Hi, I’m Natalie and I’m a business coach who is not motivated by money.
What does that even mean, ‘not motivated by money’?
It’s taken me a long time to realize this about myself. I used to think I was motivated by money; from the outside looking in, I functioned like ‘everyone else’. I talked about money, set monetary goals, was happy when I made money and I charged above-average rates for my services.
But on the inside, I never really felt the connection. I was making myself function like everyone else, but I didn’t feel it. [I should have known when every single financial goal I ever set never came to fruition!]
It’s a strange thing to be in this world – to not be motivated by money… To not get excited by dollar signs, counting pennies and acquiring material things, like we see most people do.
I have had my share of money issues – not feeling worthy, avoiding my numbers, over-spending and more – and as I started to face these behaviours and beliefs, I began to see that to some degree, they were bound up in a ‘cover act’ to convince myself that I was ‘into money’.
That was my first breakthrough.
I was able to heal my relationship with money firstly by being honest in saying, ‘money, you just don’t turn me on’.
For a time, this was a very painful place to be, to realize I wasn’t into money and feeling like I had nowhere to go, no path to follow, especially in business. Facing this pain, which I believe is was really the pain of me denying my truth for so long, was part of the healing process.
Of course, none of this changes the fact that money is a reality we all have to face, and I had to find my way to work with it, so my ‘un-money’ mentality didn’t undermine me.
I had to find a way to embrace money.