Is the way you feel about generating wealth shaped by your upbringing? Have you been brought up to believe that being rich is a negative life choice?
Are you truly aware of your own money mindset… and its effects on your ability to reach your financial goals?
You see… our adult self is in business to make our difference, but we also want to be rewarded well for our efforts. We strive for a sizeable income to provide a better lifestyle for our kids, enjoy financial freedom, and leave that place of financial pain.
What is your relationship with money?
However… all of us have a relationship with money… good and bad. Your money mindset determines how much wealth you will be able attract into your life.
Many people have a blockage when it comes to dealing with money. You might fall into the camp that shies away from even wanting to think about your finances… with the mere thought of sitting down to properly assess your financial position sending you running for the hills.
You can’t spend your money quickly enough. You see your investments as positive… with income you earn going into reinvesting into your business or treating your loved ones to gifts or holidays, but you aren’t able to keep money in your bank account for very long.
Or you might be in another camp. You are aware of where every single penny is going… spend wisely, and you’ve made meticulous plans for yours and your family’s future.
No matter how much money you have, there is always a sum saved somewhere ‘just in case’. You have a positive money mindset… choosing to keep hold of as much as you can for as long as possible. Your relationship with money is a good one.
So… what separates the two?
Your money mindset!
If you grew up with a “them and us” experience of wealth, those early experiences will affect how you view your personal wealth as your adult self.
If you grew up hearing phrases such as “he/she is flash” or “money doesn’t grow on trees” you may have been left with the sense that rich = negative.
So all the time you’re struggling financially, you feel good about yourself. Your financial challenges fuel your self image.
But as soon as you start getting paid what you’re worth… and accumulating wealth, the guilt kicks in, you feel unworthy of the increased income, and your child self worries people will think you’re not a nice person anymore.
So your child self gets rid of that wealth… putting you right back into your comfort zone of financial struggle.
If you’re wondering why you are making good money but still battle to pay bills month on month, ask yourself if it could be your negative money mindset that’s behind this behaviour?
But, like any self limiting belief, you have the choice whether to allow your negative money mindset to carry on hurting you or not. You can choose to leave it in the past where it belongs.
If you are striving for financial freedom but finding it difficult to get to where you want to be, you may need to work on your money mindset. Only then will you be able to grant yourself permission to attract the financial stability you desire.
You do not need to change who you are to make money. All you need to do is let go of who you are not. Once I’d undergone my own lifestyle shift, my business went from ZERO to half a million dollars in 3 months… are you still stuck in your limiting mindset? Get Started on Your Lifestyle Shift Today!