When I’m working with my coaching clients on their money relationship, one of the first things I ask them is to do an exercise that determines how they really feel about money.
Because money is so ingrained in everything we do and intertwined in our emotions, sometimes we have to take a look at it as objectively as we can. Doing that helps us understand where we need work, and where there’s room for improvement.
Here’s a quick and easy version of the exercise:
- What does money smell like to you?
- What does it taste like?
- If you touched money, what would it feel like?
- What does it look like?
- If money had a sound, what would it be?
There are no wrong answers here. How you feel about money is what it is!
This is hands-down my favorite exercise to help people change their relationship with money. I’d love to hear and see your answers in the comments.