I know that may sound like an odd question but there are tons of people who are very weird about money. They have a toxic relationship with it. Its a mix of love and hate.
It's a very "I hate you, I love you, I want you, I don't trust you, You scare me" type tango.
How many people can relate to this weird head space towards money?
If you can't charge your worth and value for services, that may indicate that there is something within you that is weird about money.
I did have an issue with money, and I guess I still have to fight weird thoughts at times. I was raised in a broken home. In my Mom's, poverty was next to Godliness. In my Dad's, he spent without thinking until he ended up bankrupt and our home went into foreclosure.
Thanks to people like Zig Ziglar, Larry Burkett, Ron Blue, Dave Ramsey, and Dan Miller, I got rid of my stinking thinking in this arena. My wife and I are now "Millionaire's Next Door." I will soon be publishing a book to help others called The Millionaire Journey. Keep an eye out for the launch in August or September.
Hi, Stephanie and Patrick
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I had the "God will provide everything I need" mentality when I first became a Christian in high school. I gave above and beyond tithing and God provided. Then after Bible college and during seminary, Fuller Seminary out here in Pasadena, Ca, ironically money became more of a priority. So I went from caring nothing to caring the wrong way about money. Now, my purpose is to provide encouragement and resources for people to grow in faith and financial freedom. How we live faithfully to Christ definitely connects with our view of money.
David that's a great testimony. Yes many Christians have a broken distorted view on money. I was raised to fear money and success so that was THE biggest obstacle I had to overcome.
Patrick that's amazing! I will definitely keep an eye out for your book.