Money – what does it really mean to you?

Peter Koenig : adapted from subliminal messages on money

Beliefs Challenge Exercise

Below are some common sayings, which often also drive our behaviours. When you are dealing with your own money issues, it is worth taking a few moments to challenge your thinking about which of the sayings you believe in strongly (and which you don’t), and why…

Time is money
Money is the root of all evil
I must save for tomorrow, the future, the next generation
Money does not grow on trees
Money is power
It is good to make lots of profit
It is bad to make lots of profit
Money is security
Money is not to be given away except to those in need, or “the children”
Generally, people will cheat and steal from you if they have the chance
Equal job, equal pay
Pay as little tax as possible
Pay bills as late as possible
Bills are unwelcome and heavy
Give to the children
Don’t spend needlessly
Get the best price, at any cost
See if you can find reduced prices
Reductions are more important than the actual cost
Always look at the price first
We live in a world where there is not enough to go around
Receiving puts me in somebody else’s debt
Being in debt puts me in a less powerful/inferior position
You have to fight to get what you need
Anxiety belongs to the process of manifesting things. You have to worry
It is necessary to optimise, profit maximise, otherwise you lose
You are paid for giving time, labour or results
Money makes the world go round
Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
Penny wise, pound foolish
A fair days work for a fair days pay
A penny saved equals a penny earned
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven
Where there’s muck there’s money
Skimp and save
Save and proper
A fool and his money are soon parted
Money is not something you talk about. You just have it.
Money controls our lives
With money you secure your existence
A business cannot exist unless it makes a profit
Sustainability is dependent on money

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