Subconscious Money Decisions: Is Your Brain Wired for Wealth?

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

 

What Harry Abramhamsen can say in an interview:

The hidden side of personal finance:
How your brain works to control money decisions

“The neural process underlying that which we call creativity has nothing to do with rationality. That is to say, if we look at how the brain generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning.”                                                                                     –Rodolfo Llinás

  • The subconscious mind is not a typical narrative for popular mainstream media money gurus, yet it is a major driver behind all decisions including personal finances. People make decisions based on emotion and justify their decisions with logic or “the numbers,” so when it comes to your personal finances the mind needs to be understood and embraced.
  • Most people believe that mathematics is all they need to make better money decisions. However, neuroscience demonstrates that it is not just about the numbers; Your unconscious mind is so powerful and influential that, if you ignore it, you will repeatedly make money mistakes.
  • There is a way to “hack” or train your subconscious mind so that you can make better decisions about your money and in all areas in your life. Make a list of your top 3 financial goals and write them down on a piece of paper. You want to be crystal clear about what you want. Then think about, what does success look like to you? How does this make you feel?  What do you want in your life? Make sure you write out all the details of your vision. You can even use pictures from the internet to help you create a visual image for success. Make sure that you connect your vision with an emotion. Then meditate each morning on your new future.
Train Your Subconscious Mind
  • You need to be aware that the unconscious mind will do everything it can to distract you and derail you from your plans. It will continuously find reasons it cannot do what you ask. The subconscious mind suffers from what psychologists call “confirmation bias,” which is, people are biased toward confirming their existing beliefs. Instead of saying that you will save a million dollars you can use the phrase “I am in the process of” saving a million dollars, this way your subconscious mind will not disbelieve your thoughts about your new future. Neuroscience experiments have confirmed that this strategy will help you overcome confirmation bias.
  • There are some excellent meditations and books on neuroscience and epigenetics, two of my favorite authors are Dr. Joe Dispenza and Dr. Bruce Lipton. Once you begin the process to write your goals and meditate daily you will be able to harness your subconscious mind to make better money decisions.

 

Interview: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. He has been quoted in numerous national publications, such as Forbes, On Wall Street, Financial Planning, Bottom Line Personal, Smart Money and cited in the Encyclopedia Britannica. An independent research firm has selected Harry James Abrahamsen as “The 10 Most Dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic” published in the Forbes December 2007 issue Investment Guide. Harry Abrahamsen has five children and resides in New Jersey.

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