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Creating a Better Relationship with Money

What kind of relationship do you have with money? Is it a loving passionate affair, or is it fizzled out and down in the dumps?  Is it a love story or a horror story?  Has it been that way for a while (even “all your life”)?

I’ve done a lot of my own inner work around various money blocks and have learned some great concepts and techniques around attracting money more easily and consistently, and I share these with my private clients. One of my money mentors, Morgana Rae, has an interesting concept about money:

Treat money like you would a person you are dating and want to have a good relationship with.

This perspective has completely shifted my concept about money and my relationship with it! It has also allowed me to see some ways I have pushed money away instead of inviting it to “move in with me.”

Here are some things to look at and work on to improve YOUR relationship with money from this perspective (and an upcoming opportunity to attend a free live or virtual training with me to uncover and clear some of your negative money beliefs and patterns).  

To begin to improve your relationship with money, first ask yourself, “If money were a romantic partner, would it want to be around me?”

Here are some ways to assure that it would:

  • Be your best around it
  • Take it out and have fun with it
  • Treat it with respect and love (e.g., Do you handle your money in an orderly and neat way, or do you have it crumpled up and all over the place? Do you misplace or mismanage it? Do you ignore it or talk bad about it?)
  • Communicate lovingly with it
  • Talk kindly and positively about it to others
  • Appreciate it fully when it’s around
  • Make it a priority in your life
  • Take time to review how your relationship is doing; fix what may not be working

Which areas above are you not doing so well in with your money relationship?

How can you apply or change your relationship with money based on these guidelines?

I’d love to hear your comments about this perspective on dealing with money. What impression did it make on you? Do you have any other guidelines that would fit this profile that you would like to share? Make sure to add your comments below.  

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Is your money relationship on the rocks? Are you pushing money (clients) away? Do you need help getting your money relationship back on track? 

Here’s a chance to resuscitate your drowning relationship so you can create a loving, long-term partnership with money! Attend a 3-hour live group workshop with me in Hampton Roads. Go to this page to learn more: bit.ly/moneymindset2015 .  

If you’re not in the area, or want to work with me individually, schedule a private complimentary Business Strategy Session with me. We’ll identify what practical and mindset techniques can best help you generate–and keep–more money in your business and your life! 

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