There are probably a lot of things that we are fearful of. One of my fears is snakes. I don’t even know why I’m afraid of them but I am. However, I don’t want my son to be. So, I need to be courageous for him so that he doesn’t grow up to be fearful of them.
One of the ways to turn your fear into courage is to do it for someone else. Have there been times where you have been fearful to speak up about something for yourself? Perhaps it was for a raise or to a bully. How about if you had to speak up to protect someone else? I’m sure you could find the courage to do that.
If you can’t do it for you, find someone else that you can be courageous for. Your family, friends, animals who may not be able to speak for themselves.
Another way to get through your fears is to break them down into smaller challenges. If your goal was to climb a high mountain then your task would seem daunting if you were at the bottom. If however, you just asked if you could take the next step or two, your challenge would then become easier. Over time, you will climb your mountain.
One thing I like to do is to give myself challenges. For instance, if I wanted to try a new way of eating. I might commit to it for 30 days and give myself and 30 healthy eating challenge. 30 days is something that I can track and it’s a short enough time vs saying that I had to eat a certain way forever.
If finances scare you, why not try a 30 day challenge where you track your spending.
Commit to a 30 day challenge for something, and write below what you are going to do.
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What comes to mind when someone brings up finances? Do you get really excited and want to talk about your investment portfolio and different income streams or does it make you want to stick your head into the sand? Feelings and thoughts surrounding money are often linked to our childhood when we observed others handle their finances.
Were your parents spenders or savers? How about you? Are your financial patterns the same or entirely opposite of your parents? Some people have the exact spending habits as their others while others, if they felt restricted or are more rebellious, will have the opposite.
When growing up, did you hear the expressions: money doesn’t grow on trees, I’m not made of money, etc? If you did, you probably have some blocks surrounding money.
How do you know if you have blocks?
Some obvious signs:
Here are some less obvious ways:
While some of the above statements may hold some element of truth, keep an eye on how often you say it when money is involved.
Spend some time observing your thoughts whenever you hear a story surrounding money. If you find out, ask if it’s your thought or something you learned from someone else.
For more about your emotional money blocks, come to one of our complimentary advanced workshops.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.