Money Concepts – The Ripples of Money
Why does it seem that the world is full of ideas like?:
“Money is the root of evil.”
“Women aren’t good with money.”
“Watch the cents, and the $ will take care of themselves”
“Rich people are evil.”
“There is never enough money.”
“I don’t know how to make money.”
“I can’t stop spending money.”
“There is never enough money.”
The list goes on and on. Yet, so often, we don’t see the power of these stories circulating in our minds, which become the way we ACT around money. Instead, they weave into our thoughts and emotions and then eventually affect our willingness to take positive action around money.
Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, and no one is poor. We’ve got 24 hours each. –Christopher Rice
We like the concept in this quote. Read why we think it’s a great way to think about time and money.
The Three Money Ripples
At the WAVE, we see money in three concepts which are dependent on our thinking and create potential ripples in our lives:
- Create – money created by us through passive income, wages, business earnings etc.
- Own – the money we have in the world, bank, investments, loans to us, assets or debt we owe
- Invest – The money we spend or invest in obtaining, enjoying or consuming
We think differently about each of these areas, and that thinking drives our feelings and actions, hence our money outcomes.
At the centre of these three concepts, we can blend our thoughts to create, invest and own money in a way that we like, enjoy and feel great. We can work with money to create what we love to own and invest in bringing joy.
Money Ripple – Creating
Often our thoughts about money are weighted toward one of the key concepts. Let’s see an example from my life. I have spent a large part of my life thinking that creating money is hard and that I have to work many hours and push myself to make money. I also thought there was a big rush to” get there.”
The more I RESET my thinking, I see the helplessness I feel when I think “it’s too hard” I don’t have the energy/vitality and find the time to succeed in the more challenging tasks, creating more value more money. Then my thoughts become true; it’s too hard. 😳
However, as I move my thoughts to the fantastic value my clients get from what I create and how my investments of time and money are prospering, it becomes easy. Then I feel energised and take all the actions that no longer seem hard. Then I get the outcomes I want with less time. I use that energy and my time to create and plan, then do regardless of whether it is uncomfortable or not. 😋
Being uncomfortable and doing what we plan, and using time super well can both be easier with the practices we use. Our DARE tool creates ways to face that discomfort. We think it’s better to grow with discomfort than experiencing the discomfort of feeling bad not creating money everyday.
Money Ripples – Investing
Let’s look at investing (spending). Even the concept of spending can create feelings of loss or a mystery about how there can ever be as much as we want.
We could look at everything we spend as an investment, in our life, the lifestyle we want, the ways we can improve the way we can improve our future earnings.
Simple changes in our thinking can change the way we spend money. For example, I used to go to markets/shops and see many things I wanted to buy, bringing them home. I learnt to visualise where in my house it was going to go and how it would look. Then I realised whether it was a good investment and whether I loved it or not.
When I buy things, I love them 😍 for the “investment return” I will get. E.g.
- Something for my house – that my heart lights up when I see it
- Lovely fresh lovely food – my body thanks me
- A service for my business – the investment return in my business
- Coaching and learning for myself – the more significant life I give myself
How do you think about the money you spend? Does it feel great to make the choices you make around spending? Of course, they are all choices; sometimes, it just feels like we can’t stop ourselves.
Money Ripples – Own
At times I have felt “wrong” about owning money. Like many people who own money, we can feel embarrassed and ashamed, like we are wrong. There are money concepts in the world that would lead to feeling like we should give all our money away or do something else than what we are doing with it (own and enjoy our ownership)
Owning money gives us options – it doesn’t make us a bad or good person. It just allows us to extend the person we are and do more of who we are. If we are generous people, we can be more generous when we have more money.
Sure some people who own money or we consider rich do things which we don’t like. There were things we would not have liked like before they had money. Money just enabled them more.
How do you feel about the money you own?
The Resistance to the Ripples
When we tell our money story, it feels so real. We want to tell people about our particular situation, provide evidence of what happened and our actions and why money is a problem.
It’s not situations and the actions or lack of action which are the problem. It’s the way we think and feel approaching challenges and opportunities. That leads to actions or a lack of action, which creates results we might not like.d
We have created several ways to RESET your thoughts and change your spending habits or the way you create money. All resulting in “money in the bank” for you to own!
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During July, we explore tips and tricks on RESET; DECIDE so you can ACT around your relationship with MONEY.
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If this article sparked a gem that’s got you thinking, we invite you to visit Our Blogs for more resources:
- 4 Steps to create Time and Opportunity and stop Overwhelm
- How to Stop Overthinking
- The 101 of the WAVE Who we are & what we do.