The Emotion of Time and Money Assessment is here! If you’re ready to change your game, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. My early research indicates that time and money are related. In other words, if you’re feeling chased by one, you’re most likely feeling chased by the other.
Even if you feel like you’ve got everything under control, you’ll enjoy learning about the how, what, and why that underscore your specific patterns of thought.
Whether we realize it or not, we all have some level of emotion attached to time and money. Depending on life circumstances, we all have the potential to slide into one of these two camps at any given time. The point is to understand any potential for getting stuck in thoughts and behaviors that are working against you.
Because if you’re stuck in scarcity, you’re probably missing opportunities for a meaningful, prosperous, and productive life.
The results of the assessment will help you determine if your center of gravity falls within the range of either scarcity or abundance in several specific ways:
- How You Think
How you think matters. Much of our thinking about time and money is related to our early childhood experiences. More importantly, many of those thoughts are at a subconscious level, so we don’t even know what we don’t know.
The Emotion of Time and Money is designed to help you discover how those early thinking patterns may be related to your current situation.
For example, if you think that you have enough resources, you’re probably a good steward of your time and money. You may know how to balance what you earn with what you spend. As someone who lives from an abundant perspective, you’re most likely good at generating more money, and while you value your time, you understand the importance of making time for those you love and care about.
In other words, you are comfortable giving of your time and your money because you understand that resources are part of an ongoing cycle of renewal (Freebairn-Smith, 2009).
- What You Feel
What you feel matters. Pay attention to your emotions and what triggers them. If you’re experiencing a lot of guilt, shame, or frustration with respect to time and money, you may be slipping into patterns of scarcity.
Patterns of scarcity produce fear. Fear will rob you of the joy of life. It will also keep you from embracing opportunity. You may find yourself feeling controlled by time and money, maybe even helpless when it comes to your life choices.
The Emotion of Time and Money is designed to help you recognize when you experience negative emotions related to these two most important aspects of your life. If you’re experiencing a lot of stress in relation to either one or the other, you’ll want to stay tuned for future resources on how to overcome these emotions and related behaviors.
- Why You Do What You Do
Why you do what you do matters. Abundant thinkers understand they have the ability to produce what they want and need.
Because they have a high level of self-efficacy, they are confident in their decisions, and they behave in ways that indicate worthiness of time and money.
For example, they are good at asking for compensation for their time. They behave in ways that are intended to improve their financial situation. They have the ability to imagine an abundant future, but they are diligent in how they pursue that future. Time is used wisely; financial resources are invested and shared. Acts of generosity are the norm rather than the exception.
What’s Your Relationship with Time and Money?
The Emotion of Time and Money assessment is the first step in helping you understand your relationship with time and money.
The how, what, and why of your experience with time and money is important to how you live out your life. I hope you’ll join in the conversation and explore your own thinking patterns.
The assessment is fun, confidential, instructive, and free. You’ve got absolutely nothing to lose.
You can take the assessment and signup to receive email updates here.
Then, stay tuned for more resources on how to challenge yourself to the next level.
Q: What’s the first lesson you remember learning as a child about either time or money?