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Everything in our lives is made up of energy — including our thoughts, words, and emotions. Money is an expression of energy and how you choose to consciously think, feel, spend, and save your money determines how much (or how little) you will have of it.
Most of us are raised to believe that there isn’t enough money, that you have to work hard to make any money, or there’s never enough of it to go around. These beliefs become ingrained in us and ultimately create our subconscious money stories, aka limiting money beliefs. And since our subconscious mind runs our life about 95 percent of the time, meaning that only 5 percent of our existence is from our actual conscious mind, it’s no surprise that most of us don’t have the healthiest relationship with money.
Growing up, I was taught that money was hard to come by, being rich meant you were bad or selfish, and no matter how much you had, something bad would happen so you’d end up losing it quickly. And this is exactly what I experienced in my early 20s and 30s. I worked hard with little to show for myself, and whenever I received a large, unexpected amount of money, it was gone as quickly as it came.
Then in my mid-30s I discovered coaching and dove into the money mindset. Through this way of thinking, I was able to rewrite my money stories, release what I was raised to believe, and create a totally different relationship with money. Fast forward: I now have a great relationship with money.
I always have more than enough. Money comes to me easily. The more money I make, the more people I can help.
So how do you go about totally changing the way you think, feel, and act around money?
Here are 5 tips to help you change your narrative and amplify more of what you already have.
Understand Your Limiting Money Beliefs
The first step is to understand what your current money beliefs are. If money was a person, how would you describe your relationship with it? What emotions come up for you when talking about money? Growing up, what were you raised to believe about money? What were you told about people who had a lot of money? How much money is too much money?
Create New Money Beliefs
Now that you have some insight into your current money beliefs, it’s time to create a new narrative and money story. What do you want to intentionally believe about money? What kind of relationship would you like to have with money? What kind of person do you want to become who has tons of money?
Although it may not feel as though you have a lot or even enough money right now, the fastest way to create more of it is to be grateful for what you already have. When you focus on what you don’t have, you create more of nothing. Instead of getting frustrated with paying the rent or mortgage bill, think of what you’re gaining from paying that bill. A safe roof over your head where you’re making beautiful memories with your family. Or how about the electricity bill? That’s paying for the hair straightener, the TV, the heat, etc. Think of what you’re gaining instead of what you’re giving.
Would you like more money or to amplify what you already have? Start by being generous and giving some away. In my experience, when you give to others, you genuinely feel good about yourself, you feel abundant, and the universe responds to you tenfold. You can donate one dollar or donate your time — both are a form of energy, and you’ll always see a positive return on your investment.
Visualization is a great tool to create more money and amplify what you already have. You do this by closing your eyes, connecting with your breath, and visualizing as though you have already achieved your goal. Even Olympic athletes practice visualizing. They picture themselves at the finish line, with the gold trophy, imagining how they would feel, what they would be wearing, what they would be hearing, etc. When you act as though it’s a done deal, your brain is subconsciously connecting this for you and will then figure out a way to make this happen for you in real life. So start thinking about if you already had the money you wanted, what would that feel like, how would that change your life — really tapping into the feeling of having — and watch the abundance begin to enter your life.
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