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Today’s Lifework: You are going to delve into the past and get in touch with your earliest money memory.
You are going to answer: What was my earliest money memory?
- What were the smells, the people, and the sounds? What was said? What did you feel?
- Was this experience positive or negative?
- Why was this memory so vivid?
- What money message did you “learn” from this memory?
This lifework is so important because it helps you step back and see where some of your current money beliefs come from. Once you are aware of your emotions, you have so much more power to change your relationship with yourself and your money.
I’ll share mine.
Kara’s Earliest Money Memory
One of my earliest and most powerful money memory was when I was eight years old and my mom was paying for some sneakers for me. She looked very sad. I watched her as she looked at the register and pulled out a bill from her wallet and held it tight, like she didn’t want to part with it. She held on to the money like it was the last dollar that she had.
I remember telling her, “Mom, you seem so sad when you spend money.” I think that day left an indelible mark on my financial identity. I felt guilty and responsible for her budget and tried to avoid asking for things that I wanted and things that I needed.
My earliest money memory was…
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That’s it for today’s lifework!
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