By Rasheda Khatun Khan - Wealth & Wellness Expert & Spiritual Kinesiology Practitioner. Rasheda is the Founder of Design Your Life Ltd, a Debt Panelist at The National and the author of Millionaire Mindset - 6 Steps To A Wealthy Life. To find out more about Rasheda's work, get in touch at email@example.com and follow @rasheda_khatun on Instagram.
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Is money dirty really? The answer is yes! It is in fact the number one dirtiest item in the world! There are more than 100 different strains of bacteria per note or coin! That is officially gross!
And that, my friends, is the only truth to money being dirty. The fact that it literally is. And from this notion, many of us have formed beliefs around money that simply don't serve us.
The world has put so much significance on money and it mostly portrays money in bad light. We see the destruction it causes; the fights, the relationship break-ups, the stress, anxiety and depression causing illness and disease. No wonder we have created so many negative beliefs and taboos around money. We grow up being told ‘you don't talk about money’ creating a shame and inner-guilt culture around it. Decades of this has created many taboos we continue to hold within us today. The problem with this is that it is affecting our current financial lives. If I told you that money is like a best friend, would that be a taboo? I don't think so…..
If you are willing to start afresh, with a new mind frame around money, you can really change the outcome of the wealth in your life.
Let’s start with the relationship that gets affected the most by money – the one with your spouse or partner. Couples who 'do money' together are stronger together. That's a fact. Money plays an integral part in your lives together. Your goals, ambitions as a couple and a family. It affects both of you in dramatic ways.
The first taboo to get rid of here is the one where you don't talk about it openly. If I asked you to talk about your finances as a couple, how would you feel? And how do you think that conversation would go? If I asked you to talk about your goals as a couple, how would that go? Much easier, right? Sure it is! Well that’s exactly what you are doing, you are evaluating your goals and working out a plan of how to achieve it. Remember money is not the thing, the thing is how you want to live your lives. Money is just part of the plan. So when a couple starts viewing their money plan this way, it makes it a whole lot easier to talk about and - more importantly - to work achieving it.
Let’s go to “money is the root of all evil.” Wow, that’s a powerful statement if you actually believe it. If you carry this belief it means you will always run into examples of money causing 'evil' because - as with many things - what you truly believe and focus your energy on plays out in your reality, thus re-affirming the original belief. This taboo only holds an element of truth if you are an 'evil' person (e.g. you have bad intent towards others) - you will use money to do more of what you do – more malicious things. The more money you have, the more you can be you. Now let’s flip the coin, if you are full of 'goodness' - constantly serving people with your kindness - you will use money to do more of what you do; good things! Money in this case will be “the root of all goodness.”
You see how this works? Money will simply exaggerate who you already are. It does not have a mind of its own - that’s all you! So, time to drop this taboo too! Gone!
With all taboos there is an element of truth – somebody else’s truth. You, my friend, get to decide the truth for yourself. Be open when it comes to money, position it correctly, which is “a tool that's provides me with security and financial freedom so I get to create and live the life I’ve always wanted.”
It’s time to ditch the money taboos!
Rasheda Khatun Khan ( FPC / CII / Cmap / MDRT )
Wealth & Wellness Expert
Spiritual Kinesiology Practitioner
Rasheda is the Founder of Design Your Life Ltd, a Debt Panelist at The National and the Author of Millionaire Mindset - 6 Steps To A Wealthy Life. To find out more about Rasheda's work, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow @rasheda_khatun on Instagram.