Is this your paradigm? Are you motivated by how & what you feel? Do you make decisions based on how you’ll feel about the likely outcome? Is your life characterized by highs & lows? Do you experience times of excitement, high energy, feeling great, and having all you need and other times of the exact opposite with very few in-between times? When you have money do you tend to spend it only to find yourself without any when you need it?
You were born with one of 7 ways of relating to the world, and if the above sounds like your life this is likely your paradigm. There is a positive side and a negative side to this paradigm just as there are with the others. On the up side, you are naturally energetic and able to fully engage with your life and those in it. You are confident committed, and you can be exciting.
Your down side is the opposite. You have no energy and can’t engage with anything that doesn’t make you feel good in some way. You can become immobilized. You can experience mood swings and become over-emotional. Sometimes you may manipulate others to get what you want which is often positive emotions. You can be an emotional spender, spending your money on things that make you feel good at the time and setting yourself up for the financial low of not having money for the things you need.
Emotions aren’t bad, nor is spending money. There are times when your feelings are critical, and you can spend your money on things that can create more value to you for the long-term. It can feel natural to live in your constant ups & downs, but that may be a form of giving up or giving in to your nature, and that boils down to being stuck in it. Is the up & down of your life propelling you or keeping you in the same place endlessly? Freeing yourself from this cycle will start your personal evolution which will naturally give you more of the ups and fewer of the downs. Ask yourself:
- How are my finances? Could that part of my life be better? What would that look like?
- How are my relationships? Could that part of my life be better? What would that look like?
- How am I experiencing my time? Could that part of my life be better? What would that look like?
- How is my health? My nutrition? My fitness? Could that part of my life be better? What would that look like?
It is very likely that if any part of your life isn’t what you’d like it to be and you’ve experienced the same things over and over again, you’re stuck. The stress & frustration of being stuck isn’t necessary, it’s not “the way it is.” You can evolve into your higher self, the version of you who uses your strengths to live the life you want rather than life on a roller coaster.
The first step is to really know yourself. Take our paradigm survey to find your nature and reach out to us with your questions. Or come to our workshop on March 28.
You can evolve.
Know yourself. Know what you want. Find the right coach. Evolve with your money.
Disclosures: The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. They do not necessarily reflect the views of LPL Financial.
No strategy or process assures success or guarantees against losses.