Let me ask you a question: do you like money? I’m not talking like like you might like ice cream, your partner, summer or extra blankets on your bed, I’m talking like as in not hate, ignore or avoid.
See, so many people are freaked out over the world’s situation with money that there’s an even larger presence of dislike and distrust towards money.
First, let’s change our attitude. When you see money, smile at it, say thank you, even try to feel happy about the money in your hand. When you pay for something, don’t groan, moan, curse, complain, or get mad. Smile and be thankful that you’re able to pay for that thing. Why? Because if you’ve got a good attitude towards money, you’ll have a better chance of having more money than you would if you hate it.
Once you’ve got a better attitude towards money, show money that it matters to you. Never crumble your money up. Put it away carefully in your purse, pocket, drawer, bag, safe or wherever you keep money. Get excited about going to the bank, cashing your paycheck (no matter how small), or even counting the money. Keep track of how much you make, how much you spend and be realistic about earning, saving and spending (I suggest using either a program like Quickbooks or Excel to keep track of your money).
Finally, do be smart with your money. Shop on Ebay and Amazon. Shop around for deals in your local area, check out weekly circulars and clip coupons. Know where items that are rarely discounted are cheapest but most dependable (personal care products, fruit, vegetables etc). You don’t have to go crazy, but taking just a little time each week to check out deals and websites will save you money.
What do you think? What have you learned about your relationship with money that could show you why you’ve got the amount of money that you do? What will you do to get a better relationship with money so there’s more in your pocket at the end of the day?