Discovering Your Money Memory Evaluating how you grew up with money may unlock the door to responsible spending. BY BRIAN D. BROGAN
Unlock the money lessons you grew up with can help you achieve good habits today.
If you and your spouse have walked the isles of any large chain bookstore, the two of you will find many books on how to gain wealth and riches in each other’s life. It’s no secret that many are drawn to these books with the wish or hope that, if only they could learn the secret combination, they would unlock this door and a tidal wave of money or riches would flow into their lives.
Hey, this sounds good to me too, but unfortunately what I have found is that for many the key to unlocking this door is harder to get than at first glance; it makes sense considering most people struggle with money issues and as a nation we are facing some real conflicts. You see, money is such an incredible conduit within our lives, which we unknowingly place conscience and subconscious emotions.
In psychological therapy, couples try to discover past emotions and patterns, which
may have developed in one’s life in unhealthy forms. Therapy should be a safe and comfortable setting to explore and to connect with these issues in order to bring them forward to the conscious mind. Once aware of these unresolved emotions and patterns, a person has a choice to change their thinking and behavior for the better.
This talk therapy can be applied to money and how it was introduced and treated towards a person in their early years. Many couples are moving about in their lives without any idea of their relationship to money and what that relationship is allowing or not allowing to occur for their future.
For example, if your parents were at odds with money habits and they each had a different attitude towards it, you may be in conflict if you adopted one belief but subconsciously took on the other belief. Furthermore, if you or your spouse believed money would be abundant, but also had a fear you will never get out of debt, you are preventing the law of attraction to allow money to flow to each other in a positive manner.
Discovering your money memory as a team and what each others pattern are will be the key to unlocking the secret to money flow and removing this blockage.
In essence, you are increasing your "MQ" or money quotation by taking yourself through this process of discovery. Understanding your money memory and what it is saying to you and your spouse dictates how you handle your money, together, in life.
Brian D. Brogan of Brogan Group Investment Services, LLC can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-896-8823.