When I was in high school, I was a shy and awkward kid. I kept to myself mostly and wasn’t very outgoing.

I was on the hockey team and earned a letterman’s jacket which I was proud of and wore regularly.

The combination of my quiet personality and my athletic status gave some people the perception that I was a stuck-up jock.

Until one day I did something that changed another’s perception.

I got up early on a Saturday to take a bus to a lecture at the technical school.

A classmate of mine who was doing the same thing saw me get on the bus and decided that no stuck-up jock would be giving up a Saturday morning to go to a tech lecture.

He introduced himself that day and we’ve been friends ever since.

We all have at least one person in our lives that either we misperceived or who misperceived us.

Regardless if we became friends with that person, what we learned from that moment was that people are not always who others perceive them to be.

The same goes for our money.

Money tends to be this entity in our life that we aren’t sure of.

We have a perception of it – a story that was created by any number of things. Some of which may be false altogether.

We have ideas about whether money is or isn’t showing up in our life.

But what if instead of assuming things about our money, we took the time to get to know it instead?

We need to challenge the status quo about how we think and feel about money in order to create a better relationship with it and call more of it into our lives.

Money isn’t always what it appears to be.

Here’s the 3-2-1 on developing a stronger relationship with your money.


  1. Money is a relationship that needs to be nurtured like any other relationship we have.
  2. Sometimes people are more than our perception of them. It’s no different with money. We need to stop assuming things about our money and actually get to know it.
  3. In our relationships, we worry about being rejected. Money can’t reject us because it’s a neutral party, but we can reject it, which undermines the results we want.


  1. Talk to your money stack every day and write down what it’s saying.
  2. If you don’t hear it, keep asking it questions and quieting the noise around you so you can truly hear it. (If you can’t hear it – reach out).


  1. What is my perception about money and is it actually true?

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To your impact and legacy,