Have you ever noticed how good we all are at lying? It’s funny, we would never tolerate regular lying from someone else, yet we lie to ourselves all the time!
Especially when it comes to money.
When we notice a dip in the bank account or things aren’t growing as fast we’d like them to, we become MASTER liars.
It’s the economy. NO one is making right now.
It’s because I got hit with so many expenses all at once.
There’s just too much competition.
Here’s the thing- all those circumstances might be true. AND, they aren’t the reason money is tight.
Your level of abundance has nothing to do with circumstance, and everything to do with your beliefs.
We all have a money story. It’s the foundational set of beliefs we adopted after being informed about money by our parents, our neighbors, our culture.
I do a lot of speaking events and I get the chance to talk to hundreds of people a year. I can quickly tell whose family had money, and whose didn’t. I can easily tell which people heard things like, “You can make as much money as you want to make!” versus the people who grew up hearing, “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” or “You better save because it can all go away like THAT!”
The tricky thing is that most of us aren’t even aware of the story we’re running and not only that, but those circumstances are compelling. They FEEL true to us. We can point to the evidence and to the data that supports those statements.
And yet… look around. There are people who are rolling in money no matter what the economy does. There are people doing just fine even though the competition is fierce. Those are the people with a healthy, productive money story.
The good news is, you’re not stuck with your story. You can rewrite it. But first you have to be AWARE of it.
If you’ve been struggling to get to the next level, even though you’re doing everything “right,” take the FREE Money Story quiz and find out what’s really going on!
You’ll be surprised. You THINK you know yourself, but there’s a lot going on underneath. And it’s either supporting your goals or sabotaging them!