You money story is the way you feel about money, about having it and about not having it. It fuels the voice in your head when you make financial decisions. And it can sabotage your best laid plans if you don’t get it out in the open.
Our money stories change over time and are affected by experience. It starts from our childhood and the things we hear and see around money - maybe your parents were frugal and saved a lot, or maybe they spent wildly and were in and out of debt. How does that shape the way you treat money today?
The way we are raised and the people we spend our time with have a huge impact on us and our money stories. It can lead to us thinking “who am I to have my dream?” or “I’ll never be a wealthy person, I’m the kind of person who will always need to scrounge to make my bills”.
If you feel like that, it will tend to be true. People who expect to always be broke typically are. It’s not magic, it’s self programming.
The truth is, you are completely the kind of person who can have financial abundance. You can have your dreams, and you can be financially secure.
It’s important take a look at your money story so we can shine a light on any limiting beliefs you have and get them GONE!!
Some of those problems can come from two people in a relationship have different money stories. In my first relationship we had an ongoing argument/point of tension. Orange Juice. Seriously.
When I was a kid, we didn’t have much money. Orange juice was a huge luxury, and we were allowed one small glass (there were even special glasses!) at breakfast. That was it.
Cut forward 15 years or so and I’m living with someone who loves to pour a HUGE glass of OJ any-ol’ time of day. And it drove me nuts.
Until I started to look at my money story. And working through that made me realise that my old money story didn’t fit anymore-we had enough money for groceries. We had enough money that when all the OJ ran out, we could go and buy more!
Now, when it comes to making dreams happen, your money story could have WAAAAYY more impact than a petty OJ argument. If you’re a saver and your person is a credit card purchaser, you’ll come up against “money stuff” all the time (assuming you share finances!).
So share with your person - share your money story and share your dream.
If you can get on the same page via sharing the dream, you’ll be able to work out a money plan that works for both of you.
So talk about it!!!
With all my love and encouragement,