MONEY: THE LAST TABOO
Money remains the last taboo and generally speaking, most people are more comfortable talking about religion, politics or sex than to discuss matters related to money. In fact, in a 2018 study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, 61% of women said they would rather talk about their own death, than discuss money!
Money is often a symbol of love or power making us all prey to feelings of anger, envy, comparison, greed or fear for our survival. Even in the wealthiest countries in the world, our global society is consumed with feelings of fear, anxiety and scarcity. Whether rich or poor, we all experience challenges where money is concerned. Although we all experience this differently, and to varying degrees, money is a source of suffering and / or stress for almost everyone.
Nearly every decision we make is somehow influenced by money. Our relationships, careers, where we choose to live…are all in some way, shaped by money. The “game” of money is played by nearly everyone, yet we still do not fully understand it or necessarily even know how to “play the game.” Where’s the rulebook? No one teaches us this stuff! No wonder so few people ever manage to achieve financial freedom. It’s time to change this…
In my work as a Property Investment Coach, I have met people from all walks of life who are caught up in the societal struggle to acquire more and more material possessions and experiencing an ever-increasing sense of hopelessness and financial despair. They start to realise that they are caught in a game they can’t control and one in which there is no end, and come to me seeking “financial security”, “financial freedom” and a more meaningful life. However, despite their best intentions, many still found themselves stuck in the same trap, and the feeling of “not having enough” returns, comparing themselves with others; and not finding the prosperity and fulfilment they were seeking.