Clients come to me for all kinds of reasons. Many times it’s because the debt level has hit the “panic” threshold. Many times it’s a general fear of concluding life as a bag lady. Also: General frustration with what their finances allow, or don’t allow; wanting to provide a better future for their kids; generalized guilt about not managing money; feeling lack of control; couples who wish they were more connected about money; chronically not earning up to their potential; sensing their spending doesn’t match their values; just a Yuck factor about money, period …. it’s nearly as varied as the clients themselves.
And I’m no stranger to many of these sensations myself: I’m not a money coach because I’m naturally wonderful with money; I’m a money coach because I’m naturally lousy, and lazy, and I’ve managed to learn a few things about how to overcome this.
I’ve also figured out what my real job is both for myself, and for my clients.
It’s to remind myself, and my clients at an individual level, of a fundamental truth about money that’s all to easy to forget.
Jesus gently pointed it out.
Obama’s got it figured out (5th from the top)
and not surprisingly, I now discover Seth Godin’s got it all sorted too (best bit comes at the end)
ps: even the Beatles sang about it here.