Mirroring mindset on money and meaning
Our relationship with money fascinates me. I have come to understand that your relationship with money reflects the relationship you have with yourself. Money issues mirror your mindset, your ethos about life.
We don’t only use money for financial purposes – we express ourselves through money; we use money to communicate. Money can make statements and carry messages. Money says, represents and does anything you want it to: it mirrors your desires, your fears, your measure of success, and your idea of happiness. We chase money, some spurn money – whatever you use money to say about you, it mirrors your unspoken self.
Even when we think about money, we are thinking about ourselves. Our beliefs and opinions about money mirror our self-worth, our perceived capability and what we think we deserve. This internal monologue becomes a habit of mind – and becomes your life journey.
Some people seem to repel money from their lives and no matter how hard they work, they just never seem to be getting anywhere. Others seem to attract money to them like a magnet, it just never stops coming. I have met people with hefty bank balances who still feel ‘poor”. A few people enjoy the power and status that money brings and share their wealth abundantly, while others hoard, continuously afraid that the money will run out.
So where do these money journeys come from? What is your mindset around money and your life?
Allow me to take you through the steps of my journal as I unfold my personal journey with money.