One of the couples revealed that becoming millionaires was a bit overwhelming and that they were scared of being rich because they didn't want to lose it all like many people do. When I heard this, it struck a chord within me. This let me know that I still haven't gotten rid of my own fears of being wealthy.
What about you? Are you afraid of becoming a millionaire?
I think my fear stems from the time I started college and my father gave me $16,000, which was supposed to last me a couple years. That was quite a bit of money for me considering I only got $5 a week allowance throughout high school. Well, I ended up spending all that money within 6 months. I remember balling my eyes out when I looked at my bank account and had only $1,000 left. I know I couldn't go back to my dad asking for more money, so I ended up getting a full-time job and paying my way through college.
I've told myself that I would never blow away money like that again, but I realized after watching the Dateline show that the fear is still there. I understand now that this fear is blocking my abundance.
Fears About Money
There are many fears surrounding money that you may have, but are not conscious of. Some fears may include:
- Fear of being labeled "greedy" or "selfish"
- Fear of being bothered by people asking for loans
- Fear of losing it all
- Fear of having too much responsibility
- Fear of not knowing what to do with it
Eliminating Money Fears
If you are fearing losing your money, focus on being successful financially, making smart decisions and living an abundant life.
Another way to help eliminate money fears is through EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). If you're not familiar with this practice, you can refer to my previous posts about EFT here.
Brad Yates put together a helpful video about using EFT on fear of having more money.
If you've ever experienced this fear of being rich, what things have you done to overcome the fear? Share your wisdom via comments below!