Most of the women I counsel would prefer to talk about food, exercise, children, relationships, cellulite… anything but money! Why is this? Why do some women abdicate their financial responsibilities while others exert rigid control? And why do some women seem to downright repel money? You probably won’t find the real reasons in your conscious mind. Believe it or not, the driving factor behind the financial decisions you make is not necessarily how much you know about money. If I were to ask you to close your eyes and answer this question, “How do you feel when you talk about or even just think about spending money, saving money, investing money or not having enough money?” how would you respond? Which emotional responses have just been triggered inside of you…? These specific and habitual emotions form what I call Your Money Mood.
First, you and I must determine your predominant Money Mood. (By the way, you may actually have more than one!) Then we will learn how your Money Mood has worked both for you and against you in relationship to money thus far. Here’s the critical part – just as an emotional mood can be changed, so too can your Money Mood. In fact, you can not only change it, you can significantly improve it! You are in no way broken. “Your Money Mood” is not about fixing any aspect of who you uniquely are. It’s about recognizing your “opportunities for growth” while making the most of your emotional attributes!