When it comes to making money, it’s more about what’s in your head. To be clear, you cannot sit on your ass and manifest $1 million. But you can be doing all the right things and still not make the cash because of a belief. I see it all the time.
So what can you do to straighten it out? Change your thinking. It’s that simple and that hard. Here are six ways to tweak your money mindset right now.
1. I can be filthy rich
If you start from a point of self-defeat, what do you think you will get?
I’ll never pay it off.
Even if I do, I’ll just rack it up again.
This is impossible.
I’m a failure.
Some people think they’re unworthy of financial success.
Other people think it’s too hard to get there, so they don’t try.
Solution? Be positive, motherfuckers.
Don’t whine, complain or talk badly about your finances.
Focus on the negative and your brain helps you find more negativity.
Want the good shit? Focus on that instead. Your brain will also be more than happy to help you find more reasons to be positive.
2. Good things come to those who get off their ass
A positive attitude is like a lit match. Taking action is the gasoline. You need both, but it’s the fuel that gets shit GOING.
“Good things are happening for me and I am ready for the next step.”
What can you do right now, today, to move toward your goals? Create new packages? Design new social media campaigns? Interact with clients in a forum? Write a value-packed newsletter?
Keep going forward. You cannot fail unless you give up.
3. The Universe has MORE than enough to go around
Some people have this messed up idea that if they are doing well, others are suffering. As though the world doesn’t have enough for everyone? I don’t get it. You doing well doesn’t take anything away from someone else.
Forget for a moment that the U.S. mint prints money every single day. Consider the Law of Attraction: A belief is just a thought you keep thinking.
Want to be broke? Keep thinking about not having money. Keep focusing on debt. Keep worrying about not having enough.
Want to be rich? Think about how much you HAVE. Focus on what IS available. This is what they mean when they say, “Gratitude changes everything.”
Which leads nicely into…
4. Be grateful
Why would the Big U give you anything if you don’t:
1- appreciate what you already have?
2- manage it?
Nothing will make you feel like more of a success than simply being grateful. Every night for years, I wrote 100 things I was thankful for. Every. Night.
I reminded myself of everything I was blessed with, created space to receive more and showed the Universe I was thankful.
When you need something, look inside.
You are enough. You do enough. You have enough.
5. Act like the rich bitch you are
What would you do today if you knew all your money problems were solved?
How would you respond to client inquiries? Would you be desperate and clingy, practically begging for their business? Or would you lean back and simply tell them what you do, for what price and when?
In business, the difference between people who have money and those who don’t is their ability to relax.
Act like you’re the best in the world at what you do. It changes everything.
6. Be curious
Want to know more about investing? Stocks? Real estate?
Dig deep. Knowledge will never hurt you. But it’s not enough by itself.
Change your mindset about money and the rest will follow.
Everything is mindset. Straight up:
The women who succeed in big ways decide to change the way they think.
They choose to believe they can do it and invest in their own futures, not just financially – but mentally too.
They make the choice that no matter the external circumstances, they will win in the end.
The trouble sometimes is most women are raised to stay out of the spotlight and instead help others. We nurture. We take care of everyone around us at our own expense.
We don’t show up bigger than other people in our lives, have strong opinions or create controversy, for fear of what they might think (or say about us). And we certainly don’t pat ourselves on the back.
But as an entrepreneur?
That shit has got to go.
You cannot sell if you aren’t in the spotlight.
You cannot show up as your best self for your business or your clients if you are exhausted from taking care of everyone else and never taking care of you.
You cannot build a business if you are the first one to step aside because you’re afraid of what other people may or may not think.
And you absolutely cannot continue to excel, rise, succeed if you don’t recognize your accomplishments and celebrate them every damn step of the way.
Stop criticizing yourself.
Stop the self-flagellation. (It’s patently unattractive.)
Stop the perpetuation of “not enough” or “too much.”
The path to everything you ever wanted? Starts with putting yourself first by changing the way you think.
The five steps that changed my life, and that of thousands of women I’ve worked with all over the world:
- Step 1 – Say goodbye to your ego.
- Step 2 – Step into the driver’s seat.
- Step 3 – Change your thoughts.
- Step 4 – Enter the judgement-free zone.
- Step 5 – Get to the finish line.
I’ve compiled a 3-hour training and a meaty workbook about how to pull apart each of those steps and drill down your thoughts, so you begin to see how easy it is to change from within.
These are simple, tried and true exercises to help you shape the way you think, shift your beliefs and put your ass back in control of your life.