#MoneyHack No. 23: As we’re in the throes of “Black Friday”, “Cyber Monday”, “Twelve-Days-of-Christmas”, and “Boxing Day” marketing ploys (did I capture them all?), I would love for you to stop and ask yourself this one question...
Are you really saving money? Or, perhaps you’re just over-spending less? As a money coach, I’ve witnessed time and again, our intention is not to consciously overspend, but rather, to unconsciously keep us in a financial environment of stress, lack, and/or anxiety. Why? Because… it’s most likely the same feelings you grew up with.
That’s right, your primitive brain (your unconscious, reactive, hard-wired one) is choosing to keep you in an environment it’s familiar with. Rather than suiting you up, and preparing you to confront the unknown, even if the unknown is financial health and security.
I know it’s hard to take in. But it’s true, and scientifically backed up.
Here's what I also want you to know though.. Change is absolutely possible. In fact, it’s as simple as 1,2,3:
Be intentional with your actions
See and remove your subconscious road blocks
Cultivate an environment aligned with your conscious desires
OK, maybe easier said than done. But still possible!