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The most powerful thing you’re not doing for your business

Why is something so seemingly simple – believing in yourself – the most difficult for most of us?

Because we live in a world where we’re taught to be humble, to be appreciative of others and value ourselves for what we’ve done — but not what we’re destined to do.

All of that can hinder our ability to truly tap into our potential. Instead, we end up avoiding the limelight, in fear we’ll be seen as selfish or boastful.

I don’t exactly know where the line is between being too proud and being proud enough, but most of us never get close to it.

We don’t give ourselves the chance to celebrate our own successes.

And because of that, we don’t believe in ourselves enough.

  • Staying in a job you hate because you’re not sure you can hack it as an entrepreneur.
  • Feeling bad about taking time to do something for yourself, instead of only devoting time to your family. It’s not really that big of a deal to take a shower instead of that bath you’ve been dreaming of for weeks. It can wait, right?
  • Wearing cheap shoes to avoid judgment from people in your life who knew you before your income increased.

These are ways we show we’re uncomfortable with earning, with our potential and ourselves.

It’s really fucking hard to do well in business when you carry these negative beliefs. If you don’t believe you’re special – that you can do something no one else can – why the hell would anyone want to do business with you?

So let’s get comfortable with success and dreams.

Once you do, you’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of reaching in your career and your personal life.

Start by making a list of times you were stronger than you imagined you could be. On the same page, write when you were more successful than you ever dreamed. When did you reach your goals?

Next, write two times you failed, and then picked your sweet ass up and carried on.

Detail the biggest compliment you’ve ever received. What three skills are you most proud of?

On a second sheet of paper, write every self-doubt you have.

Once you’re done, hang the positive moments somewhere you will see them daily.

Read them. Every. Damn. Day.

And burn the page with all the negative beliefs. Really. Burn it.

Release your fears, your sadness, your insecurities and self-doubt. Giving yourself permission to rid yourself of negativity will set you free to focus on what you’re doing well.

And when you know what you’re worth, so will your clients.

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6 Money Mindset Changes You Need to Make Now

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.