Do you have trouble investing in yourself or spending on things you know you must spend on? I used to have this problem, and in today’s episode, I talk about me doing something about my spending anxiety and overcoming this giant hurdle.
Fair caution: this is a very personal story!
Today’s episode is close to my heart.
In this episode, I’ve shared a rather personal story.
Not until long ago, I was struggling with quite a bit of anxiety over any expenses. This anxiety has roots to a time in my past when I went through some major financial crises.
Because of that, I had trouble spending. When I had to pay for something, even if it was an essential expense such as rent or bills, I’d be filled with dread and anxiety over an unknown future where I may not have enough money to pay for even a proper meal.
My anxieties were amplified when it came to expenses that were unknown to me. One such example is online courses. I never felt comfortable spending more than a hundred bucks on an online course, even if in theory I knew the course would benefit me.
That had to change since now I was selling a course of my own. During the launch of Side Income with Canva Templates, I was telling my community members and potential customers that by purchasing my course they’ll be investing in themselves. And yet, I would feel paralyzed doing the same.
And so, I went ahead and invested in a course I have been wanting to take for a very long time. It was long overdue, and quite a significant investment, but I felt that I had to do it or else I’d be a hypocrite.
I figured that I deserved the same thing I was preaching to my community members. I deserved to invest in myself self too!
So, I went ahead and bought the course – a significant investment!
This likely doesn’t solve my anxiety of spending money altogether, but I feel that it was a necessary step I had to take if I wanted to be true to my own teachings.
That’s all for today and I hope to catch you again next week in a new podcast episode!
As always, please leave a comment and share your thoughts with me 🙂