Perspective and our own internal narrative represents one of our biggest barriers to achieving financial goals. On this episode we are exploring some of the most common limiting beliefs and how to shift our mindset and thought patterns to see real progress along our frugal journey.
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- Childhood. Ah that nostalgic period where you may have had to make your bed but you didn’t have to pay bills. Your childhood wants you to know that you may be an adult but it’s still around. Creepin in the crevices of your brain, waiting until an Nsync song comes on the radio or you see 90’s fashion come back in style. Everything else was a dumpster fire this year why not fashion too? Like fashion, you may have thought you had good ideas at the time but learned later that you were wrong. So let your childhood remind you that thoughts are flexible and you can change them at anytime. Childhood, the things you thought when you were 7, 17, or even 27 may not be accurate today.
What the Internet has to say:
This article from Business Insider provides us with a list of common negative thoughts about money.
What Jen + Jill have to say:
- 1. “I don’t make enough to save’
- 5. ‘I will never pay off my school loans’
- 6 – i will never make as much as ‘so-and-ao’
- 7. I will only make so much money in my field
- 10. Money is bad
- 11- not checking credit card/budget because I don’t want to know
- 12. i’ve made too many money mistakes to ever recover
More from the Internet:
This article from Psychology Today provides us with a few simple steps to identify and step out of limiting beliefs.
More from Jen + Jill:
- List of common cognitive distortions at Psych Central
- 1. Identify and write out what your limiting belief or cognitive is
- 2. Acknowledge that the limiting belief is not truth
- 3. Try out a different belief by replacing the limiting belief with something more beneficial and helpful
- 4. Choose a different action associated with the new thought
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Our limiting beliefs and how we overcame/ are working on them
- Jill- ‘i’m poor’ – recognizing what real poverty is and looking at reality and where I want to be
- Jen– scarcity mindset. My worth is tied to my income.
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