A client told me, “I wish I was rich, but I fear being wealthy.” This was one of many over the years that had an internal discomfort with money.
Throughout history, money held an important place in our society as part of life. Before it existed, people relied on a barter system. Some today view money as a tool for creating change. For others, it’s seen as power.
Just an opinion… I would guess than many see it as a necessity.
Have you ever considered why money comes with such powerful emotions? Just as each person is unique, so is their subconscious relationship with money. Time after time, new clients arrive for one perceived thing and deep into the sessions, a fear of money arises.
Early exploration into their early beginnings shows events and misperceptions that affected how their subconscious mind sees their world. The things we feel and believe all come from within the subconscious.
This article explores some common money fears. At the end, we’ll look at how my clients overcome them.
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🔵 Externally Driven Fears
For many, the thought of making more money means an increase in taxes. The fear of a large tax bill can intimidate and cause a person to shy away from pursuing higher paying opportunities.
While it’s true that making more money can place you in a higher tax bracket, financial planning, tax exemptions, and deductions can ease the tax burden. Earning more gives you and your family better choices of living, education and medical care.
🔸Fear of Crime
Given a steady increase of crime in our world, it’s easy to worry that having more money will make a person a target by criminals. It’s true that wealth can attract unwanted attention, situational and environment awareness, and taking proper precautions can reduce the risk.
🔸Fear of Bad Choices
The fear of losing money because of bad choices can be real if a person doesn’t breathe and think before spending. Too many buy, buy, buy, without asking why that purchase is necessary. Making mistakes is a natural part of life. We can avoid mistakes by considering our needs and educating ourselves about the best purchasing options.
🔸Being Taken Advantage of
Trusting others with our money is always a risk. The fear of being taken advantage of by friends, family, or even financial advisors can make some hesitant to invest or seek new opportunities. Remember, setting clear boundaries and conducting thorough research can help protect you from potential scams or unethical practices.
🔵 Internally Driven Fears
🔸False Belief of Undeserving Wealth
Many people subconsciously believe that they don’t deserve wealth. These internal doubts can stem from childhood experiences, to societal influences. Our society applauds “Influencers” for their latest social media post about the best fluffy slippers while lounging at a Caribbean beach.
How does a normal, everyday person compete with that?
Many have never been out of the country, yet alone on a tropical island. When people compare their life to others, it creates false beliefs about deserving wealth or fine things in life. Everyone is valuable and capable of offering value to others. Comparison always steals someone’s joy.
If you feel the need to compare, look at your life yesterday and be better each day forward.
As creatures of habit, humans find discomfort when change arrives. Stepping out of our comfort zones can be daunting and limit willingness when pursuing wealth opportunities. Instead, it’s best to adopt the idea that change is an opportunity for growth.
Trust your internal ability to adapt and thrive.
There are many intelligent people, fully capable of success. Yet, they don’t step forward to pursue their potential because they know there’s risk. It’s not an issue with initiative, they are fearful of the risk and not focusing on the reward.
When subconsciously dwelling on the familiar stories of failure, it becomes easy to grow the fear and focus on losing everything. Most often, the fears began a long time ago. Instead of allowing yourself to freeze in place, look back over your life.
How many times did the enormous fears actually happen? Few, if any.
🔸Fear of Success
While some people can fear failure as we’ve seen above, others can fear success, or that promotion they’ve sought after. They could fear the promotion because of the increased income. Many times, this is a self-confidence issue and fear of making bad financial decisions.
Another fear of success presents itself as the concern about the new responsibilities. During my Coast Guard years, I worked toward promotion and when it came, I sometimes wondered if I could continue to perform at a proficient level. I found when the promotion came, I was already doing the job. I gained the needed experience in my earlier positions to be successful.
This is true for you as well. Consider your earlier positions and the ways you’d like to see programs or processes improved. Now it’s your opportunity. Your success is your personal journey to make positive and intelligent improvements.
🔸Fear of Unrealistic Expectations
The celebrity wealth society projects expected life standards to the concept of wealth. It’s ironic that with wealth is a sense of power. Yet many wealthy people feel unrealistic pressures to flaunt their finances with exorbitant purchases. When wealth opportunities come your way, keep other people’s opinions out of your pocket. Enjoy the life you have and use it to make the world better.
True wealth is not limited to material possessions. Wealth exists in your personal fulfillment, relationships, and creating a meaningful life.
🔵 How You CAN Overcome the Fears
It’s normal to feel unsure about the future and your preparedness when financial opportunities present themselves. Whether it is money-related or anything else in life, every morning of every day brings us either opportunities or challenges. In most situations, we can control the story by our choice to live with confidence, or fear and limiting beliefs.
🔸Transformative Life Centering
The good news is that you can transform your life from the fears and limiting beliefs, and allow personal growth and freedom. The Transformative Life Centering work offered by the Center for Personal Leadership and Development is a series of personalized hypnotherapy sessions that can help you unlock your full potential.
Best of all, through a remote connection in Zoom, we work through each session in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Before COVID, all clients would travel to the office from all over the nation.
🔸Secure Remote Sessions for You
Through our secure remote sessions, you save valuable time and expense with no need to travel. You are also free of the “Therapy stigma” placed on people by co-workers or employers. Your ability to free yourself without opinions of others empowers you to create the exciting life you want.
Pursuing a better future for yourself and for those you care about should never be hindered by fear. Your life clock keeps ticking, and it’s okay to create a great life.
Success is not for someone else; it is for you and well within your reach.
Take action and invest in your well-being, as that supports a better life for you and those important to you. By transforming your fears to embrace your unlimited potential, you can navigate the path to financial abundance and create the life you deserve.
🟣 About the Author
He has earned a national reputation for his Transformative Life Centering work with clients from across the nation. His unique approach helps clients remove underlying fears and triggers, and then, through coaching, helps them pursue and accomplish life and career goals.
He provides Coaching and Hypnotherapy sessions remotely through Zoom. If you have challenges and are ready to move past them, Contact him Here to create the life change you desire.
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