We all have a different style when it comes to our relationship with money. I’m not talking about your fears or stories about money. Your fears are a whole other can of worms. When I refer to style, I mean how you would relate to money if you had never been influenced by another person’s style or fears.
Dominant types are really driven to make money and use it to please themselves. They like to buy nice cars. They go after money and success with intense passion. When they set a money goal they know they’ll get it. Once they get that money, they are reaching for more. They are generous with money but do not like people to take advantage of them. They find competition fun. People with this dominant style think it is easy to make money and can’t understand why everyone else doesn’t think this way, too. They are willing to take risks and do not hesitate very long when making decisions about investments. When they desire a certain price on something they will negotiate. Watch out—they may not bend. Give them the bottom line price up front and you’ll save a lot of time and frustration for them and yourself!
Influencing and promoter types are excited to make and spend money. If the path to the money is not fun, they will take a right-hand turn. When they are in the zone, they will seem to magnetize money in very interesting ways… ways that other people would question. They don’t think before they buy. They see something they want and they usually go for it, even if it breaks the bank. They make a plan but many times they completely forget about it when a bright shiny object in a store window catches their eye. Details, details, yuck! Have you ever heard the terms “shopaholic and impulsive?”
Steady and supporter types like to be slow and cautious in making decisions. They will usually let their mates make investment decisions if they are a different style. They are very consistent with their practices and are not thrilled with big risks…. They’d rather be patient and watch their money grow over time. Their purchases are more on the practical side.
Analytical types are very calculated about what happens with their money. By the time they choose to do something, whether it’s a purchase, creating a business or an investment, they have a very thought-out plan. If the choice seemed like a risk before they did their research, it is now a safe bet. They’ve checked out all the possible downfalls of their choice and have a back-up plan. Spontaneous with their money? Not! If they are making a purchase, it will last them a long time.
Which style are you? None of these styles is better than another. Each of them does, however, have a shadow side. For instance, Analyticals might fear losing their money to such an extent that they never make a move or go after a dream. Promoters might spend every penny they have with no money in savings. Dominants may use their money as a manipulative tool. Supportersmay get stuck in a rut and fear change that would be to their benefit.
It is important to know your natural style and work with it, not against it. It is good to implement some traits from other styles, when you see that yours is hindering you. But always stick to your values, no matter what advice you get or read. Remember that everyone has a unique style and what works for you may not be tolerable for your mate or business partner. This is where blending styles becomes important. Stay compassionate about others’ needs when communicating or taking action with money.
What is YOUR money style and how does it help or hinder you? Tell me below in the comments!
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