I’ve got a beef with the financial industry. And the financial media. And most financial books.
They are preoccupied with the Outer Work of money while ignoring the Inner Work. This myopic perspective occurs for one reason.
Financial education has been created mostly by men.
A few years ago, I was talking to a male pollster who was conducting a Harris Interactive survey for a major financial firm. He had just come from a series of focus groups.
“What did you learn?” I asked him.
“You know,” he responded with surprise, “Money is a very emotional topic for women!”
I had to laugh. Like this was brand new information (which, of course, it is to most men)?
But as I learned from personal experience—unless you deal with your psyche, you’ll likely sabotage your success.
If you’re stuck, overwhelmed, or indecisive, the solution rarely lies in doing more Outer Work. The key is dealing with your internal blocks, limiting beliefs, and early decisions.
Until you consciously examine your early programming and intentionally change it, you’ll be like puppets pulled by the strings of your past.
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