Conversations with money



Welcome to Module 1 of my course, Building Your Relationship with Money.

I'm really excited about this module, it might really stretch you, it might be something different than you've ever done before but that's how we make change isn't it?

So I'm so excited to bring this one to you. So in this module it is actually accompanied by a podcast which I did a little while ago and I'd love you to listen to that.

You really get the background and where this conversation with money idea came from. In that podcast you will probably hear me refer to a 33 day money conversation challenge. That is a challenge that I run semi regularly and yes it's 33 days.

In this module I've taken the first 10 days of that challenge, the first 10 questions that I encourage you to sit down and ask of money. So how do we do that. How do you actually talk with money. It's something that feels foreign to most people. And as I said in the podcast it felt pretty weird to me to begin with as well, when I was guided to sort of go down this path. So what I've done is prepare these 10 questions for you. I recommend that you ask one question a day and that you do do this daily for 10 days.

That starts to create a habit. It really helps, it helps solidify if I suppose the relationship with you and money. So what do you do? How do you do this? How do you ask money a question? So with this module you have an accompanying workbook and in that workbook the 10 questions are laid out.

So I would encourage you to sit down with that workbook, do it at a time where you're not going to be disturbed for 10 or 15 minutes. Grab yourself a cup of tea if you'd like to, light a candle if that helps create the right atmosphere. Sit down with that workbook and read that question - just breathe and read the question.

You may like to right at the start, just rewrite that question. Sometimes writing something actually gets to a different part of our brain. And the idea of this is that you're almost going to do like a guided journaling exercise. We're going to allow money and the energy of money to speak to you and tell you what it's always wanted to say. So what do you do if nothing comes. What do you do if you're sitting there going. She's crazy. Nothing's coming up. Who speaks to money anyway? So what I would recommend you do, especially if this is a new practice to you, see I journal regularly now.

I used to think I couldn't journal this way and then I really allowed myself to do it and I was blown away by the power of the messages that came through. But at the beginning it was a bit tough. I didn't quite know how to do it and it took a lot to let go of what I thought I should do and just trust what was coming through. So even now if I have a day where I'm feeling a bit in a funk and things aren't really flowing I might sit down with my journal and just start writing. I don't know what to write.

Nothing's coming through. I don't know what to say. What would you want to tell me today. Those sorts of things and you might find when you first start with this exercise that that's what you do that you sit and you write. This is silly. I don't know what to say. Who talks to money anyway. I'm never going to be able to have a conversation with money no idea what to write and you might be writing those sorts of things.

Now to do that in the beginning that's fine. That gets past your resistance. That helps you just get past that block that we've got and your mind will start searching for something else and that is when your energy can kick in and you may actually find that those answers flow from money itself. So it's really important in this exercise, especially if you are new to this form of journaling, that you do reach out in the group.

Let me know if you're stuck let me know of any roadblocks that you come up against so that I can help you work through those as well. This is just something that you haven't done before. It's not even necessarily that it's hard. It's just new. That's it.

But you've joined this course you've signed up for this course because you want to change something in your life. And when we want to change something we've got to change the way we do things. We have to create change in order for change to occur for us. So hopefully this will be a new and exciting skill that you will learn, it will be an exciting process that you go through and just look at each question each day, one a day for 10 days and let's see what answers you come up with.

I'd love you to share some of your answers over in the Facebook group, spur other people along as well who may feel a little stuck when they first start this process.

So please don't give up on it.Please stick with it and I really can't wait to hear what you get out of these conversations with money. Money, the energy of money, is there waiting to connect to you. It really is. Just make sure you start building that relationship. I can't wait to hear how you go in this. And I will see you in Module Two really soon.