My Money Story through the Lens of the Money Tree (Part One) – Post #15
(Find the full Table of Contents for this book, Femme Your Finance, HERE.)
You might recall that I shared my own money story with you a couple of weeks ago. It was a pretty devastating time in my life – and I was quite probably the poster child for all the ways a woman could harm her newly budding Money Tree.
If you didn’t see my Money Story, you can find it HERE.
Now that you have a basic understanding of all the Tree’s parts, functions, and interdependencies, we can go back to my Money Story and look at it through the lens of the Money Tree.
So, let’s review a few of the pieces of my own Money Story in this way – looking at EACH PART individually, and then as interconnections. (I could do a major deep dive on this, but I will keep this illustration brief.)
MONEY TREE ROOTS:
As a quick refresher, the Roots are the beliefs, behaviors and habits that are present in our Money Tree. These aspects of ourselves are often unconsciously inherited during childhood from the family and local culture around us. We are little sponges during our early years and absorb whatever is present in the environment around us – good and bad.
One of the clues to my own unconscious cultural inheritance was my childhood goal about “marrying a doctor” in my adulthood. Our six-person family was not wealthy and food disappeared much too quickly in our household. At that time, one of the few ways a young woman could hope to truly change her financial class was to marry a wealthy man. Since I didn’t want to live with the same financial struggle of my parents, to me this was the ideal solution and my pathway out.
In short, I had a belief rooted down in my subconscious that I could not be the creator of my own wealth and lifestyle change.
Tomorrow, I’ll use the Money Tree lens to teach you more of the missteps in my Money Story. So, stay tuned!
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