Episode 72: Your Relationship with Money with Joanne Leffeld

How do you feel about money? Is it a subject you’re comfortable talking about? Most of us know money is necessary in today’s world, but we may not realize the sensitivity we carry around talking about this topic. And how many relationship issues are related to our views of money. Today’s show explores the psychology of our relationship with money.

My guest Joanne Leffeld began her career as a Certified Financial Planner in the NY metropolitan area. Now in the Hudson Valley she’s created a unique business working with clients one-on-one and with couples. She offers a holistic approach referring to herself as a “Moolah Doula,” helping people give birth to a healthier relationship with money.

Joanne talks about how we deal with feelings of unworthiness and “not enough-ness.” She offers a unique view on the “enough vs. abundance” perspective. And shows how we can change our mindset to fight against self-limiting beliefs. We have to expand our beliefs in what we can accomplish in order to change the flow of energy and put a positive spin on day-to-day lives. 

We also talk about a topic that’s really close to my heart as a relationship therapist: how money (and other difficult conversations) can interrupt the flow in relationships. When there is discomfort in the partner relationship, in the couple, we are often showing up as adaptive children who have learned behaviors, because we all carry baggage from our childhood experiences. 

Quotes:

 Money is one of those subjects that can get you feeling absolutely excruciatingly uncomfortable. - Joanne Leffeld

Money is one of those subjects that can get you feeling absolutely excruciatingly uncomfortable. - Joanne Leffeld

 Our thoughts create our beliefs, which in turn, create our reality. - Joanne Leffeld

Our thoughts create our beliefs, which in turn, create our reality. - Joanne Leffeld

 Money may feel like a dirty word to some people, because it’s hard to talk about. - Rebecca Wong

Money may feel like a dirty word to some people, because it’s hard to talk about. - Rebecca Wong

 The best made financial plans will be sabotaged if you don’t get into a relationship with what your inner child’s needs are. - Joanne Leffeld

The best made financial plans will be sabotaged if you don’t get into a relationship with what your inner child’s needs are. - Joanne Leffeld

 

Resources: 

www.joanneleffeld.com

Find Joanne on Instagram: Joanne-Leffeld

 

 

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