What Is Your Relationship With Money?

For most of my life I have had a crappy relationship with money. And like all dysfunctional relationships, it has been mired with hurt, sadness, misunderstanding, distrust, neglect, anger and abandonment.

In this relationship I will be a true partner. And what that means to me is this:

  1. I will be attentive to, and appreciative of, the things it does, and the ways it moves and IS.
  2. I will admire its strengths and weaknesses, and accept them all as part of its being.
  3. I will acknowledge and appreciate its presence in my life, and the gift that it is to me, and everyone I love.
  4. I will take care of it, support it and foster it where I can, and know it is perfectly capable of taking care of itself where I cannot.
  5. I will allow it its moods and its timing (just as I do my husband or child).
  6. I will give it the benefit of the doubt. I will assume its best intentions, and remember all the times and ways its cared for me.
  7. I will SHARE it with others, both in thought and in deed, I will not be ashamed to talk about it or show it proudly.
  8. I will not hide it away in shame any longer.
  9. I will not accuse it of not being enough, or of being too much, any longer.
  10. I will accept and embrace its mysteries and imperfections as part of its great gift in my life.
  11. I will love it fully, and appreciate it wildly so that it may grow and be a beacon unto others. I will be there for it, come what may.

See that list? Now go back to #1 and read it again, except this time replace money with YOURSELF. 👆

  1. I will be attentive to, and appreciate of, the things I do, and the way I move and AM.
  2. I will admire my strengths and weaknesses, and accept them as part of my being.
  3. I will acknowledge and appreciate my presence in this life, and the gift that I am to me, and everyone I love.
  4. I will take care of me, support me, and foster me where I can, and know I am perfectly capable of receiving care where I cannot.
  5. I will allow my moods and my timing.
  6. I will give myself the benefit of the doubt. I will assume my best intentions, and remember all the times and ways I’ve cared for myself and others.
  7. I will SHARE myself with others, both in thought and in deed. I will not be ashamed to talk bout myself or show me proudly.
  8. I will not hide in shame any longer.
  9. I will not accuse me of not being enough, or of being too much, any longer.
  10. I will accept and embrace my mysteries and imperfections as part of my great gifts in life.
  11. I will love me fully, and appreciate me wildly, so that I may grow and be a beacon unto others. I will be here for me, and with me, come what may.

You see? You see how beautiful that is?

Business & money mindset mentor, writer, and creator of the Feast or Famine No More Course, I help people make more money doing more of what they love.

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