About 70% of my clients contact me initially because they are afraid of something about their money.
Many (!) are afraid they will not have ‘enough’ and will be a bag lady (or some similar fate).
Others are afraid that their debt will overtake them and drive them into the ground.
Some simply have a free-floating anxiety about money in general. Are they financially ‘good enough’?
Again and again, my greatest joy is to see people stare down their respective money demons. To watch them pull back the curtain and discover their financial-wizard-of-oz has occupied a disproportionate space in their heads. And to equip them to tackle their respective demons head-on.
One woman was afraid her spouse would reject her if he knew how much debt she had. He didn’t. He was somewhat un-nerved, but it certainly wasn’t any kind of deal-breaker.
A male client, having experienced divorce and job loss, was convinced his home would be repossessed too. It wasn’t – he sold it at a solid profit.
I’ve worked with numerous couples who were afraid their diverging financial ‘styles’ would tear them apart. Instead, they learned to bring their respective strengths to the table to from a tight-knit economic unit.
If you have fears, take heart. Financially, as in other areas, it’s probably the case that The greatest thing to fear is fear itself. If you need some moral support to dive in, e-mail me at contact at your money by design (dot the commercial kind).