What is your financial temperature and what is it?
Your financial comfort zone works the same way as the thermostat in your home works. And we all have a thermostat in our home, either for heating or cooling, depending on where you live in the world.
But, here's the thing. When the temperature in the room changes, or gets to the edge of the desired temperature (the hot or the cold range that you want). The thermostat sends a signal to the furnace or air conditioner to turn it on or off, right?
It's the temperature change in the room that sparks the electrical signals to make the adjustment. The thermostat continually responds to the changes so that it keeps the temperature within that desired range you chose.
We have a similar internal psychological thermostat. It regulates our level of achievements and successes. It controls our prosperity and wealth. Instead of the electrical signals going the furnace or air conditioner – your internal Money Regulator uses discomfort signals to let you know that you are within your comfort zone. Right?
As your behavior, or riches, begins to approach the edge of your comfort zone, you begin to feel stressed out. If it's outside of your self-image or what you are familiar with (what's relevant to you) whether it's your bank balance or whatever is going on in your life. Your mind and body are going to send signals of mental tension and physical discomfort to your nervous system.
It's why you feel sick or uncomfortable. That's where it's coming from. It's originating from your uncomfortable feelings. Your psychological financial thermostat is letting you know that.
To avoid discomfort, what do you do? You unconsciously pull yourself back into your comfort zone. You naturally do it, without much thought. Right?
And so, think about it from a monetary experience. Think about it in terms of the kind of money that your parents have made.
If you knew and remembered how much money your parents made. Some of us do and some of us don't. I don't, so that was a blessing. But if you knew how much your parents made at an early age, and let's say they made, $45,000 a year collectively. That might be your psychological financial thermostat. Your monetary thermostat, simply because that's the amount of money they made.
As soon as you aspire to that level, and your Little Bosses say, “Oh, that's great, I'm making as much money as mom and dad.” Great. Then you might just stop right there and not wonder what it would be like to have more money.
Basically, that means that you are a $95,000 a year type person. And that may not be true, but it's what you've learned. That's your psychological and your monetary thermostat telling you what to do.
Thats the Little Bosses in your head controlling the quality of your lifestyle. It controls the kinds of vacations you take and the size house you live in. But you don't have to accept that. Stop and think about that for a moment.
My father always bought used vehicles and still does. I made a commitment to myself that I would buy new vehicles 20 years ago. Which is why I have developed the habit of getting a new vehicle every four years or so. What happened?
It's a conscious choice. But it takes a deep desire to work to change your financial thermostat.
Are you ready to upgrade your financial thermostat and design your financial thermometer? It bothered me so much, that I created Money Attraction Plan (M.A.P.) course to solve this problem.