Last month you made five thousand dollars without much effort. Money came to you with ease and abundance. But this month you can’t find a penny in your couch cushion.
The ease of your last pay period hasn’t followed you into the next, and you’re not sure what the hell you’re doing that’s caused the depletion. I see this over and over with up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and I saw this in my own business.
If you’ve lost your groove, it’s time to bring it back, Stella.
With a few small shifts in your daily activities, you can reboot your money making mojo.
- Set Specific Goals
The first step in rebooting is setting goals for yourself. But I’m not talking about overly simplified, vague things like, “Earn money.” Nope. I mean go deep inside your mind and determine what you can realistically attain that month. Depending on where you are in your career, this number will be drastically different. For you newbies, maybe making $2,000 a month seems like a number you’re happy to reach, and one that isn’t so unrealistic that getting there would make you happy and keep you motivated.
Whatever your goal is, write that shit down on a piece of paper and hang it at your workplace, where you’re reminded of it daily. One client I have writes down the number on a wall calendar and writes in her earnings every day. This helps her see how close she is to her goal, and helps her determine when it’s okay to lean back and when she needs to sprint.
If you’re not new to your business, it’s okay to add more details to this goal sheet. For example, if you have a signature program you’re selling, and you know the number you usually sell (but want to push yourself to sell a few more) you can add this below your income goal. However, if you’re just starting out – you baby bird – doing this can limit you in ways I’m not interested in you facing. One goal is all you need.
Once you’ve reached your goal consecutively, you’ll be able to assess how much more you can increase it every month. It’s all about holding yourself accountable and keeping yourself motivated.
And it works.
- Use the Law of Attraction
Remember that the energy you put out is the energy you get back, so if you’re defeated, using negative self-talk, you’re going to get a pile of crap from the Universe in return. The Law of Attraction works because you’re putting out positive vibes, which it will return to you. By reframing your goal statements into incredibly encouraging mantras, you’re setting yourself up for success.
State things like:
Money comes to me easily.
I am a money magnet.
My life and bank account are abundant.
Then, watch the money start appearing. Maybe you find a dollar in your pants pocket or a few coins on the curb. Either way, the Universe is reminding you that a shift in thinking goes a long way, and it’s trying to reward you. There’s no reason to fight it by saying terribly negative things about what you deserve, what you want and what you earn.
The Universe has your back, ya’ll.
- Clear blocks about money
If you’re still struggling to make money, then you need to go back to exploring your blocks. What self-limiting beliefs do you have about money that are keeping your pockets empty? If you fear what life will be like once you earn what you deserve, that’s a block. If you don’t think you’re as good at your job as an industry leader, you’re blocked. And if there is any flicker of doubt in your mind about why you’re not living the life you want, earning the money you deserve, then you have to banish that immediately, or you will never earn to your full potential.
To combat this, write down your restrictive belief. Then counter-attack it by writing down three reasons this block is false.
I have to work hard to make money.
- My course or product is beneficial to its recipient, and because it’s already created, I can sit back and relax.
- I set my own hours and choose when to hustle.
- Trusting the universe means it will not fail me.
Listen, we all face lulls in the earning department, but those of us who recover from them do so because we’ve chosen to set goals, remember the big U has our back, and smash through the negative, limiting beliefs that used to stop us.
Doing this every day will drastically change your life and income. As you continue using these tips while your business grows, you’ll find they help you continue building. Your goals will get larger, your energy will continue rising and your blocks will be easier to find and demolish.