Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of our favorite GREEN holiday, Anne and Gabby thought it would be a good time to talk about money blocks. What in your business life is stopping you from making more money and reaching your fullest potential? Maybe you’re even completely unaware that you have a money block! Well, this might just be the podcast to break that mental block!
Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:
What are money blocks and how do you fix them?
Don’t avoid your finances.
Don’t feel shame or guilt for making money. Especially as a female!
Reframe your relationship with money
How to get rid of your money blocks, TODAY!
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Anne: Okay now, let’s get on with today’s episode. Welcome to the V.O. BOSS podcast, I’m your host, Anne Ganguzza along with my lovely co-host Gabby Nistico. Hey Gabby, how are ya?
Gabby: Top o’ the morning to ya lassie!
Anne: Oh top o’ the morning!
Gabby: I can’t do Irish to save my life.
Anne: Let’s just call it happy Saint Patrick’s Day.
Gabby: It is, it is.
Anne: Hey, it is!
Gabby: Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everybody.
Anne: We all know what color that represents. Our favorite color, Gabby.
Gabby: My favorite! Yes!
Anne: Our favorite color… Green
Gabby: Yes, every bosses favorite.
Anne: That’s right.
Gabby: Totally…Oh my gosh
Anne: Total. Money. Color. Yeah money…Love money
Gabby: Right?! So in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day this year we think it would be fun to talk a little bit about bosses and their relationship with money
Anne: The green
Gabby: and how sometimes it’s a very good one and sometimes it’s a not so great relationship that people really don’t understand which leads us to the topic of Money Blocks.
Anne: Oh yeah! Money Blocks.
Gabby: Which I know… Yeah! Something you’ve talked about extensively at different workshops and that I know we’re gonna probably have a webinar on pretty soon. We wanna kind of get everybody in that mind frame and thinking about money blocks and how to fix them.
Anne: I couldn’t agree with you more. It is so important that we take a look at those things that could be potentially stopping us from receiving money and it’s interesting because sometimes you have money blocks and you don’t even know that you have money blocks.
Gabby: That’s the thing I think is so fascinating about this, right, because as a business owner, as an entrepreneur I feel like the first time I heard this term, or concept, of money block I was like “I don’t have any money blocks”
Gabby: “why the hell would I… I want money, why the hell would I have a block?”
Anne: That’s so true
Gabby: And then you realize “Oh my gosh!” because some of it really is… A lot of it is really old, it’s like ingrained
Gabby: in us, it’s behaviors that go back to… Yeah!
Anne: Deep seeded
Gabby: Like the way we were raised and our childhoods and how our parents saw money. So help us to dive into that, Anne. Give us some…Where does it all start? You know, where do money blocks begin?
Anne: I’ll tell you what, I think the first money block which is sometimes an obvious money block but you don’t know that it’s you until you really hear the symptoms of the money block and I’m gonna say the first one is avoidance. Avoidance of talking about money, recognizing money, actually going and looking at your bank account, your credit cards, your retirement, and actually doing an assessment of ‘where am I spending my money?’. That’s the biggest thing. And I know that in my younger years, that was one of the things that I you know, just spent my money on those happy credit cards and all of a sudden it kind of gets away from you and you go through a period, or at least I did, where you just kind of avoid looking at those credit card bills and they kind of mount up and just get bigger and bigger and bigger and that has to stop. I think you have to be able to look at where your expenses are and what you’re spending your money on and not avoid looking at the numbers because sometimes the numbers can be very painful and I think that’s what people want to avoid.
Gabby: It’s very interesting and you’re right because I think the more debt you’re in the more people want to bury their head in the sand and not look at it
Gabby: So I love that you’re acting like… You’re like Dr. Ganguzza right now. It’s like you’re a money medic.
Anne: Dr… Oh, a money medic. I like that!
Gabby: Money medic right? I love that
Anne: Not just your bank account, your credit cards, retirement as well. And they can also, that whole avoidance thing, can actually stem, extend outwards, to even avoiding making a decision. How many of you out there, I know I was of them, that, you know, I was in a job that I was stuck at and I started to… It was one of those things where I would get up in the morning and I would have that knot in my stomach and it was starting to really affect my health and it was, I kept thinking ‘Well if only I could’ or ‘I should do this’ or ‘I should leave my job’, it was avoiding actually addressing the real issues in making that decision.
Gabby: Well it’s avoiding change, and nobody likes change. But sometimes yeah, it’s easy for us to do just that, to sweep it under the rug because ‘ohhh, I don’t want to do that’. So what else? What are some of the other things we have to look out for?
Anne: Well I like that whole guilt and shame thing that you brought up in the beginning. I know that as a girl, when I was growing up, that my father was quote-unquote term ‘the breadwinner’, the breadwinner of the family and that is just, it was the unspoken. ‘Oh Dad made the money and my Mom stayed home and raised the kids’ and so my mother had a feeling of, maybe not a money block, but she had her job but it didn’t have an actual income attached to it and she was always very conscious of my dad’s feelings as the breadwinner and as I grew up I thought ‘Oh!’ And then she, well as I grew up she got a part-time job which she was only working part-time because she didn’t want to make more money than my dad. And that kind of put that deep seeded notion in my head that ‘Oh females can’t make more than males or it will assault his feeling of the breadwinner’.
Gabby: Well and there’s another part to that too. I think for the longest time, women who were homemakers and raising the kids felt beholden to their spouse and that breadwinning mentality, I mean I know the two of us, we both grew up with blue collar fathers shall we say?
Anne: Mhm. Yeah.