The Financial Lesson That Took Me 20 Years To Learn

This article first appeared on the Good Men Project site.

Money is about much more than what we think. Here’s the story of how I learned an important lesson about finance and life.

In A Knot: Untangling Limiting Beliefs

We all have limiting beliefs. Most likely they formed back in early childhood to keep you safe, or maybe they sprouted out of something someone told you about yourself which turned out to be wrong. How many times have you not done something because you thought you couldn’t? Didn’t explore a new life path because it seemed like it was ok for others but not for you? Or told yourself a lie that kept you in the same place, repeating the same pattern over and over? There’s no judgment here- we’ve all grappled with this or worse: simply gave in to a limiting belief without even knowing it. 

STUCK: How to see your comfy, terrible rut for what it really is.

You’ve got patterns, I’ve got patterns, we all have patterns that trap us & keep us stuck, unable to evolve or experience success. I’m not talking about routines like a morning walk or a daily 2pm coffee break. Patterns are often unconscious, formed & maintained without our awareness or permission, and our own are really hard to see.