The Importance of Developing a Healthy Relationship with MONEY...
By LaSheik Calhoun
Money is a tool that is sought after to achieve one’s dreams. Money is viewed positively and negatively depending on someone’s perception. I have heard that money is the root of all evil. In my opinion, poverty is the root of all evil. When you have a poverty mindset, you allow money to control your actions and emotions. You will do whatever in order to have money. The key is to align your attitude in order to receive blessings. What you value first will determine your financial outcome.
I viewed an amazing video by Marie Forleo of MarieTV. She was interviewing Kate Northrup, author of Money: A Love Story. The topic was “4 Money Beliefs that Limit your Wealth Inside and Out”. I have seen and witnessed the negative implications of not having enough money or believing in my mind that I didn’t have enough money.
It is possible to have a healthy relationship towards money. We have to make room to receive the blessings in our lives. You have to understand the truth about Godly prosperity, by putting His Kingdom first, every step of the way.
It starts with you and how you view your money. Kate Northrup shared these four money beliefs that limit you from living a prosperous life.
1. Someone else should be doing this for me: You should not place your obligations in someone else’s hands. You are capable of developing good money habits.
2. I’m not good with money: This way of thinking is self sabotage. You are programming your subconscious mind to make money decisions based on a negative perception.
3. People with money are greedy or it’s not spiritual to have money: What I have found is the lack of money stems greed because the lack of money is allowing you to make selfish decisions that may not be good for you.
4. I’m not ________enough: This could be, I’m not smart enough or talented enough to live abundantly. We were not born with certain skills. Some things were learned behaviors based on our environment. Any new habit or skill can be learned with a plan.
I’m on a journey to develop a positive relationship with money. I love how Kate shared that we should check in with our bank account daily. Also we should share three areas where we are abundant. I’m going to start a journal where I write down daily, three things that I value about myself. Also how I added value to someone else’s life.
You should also try these tips to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and money. Join me on this road to abundant living.
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