Happy Friday! Just finished a coaching call where my client and I spent our time working on acknowledging his past financial trauma in order to begin healing. Not really what he was expecting this morning, but this is where I always look to begin with my folks - the past - and where we get the best understanding of our relationship with our money.
One thing I want to emphasize to you today, is that in our financial journey, and life as a whole, we should always be cognizant of the fact that the past cannot be undone. We can't continue to punish ourselves or others for what has happened. We can't continue to use our past trauma as an enabler for our harmful decisions or behaviors. While the past can't be undone, our future can absolutely be improved!
"It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success." David Feherty
How can I do that Shannon? So glad you asked! I've just created a financial self-care plan, and one practice is to set goals. This has been a life-long challenge for me, but what I know is that personal and financial goals provide direction for our journeys and way for us to measure our success. Goal setting is just one part of our self-care practice, but will make all the difference in the improvement of your financial life! Start the practice of goal setting to improve your financial future TODAY with the Minding My Money 6-Month Financial Empowerment Journal!