By Elyse Hope Killoran
You’d be hard-pressed to find another topic as emotionally charged as money. In fact, psychologists say it’s easier to get people to talk about their sex lives than to get them to open up about their personal finances.
And it’s not just that we don’t want to talk about money. Few of us pay attention to the thoughts we think and the feelings we have while we’re interacting with money.
Interestingly, most of us believe we continue to think those same thoughts and feel those same emotions about money because our external financial experience has stayed the same. In other words, most people would say, “I’m frustrated about money. I never have enough. As soon as it comes in, it goes out. I can’t feel better about money until I have a lot more of it.”
Well, I am here to tell you that if you’re waiting for your money situation to change so that you can feel better, you have it all backward.