Is Your Inner Child Keeping You Broke? w/ Joan Sotkin TPS147
Much of my work is about connecting early childhood experience to financial outcomes. I started doing workshops on the topic 25 years ago and am still talking about it. So today, I want to ask you, is your inner child keeping you broke?
As reference, in my book, Build Your Money Muscles, I talk about the “boarding house” inside of you. Living there is a wounded child, a healthy child, a rebellious teenager, a wise investor, and more. The idea is to put your benevolent adult to be in charge of your finances.
- I go over a list a symptoms that indicate your wounded inner child is making decisions that aren’t working to your advantage.
- There is often a fear that if I become more adult about my money, I’ll be like miserable adults I know.
- When a child is coddled, there’s an expectation of always getting what they want. Often they don’t have experience of dealing with difficulties.
- Even in a bad economy, lots of young people are doing a good job of managing their money.
- If your money isn’t working right, there’s something going on emotionally.
- More and more experts are saying you have to pay attention to your emotions.
- In order to be successful with your money, you have to grow up.
- Whatever financial problems you’re having, have nothing to do with money.
- Ask is how I feel about my financial situation about how I felt as a child.
- Unexpressed anger can be really toxic.
- If you were in any way treated badly as a child, anger is a natural experience
- You don’t have to be ashamed of your childhood experiences.
- It’s best to work through these issues with someone else.
- Be easy on yourself. Whatever you are doing is not good or bad, it’s just what you are doing, and you can change it if you choose.
- Start keeping track of your money and paying attention to the numbers.
- Google “healing inner child.”
InnerChild-SymptomList that your inner child is in charge of your finances.