“The workshop’s for people to understand themselves better in order to understand why they behave with money the way that they do,” says Morris.Morris explains that it’s not so much common obstacles to managing personal finances she sees in her class, as it is a lack of self-belief and self-esteem. “There’s almost an embarrassment: ‘I don’t what to ask too much because I’m not worth it’. I think they all believe in their work but not in themselves.” She believes bad money management, or good money management for that matter, boils down to one thing. How you see yourself.
“We do what we do because of who we are. What we need to discover is how we got to be the person we are, and what are the aspects we want to change.”
“Money is an important energy in our lives, and we need to learn to conserve it and make it work for us,” says Morris, adding that it starts with learning to love ourselves, which is the hardest part. “We all have an inner critic on our left shoulder. “[But] if I must give one piece of [money] advice, it’s leave your money at home when you go shopping,” concludes Morris.