What is your relationship with money? Are you at peace with money, do you master your finances?
Our world is “almost” entirely shaped by our relationship with money and yet no one seems to teach us how to handle it?
Imagine a world without money?
Would we stop living?
Would the bees stop producing honey?
Would the fields of wheat or rice stop producing?
Would vegetables disappear? Or animals cease reproducing?
Or gardens stop flowering?
Would we instantly forget all knowledge we’ve accumulated since the dawn of time?
Would we lose our skills?
The answer is no, of course not! Money is simply a measurement tool, invented by man to facilitate exchange, just like a measurement of weight, distance or capacity. Measurement is its primary function, the only reason it was created. And yet this medium we call money, seems to restrict the very exchange it is meant to promote, instead facilitating an in-built fear of missing out and shortage.
It’s like a game of Monopoly, the philosophy of “the more money I have, the more I invest, the more I have, the less my neighbour has” … where one wins another loses! Like musical chairs, you can find the money for a wedding or summer birthday. We are constrained by the subconscious idea “maybe” that if I don’t have it, I don’t have it, but if I don’t own it, my neighbour might get it.
How do we move away from this fear of missing out, that it’s “never enough?”
I believe it starts with education. It’s how we’ve been educated by generations before us. There is no school of money, the only way we have been taught is looking at our parents’s life like a video growing in the consumer society.
I have a question for you : are you at peace with money?
Are one of those who work hard and never have enough money?
Do you feel that money is the root of evil? What kind of relationship do you have with money? If you want to learn more about your relationship with money take the quiz and you will receive a gift of 30 mn free consultation on your results.