Each of us has areas where we excel when it comes to dealing with money. Maybe you are great at spending below your means. Or, you are super charitable and use your money to make a difference for others. Or, perhaps savvy investing in your gift.
No matter how successful and on-track to hit our goals we are, each of us has an “evil twin” that sometimes shows up to challenge things.
Remember Jeannie’s evil twin sister (from I Dream of Jeannie) or Samantha’s evil twin Sabrina from Bewitched? Or maybe Phoebe’s (from Friends) twin Ursula is the one you know best. These nasty twins would often show up to bring havoc in the good twin’s life. In our financial lives, our money evil twin can be just as zany.
The evil twin shows up as limiting financial beliefs. Do any of these sound familiar?
Things are going really well, but I know something always happens that bring this good luck to an end.
The economy is so crazy; I know I’ll end up loosing everything.
I am so afraid of ending up a bag-lady
I’m just too old to get a good job.
It’s so hard out there now – no one is hiring.
I just don’t have a head for numbers.
Dealing with my money is boring.
I’m afraid to see what’s really happening so I won’t open my statements.
I always buy and sell at the wrong time.
I’ll never be really rich.
People with a lot of money are dishonest (or selfish or bad people…)
Our beliefs (thoughts that we keep thinking over and over, consciously or unconsciously) create the reality that shows up in our lives. For the better or worse, they affect our actions, decisions and results. So when your evil twin shows up make sure you are like Jeannie and lock them back up in their bottle.