I believe wealth and financial freedom are for everyone. Let’s take a second to acknowledge the power in that statement. Wealth and financial freedom are for everyone, including you.
I KNOW YOU’VE HEARD IT BEFORE . . . IT’S SIMPLE TO BECOME WEALTHY, IT’S JUST NOT EASY.
Why is it simple? Because we all know what to do . . . spend less than we make, save and invest, become debt free and have a cash safety net. Hit the easy button. Not so fast. Sometimes life gets in the way, and we lose sight of our financial goals and make emotional decisions.
How can we break the cycle? By changing our money mindset. The first step to creating wealth is having a wealthy mindset.
Often, people find the topic of money stressful. If you struggle with your relationship around money, it’s time to start fresh and let go of the past. Making a money mistake doesn’t make you bad with money. It’s just feedback to make a different choice.
Let’s examine your language around money. Are you more of an “I can’t afford it” or “money flows easily and freely to me” person in your thoughts? How you speak about money is the energy you put out into the world and likewise the energy you’re attracting. Are you attracting abundance or scarcity?
Zero judgment here. It’s typically very unconscious language and often learned in childhood. Consider how money was discussed in your home, or more importantly, how spending was modeled for you. Do you feel like you must work hard to get wealthy or that money is the root of all evil? Do you believe that if you have more money, then someone else has less?
I would encourage you to journal about each one of your money stories and really ask yourself if they are true.
If hard work was the measure, then those people laboring outside in the summer heat would surely be the wealthiest. If money was the root of all evil, then there wouldn’t be philanthropists who donate millions to worthy causes. There is no pie in the sky where if you have more wealth, I have less.
If we break it down, money is just energy. It’s not emotional. It doesn’t have feelings or free will. The emotional value that we assign to money is usually where we falter on our journey. Don’t give it more power than it deserves. It’s entirely up to you whether you do good or bad things with money.
Finally, let’s evaluate your money mindset around giving and being generous to others. The more we give to others and causes near to our hearts, the more we open ourselves up to receive. If you’re living your life with a selfish mindset, unwilling to share your time, talents and treasure with others, then you’re not opened to receive the blessings that await you.
The secret to becoming a millionaire is not just about numbers on a page. It’s about believing you deserve wealth and being grateful for where you are on your journey. Paint a picture in your mind of the beautiful life you want to create, focus on that goal, be kind and watch the magic happen.
By: Amy Getz