Your Money Mindset Profile: The Sage

The nine money mindset profiles, although described as a type of person, are really states of mind that create the characteristics of an archetype.  Consequently these states of mind can be changed and along with the change in mindset comes a change in behaviour and attitude towards money.  The mindset states are fluid and although some people may occupy a particular state for a long period of time, it is possible to progress through these states organically.  However, the majority of people who get stuck in a particular state fail to shift it without external intervention.

This is because it is impossible to break free of your limiting behaviour and beliefs unless you know exactly what are the limiting behaviour and beliefs you are trying to replace. Do you spend more money than you have? Do you feel that you don’t deserve money? Do you believe that you have to compromise your ethics to make money? Are you rarely contented with your financial situation? These are just a few of the questions that you will need to answer in order to begin to break free from your bad money habits and restore money harmony in your life.

The 9 money mindset profiles I have identified are based on my observations of how people I have worked with, lived with, mentored and coached interacted with money.  In addition I have also drawn on the work of Deborah L. Price (a highly regarded financial advisor and money coach in the USA) in her book Money Magic

The sage money mindset imageThe Sage: The Sage is wise with money. The pre baby boomer generations were full of Sages. People who knew how to “stretch” whatever money they had far enough to meet their family’s needs until the next injection of cash. Sages have mastered the art of deferred gratification. They will save money and live within their means. Acquiring vast amounts of money is not an end in itself for Sages. Sages are connected to the idea of “more than enough” and are generally contented once they have achieved the goals they have set.

For many people becoming a sage is the end of the journey when it comes to achieving a healthier relationship with money. However, Sages accept the limitations of their circumstances. They are wise with money but not adventurous. Sages have not taken the last step into true financial freedom and wealth, because essentially they operate from a lack mentality. That is they have not embraced the abundance available within the universe.  For Sages to move beyond this money mindset profile and become a Mystic they must fully embrace the idea of abundance.  Once the Sage understands that the source of real wealth and abundance is boundless and limitless and therefore not dependent on their external circumstances; they will automatically attract wealth to themselves.  This is because they will be become receptive to the opportunities that are all around them.  The key to shifting from the Sage money mindset profile to becoming a mystic is letting go of attachment to material possessions aka “stuff”.  Sages hang onto possessions long after they have a need for them as a way of guarding  against future troubles – the mantra of the Sage is “just in case” we ever need it.  Once the sage is able to let go of their stuff, they make room for prosperity by creating a vacuum to receive it.  Nature abhors a vacuum and will rush in to fill it.  By letting go of their attachment to what they no longer want or need, the Sage sends a clear message that they are ready to welcome abundance into their life.

Typically Sage money mindset profiles are: wise, generous, practical, financially astute, show self-control, dependable, clear thinking, strategists, good in a crisis, action focus, good with figures, logical and kind

Your money mindset profile result is based on the questions you answered.  If you’re concerned that you do not fit the money mindset profile selected, it could be that you are a mixture of one or more profiles and the one identified has a slight dominance.  This is not an exact science.  The money mindset profiles are designed to help you heal issues in your relationship with money and it aims to provide you with useful information in this matter.  However, if you feel that these are not your issues, please look through the other profile types and work on the issues that you feel would best serve you.