“Let’s talk about sex, baby.
Let’s talk about you and me.
Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be.
Let’s talk about sex….. let’s talk about sex.”
Did anyone else just sing along to that? Honestly, I’ve had that song stuck in my head for the last couple days…… However, I’m not here to talk about sex, I’m here to talk about money!
I had the amazing opportunity to this week to spend a couple of days in Kananaskis with some of the most amazing women in the financial industry and it came up a few times that people are more open to talking about their sex lives than they are to talking about their money.
Does this surprise you —– or are you one of them too?
I still remember as a teen driving in the vehicle with my parents and “Let’s talk about sex” came on the radio. All of a sudden there was this awkwardness….. you know —- you really like the song and want to sing along but your parents are right there and —— yeah, remember that? If you have teens you are now experiencing that moment from both sides.
Fast forward 25 years later and now the sex conversation is much less awkward than the money conversation, even if it is with a complete stranger, let alone your parents.
And it’s completely valid to feel that way!
Money is far more private, personal, emotional, raw…… WAY MORE NAKED than people’s sex lives!
And it doesn’t matter if you have lots money, no money, or are doing not too bad – it is the most personal conversation you will ever have. And having that conversation with a Financial Advisor is like stripping down naked in front of a stranger….. it’s just so NOT comfortable!
Money carries so much emotional baggage. Happiness, sadness, stress, anxiety, comfort…. the list goes on. No matter the time of day, or what you are doing (even having sex), we carry money and it’s emotions around like a backpack. It’s always there!
And let’s be real here….. it’s not often that sex creates negative emotions.
(So we ignore money and have more sex….. it feels better haha!)
It’s time to start those conversations around money. It’s time to face it and get naked (figuratively, not literally, just to be clear 😉
Trust me, a Financial Advisor has seen every money situation possible….. even yours! And it’s never as bad as you think.
Yeah, it’s awkward at first….. but as time goes on you get more comfortable. You take that backpack off….. then maybe you untie your shoes….. and before you know it, you are having the best nap of your life (or sex for that matter) because it’s been hard to sleep well with a backpack.
It’s time for you to get good vibes from your money. You deserve it!