If anyone in the world needed to upgrade their money mindset, it was me. I’m pretty sure I came out of the womb with anxiety about money. I know that sounds a bit dramatic. Here’s the deal though, growing up every year I would receive $100 for my birthday. I would think long and hard about what I wanted to buy because I needed to get the best bang for my buck.
This $100 had to be spent the right way, it wasn’t actually a fun experience, I made it a challenge. A project that I had to carefully think through.
Unfortunately, this pattern continued on for years. Making decisions about money always came with level of stress. My body would even tense up and I would feel a tightness in my chest whenever I spent money. It was like I was saying goodbye to something that was never going to return.
It led to my early adult years too. A friend asked me in college if I enjoyed working as much as I did, or if I was actually saving for something. I was the 19 year old that picked up extra shifts on the weekends. If I work as much as I could, I felt like I was doing something wrong.
I was acting this way because I was so fearful that it was all just going to disappear, or that I was actually doing something wrong when I was earning it. I had no idea how to have a relationship with money in a healthy way.
How in the world did I go from the 8 year old that used to be scared she was going to spend her birthday money the wrong way, to building a multi 6 figure business with healthy boundaries to my time and energy within 24 months?
I healed my money mindset, and removed many other limiting beliefs about who I am and what my potential held.
You hear it all the time, business is 90% mindset. A thriving business cannot be built on scarcity.
I mean, technically it can, but do you really want it to take decades? I prefer reverse engineering the process, upgrading my money mindset, and getting the results faster because that’s what I’m after. If you’re reading this, I have no doubt you want results as fast as possible too.
But.. this is part of the problem entrepreneurship. Everyone is after the magic bullet, the secret sauce, they keep buying things and implementing strategy that isn’t helping them grow. They’re skipping the key component, your mindset, because that’s what the secret sauce really is. It’s not that strategy doesn’t matter because it does. But.. my client said it best:
She knows reverse engineering the process is the quickest way to build an abundant business. The mindset is 100% where it begins. When you remove your limiting beliefs, and upgrade you ability to see what’s possible, the strategy becomes so simple. She tried the alternative approach, just like I did, and the results were not flourishing.
My income actually skyrocketed when I started to address the things that truly matter. I got caught up in the noise of what builds a thriving business, so learn from me, don’t do what I did. Don’t carry that scarcity energy into your business, because it’s not really going to help you get what you want.
“Limiting beliefs how do I get rid of those?” We’ll get there, but first..
Here’s 3 things you can start doing today to upgrade your money mindset.
1. Give More
This might sound odd, but the thing is you’ve got to shift your energy around your relationship with money. That’s the root of all of this. Money is just paper, it’s the relationship with it that holds the scarcity.
If you don’t have a lot to give right now, don’t fret, it doesn’t need to be a big huge donation. You don’t have to feed an entire country to up-level your mindset. Try this, the next time you grab a cup of coffee with a friend, offer to pay for their drink. Or maybe you’re going to grab dinner this weekend, leave a couple extra bucks on the tip despite the service.Do it because you know and believe money flows freely.
If you’re able to willingly let it flow, that scarcity voice inside your head that it’s going to disappear and dry up will start to slow down; because you’ll begin to see proof that you can give money and still receive it too. They are not mutually exclusive.
2. Give Your Money Fear a Name
It’s time to start separating yourself from that tiny little voice of fear. You’ve heard the saying, “you are not your thoughts”. I don’t know the first person that said it, but it couldn’t be more true. It helps us see that we have control of what we give energy to in our mind.
In other posts or podcast episodes, I go deep into talking about the difference between your subconscious and conscious mind because that’s really what we’re doing when we give this little scarcity critic a name. We’re un-identifying with this part of ourselves, because it isn’t truly us.
It’s just a scarcity voice. There’s part of programming in your subconscious that keeps showing up thinking it’s up for battle, when you’re not, you’re just buying something and totally safe. Your brain needs to understand this which will help you upgrade your money mindset.
If you give this voice a name, you’ll enhance your awareness around it to be able to start disconnecting from it.
Have fun with it, be a bit playful. “Oh Alice is here again! Interesting that she decided to show up and freak out when I’m in the dressing room trying on the nice jeans”. See how this is a lot different than just listening to “DON’T BUY THE NICE JEANS THEY’RE TOO EXPENSIVE”.
Notice the inner critic, and let it pass. “Alice, I love you, but the world actually isn’t ending I’m just buying a new pair of jeans.” Got it?
Alright, onto number three, last but honestly the most important.
3. Continue to Invest In Upgrading Your Money Mindset
The growth of your up-level stops when you decide it does. Don’t be one of those people who are doing daily affirmations and mediation thinking that’s enough. It’s time to wake up and see that the subconscious blocks don’t get removed by daily affirmations or meditation alone! But, that’s why I’ve created tons of resources to help others remove these beliefs, you can access your free Upgrade Your Money Mindset guide at the bottom of the page!
Nurturing your growth is a lifelong commitment. Either you’re in or you’re out.
Your business growth will require you to grow as a person. This means the road does not stop.
Don’t let yourself stop growing.
One of the best things you can do for your business is to continue to widen your horizon of what’s possible. This is why I’m always either working with a coach or in a mastermind with like minded business owners.
Being around people and having someone help me see possibility through an even more expansive lens is key and helps me upgrade my money mindset, I see the direct results in my business.
If for some reason my business blew up in flames tomorrow, which won’t happen but let’s play hypotheticals here for a minute. If my podcast shut down, facebook died, my email list disappeared, there’s no doubt in my mind within a short amount of time I’d hit 6 figures again quick.
This happened because I’ve learned to calm the voice of my ego, quiet the fears, and trust myself in the action that I take. All the work relating to upgrade my money mindset has paid off.
I still get scared, and nobody is perfect. I don’t strive for perfection. What I do strive for is to maintain resilience, because sometimes things are going to be hard, challenges will arise, and your ability to move through them not against them is your biggest lever.
Creating resilience comes from a growth mindset, it comes from removing the limiting beliefs holding you back, and creating expansion to your vision.
The way you perceive yourself and the world will reflect in your ability to make things happen and reach success.
Think about that 8 year old that was terrified she was going to spend her birthday money wrong. What was she really fearful of? Was it how she spent the money, or was she scared of doing
I think you know the answer to that. Which means, you know your money fears are so much less about money itself, and more about what’s going on with the voice inside your head, or shall we say… Alice.
I’ve created a ton of resources to help business owners just like you upgrade their money mindset so they can begin seeing the success they desire. I encourage you to start implementing mindset efforts into your business, and watch as the results follow.
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