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Crabs In Your Bucket

Do you have the right people in your life?

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A few weeks ago, I talked about determining which crabs in your bucket are keeping you off track. Your toxic relationships play a part in knocking you off your path. But you must also own your responsibility in it all whether it’s setting better boundaries or allowing others attitude to affect your actions. And a good way to take responsibility for your own path is by surrounding yourself with people who can help you stay on track.

Who are you strategically aligning yourself with? It truly does take a village to create the most successful life you can, and I know that first hand. When I set out on my path of financial healing, I knew a couple of things had to happen. First, I needed to approach the toxic relationships in my life differently. I set boundaries with those people and stopped allowing their opinions from halting  progress towards my goals. Read More

The crabs in your bucket: what’s keeping you off track?

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We’ve all been there. Everything is running smoothly in our lives. We’re looking and feeling our very best. Our friendships are positive and encouraging. Career-wise we are focused on a goal. And we are involved in a wonderfully healthy relationship with our finances.

Life is peaks and valleys. When we are in a good place, the difference between those two are negligible. We put bad days into perspective by brushing ourselves off and getting back into the swing of things as soon as possible. But then we find ourselves back in familiar surroundings with people who may not have our best interest in mind.

I’ve been there. Read More

Your Financial Upbringing

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There is a saying that “Childhood is Short, but its effects last a lifetime”.  Our mothers taught us a lot about money, as did theirs.  Often times, our mothers were decision makers on the day- to- day spending that went on in our households.  We watched body language,  fear,  excitement,  discussions and sometimes arguments our parents/caregivers had about the direction of cash flow in our families.
 
Saver? Spender? Hoarder?  There are several different financial personality types that your mother may have been, and in turn, you have either become or rebelled against them.

Growing up without much in an Irish-Catholic household of 12 children,  early on you are forced to learn a lot about money.  I observed my parents seeing money as a burden and  I felt a need to turn a blind eye to my own needs in order to contribute to the greater good of the family.  After many years of trying to rebel against what I learned in my childhood about money,  I made a conscious decision to redesign my money behavior.  I put into place a financial reality based on who I am and where I am going.

Just because your financial upbringing may have determined your initial financial personality, you still have the personal power to redesign what your fiscal future looks like and choose to change.
 
I challenge you to honor those inherited beliefs, acknowledge them, and then find your own way to financial abundance.