For most women, the only thing holding them back from becoming financially empowered is their mindset. When you transform the way you think about money you transform your experience with money.
Perhaps you share some of the most common issues expressed by women when asked why they are not joyfully engaged in their financial affairs.
Typically, when I meet a woman and she learns that I’m a money coach, the next statement out of her mouth goes something like this,
“O-M-G! I need to hire you!” or “Really?! We need to talk…”
But sometimes I hear things like:
“I’m too afraid to deal with money.” Or, “I let my husband handle all that.” Or, “Money’s just not that important to me.”
It truly saddens me when I hear comments like that.
When you really think about it….
Money is not meant to be feared.
Money is not meant to create anxiety.
Money is not meant to be a chore.
Money can be a tool to create a life of purpose and meaning. This purpose should drive your money decisions. Especially as it relates to creating financial security for yourself, both now and in retirement.
When we are disconnected from our money, we lack clarity around its purpose in our lives. Without this clarity, more often than not, your money will feel scattered, disorganized and overwhelming, which creates emotional stress and anxiety around money.
So how do we begin to turn our relationship with money around for the better?
Here’s a Change Your Money Mindset Exercise
On a blank piece of paper, list on the left side all your thoughts that describe your current attitude towards money (i.e. boring, complicated, too time-consuming).
Once you have written down every thought around money that comes to mind then on the right side of the page list the transformational thoughts that reflect what you would like your experience to be.
Your Current Money Attitude Your Transformed Money Mindset
Money is boring Money is fun and exciting
Money’s complicated Dealing with money is empowering
Money is time-consuming Taking care of my money is important
If we can begin changing the way we think about money, we can transform the actual experience, allowing ourselves to grow and become more financially confident.
As a money coach, I’m super passionate about my work. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a client go from feeling clueless and insecure about her finances to feeling empowered and excited about her financial security.
Ladies, financial empowerment begins with changing your money mindset.
Let me know how I can help.
Hello there! I’m Patti Fagan, an award-winning life & money coach, Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach, former retirement planner, and sought-after speaker on Women, Money & Retirement. I’m dedicated to supporting women on their financial journey and in healing their relationship with money, so they can enjoy wealth and abundance in every area of life.