Have you ever stopped to consider how your brain impacts your money mindset and financial decisions? As a money mindset coach, I know that our brains play a crucial role in determining how we manage our money. One of the most fascinating aspects of the brain that plays a huge role in our financial decision-making is our big ol’ RAS (technically known as the reticular activating system).
In this post, I’ll share with you how your RAS influences your money mindset and financial decisions. Understanding how the RAS works will help you make more informed and intentional money moves.
The RAS is a network of neurons located in the brainstem that acts as a filter for the sensory information that you receive. Say what? It’s responsible for sorting through the vast amount of information that your brain receives from your senses and determining what’s important and what’s not.
The RAS is like your own personal spam filter, weeding out irrelevant information and helping you focus on what’s important. For example, if you’re walking down a busy street, the RAS will filter out the background noise and focus your attention on the conversation you’re having with your friend. It also plays a role in regulating your sleep-wake cycles and alertness.
The RAS has a powerful impact on your money mindset, which is the set of beliefs and attitudes you have towards money. Your money mindset can either empower you to make positive financial decisions or hold you back from achieving financial success.
The RAS filters out information that doesn’t align with your beliefs and attitudes towards money. For example, if you believe that money is scarce and hard to come by, your RAS will filter out opportunities for earning more money or saving money. That sneaky little… And thus, you’ll be more likely to notice and focus on evidence that supports your belief, such as your low income or crazy high expenses.
On the other hand, if you have a growth mindset towards money and believe that you can improve your financial situation, your RAS will filter out evidence that contradicts this belief. You’ll be more likely to notice opportunities for earning more money or saving money, and your brain will work to find ways to make it happen. Now that sounds super helpful!
These examples demonstrate how the RAS helps you filter and prioritize the millions of pieces of information that your brain processes every second, and bring your attention to the things that you’re focused on. By understanding how the RAS works, you can use it to your advantage in many aspects of life.
Now that you understand how the RAS impacts your money mindset, let’s explore how you can use this knowledge to make better financial decisions.
Now you know the reticular activating system is a powerful tool that can help you shape our money mindset and improve your financial decision-making — if you use it the right way. By training your RAS to focus on abundance and opportunities, you can attract more wealth and success into your life. Money mindset coaching can be an effective tool for developing an abundance mindset and creating a financial plan that aligns with your goals and values. Through intentional mindset shifts and strategic action, you can transform your relationship with money and create a life of financial abundance. Learn how to get your RAS working for you by enrolling in my Money Mindset Masterclass.
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