While in the midst of putting the finishing touches on my next book, Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth releasing from Hay House this August, I thought I’d share a bit about it with you here.
When we feel that we aren’t enough, or that we aren’t good enough, we also fear that we’ll never have enough.
Money. We love it. We hate it. If we don’t have enough, we’re struggling to get more. If we do have it, we’re fighting to hold on to it. Why does money have to be such a source of anxiety? Is it possible to find peace? Yes!
The real key to creating financial freedom isn’t changing what we do, it’s changing our limiting beliefs about how we feel—and that requires more than just learning how to invest.
The state of our net worth is a direct reflection of our self-worth.
We need to get to the root of the problem and do the internal work that’s needed to replace feelings of unworthiness with a solid sense of our own value.
In order to truly deal with our money issues, we need to go deep within and explore not just our feelings about money—but also our feelings about ourselves. That’s because at heart, money issues are issues of self-worth. In other words, our self-worth determines our net worth.
Until we feel worthy—deep inside—of the great life we desire, we won’t feel worthy of money the outside. When we don’t feel worthy on the inside, we develop patterns that prevent us from having the money, love, time, energy, health, joy we want and need.
These kinds of patterns are tenacious because they’re created by unconscious feelings and negative beliefs that took hold in childhood. In fact, our sense of self-worth is created when we’re very young. As a result, some of us aren’t even aware that we don’t feel worthy inside. We carry unconscious beliefs about ourselves like “I’m not good enough” or “I’m not lovable” or “Other people are better than me.” The foundation of all limiting shadow beliefs is “I’m not worthy.”
These beliefs of unworthiness then drive our behaviors in all sorts of ways. The mash-up of money and self-worth issues starts early—and that’s why we have to start by uncovering those old worth issues from childhood. If we don’t unwind the tangle of emotions and beliefs and fears that got encoded back then, we’ll stay in a dysfunctional relationship with money…not to mention a dysfunctional relationship with ourselves.
When we begin to let go of our unconscious limiting beliefs about our self-worth, money issues start to dissolve. It works in reverse, too! When we heal emotional wounds surrounding finances, other areas of our life will begin to heal as well, and our net worth increases in ways beyond our bank balance.
It is truly miraculous!
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