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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.

Screwing up makes you better

You can think about something for days on end. That new idea can be mulled over, viewed from different angles and perspectives ad infinitum.

None of that will help you do it better.

Whether it’s showing up online, creating a new offering, coaching for the first time or tying your damn shoes, we must do the thing – experience it – in order to improve.

Many women entrepreneurs think and think and think. Mistakenly believing it will help them execute. It’s safe (free of judgement of others) in your head. You can practice endlessly, spin your thoughts, and no one is the wiser.

The problem? Science has actually proven that it’s not until you have the guts to try something and practice over and over that you actually improve.

Doing the thing, making a mess, screwing up royally? That’s where the power is.

Ergo, your willingness to fuck up makes you better.

Your willingness to be brave? Catapults you.

When I started writing, I was in high school, about 15 years old. And I sucked. Sure, I had moments of genius, fragments to hang achievements on. But they were nothing, comparatively speaking, to what I produced as a reporter and copy writer.

When I began my career as a journalist and editor? I was okay. Better than in high school, but not the writer I am now. And every day that I continue to write, experiment, play with words, make a mess, also makes me better.

My willingness to fail has been my road to success.

When you care more about improving yourself than what other people might think, you will succeed. It’s inevitable.

When you do it, instead of thinking about it, you exponentially speed up your learning curve and put yourself on the path to achievement.

In The Talent Code, author Daniel Coyle talks to the chair of psychology at UCLA about this very thing. Robert Bjork says one real attempt at doing something – allowing yourself to try and fail – is more useful than several hundred observations.

“We think of effortless performance as desirable, but it’s really a terrible way to learn,” he said. “Things that appear to be obstacles turn out to be desirable in the long haul.”

Perfection is for losers.

I talk a lot about fear and how it keeps us small.

After all, if you don’t try, you won’t fail and no one will judge you for your mistakes.

It also means you stay where you are. And if that’s not where you want to be, the answer is doing something else.

I believe if we don’t have what we want, we’re holding it away from ourselves. More often than not, it’s because our subconscious is protecting us. Sounds crazy, right? Our brain battling us when it comes to our goals and dreams?

But think about it.

You want money and don’t have it. You run an online business but don’t show up to let people know you have offerings to sell. The two are clearly connected. (Ninety-nine percent of the women I work with do this.)

Ask yourself what you’re afraid of. Why is showing up online so scary? People might judge you, not agree or like what you have to say, ridicule you, complain that you post too much, and on and on.

So what?

Maybe they will and maybe they won’t.

The point is thinking about showing up online won’t make you better at posting or more comfortable with it. But doing it will.

Be willing to stop, stumble and figure it out. A microsecond of struggle makes a lifetime of difference.

In The Talent Code, Coyle calls it practicing deeper.

I call it fucking up to make money.

Your mistakes make you smarter.

So what are you thinking about (instead of doing) right now?

What can you screw up today to further your goals?

My challenge to you is to go make a mess in the name of progress.

Forget everyone and everything else. Create single-minded focus on your goal and then DO SOMETHING to get it.

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