Money is a powerful and useful tool that can make life easier and more interesting and fulfilling. But how you perceive money can hinder your ability to earn and receive it.
The beliefs or “scripts” you hold about money can significantly affect your financial, mental, and emotional well-being, according to research from Kansas State University.
Subjects responded to a list of 72 common money scripts. The study revealed four distinct belief categories that give insight into a person’s “desire to avoid money issues (avoidance), accumulate money (worship), differentiate one’s self from other socioeconomic classes (status), or keep one’s money issues private (vigilance),” the researchers wrote in The Journal of Financial Therapy.
The research was done to develop an assessment tool to help clinical therapists and psychologists identify a client’s problematic attitudes that can be destructive or interfere with accomplishing their financial goals.
Here are some money beliefs from the Klontz-Money Script Inventory. Do any resonate with you?
The simple act of listening to a
Paraliminal—any Paraliminal—before bed will help you dream and remember your
The voices in both ears help to
bridge the two sides of the brain. This also strengthens your connection to
your dreaming mind and heightens your resolve for increased lucidity during
your dream state.
We recommend listening to one
session of Paul Scheele’s Dream Play
Paraliminal each night for several weeks before falling asleep.
Before listening, drink a glass of
water and instruct your mind with clear directives that you will remember your
dreams upon awakening.
Remind yourself that when you wake
during sleep, your first thought should be “What was I just dreaming?”
The mental anguish of overwhelm can be debilitating. It can keep you spinning your wheels, not getting anything done.
There is so much to do, you don’t know what to do, you don’t have the resources whether money or time, you feel buried…
Paul Scheele created the Overcoming Overwhelm Paraliminal because a friend was smothering in life. At every corner he was distracted or feeling stuck. It’s not supposed to be that way. We’re supposed to flow through life, dealing with our challenges, and ultimately going to bed every night feeling pretty darned good.
But he would go to bed hoping to go unconscious as a respite from life.
That might be an extreme for you, but it is an everyday occurrence for so many people. And there is an easy-to-use way to get to the other side of it.
others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”
– Lao Tzu
People attribute success in
life to many things, but most achievements really boil down to a key attribute:
Whether one has it in spades
or finds it difficult to muster, self-discipline can determine life outcomes as
diverse as educational attainment, state of health, and criminal behavior.
It can even be measured in
early childhood. A New Zealand study that tracked 1,000 people from birth to
age 32 found childhood self-control predicted physical health, personal
finances, and criminal behavior.