I found this blog in my drafts section, and wish that I had published it sooner, especially when I read the following sentence…..
“It is said that a crisis is the best way to change habits, but why wait? What happens if it is too late?”
The sad truth is that for some businesses it may already be too late, and they won’t survive the current crisis, especially those in the hospitality industry. Many businesses have been forced to close, and the opportunity to re-open seems a long way off.
When I ask people if they have a good relationship with money, the answer is generally ‘yes’ or ‘no’, however, the answer is never quite a simple as this.Even when we think we have our money under control, the reality may actually be very different.
One of the key areas I work on with people is MONEY BLOCKS because everyone has them, the problem is they don’t always know it.
So, what are money blocks, and why are they so important?
More people are currently experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety, which has a huge effect on our physical and mental health; most importantly, it lowers the immune system. Money is one of the biggest sources of stress for many people at the best of times and many are finding these stresses magnified at the moment.
I’m currently exploring ways to tackle money mindfully in order to help people manage their money stress.
A while ago, I was chatting on-line to a friend about their finances, and the conversation we had reaffirmed to me why I created my ‘Finance Road Map’.
The edited conversation went like this:
Friend (morning): “Urgh! Finally catching up on my accounts, which I have neglected appallingly for months. Funny how just checking the running total in the bank gives you a sense that you are doing ok, and don’t need to bother.”
Friend (evening): “I got my accounts pretty much done! My goody two shoes goblin in my head wanted me to check through all of 2015 an 2016 as well! Thankfully there were no nasty surprises, and it’s engendered a new found determination to do them regularly; after all, one month only takes about 20 minutes if I just blooming well do them!”Continue reading “Finance Gym – Feeling Good About Your Finances”