TWISTING THE ‘I AM BAD WITH MONEY’ NARRATIVE
Have you ever asked yourself “why am I broke all the time” or mismanaging fund? The closest response might be because I am bad with finance but this excuse is meant to victimize you and pin you to keep basking in that old narrative.
Everyone is their own person of course, but research has shown that we’re more affected by our environment and behavioural pattern than we think. Nowhere do we feel this more than with money. If you find yourself often being at the mercy of the victimizing narrative of ‘I am bad with finances all the time,’ here is how to get passed this:
If you are like most people, you will find that your spending does not always fit your values. Ask yourself why you are spending money the way you do. Is it insecurity; to impress people or feel worthwhile; because it is normal in our society to do so?
What are the intangibles in your life that don’t carry a price tag? Is that making a difference in your community? Financial freedom and security? If you don’t know what those values are just yet, make a list of what is important to you and why it’s important!
Those who invest in their personal development are much more successful than those who don’t. It’s as simple as attending a webinar or even teaching a class. In addition to that, you must make sure that you’re investing in your physical, mental health and knowledge of handling money as well.