Fear And Money.
Oh boy…time for another honest money coach moment. Anyone who knows me well knows that I have always been “good” with money. I plan ahead, budget, watch when I do spend, shop for the best deal and learn all that I can about money. What everyone probably doesn’t know is that I struggled and sometimes still struggle with fear around money.
Why would I tell you and the whole world this? Because I don’t pretend to be an all knowing guru, I will always be real with my clients and that includes admitting my faults.
My particular money fear is that it will all disappear.
Even as my wealth has grown I always have this little nagging voice in the back telling me to save “in case”. In case my husband loses his job, in case my clients disappear, in case the government completely falls apart. The good news that this fear is pretty easy to squash, just keep reading…
For some people it is spiders, snakes, lightning, or flying, most people have a common fear. What many don’t realize is that they may have an unconscious fear of money.
- Fear of not enough money.
- Fear of the money you have disappearing. (Mine)
- Fear of “changing” because of money.
- Fear of how others will treat you if you have more money.
- Fear of speaking about money.
- Fear of being fighting about money.
Those are just some of the most common fears I see when working with clients.
The good news is that all of these fears can be conquered. In order to find what these fears are I take my clients through a deep process to find out the root of the fears, once we have that figured out we work together to find the solutions that will work for them.
I`m going to give you one tool right now that can help you conquer any fear. The next time you are feeling fear whether it is about money or not ask yourself this one simple question…
IS IT TRUE?
This is how I conquer my money fear any time that it starts popping up. I ask myself is it true that everything we have worked for will disappear tomorrow and the answer is always no. And really if it did I would still have my family and my health, I can always recreate the “money wealth” part.
Are you ready to identify and conquer your money fears?
Let’s see how we can change your money world.