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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Nine: Your Relationship With Money

Severing emotional ties

COMING BACK TO that question I asked you earlier: how do you feel about money? What is your relationship with money? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Does it scare you? Do you have a love-hate thing going on? Whatever your answer to these questions, they are all wrong, because you should not have an emotional relationship with money. Lots of us do, of course.

We need to sever those emotional ties as soon as possible. You will never be able to make good decisions about money if your emotions are always coming into play. Maybe you harbour guilt over a bad investment, maybe you can’t get your father’s voice out of your head telling you that you were wasteful with money, maybe ...

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