WHERE DO LIMITING BELIEFS AROUND MONEY COME FROM?
Women can be raised with a negative money mindset. This mindset can be passed down for generations.
Because of the way our primitive brains operate, women have a tendency to conform and let “the man” deal with safeguarding the nest. This part of the brain that contains all the natural drives and instincts (need for survival, food, sex, shelter) has been passed on to us since the caveman days. A risk-taking female was much more at risk of getting killed in the jungle than the one who stayed close to the physically stronger male and let him make all of the decisions.
Our neural pathways are configured to remember and imprint the negative stuff MORE than the positive things that happen to us. Again ,this is primal. Registering the negative stuff kept us safe.
HOW DO WE CHANGE THIS?
1. START BY BUILDING AWARENESS AROUND MONEY
Awareness is the first step to developing your new money beliefs. As a continued reminder from our previous MINDSET episodes, being conscious of the relationship between thoughts and behaviors allows us to grow in our emotional awareness, make powerful decisions, and see optimal outcomes.
2. DEBUNK UNHELPFUL BELIEFS
3. BUILD HELPFUL BELIEFS
Adopt a logical attitude towards debt. Learn to live within our means. We tend to spend money on things that improve our well-being, move us towards our desired futures, or help others.
4. TALK ABOUT MONEY. HAVE THAT DIALOGUE.
5. JOURNAL AND BUILD POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS AROUND MONEY
Drink Like a Lady with Kathie De-Chirico Stuart & Joya Dass
Kathie is a brand strategist. Joya is a recovering journalist. Each week, on the Drink LIke a Lady Podcast, they share tactical advice to support women getting a seat at the bar —and the boardroom.