You & your money getting along?

By: Sarah Dew Whitsett

I just wrapped up teaching a class on money in our Back to Basics course. I have taught this class, or some version of it, over 15 times in my career. Every time I teach it I am reminded how deeply our relationship to money affects our decision making and also how we feel about money.

Some of us have a good or comfortable relationship with it, some of us have had to work diligently on this relationship, as we would with a loved one. Some of us have a negative relationship with money and struggle to get a handle on it.

All of these experiences are real and valid. Our relationship with money is not something that is fixed. Whether good or bad, it changes, grows, and moves as we do. Which is why it is so important to continually look at how we are feeling in relation to our money. The money in our businesses and the money in our personal lives.

So I will ask all of you –

* What was your relationship to money in the past? While you were growing up? What did you learn about it?

* How has that changed for you over the years? How are you feeling about money now?

* How is that affecting your decisions today?

* What do you need to work on to move into the relationship you want to have with your money?

I would love to hear you stories and the work you are doing to improve your relationship with money.

Until next time,


Sarah is cofounder and strategist at Las Peregrinas, a creative and consulting agency. She’s all action and no beating around the bush. A former intensive care unit nurse, if you look closely, you’ll see her continuing to run triage in her work with clients now. It’s in her bones. Sarah’s ears are tuned to the efficient and effective use of time, money, and effort, and which actions need to be taken in which order to get the result you want.

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