What’s your relationship with money? It’s important to find out, especially when you’re ready to quit your nine to five and start freelancing. Is it love? Is it hate? And why does it matter? Let’s find out!
Hello, I’m your host Kaycinho, I’m a digital alchemist, and this is the sixth and last episode of a module dedicated to the decision phase of starting your business. So if you haven’t seen the first two episodes, I invite you to check this playlist.
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Why is it important to assess your relationship with money as an entrepreneur?
So what’s the big deal about your relationship with money you might ask?
Well, whether you like it or not, money is an essential component of your entrepreneur journey.
I never consciously knew I had issues with money until I stumbled upon a great book that opened my eyes.
Unconsciously though, I knew something was wrong with my relationship with money, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it.
Then, once in a while, you stumble upon a quote, a song or even better, a book that just makes things clear, just as if the situation it revealed was just an open book.
The book that opened my eyes about my relationship with money
So, what was this book?
It’s called “You are a badass at making money” by Jen Sincero, and man… I’m starting my fourth reading and it is still as good as the first time. Even better!
And if you’ve been following along these series, you would know I’ve been audio reading this book on the Audible platform. This way I can just educate myself while doing other things like driving, or running and make the most out of my day.
But back to this book and how it changed my perception about money :
1. Relationship with money: I did have issues with money
I realized I did have issues with money.
I had kind of a love-hate relationship with money, because of the environment I grew up in, alternating between financial comfort and hardship.
We all have a different story, and that story shapes our perception about money.
So if you are one of the lucky few who was born with a healthy vision about money, then consider yourself a very lucky person indeed.
But for most people, that vision is flawed from childhood.
2. Relationship with money: the law of attraction is not just a hype.
In the last few years, I’ve been getting into personal development, and it helped me tremendously.
But I also noticed that many so-called “gurus” out there, just used the “law of attraction” to make easy money out of people in difficult situations.
As a result, I was very skeptical every time the law of attraction was mentioned.
But then, while reading Jen Sincero’s book I realized that there were so many things that she mentioned and that kind of threw a mirror just in front of me.
Things we say like “I don’t wanna be rich, I just want enough to live a normal life”. Well guess what, whether you believe it or not, when you throw such words out there, it seems like the Universe says “Ok, let’s do as you wish”.
And at the end of the day guess what?
You have barely enough to live a normal life and wonder why… Now I’m not saying it’s magical, maybe it’s just your unconscious self following your orders and making sure you never get out of financial struggle, or maybe it is the Universe shaping your reality, but whatever it is, the end result seems to be the same.
Before I drew this conclusion, I closely paid attention to my words as well as the words of people in my close circle, both personal and professional.
Then I tried to match their vision about money to their financial situation. Now I’m not talking about temporary drawbacks. Because anyone can experience such temporary drawbacks.
No, I was looking at the big picture and I had to agree with what Jen Sincero, and other reliable experts have to say on the matter.
So as a result, I started changing my words, and my vision about money has completely changed.
3. Relationship with money: it is not bad to love money
Don’t get me wrong, if money and greed become your master, then yes, it is bad.
But if you see money as a way to live a better life and make other people’s lives better, then money can be a really good friend.
The thing is, we grow up in a society that teaches us otherwise: “Rich people are evil”, and “Poor people have more values”, and so on…
While I agree that there are some pitiless greedy people out there, there are also genuinely good people that make a ton of money.
It’s impossible to sum up all the gems hidden inside Jen’s book, but to cut a long story short, this book made my relationship with money a healthy one.
And unless you have a healthy vision and relationship with money, how do you expect to become a successful entrepreneur?
Let me stress that once again, because IF there is ONE THING you need to remember from this video, it is this :
“Unless you have a healthy vision and relationship with money, how do you expect to become a successful entrepreneur?”.
So if this topic rings a bell, I strongly urge you to read Jen’s book, which you can get from Amazon, and the audible platform if you prefer the audio version.
Now back to the book. This book is a gem that I usually only share with people that are special to me, and since you are reading / watching this episode, and since you made it that far in the article, you are special to me, I really hope you read this book and find it as groundbreaking as I did!
Take your relationship with money to the next level
So, I hope that this video helped you assess your relationship with money so that you can take action, which is either read or audio-read Jen Sincero’s book or move on to the next step if you already have a healthy vision about money.
If you have questions, or if you have already read Jen’s book, I’d like to know what YOU think about it, so just a leave a comment below.
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So, that’s it for this video and for the “decision phase” module, which was the first of 5 modules that will take you from the burning desire to become your own boss to actually think, prepare, create, launch and finally refine and let your business take-off.
If you’ve watched all six episodes of this module, you’ve just completed the first module and in the next one we’ll tackle the preparation phase of your new business life.
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