Whenever Emily or I do financial workshops with a group of creatives one of the first questions we ask is what people believe about money.
It might seem like a pretty hokey way to start a financial seminar, but it’s really important.
The things that we believe about money have an immense amount of power. They can filter the way we hear information. They tell us what’s possible and what’s not. They shade everything.
And sometimes, that’s a good thing, but other times those beliefs really aren’t helping.
Those discussions are always really empowering for me. So many of the beliefs people share are ones that I’ve struggled with and felt I was alone in.
So, we put a call in the creative community for the ‘things that people believe about money’ and put together a list for you below. While you’re reading through it keep an eye out for the ones that make you say “well that one is actually true”… that’s a tell tale sign that it might be a belief that you’re carrying around the world.
Remember, usually beliefs aren’t myths. Beliefs are often based off of true experiences. Building awareness around them isn’t about debunking them or exposing them as lies that we’ve built our lives around.
The question is… does this belief still serve me? Is it helping me build the life I want or is it holding me back?
And if it’s holding you back… how can you nudge it in a more helpful direction.
What do you think? Any of those jump out to you? Is there something that you believe that’s missing… leave a note in the comments!
Rags to Reasonable Community Outreach Coordinator
Emily Nixon is an actor/writer/director/filmmaking Swiss Army Knife. She is also a big money nerd and Community Outreach Coordinator for Rags to Reasonable.
She came to this work after becoming completely fed up with living paycheque-to-paycheque and being too afraid to look in her chequing account. She is passionate about empowering other artists and variable income earners to keep doing what they love and feel confident about their finances.
Email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org