How to let go of money guilt...
Raise your hand if you have any financial guilt or regrets.
My guess is that one of your hands popped right up into the air!
How do I know?
Because I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't feel at least a small pang of regret about something in their financial past.
And it can feel really heavy.
And here's the thing: even if you don't think about it consciously, guilt runs in the background like a phone app that drains your battery in the background.
Because it's happening behind the scenes, you probably won't know why you don't have enough energy to pursue new ways of bringing in more money, or why you can't seem to get ahead.
Then you're way more likely to give up on your financial goals and think you suck at money.
Which just isn't true!
On the other hand, recognizing and letting go of any money guilt you may have will be a huge regenerative boost!
Not only will it lower your stress, it will give you more oomph to pursue your financial goals.
Plus, you'll feel more creative and resourceful, which means you're more likely to think of new ways to attract more money to you.
So, since chances are if you're reading this and you're over the age of, oh I don't know, 5...that you have something you feel guilty about or regret when it comes to your finances.
Then the next natural question is how do you let go it go?
[Lessons from a Recession] The Power of Taking Ownership
This is a continuation of a series about lessons I learned from the 2008 recession.
One of the most impactful things I learned actually came about year or two later, but it was still related to the recession which had kicked my butt.
The short version of what happened is that one evening my (now) spouse basically told me I was being stupid with money.(Not the exact words, but that's what it boiled down to).
It was a truth bomb, and it stung.
It also changed my life.
That conversation woke me up and became a catalyst for realizing that I am the one who is responsible for how I manage my money, and that no one else is going to magically save me from myself or bail me out financially.
It's like the blinders came off and for the first time I could see that if I really wanted financial security and freedom it was up to me to make it happen and not somebody else.
I'm sure from the outside that was a 'no kidding Captain Obvious' realization, but it was a real light bulb moment for me! 💡
Somehow I had absorbed the idea that it wasn't fair that I should have to discipline myself with money.
I felt like I should be able to do and spend what I want without any consequences.