As much as we want to wrap it in emotion, money isn’t ‘about us’.
Here’s the economist’s explanation: It’s just an efficient way for products and services to exchange hands. It’s a way of ‘thanking’ each person’s contribution at each step along the way, from the creation of that product or service to its delivery to you. That’s where money’s integrity comes from. Totally independent of you.
But at the personal level, like the rest of us you’ve created the stage on which you ask money to play a role. To take the analogy a little further, as theater director, you can rearrange the scenery – or furniture – at will. Some of the scenery you inherited. Some was put there for you. Some you chose yourself. And none of it is permanent.
That’s what I call your ‘money mindset’.
Within that mindset, which you’ve probably never given much thought to, consciously or unconsciously you define what role your money plays. Again, like being the director of the play. You cast it as villain or hero. Victim or abuser. Demanding diva. Chipper cheerleader. Testy taskmaster. That’s entirely up to you.
Now, the good news is that once you understand and accept this concept … and you take back the control you’ve given ‘money’ over your life … you have the power to write the next act of your life. And the next. And the next.
C’mon, let’s rewrite your next act.