Your money story isn’t just the story you tell yourself about money and wealth, but what you tell others about your own experience with money. It is related to your money mindset, attitude about money, and history of making money. But like all stories in your life, you have the power to change your money story.
What is Your Current Money Story?
Everyone has a money story, simply a collection of your experiences with money and your money mindset so far. Think about your honest thoughts about money and wealth, and write them down.
What do you tell yourself about money daily? If you have debt, does it become a burden that causes anxiety and makes you feel like you will never get out of it? Or do you think of it as a temporary situation that is fixable?
This is the simple difference between a positive or negative mindset, which will impact your money story.
Write down what your story is, and analyze whether it seems more positive or negative.
Know What You Want Your Money Story to Be
What do you want your story to be? How do you want your money mindset to change? What would you like to tell your kids or grandkids about your wealth status? This is the start of your own money story and will have a significant impact on where your life goes from here.
If you want to be wealthy, write that down, and include as many details as possible. Write down what you would do with your money and what you want your story to be. What do you want others to say about your status and financial situation?
What Has Been Holding You Back?
What is the difference when you think about your current money story compared to what you want it to be? Something is likely holding you back, often starting with your limiting beliefs about money.
By now, you have probably figured out why your money sorry is the way it is. It could be influenced by your childhood when your parents convinced you that people with money are a certain way or that money turns people evil. Maybe you have a scarcity mindset where you don’t think there is enough wealth for you.
Use This Knowledge to Create a New Story
With this new insight, you can start creating a new money story for yourself. When it comes to having a positive money mindset and story, it isn’t about just wishing it and hoping it comes true. This is just the start, with your actions and choices to follow.