Money Mindset-Abundance or Struggle?
Updated: Jul 30, 2019
Have you ever taken the time to think about your beliefs around money? Over the years of being an entrepreneur I have only ever reached a certain level of income, and not a penny beyond. I have blamed it on the economy, my efforts, a whole slew of things, but every time I dig deep it comes down to my beliefs around money, my worthiness, and my feelings around deserving it.
When we look back to the formative years, when we were growing up, how our parents spoke about money, adult of influence like teachers or mentors, their words and energy around money is imprinted on us and becomes our belief system as well. For example, if you grew up in a household where your parents always struggled, you heard things like "money is for the lucky", "money doesn't grow on trees", "rich people are greedy", you may very well have a subconscious belief about these things and as a result your own financial abundance is illusive, it is always a struggle, you never quite make it ahead of where you currently are. Now, there are always exceptions to the rule, being that certain people had a desire so strong that it over-came any learned thoughts about their abilities to earn large amounts of money.
You may also have a belief that money is evil, or that we shouldn't strive to have a lot as we are taking from others. Many wellness practitioners I have met have a belief that to be a truly good person you should be satisfied with and live off of the bare minimum, that acquiring wealth isn't 'holistic'.
Here's the thing about money. It is available in abundance to whomever choses to work for it, and how Much we earn is determined largely on our money mindset. If we have a belief that falls into line with anything mention above, well, it will always remain illusive. If you aren't earning what you would like to, take a dive into your past and see what you saw and heard growing up, what stories you are carrying with you that may be putting the breaks or ceiling on your earning potential.
And another mention about money and our mindset around it...money is a tool for good. Yes, some people use money for less then desirable things, and yes there are rich folks who are less then desirable as well, but money can be the opposite too. Money only magnifies who you already are, so if you give to charities, help others, spend wisely etc., that is exactly what more money will be to you, except you will be able to do all of these things to give and share on a much larger scale! So let go of the thought that money is bad or evil, it is in fact a tool that allows you to not only create amazing experiences for yourself, but to give and help the world on a much larger scale.
Let me know what you discovered about your money mindset!
~ Monika xo