As I said in my last post, some people don’t necessarily struggle in their financial life because of overspending. They hit their emotional and financial bottom because of their relationship with their work and earning. And it’s not always because they are not making enough money.
When Diane began working with me, she was very stressed out. While it was true that she and her husband had debt and were in a deep money fog, it did seem like she earned “enough” money. They enjoyed a nice lifestyle, but something was not working.
She felt she was working simply to work, and she could not envision a happy future where she could relax more.
Diane worked as a counselor in the employee assistance department of a large bank. For twelve years she answered calls to the company’s crisis hotline, helping callers manage various personal a...Continue Reading
Is your work working for you? As a trainer of new Financial Recovery Counselors and money coaches, I always teach trainees to help clients also assess their relationship to work. Some people don’t necessarily struggle in their financial life because of overspending. They hit their emotional and financial bottom because of their relationship with their work and earning.
Recognizing that you need, want, and deserve more than your work is giving you can mark the beginning of transforming your own relationship with work and earning.
One common scenario is that your job works for you, but the money doesn’t. This was what my client Joanna came to realize. (I’ll explore the other two common scenarios-- where the money works and the job doesn’t, or when neither the job nor the money works-- in my following posts.)
Joanna had worked for...Continue Reading
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When is the last time you asked yourself—is your work “working” for you?
As a trainer of new Financial Recovery Counselors/ money coaches, I always teach my trainees not to assume that it’s always about spending less money. Some of our clients also need to earn more, and helping people get a handle on the fact that their work may not be working for them, is a vital and exciting part of money coaching and the Financial Recovery process.
For most of us, our work and our money are inseparable. Many people view work as just a means of earning money, but work can be so much more than that! But sometimes our work is simply not working for us. And exploring this is very important to healing your relationship to money.
Ideally, work can be where we express what’s important to us, where we utilize our talents and the individual qualit...Continue Reading