Planning your wedding starts with deciding on a realistic budget together. It could be the first time you disagree on priorities and have to work to find a compromise. The…
Written by KarenConfetti Last updated: April 23, 2012
Weddings are expensive and with the current economic climate, many couples may be putting off their big day in the belief they do not have enough funds to make their big day ‘special’. In this article, Life Coach Anthony Fleming discusses how you can gain a healthy financial mindset to prepare for your big day.
With many households worried about the security of their jobs, increased taxes, and the rising cost of living, it can be difficult to envisage that such a special day will ever be possible. There are several things that you can do to overcome these feelings - firstly, it is important that you get a clear picture in your mind of what a perfect wedding is for YOU (not others). Why? Because it’s your day and it needs to bring a huge smile to your face not only on the day, but in years to come and every time you think about it. Secondly, I want to help you to gain confidence in the knowledge that money can still be made and saved in these tough times, and gaining a healthy financial mindset can help you to realise your dream of that perfect wedding.
There are various ways in which you can start to change your financial mindset. Many of us have limited thoughts and beliefs towards money. For example, “I’d rather be healthy than rich” or “Rich people are selfish”. It is important to list these in order to recognise how ridiculous some of these beliefs really are. If you believe that wealthy people are selfish, then subconsciously you are sabotaging your desire to be rich as you would not want to become selfish? Equally, why can’t you be both healthy and rich? It is important to find opposing examples to help change your mindset. The power of the mind can be highly influential in our lives and can often be responsible for holding us back. Start today and change your life, boost your confidence and make a change to your circumstances.
The next important step to help change your financial mindset is to list ten things that you would do with extra money for your wedding. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. You could:
These personal reasons will energise you and will empower you to make those changes in order to make it happen.
I also recommend that you write empowering statements about money. For example, “I will have the money for the perfect wedding”, “I want to be healthy, rich and happy”, “Many rich people are very generous and donate large amounts of money to charity” and “There are many ways I can make money”. These statements will help to further empower you, especially when read repeatedly they can make a real difference to changing your financial mindset. Try to develop a love affair with money because the more you think about it, the more likely you are to make a change.
One of the most important steps to changing your financial mind set is to develop healthy habits towards money:
Lastly, educate yourself about money. This can be as simple as reading the financial sections in newspapers, which often gives advice on the best bank accounts to have (highest interest rates), zero interest credit cards (often for a limited period) and various other ways to help you make more money and save. You could also attend educational seminars to help you to develop a healthy financial mindset. Also, consider hiring a life coach to enable you to stay positive and empower you to make those positive changes. The more you engage with financial issues and financial education, the more likely you are to make a change.
Remember, despite the economic climate, it is still possible to earn money and have that big, special wedding. Changing your mindset and boosting your confidence may not happen overnight, but by making small changes as you go along, you will find yourself saving and making money that will help turn your dream day into a reality.
About Anthony Fleming
Anthony Fleming is a Life Coach and Confidence Specialist with a focus on women. Previous clients will testify that his passion and experience make him a very effective coach and an inspiring mentor. His approach to the challenges that life may present is often diverse but always effective, he will always push the boundaries to find your inner magnificence and help you to achieve your dream!
If you are serious about changing your relationship with money and gaining the confidence to boost your financial situation so that you can realise your dream wedding day contact Anthony Fleming today.
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