As children we had a financial crystal ball and didn’t even realize it. With precision and accuracy, this crystal ball was predicting our financial future and in fact still is. Are you ready to discover the power of your “all knowing” financial crystal ball?
During childhood, if we could have realized the power of what we were seeing, hearing and absorbing about “wealth,” we could have predicted our adult beliefs about becoming wealthy. Your financial crystal ball is a reflection of the financial attitudes of your parents, relatives and growing-up role models. Most of their attitudes, beliefs and habits are being played out in your adult life.
Let’s begin at the beginning – your childhood.
With your first “gut” reaction, what one word or emotion describes your memories about money and finances as you were growing up?
Examples: Anxious, happy, worried, excited, sad, dependent, poor, rich, uninterested, lucky, unlucky, wasteful, penny-pinching, independent, smart, stressful, saving, relaxed, fun…
Take a few minutes and write out why you associate that word with your childhood. What went on in your growing up environment to foster these feelings? Do you see any of the same feelings or emotions spilling over into your adult life?
Childhood memories about money, prosperity, abundance and wealth have become your personal and all-knowing financial crystal ball. Locked deep down in your unconscious mind are the emotional positives and negatives about your right to be rich and wealthy. Are you tuned in and listening to your childhood memories?
Today, as an adult, when you hear the word w-e-a-l-t-h what’s your first physical and emotional reaction? Is it positive or negative? Believe it or not, that first knee-jerk reaction is a reflection of how your growing-up role models felt about wealth.
The good news, as an adult you can change what’s not working in your life. You have the power to enjoy prosperity, abundance and wealth. Today, as a proactive adult, you control your financial future.
Let’s go forward from today – your definition of financial wealth.
Let’s begin by focusing on your financial definition of wealth. Take some time and write out your definition.
As you were writing, did the word you wrote down describing your memories about money and finances become a part of your current wealth definition? Usually a financial definition of wealth contains words such as: abundance, riches, affluence, resources or assets. How does your definition compare? There are no wrong or right answers. Some answers though are more telling than others.
Here’s something to ask yourself – was your wealth definition difficult to write?
Look into your childhood crystal ball. What do you see about your ability to become wealthy and abundant? Does your definition of wealth feel empowered and proactive or are there some negative childhood memories?
Childhood memories and beliefs are interwoven with every aspect of our adult lives. Understanding those positive and negative memories about money, abundance and wealth will help you better understand the financial habits and beliefs you have today as an adult.
You have the power to create unlimited financial success when you truly understand how the past influences your future.
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