Money Stories that Keep you Broke

Money Stories that Keep you Broke

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Always seem to be looking forward to the next payday more than you should? You might be stuck in a money story. Read on as our life coach columnist explains.

What if your lack of money isn’t your fault? And you’ve been told lies about money? Are you ready to release the stories and no longer be broke?

“Show me the money!” is a great line from the movie “Jerry McQuire” and perhaps you relate to those words.  When in lack, not having enough and verbalizing it will keep you broke and stuck in that story.

This was my story and a challenge for me for many years until I discovered how my money stories kept me broke.

What’s a money story? Here’s a few examples: 

• There’s never enough money
• The rich get richer and the poor get poorer
• I can’t afford to buy that
• I’m just not good with money

So, where did these money stories come from? Programming from your childhood mostly.  What your parents spoke about money became your story. Fortunately, these stories you’ve taken on about money can easily be rewritten so that you can create more money and not be broke. 

It takes practice over time, but it works.  Like attracts like so what you put out into the Universe will mirror back.  Using a more positive statement about your money story will allow the shift to bring more of what you desire.

Here’s how to rewire the stories from the above list:

• There’s never enough BECOMES there is more than enough
• The rich get richer and the poor get poorer BECOMES there is plenty of money for everyone
• I can’t afford to buy that BECOMES I choose not to buy that at this time
• I’m just not good with money BECOMES I am good at managing my money

Up until now your money stories are keeping you broke but today you get the opportunity to rewrite those stories so you will attract more money into your life and release the old stories that keep you broke.

Melissa Kirkpatrick
Melissa Kirkpatrick is a Transformational Coach and Motivational Speaker. She’s been featured in Cincy Magazine , CincyChic online magazine and is the author of the impactful self-help book “5 Steps to Your Own D.R.I.V.E.” Melissa offers one-on-one services, motivational speaking and hands-on workshops, allowing individuals and teams to shift their drive from stuck to unstoppable. To learn more, visit or email