- Jessie Jimenez
During the last couple months Cashtoons has touched on money habits and attitudes
as well as, your financial new year's resolutions and hopes for the future.
In our financial journies, where we have been and where we are going are both a result of our money scripts, the unconscious beliefs and associations we have regarding money.
These scripts can be cultural. Growing up, did you get the feeling that those with wealth were admired?
Seen as happy and free?
Word association game time! Money... entrepreneurial, innovative, independent, hard-working, happy, warm, fed....
giving, powerful, charitable.
Or... maybe, how people around you thought and talked about money framed wealth in a negative way. Wealth for some can be connected to want for others.
Word association game time! Money... greed, tyranny, selfishness, criminal, conflict, Scrooge,
corrupt, cold, uncaring, immoral, wasteful....
even, the root of all evil?
You may have grown up with a mix of both positive and negative ideas about money!
As you start the year, try to notice your money scripts without judgement. See them, not as right, wrong, true, false, good or bad. That can be a distraction from what you really want to see.
Find how money scripts inform and motivate your habits, decisions and impulses?