Money, money, money… Does talking about money make you feel awkward and uncomfortable?
Since money is the foundation of our whole life, it is essential that you switch your money mindset from awkward to comfortable.
When I started talking about money from a perspective of a comfortable and positive money mindset, I felt liberated. Literally.
I started to comfortably say to myself that money allows me to pay for my flat, my groceries, my transportation, my car.
Money allows me to see the world, to take vacations, to feel secure, to pay for healthcare… And the list went on.
Many people tend to get wrapped up in the negative side of money, mainly greed or scarcity.
There is also a different side to money that often gets overlooked (especially when you are a penny-pinching entrepreneur).
Instead of feeling stressed about money, feeling greedy or feeling it is lacking, you can feel empowered to make money, feel confident in your worth, and thankful for the money you already have in your life.
Simply put, money doesn’t have to have a negative connotation (and it shouldn’t!).
I’d like to share with you how to begin to master your money mindset to attract abundance into your life.
This process will not necessarily fully transform your money mindset from start to finish, but it’s a powerful beginning to snap you out of your scarcity mindset and have you improve your relationship with money as a whole.
It would be easy to talk about the negative side of money, because we’ve all seen it (and likely, most of us have felt it).
You know what I’m talking about.
You stress about every penny in your account, you hoard money, and refuse to give freely.
We’ve all been there, refreshing our bank account app, counting every penny before ordering at a restaurant (that’s if we can afford to go to one, that is), stressing about loans, mortgages, worrying about money running out.
And I get it.
Money sets the foundation of our life
It allows us to take care of our families, nourish our bodies, start our businesses. So it is important and you can fully think about it. But our relationship with money doesn’t have to negative.
Let me tell you, I have been there.
The way that we look at money is often shaped by so many factors. How we were raised, our parents’ attitudes, our career choice, and so on.
My relationship with money is now in a much better place. I moved from scarcity to abundance, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing.
At a young age I was taught the importance of saving money (even when there was a super new cool toy I wanted!) My parents seldom handed out money, we always knew we had to work (hard) for what we got.
I had to have a hernia when I was 9 years-old before my mother bought me a real watch that I’ve been begging to have for months.
So why am I telling you this little bit about myself?
It’s because I believe that our life experiences shape our relationship with money, and I want you to be aware of all the little things that have compounded into your current money mindset which is affecting your feelings about money.
Simply put, at a certain point, my relationship with money was based on a place of lack and scarcity.
I was constantly worried about how much money I had, and I didn’t realise that my negative thoughts about money were contributing to the cycle of lack.
So how did I transform my negative money mindset (and how you can, too!)?
Okay, so you have a negative money mindset, but now how do you fix it?!
I’ve told you when my relationship with money was not that great, but now I am going to tell you how I changed it into viewing money with freedom, appreciation, and gratitude.
I want you to look at your current relationship with money.
Really, really look at it.
Analyse past beliefs (money is hard to get, money is nothing but a problem to me, money only brought me misery — these were some of mine).
Analyse how you were raised, what emotions you feel just before you open your bank account online. Then does your stomach tighten when you see how little money you have?
Consider and analyse all of it!
Realise that it’s hard to move forward if you don’t know your foundation.
Now, write down in a journal, not only where you are at presently, but how you want your money relationship to be.
Some examples of things that could pop into your dream “money relationship” are:
I want to pay off my student loans
I want to be able to give presents to friends and family freely without thinking about the cost
I want to travel to Europe, or take a month off of work to spend with my family
I want to pay for my groceries without even considering how much money is in my account
I want to buy a new car
I want to put a deposit on a house
I want to start a small business
These details can be as small as you want or as big as you want. But whatever you are viewing, I want you to really visualise what your perfect relationship with money would look like.
Keep in mind this is less about what you could buy, and more how you would FEEL: Confident, abundant, secure, free.
This can be one of the most eye-opening exercises you will ever do, because it just might make you realise how bad your current money relationship is.
Transforming your money mindset is a journey, but it’s a journey you should start today.
I challenge you to work on feelings of lack, greed, (whatever it is!) and notice your emotions.
And don’t judge yourself for feeling this way.
Simply acknowledge the emotion, analyse why you might be feeling it, ask yourself if anything triggered it, and simply allow it to pass by.
Say: “Thank you for sharing. I uncreate and delete this emotion from my cellular memories.” Then choose to focus on the positive side of money.
This simple process is extremely powerful. You can do it anytime and anywhere.
By repeating, “Thank you for sharing. I uncreate and delete this emotion from my cellular memories,” you can literally change your beliefs about money, and improve your financial situation, as it had mine.
Money allows us to live the life of our highest potential, and it’s time we master a mindset that cultivates wealth and abundance.
Talk about money freely and comfortably. Master your money mindset, and enjoy life.