How do you create a positive money mindset?
I'm a true believer that in order to have long-term success as a mompreneur you have to create a healthy money mindset. This is something that I have been working on for years, and although I've gotten better over time, I'm still a work in progress.
Becoming a mom really forced me to work on my money mindset, because having kids is super expensive!
If it's not milk, diapers, wipes or expensive butt paste eating away at your budget when they are babies, then it's the daycare bill, the private school tuition, or the most expensive extracurricular activities you've ever seen in your life when they are older (Seriously, $200 per kid for karate? Is Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid teaching them or what?)
I know it might all sound a little “woo woo” at first, but once I actually began to believe in the concept of having a healthy money mindset, I experienced a shift in how I approached my family and business finances.
One of my favorite books that helped me with my money mindset is You Are a Bad Ass at Making Money. If you haven't read it, I highly suggest it!
There are countless ways to manifest more money in your business. The trick is to find the ways that work best with your core belief system and values.
Here are 17 ways to build a healthy money mindset.
Give Up Control
While it is good to be specific, when setting up goals and planning how to attain them, be careful of thinking that is too rigid. Telling the Universe that you want to increase your income in a specific way with a specific outcome can blind one to unexpected opportunities and methods.
By all means, have a specific intent, but allow the Universe to deliver what you need in its own unique way. You’ll find it is often much better and more generous than the rigid outcome you were expecting.
Let Go of Everything that No Longer Serves Its Purpose
If you want change to happen, make room for it. Get rid of old clothes, furniture…even your old car.
What you are doing when you declutter is letting the Universe know you are ready for better things. Even better, you’re literally making room for abundance.
Declutter Your Emotions
It’s all well and good decluttering your closet or your office, but be sure to spring clean other areas of your life. What habits and thoughts have you been clinging on to that no longer serve you? Let them go. Fire them. Give them permission to leave.
Take One Step
A journey begins with one step, but until you take that step, you are sitting still. Ridiculously obvious… but signaling your intent to the Universe by taking action can be the most powerful manifestation technique possible. Remember that feeling is not doing!
Be Grateful for the Smallest Sign
Remember that when it comes to manifesting, sometimes the smallest action can cause the biggest paradigm shift. For example, picking up a dime and thanking the Universe for the beginning of money being attracted to you can be the start of more flowing in. But don’t overlook that dime!
Adopt a Success Mindset
Someone still clinging to old, negative self-messages and ‘I’m doomed to be poor’ thinking will end up blocking abundance at every turn. There’s no magic to overcoming this: Simply make the resolution that from this moment forth you will focus on the successes in your life from this moment forth.
Seeing all the ways in which you do move towards a better life can be the most powerful manifestation technique of all.
Give When You’re Lacking
When things are really tight, there’s a natural tendency to go into Fear Mode, and focus on the big hole in the boat. This leads to lowered vibrations as we let fear paralyze us. Next time you are facing tough financial times, look outward. Donate to a cause you care about. Giving when it hurts is a powerful way to raise your vibrant and signal your trust to the Universe.
Watch Your Words
Words can be powerful. Words can create your reality, so eliminate words that dis-empower you, like ‘someday’, or ‘one day’ or ‘in the future’.
Instead, substitute phrase like ‘I am going to …’ (as in “I am going to Aruba on July 15”). Once you make a clear plan and commitment, you will find all sorts of ways to move toward that goal, and it will become a reality.
Create a Success Playlist
It’s a well-known fact scientifically that music can be energizing. Create a playlist for yourself that fills you with beauty, hope and energy. Play it while you’re working; playing while you’re taking a break. Play it whenever you need a soul boost.
Being positive is not about denial. It’s not about yelling ‘I open myself to the abundance around me’ when you have just lost your biggest client, because your gut will tell you pretty thoroughly that you’re delusional.
Be positive is about facing your fear and acknowledging it, but not being derailed by it. Facing your fear can teach you that you have the power to deal with it, rise above and meet your goals.
I found this short video by Author Brene Brown very helpful in understanding how we sometimes use fear as armor.
Don’t Wait for Permission
One of the negative mindset traps we can fall into is ‘waiting for permission’: From the Universe, from our market niche, from our spouse—or even from those long-lost voices in our heads.
Don’t wait for signs that you ‘deserve’ to become wealthy. Write yourself a note. It should go something like this: “I grant permission for [Your Name] to start receiving abundance in all areas of life and I grant permission for her to become wealthy and financially free.”
Have Fun Becoming Wealthy
Too often money and finances are sources of grim stress and despair. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve got—or lack—right now. It doesn’t matter how much you need to grow your net worth—fast. Taking a few moments to have fun with becoming wealthy takes away its power to paralyze (and helps keep you in touch with your creative, spiritual side—essential to prolific manifesting).
Pay for the next person’s coffee. Buy yourself a bunch of roses instead of that single carnation you usually purchase. Better yet, buy flowers for someone else and surprise them. Buy that purse you've been wanting.
It doesn’t matter if the treat is big or small; for you or for someone else. Take the time to have fun with your money.
Meditate and Exercise Daily
Don’t neglect either: Two powerful ways for clearing blockages from your body and mind.
It doesn’t matter if you devote only five minutes per day to these two powerful battery rechargers: It will make a difference to your physical well-being, emotional clarity and energy vibrations.
Take a Giant Step
Small actions that move us towards our goals are important—but if you really want to rocket boost your manifesting, get out of your comfort zone and give yourself permission to do things you wouldn’t normally do.
Sign up with that coach you’ve admired for the last three years. Get out of her free Facebook Group and invest in a coaching package or take her high-end boot camp.
Book that vacation you’ve been dreaming about for years. Indulge that childhood dream—the one your father always scoffed at—and learn to ride a horse.
Acknowledge Your Power
You have the power to manifest anything you want. It’s called ‘choice’.
Choice is your biggest gift. You can choose to focus on doubling your income. You can choose to wallow in misery. You can choose to add passive income to your money manifesting strategy. You can choose to put up with a miserable, soul-sucking client… or ‘fire’ her and free yourself up for a new client who is delightful to work with.
Choice is neither good nor bad, but it’s up to us whether or not we decide to make good choices (choices that empower us and move us forward) or bad choices (based on inertia and fear).
Acknowledge that only you have the power to choose the life you’ve always wanted.
Use Better Tools and Resources
Don’t keep buying cheap courses or the economy version of a piece of technology. Invest in the best resources. The best and fastest laptop, the VIP Mastermind weekend instead of the Basic Membership and the best VA instead of a cheap contractor whose work you have to correct.
Share Your Dreams and Goal
A dream or a goal that is kept secret is one you’re not really sure about. You’re not sure if you deserve it. You’re not sure you can do it. You’re not sure if it is for you.
Start talking about your dreams and goals with people you trust. Sometimes, that person can provide an unexpected key piece of your puzzle, or even just encourage you and cheer you on.
And sometimes, when you actually put something into words, you will give yourself big clues and trigger insights that move you forward.
Time to take action!
Finally, remember that merely wishing you had more money is called ‘day-dreaming’. Desire, naming your goal and taking action is what starts the journey towards the finish line.
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