Why is making money and keeping money so easy for some, and yet so difficult for others? I’ve been helping people who struggle with money for almost two decades and I’ve noticed they all have one thing in common. Let me describe it this way—
Picture a line where one end represents being very creative and the other end represents being very structured. We all sit somewhere on this line. Some people are very creative but unstructured, while others are very structured but not very creative. The closer to the center of the line we are, the easier both money and life become.
For example, if a person is at the very structured end of the line, then they may have difficulty thinking outside of the box. So while they may manage what money they have well, they are unable to create a flow of abundance and could live a life which lacks the luster that spontaneity brings. If they learn skills and techniques that help them become more creative, then it creates new possibilities for them and is beneficial to their financial wellbeing.
Conversely, if a person is at the very creative end of the line, then they may have difficulty bringing creative ideas to fruition. So while they may be fun-loving, spontaneous, and visionary people, they never quite put their creative pieces together. If they learn skills and techniques that help them fit their ideas into the more structured format of the money system, then it creates new possibilities for them and is beneficial to their financial wellbeing.
Consider where you are on the line. The closer you are towards the center of creative/structured line, the easier making and keeping money becomes. Where we are on this line depends on our habits, patterns, and beliefs. Some of these have been inherited from family and others have been developed over time. We are more balanced individuals when we learn the skills that help us become more centered on this line. For creative-minded people, it means learning how to structure creative ideas. For the more detailed-minded people, it’s a matter of learning techniques to help them think more creatively and outside the box.