What if your finances were an actual person? Would they be your friend or your enemy?
What do you think an honest letter from your finances would look like?
Let’s play the what if game a bit. Let’s open the letter…
An honest letter from your finances
Dear business owner,
It’s me, your finances.
I know life’s not easy. I know our relationship isn’t easy either. It’s hard work most of the time.
I’m sorry there were a few unfortunate occasions in your life when you needed to learn about me the hard way. Very few people were able to teach you how to properly deal with me, how to build a healthy relationship with me.
From what I’ve seen up until now, life has shown you inefficient ways to work with me. You either ignore, fear or try to replace me.
But the truth is you need me. You know this deep inside. Why do you choose to ignore it?
It’s not me… it’s you.
This broken relationship only brings you stress, pain and shame. But it should only bring happiness and a wonderful thrill of achievement.
Please stop and hear me out – My intention is to give you the life you desire and daydream about. I want to give you the life you love.
But I can’t do it alone. I need your help. I need your cooperation.
I can’t promise it will be easy. In fact, it’s going to be a lot of hard work, especially in the beginning. But hard work always pays off in the end.
What I can promise you is that you’re going to feel better… about me, about you, and about life in general.
You’re going to start feeling that thrill of achievement again. Don’t you miss it?
Imagine… No more complaining, comparing, ignoring, hiding. No more excuses.
Let’s start again.
Let’s create the life you dream about.
But this time, let’s do it together.
How’s your relationship with your finances?
How would you react if you were to receive this letter in the mail one day?
My guess is it would actually bring a new perspective on your finances. It might also help you realise the influence a healthy financial perspective can have over your life.
Remember: The type of relationship you have with your money will not only shape your attitude but will also influence your life and the way you approach it.
The type of relationship you have with your money will influence your life and the way you approach it.
Just take a minute and think about it. Ask yourself:
- Do you talk about your finances? Or is it a taboo subject in your family?
- How are you preparing for your financial future?
- What do you feel when you think about your finances?
These are just a few questions you can ask yourself in order to make an honest assessment of your relationship with money. It will give you a clear picture on how your beliefs can influence your actions. This realisation can be the starting point of an authentic change.
Let’s fix things!
When it comes to money relationship problems, I’m your fixer. It distresses me seeing so many broken relationships with money in my day-to-day activity. The damage poor financial management can bring into people’s lives is extensive. I want to help. I can help. Let’s get in touch and start fixing your financial plan.
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