I’ve listened to the money stories of hundreds of doctors, and some conversations stand out.
One doctor Beth said, “My relationship with money just isn’t working for me. My money brings me little joy, but lots of conflicts, anguish and uncertainty. If money were a person, I’d divorce him. But we’re stuck together. For life.”
Many doctors echo a recurrent theme: money is not working for them. They are experiencing MONEY DRAMA.
Here are three ways MONEY DRAMA gets played out:
Many doctors believe that their money drama would go away if they just had more money.
While it's true that MONEY DRAMA can get in the way of building wealth, more money usually leads to more drama.
Here are two questions you can ask to help you take the first step of ending money drama:
What are three ways your money-management style is working for you? You might say, “I do a good job of saving.” Or, “I’m generous with others.” Or, “I now know my monthly expenses.”
What are three ways that your money-management style is NOT working for you? You might say, “I have ongoing fights about money.” Or, “I don't collect what I'm owed.” Or, “I get so anxious about money that I just ignore it.”
Beth is right: doctors cannot divorce themselves from money. However, they CAN end the money drama and make peace with money.
Up next: I’m excited to reveal the 9 Money Ingredients that contribute to MONEY DRAMA--and how tweaking them can be part of the solution.