Some time ago, I heard an interview of Reid Tracy with Suze Orman on Your Relationship with Your Money Begins with Your Relationship with Yourself.  I felt compelled to write this message today because I believe this is related to other areas of our lives.  If you are like many people who wonder how to be wealthy or make more money, you may want to take a closer look to your inner self and reflect on what is stopping you from achieving what you want to achieve. 

How are you becoming an obstacle into your own financial growth? 

You know you can do something about it, but you do not do it.  The same applies to all areas of our lives. Many people go to seminars, read books, or listen to TEDx talks.  They receive powerful information. They gather it and then, they do not do anything about it.  Why is this?  As Suze said, the attitude we have towards money says something about us. I think this applies to all areas of our lives, and that is where we need to pay attention to.  I firmly believe one of the obstacles or challenges we may find in our lives is the way we deal with losses.  We either ignore them, or we dwell on them. Then, when we want to achieve goals, let’s say financial goals, or health-oriented goals, we may find ourselves lacking either motivation or discipline. Why is this?  We may find ourselves stuck in a situation from the past which still haunts us today.

I can give you an example.  As you may know, I am a Life Coach, and sometimes people come to see me with the desire of achieving a specific goal. This could be to better their relationships (or start a new one); change careers, or even to start writing a book.   They want to do these things, but…they feel stuck!  It is only when we start exploring what has happened in their lives, that we find out they have gone through a loss which was never processed. They had stayed in that dark place (not knowing at a conscious level they were “emotionally” frozen in time.  Once they confront the loss, process it, and release the pain, that they can free themselves from this heavy burden.  It is when they regain control of their lives.  I have seen amazing breakthroughs in all dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and financial!

This is one of the reasons why this interview resonated so much with me.  Our relationship with money says a lot about us. So, if you start facing the situation you are facing now and take action, or if you let go of fear (many times, this emotion prevents us from developing financially), and start embracing qualities such as self-responsibility and self-discipline, the quality of your life will change 180 degrees. Not only the relationship you have with money but the relationship you have with others and…with yourself.

Have a beautiful day,

Ligia M. Houben