We all have a relationship with money – good or bad.
Hopefully, you’re an entrepreneur that has a great relationship with money – you understand it, you’re comfortable with it, and you’re making as much as you want.
Others are a work in progress, and that’s okay, too! They’re getting comfortable with their finances, setting goals, and working towards reaching them.
And then there are a few of us that are actively avoiding relationships with our money! We don’t want to track what’s coming in and going out. We’re scared to sit down and look at our money, and we’re trapped by fears that there simply won’t be enough.
My friend, Business Strategist and Prosperity Coach, Eleni Anastos, has seen it all, and she joined me recently on the podcast to share her secrets to solidifying your relationship with your money.
Eleni believes that we are connected to our money on a much deeper level than we realize. Essentially, when it comes to your finances, YOU are the cause and money is the effect.
If you want to make more money, you have to MAKE it happen! Creating a rewarding relationship with your money requires you to pay attention to it and nurture it just as you would any meaningful relationships.
Eleni lays out her strategy for setting (and meeting!) financial goals:
- Set your money goal – we’re talking an actual dollar amount
-Identify why you want it
-Envision how achieving your goal will change your life
- Track your money every day
-Look for patterns. If you have days where no money is coming in, determine the cause
-When you have a really great month, identify the things you did to make that happen
When you are proactive about setting goals and taking the steps to initiate them, you are in the financial driver’s seat. YOU are in control of your destination, and on the path to reach your target.
And if you’re one of the business owners who’s still got some work to do on your relationship with your money – don’t despair!
Eleni reminds us that it’s NEVER too late to rewrite your money story. Whether you’re just starting out in your 20’s, or you’re in your 60’s or 70’s, you can say “This doesn’t work for me anymore – I want to try something different.”
If you’d like to hear more of Eleni Anastos’ excellent advice on improving your relationship with your money, check out this episode of Building Your Empire with SophieZo.