“Money and Me in a relationship? That’s just weird Ann!!”
If the concept of you and your money having a relationship seems odd and the idea that the quality of that relationship with money significantly impacts your financial reality seems even stranger – then you are not alone.
Most people are not aware that they have any relationship with money let alone conscious of how that relationship is impacting their life. In fact, for most people the words money and relationship aren’t even in the same universe. Mention relationships and people tend to think of how living beings connect and relate. But in fact we have relationships with everything we have awareness of in our worlds.
The Webster dictionary gives the following definition of relationships
…the way in which people or things are connected …, talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other..
Based on that definition, I’m sure you can start to see how you have a relationship with money.
For example, I am currently in a deep relationship with an electric heater which is positioned about 2 millimeters from my right knee as I write this.
Given that my home is practically a glass box designed for hot summers and not serious cold snaps during winter, my relationship with this heater is bordering on pathologically possessive, and most definitely jealous and clingy. But give me a few days of sunshine and I’ll be as fickle as fame, forgetting about that heater that served me so well!
That is what some people’s relationship with money is like. Controlling, demanding, domineering, covetous, envious, distrustful, suspicious, overprotective….
For others their relationship with money is one of disdain, “Oh money isn’t important”, “I’m spiritual and above money”
Or a relationship of fear and dread…
That is what this video is all about.
Watch the video now to discover the characteristics of six different types of dysfunctional money relationships and see if you recognize yourself (or others which is always easier LOL). Perhaps you recognize the “Pursuer” type who spends an enormous amount of energy and time getting money in and then completely ignores it; or the “Clinger” or perhaps the “Princess”.
Also – ask yourself this questions…
- “If you were your money and in a relationship with you – how would you feel?”
- “Would you enjoy the relationship feeling you are given attention and are respected and acknowledged?”
- “Would you describe the communication as strong and clear?”;
- “Would you know what you wanted from you?”
Spend a bit of time pondering these questions and if you are truly feeling brave, knowing the power of self-awareness – describe how have treated money in this relationship in the past.
Then, in the comments below please leave me a comment
I’d love to know…
Did you recognize your “old” money behaviors in one or more of these relationship types and now with this awareness what one action can you take to shift towards experiencing a great, healthy relationship with your money?
Please also share this with anyone you care about who you think could benefit from a better relationship with their money too.
Until next time
Big love and wishing you lots of awesome cuddles with your money