Why do you want money?!? Sounds like a silly question, right? Like, duh! I want money because…
How did that sentence end for you? What was your first thought? To be happy? To relax? To buy X? To do Y?
The fascinating thing about money is that everyone wants it, but most people don’t know truly why, or are unclear as to what it will actually get them.
Money makes the world go round
Money happens to be the vehicle of exchange in our society, and is required in order to pay for shelter, goods and services. And so, while many of us might wish that we didn’t have to deal with money, that fact is, is that it’s a necessity.
In my experience working with clients on success and fulfillment, many people are chasing more and more money believing it will make them happy, but this is a trap. Research has shown that once a person has their basic needs met, there is no correlation between more money and more happiness.
You can, in fact, train your brain to be joyful and happy regardless of your money circumstances, but that’s a blog for another time.
Joy and happiness can come indirectly from what money can help you do, be or have, but if you are not clear on what those specifics are, then happiness will elude you. In fact, if you are chasing money for money’s sake, you will never have enough. The acquisition of the money will feel empty, without some meaningful outcome that will bring you happiness.
Now, there are always money stories that we’re carrying that are not serving us. These need to be released and healed.
And there are always fears and doubts around money, no matter if it’s about having too much or too little. These need to be released and healed.
Regardless of whether you are wealthy or poor, whether you have an abundance mentality or a scarcity mentality, whether your money situation is up and down like a yo-yo… unraveling your relationship with money in order to create a healthier one is life-long work; the layers run that deep.
The first task is to get clear on the impact that money will have on you. And to understand what you want to do with it to improve your life and create happiness.
What’s important to you about money?
The key question to uncover the meaning of money for you is: What’s important to you about money? When you uncover the deeper nuances of this question, you will know precisely what you want to create in your life with money in order to reach optimal levels of happiness and joy.
So, go ahead… Find your money-happy!
If you’d like to explore this further with us, our Money and Meaning Mastermind group starts in Aurora, Ontario on February 8th, 2016. Contact us to see if it’s a fit for you now.
And leave a comment to let me know what you find out about yourself. What did this bring up for you?
Until then, be free… and wild,