone else makes the financial decisions for you.
You may make a good income, but your unwillingness to pay attention to it also may limit your wealth accumulation ability and increases your vulnerability to theft, fraud, the debt you cannot afford, and bankruptcy.
I am a slave to money
This may be you if you often worry about money. Although your income is maybe more than that of your friends, you talk to them often about how hard it is to pay the bills. You may sometimes fear that you will lose everything and hence not truly create practical money goals and habits.
I’ll never have enough
This may be you if you feel you do not have enough money. Rather than feeling that the world is a harsh place for everyone or that the worldwide the economy is to blame, you believe it is especially hard for you. You like to keep track of all strikes against you.
If any of these attitudes resonate, you may want to explore your relationship with money and seek support. As you bring awareness to self-limiting beliefs and adopt a more empowering stance, you expand into a larger sense of personal freedom. Also, healing our personal relationship with money helps build a solid foundation for creating meaning and worth in life, beyond which money cannot buy.
Kristine Hodsdon RDH, MSEC, a.k.a. the Dental Feminista, developed Athena Success Coaching to teach women leaders the 9 lessons that will awaken their feminine leadership and achieve their higher level of success. Visit kristineahodsdon.com with inquiries regarding her consulting and trainings or to get REBOOT Your INCOME, FREE Step-by-Step 30-Minute Training.