Do you trust yourself to know what is the right thing to do with your money?
Yes, this is why some people choose to consult a financial planner…but what if the financial planner’s advice doesn’t feel right to you? To you trust yourself enough to NOT follow advice?
Can you separate another person’s agenda from the right advice when it comes to your money? And let’s face it, no one can ever view your money through anything else except their own, personal money lens. So how can you separate advice from smart people from what is actually right?
Trusting your intuition when it comes to money
This money mindset issue is all about tapping into — and trusting — your intuition. You may be thinking that intuition and money aren’t (or shouldn’t be) related, but that’s not the case. Often, financial decisions can be based in logic, numbers, and concrete facts, but the deciding factor has to be your intuition.
Maybe you think that you’re illogical, or that you’re not completely comfortable trusting yourself to financial decisions – and maybe you want to delegate those to someone else. Well, guess what? This is the absolute perfect circumstance in which you MUST take a more active rol in money decisions (don’t worry, you can start small!).
So many people go against their gut and “do it anyway” when it comes to making financial decisions. And, in my experience, more often than not, ignoring that gut feeling is the wrong move.
People are notorious about not trusting their gut when it comes to financial decisions. They read endless facts and figures, hire a consultant, or put their trust in outside experts. Entrepreneurs are notorious about this: they think they can find what they need to know through another course, another book, another coaching program…
Here’s the secret: You already know (you knew that deal/investment seemed fishy and confusing, you knew that you joined that program without any time to prioritize it, etc.). Let’s say that again:
You already KNOW.
You just have to trust it.
Tuning in to your intuition.
How can you learn to trust your intuition?
The very first step to getting better at all of this intuition stuff is to LISTEN. I find meditation — or even a quiet, no-interruption 10 minutes of calm — can be very helpful here. Quieting your mind, stilling the hamster wheel that is your worry, your questions, your anxiety about whatever decision you have to make can help you quiet down enough to hear that little voice that is your intuition.
The key here is also in being able to tell the difference between your true intuition and any “stories” you may have that are getting in the way.
When you think you’ve gotten an answer from your intuition or gut, but you’re not sure, ask yourself:
- Is this based in fear? What am I afraid of?
- Is this someone else’s voice? Sometimes we hear the voice of mom or dad, a teacher, an old boss, a partner — but their voice doesn’t represent your truth.
- How would you feel if you followed this advice? If you don’t follow it?
Often, even if the advice you’re hearing from your intuition feels scary, it would feel worse not to follow it.
In the end, there’s no guidebook here. There’s no way to tell if your intuition is right or not (that’s why it’s called intuition and not Magical Answers That Are Always Right).
But, for me at least, I always feel better when I go with my gut — even if it leads me to a mistake. It’s better for me, my energy, and my money mindset to trust what I’m feeling.
If you’re ready to tune in and start getting answers from your intuition, I highly encourage you to check out the Free Resource Library and learn more about how you can support both sides of your money — both the pragmatic side and the energetic side.