Jillian is joined by Nick True, creator of Mapped Out Money, to talk about how our relationship with money impacts more than our pocketbooks. Jillian grew up in a home where it felt like there wasn’t always enough money to go around. She remembers praying as a young girl for her family to win the lottery! If they had lots of money that would mean the problems, stress, and sense of scarcity would go away, right?
Evaluating the thoughts and emotions that surround how we interact with money enables us to strategize ways to overcome the wrong attitudes and habits we may have inherited from our parents or developed over time.
It doesn’t take a complicated system to drastically impact our financial health. Jillian’s advice to grow the gap and guard the gap focuses on tracking, budgeting, and investing. She wants us to know that,
“Personal finance is way easier than sixth grade math.”
However, our thoughts and feelings drive our habits. So, working through unhelpful thoughts and feelings about money is a key component of the process. Stress, anxiety, and fear are issues that both sides of the earning pendulum may struggle with. These feelings are not remedied by making more money. Instead, they need a person and a process.
By learning, through a course, workbook, or retreat, we expand our knowledge. With the help of a person to talk through the emotions behind our money perceptions, we can change the patterns we struggle with. Course correction in financial attitude means that we don’t have to pass along unhealthy habits or feelings to our children. By changing the underlying current of our money hang-ups we can transform our relationship with our finances into something helpful, freeing, and enjoyable.
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