In the context of managing your money, I want to tell you the three words that put people into scarcity mode, and derail a money plan faster than my kid can eat ice cream:

They are: โ€œ๐ˆ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž _____.โ€

This thought ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด so innocuous.

Yet those three words are responsible for about 50

% of my clientsโ€™ spending that is outside of their plan.

Consider that whenever you are telling yourself you deserve something, itโ€™s because you donโ€™t have it at the moment, you desire it, but you kind of sense that it’s not in the plan.

Very often, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต.

The thought โ€œI deserve ___โ€ often gives us a feeling of ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด.

And that feeling often has us take actions that are not in line with our

grander plans. We do of course deserve many things, like rest and to work in a safe work environment.

But ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž โ€œ๐ˆ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž ___โ€ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ข๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฎ๐ฌ.

What if we replaced โ€œI deserve this thing that I want nowโ€ with:

I desire my long-term goal.

I desire to be able to go to bed at night, without worrying about money.

You can choose to tell yourself you deserve this thing in front of you, or you can choose to tell yourself you desire whatโ€™s most important to you.

Whether you get to your goal or not will depend on how you choose to ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ about your life and your money.



P.S. If youโ€™re not meeting your money goals, there are only two things to change:

1.earn more, or

2.get intentional with spending.

Many of us already know that, but we find it hard to implement.

In coaching, we set up systems that work.

And then we surface the specific ways you think that derail you from your plan, and we break through them.

All of a sudden, youโ€™re doing things you never did before, and creating results youโ€™ve never created before.

If youโ€™re ready for that, reach out.

I can help.