Did you know that a whopping 61% of women would rather talk about their own death than money?!
This doesn’t really come as a surprise though does it? Money is one of the great “taboo” subjects that we’re taught not to discuss at the dinner table, so it’s no wonder that so many of us struggle with it.
I’m no exception.
I haven’t always been good at managing my money. In fact, if you had spoken to the Nikki from 10 years ago, you would definitely have been met with a completely clueless, overwhelmed and frustrated individual, who earnt a good wage as a doctor, but had literally nothing to show for it.
In fact, I had so little of anything to “show for it”, after walking away from a controlling relationship, I only had my clothes, my make up and my books left. I even had to leave my fur-babies behind which was heart-breaking!
From that point onwards, I vowed never to be in that situation again.
Thankfully 10 years on, I’m debt free, building wealth and living a life in alignment with my core values – freedom, fun and abundance, and I’m now helping others to do the same. I’ve since trained as a Sacred Money Archetypes® coach, and in this post, I want to tell you all about how this can help you to manage your money with grace, ease and total alignment to who you are. It has totally transformed mine!
The 5 Women’s PowerTypes
In the One of many community, we’re familiar with the concept of archetypes through the 5 Women’s PowerTypes – Sorceress, Mother, Lover, Queen and Warrioress. We get that when we don’t look after our needs, we become one of the disempowered archetypes – the bitch, martyr, or victim. We also know that we may favour one PowerYype over another, and for example, bring Mother to every conversation, often with mixed (and perhaps not as effective!) results.
The amazing thing about bringing conscious awareness to how we use these PowerTypes, is that we can do just that – use them to our best advantage and bring our best selves to the table.
They help us to become more effective in everything that we do, from business, to home life and how we look after ourselves.
But what about money?
Yes, it will even have an impact there too!
But while the PowerTypes help us to bring the right kind of energy to a situation, they don’t define who we are as individuals.
There are additional archetypes that explain:
• WHY and HOW we do what we do in life;
• WHO we are as a person;
• WHY for example we bring lots of mother, but less of sorceress or lover to a given situation;
• And WHY we don’t have the results we want when it comes to our finances.
And those are known as the Sacred Money Archetypes®.
How We Do Money Is How We Do Everything
“How we do money is how we do everything” is my favourite quote from the creator of the Sacred Money Archetypes®, Kendall Summerhawk. She realised that there are 8 unique personality types who handle money in slightly different ways, and our unique personality is made up of all 8 of them.
However, 3 of them will have THE MOST impact on what we do.
This doesn’t just include money. The money archetypes can literally affect everything in our lives, and once you start to explore yours, you’ll notice so many parallels and similarities. It’s eye-opening!
Each archetype has gifts and challenges, and if we learn this about our most influential archetypes, we can then start to create a path to wealth and abundance that is more suited to this.
We work to our “zone of genius” rather than against it. We can stop sabotaging our efforts because we can then see which archetype might be to blame for our overspending tendencies, or for being so scared of getting into debt or investing that we remain stuck and can’t take the next step in building wealth.
Who Are The Sacred Money Archetypes?
The 8 types are:
If you’re typically an overspender, but don’t mind taking risks, you may have Romantic, Celebrity or Maverick to blame.
If you save well, but avoid debt/investing/taking any kind of risk, you might be an Accumulator.
If you would prefer to stick your head in the sand and not think about money at all, you might be a Connector or an Alchemist.
If you’re a collector of achievements and find it hard to switch off, you could be a Ruler.
And if you love spending money on others at the detriment of yourself, then you could have Nurturer in your top three.
What Does This Mean For Your Money?
There is no “good” or “bad” archetype. They all have their own way of doing things, and even if your unique blend is similar to someone else’s, it will still manifest itself in your life in a slightly different way. This is because when we are unconscious about the way we are doing things, we will act out our money personality unconsciously. This will be impacted by the way we were brought up, the past experiences we have had, and the cultures we come from and live in. We run the risk of living mostly in the “shadow” sides of our Sacred Money Archetypes in exactly the same way that we may bring a less appropriate PowerType to a business meeting or conversation with a loved one.
The key to managing your money in a way that doesn’t feel like pushing water up a hill, is to identify how YOUR top archetypes like to do things.
When you start to understand this, you can then put structures in place around your money that helps you to manage it in a way that satisfies the gifts of your archetype AND manages the challenges.
If you want to take the first step in finding more about yours, then I welcome you to take The Sacred Money Archetypes® quiz and get a break down of your archetypes, including a more in depth look at your top-most one.
I hope you enjoy finding out more about yourself so you can start to build wealth and abundance in alignment with who you are. Good Luck!
Dr Nikki Ramskill
The kind-hearted, wine-loving, adventure-seeking Maverick!
Nikki is an NHS doctor of over 10 years of experience, and is the founder of The Female Money Doctor – an online money coaching company helping women from all over the world to feel less stressed about money. She takes a simple, jargon-free and relaxed approach to help women feel at ease and able to open up about their finances. She believes that we cannot be truly healthy while a money nightmare is going on in the background. Her ultimate goal is to empower women to take control of their finances in whatever way suits them, and spread this knowledge to their children to break the chains of financial stress that can so often run through generations.
You can find her at https://thefemalemoneydoctor.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.