The smallest and most “insignificant” wording that you use to and in front of a child, shapes who they are as an adult and in their life. Something that you see as “funny” or without merit will stick like glue to a young and impressionable child.
I was told this CONSTANTLY as a kid. I was wild, I was free, I was loud, I was creative, I was fun, and my sacral chakra got destroyed because I was made to believe I had to “shut up”, “I can’t say that”, “cross your legs, you’re a girl” and so many other things that developed into my money story and family legacy, and I still work on myself personally, and on these fake beliefs that my upbringing drilled into me, to this day.
I was once even told “I’ve turned her from an asset to a liability” when I was 15, had just left school, and was working three jobs. I was told last month at a football game to “shut up” because I was having fun banter with a man sitting behind me, and cheering excitedly with the crowd.
I was told always that “money doesn’t grow on trees”, you know what? Money grows on trees because I plant them myself. I always have an abundance of it.
YOUR FAMILY MONEY STORIES AND FALSE LEGACIES AND BELIEFS ARE DEVELOPED BEFORE YOU’RE EIGHT YEARS OLD. Yes, seriously.
And yes, I’m a woman, and yes I do whatever I want whenever I want. Do you know how long it took me to feel empowered enough to feel like this? I am STILL forced to work on this every day. I often wonder how life would’ve been different if I was a boy, or if I was a child now. Millennials are far more self aware than people realize.
If I ever have a child, male or female, they’ll be encouraged to roar. Sing. Scream. Swear. Dance. Dress like they want to. Do what they want to. SPEAK THEIR MINDS. And be a bad ass boss!