To succeed financially, we must be clear about what having money means to us personally. That may sound simplistic, but most of us have deeply conflicting ideas about money. We are raised with diametrically opposed yet equally persuasive ideas about it – and our ambivalence often paralyzes us.
Self-help gurus on television proclaim money is a symbol of spiritual abundance. The next channel over, multi-millionaires are being packed off to prison.
Complicating things even further, we are constantly bombarded with manipulative advertising that mixes our noblest aspirations with our basest instincts. If you want love, you need to buy this. If you care about your children’s health, you have to have that.