The first time I felt shame about money was when I was 4 years old, and it happened somewhere totally unexpected.
I used to have a friend at school who got free snacks because her Mum volunteered at the school canteen and we’d often go together and get something tasty. One day, I went without my friend and asked for a strawberry frozen yoghurt (my favourite) and her Mum told me I’d have to start paying for my food.
I hadn’t known, of course, that she’d been paying for those ‘free’ snacks behind the scenes all along. What I did know was that I stood there, 4 years old, suddenly aware that I needed money and deeply humiliated by not having any.
I started looking around at the other kids and comparing myself. The rich kids had money for the canteen and Reebok shoes. Their parents were doctors or lawyers. I wasn’t like them. The shame I felt stopped me from telling my parents about what had happened and though I didn’t realise it at...
Think it's possible to make an extra $4K per month by writing it on a slip of paper?
For most people, it isn't. They write out the same goals year after year, or make vision boards... and nothing changes.
But it just happened to my client, Karen.
See, Karen recently stumbled across a goal she wrote a year ago while she was doing tax prep.
“I am earning fifteen hundred dollars per week,” she wrote.
Karen had forgotten all about this slip of paper.
Like a lot of people, Karen had set goals like this in the past with no luck. She felt stuck because she didn’t have the time to work on her goals or get extra support.
I'm sure you've heard that famous definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Karen realized that's what she was doing and she decided to try a different approach. She followed up on a conversation we had two years ago and ended up joining my Money Blocks Breakthrough Program.
Karen wanted to make more...
There’s one assumption people make about debt that’s WRONG.
People get this wrong whether they’re $5,000 or $100,000 in debt.
And it keeps them stuck in a paralysing cycle.
It's exactly what happened to my client, Toni.
Toni felt like she was drowning in debt and she couldn't face it anymore.
That's when she hopped on my 5 day Money Blocks Breakthrough Challenge and reached out to me for help.
Like a lot of people, Toni had assumed that to get out of debt, you need to make more money.
She'd been trying this for years and was getting nowhere.
Sure, you need money coming in to pay off a debt balance. But that’s treating the symptom.
It’s like putting cream on a rash when you don’t know the cause.
It turns out you’re allergic to canned tomatoes, but you don’t know that. So you keep eating tomatoes and keep using your rash cream.
You get temporary relief with each outbreak, but the problem never goes away.
You might struggle...
Today I want to share my story about how I got out of $97,000 of credit card debt.
I felt inspired to share this because a friend of mine told me yesterday that she thought I’d had a perfect life and I’d never struggled with money.
Can you believe it?
If that’s what my friend thought, then it means I’ve been pretty darn good at keeping my debt a secret… and I did it mostly because I was so embarrassed about it.
I’ve been keeping it a secret when in fact, it’s the whole reason I went looking for help and stumbled across money blocks.
Finding and releasing my money blocks changed my entire money story and also allowed me to quit my corporate job and create my dream business.
I shared a video today in my private Facebook group about my personal story and why I’m so passionate about showing business owners how to fix their relationship with money.
I wanted you to see it too, even if you’re not in my...
When you lose sight of how much you spend, it is really easy for small things to add up and get out of control, keeping you stuck in that feeling that you’re “Just bad with money.”
Get back on top of your money by increasing the visibility of your expenses!
Let’s look at how it works…
Tracking Allows You to Identify the Problem and Manage It
When you pay attention to what you spend and you keep those numbers visible in the front of your mind, then you can actually take practical action to manage your money game.
In the Money Mindset Bootcamp that I run, one of the big things that we do is to look at your money in real terms. We gather the data of your income and spending habits, and from there we set what your budget is.
The first step is to review your bank statements and bills and do the math to get an idea of roughly what it is that you spend and where. (Some people don’t even realize they spend...
Money blocks are self-limiting beliefs around your income and income goals. What you may not realize, however, is that simply making more money does not clear your money blocks. And until you do clear your money blocks, your money problems may only get worse.
More Money, More Problems
There's a common misconception out there that making money can solve all of your problems. As I’ve learned from my own experience, and see all the time in the lives of our clients here at Money Mindset Accelerator, money problems don’t go away until money blocks are cleared.
As you make more money and you become more successful, everything that you do gets magnified. If you haven't dealt with your money blocks, they’ll get magnified too, and you'll find even bigger ways to lose money and get yourself into financial trouble.
For example, no matter how much you earn, you can always spend more. And if you have fear, anxiety, panic or guilt around money,...
What Is The The Law Of Reciprocity?
At the most basic level, we could use the entrepreneur example: you've got something to sell, products or services, and you will provide those in exchange for a fee.
That's kind of basic giving and receiving, but I believe there is a much broader application of that as well, in business, and certainly in other aspects of life.
Some of the mentors that I've worked with, like Akbar Sheikh and Julie Tingen who both use the tagline “make more so you can give more” believe that we, as entrepreneurs, can make as much money as we can so that we can ultimately give a lot more back.
Do You Feel That Making More Money Is Greedy?
Some people feel that making a lot of money is really greedy. If that applies to you I'd urge you to challenge yourself look for the belief that’s causing that particular money block.
There's no reason why you have to be greedy if you make a lot of money. My view is...
I’ve heard it said before that comprehension starts and ends at the point of articulation. That is, how we talk about what we experience, the language we use to describe it, shapes our understanding of that experience.
Quite often when people feel “stuck,” it’s for a lack of words to explain what's going on. We simply just experience something, but we can't really explain why we're stuck, and for that reason, we can’t understand it, and for that reason, we can’t get out of it.
While true in all areas of life, today we’re looking at how working with a money vocabulary can help you improve your life financially.
Specifically, we’re looking at money blocks.
What Are Money Blocks?
Money blocks are self-limiting beliefs around money. They affect people in three main ways:
1. Money Creation Money Blocks
People with money blocks centered on money creation struggle to create money and create wealth. These...
Building a business is a bit like building a house. You're going to have much longer lasting success and a much stronger house if you lay solid foundations to begin with. A powerful, positive mindset helps build a strong foundation in your business. There are three core elements that you need to succeed as an entrepreneur in business.
1. A powerful and positive mindset: This relates to having the right kind of energy, clarity and focus in your business.
2. Strategy: Embarking on a business and succeeding requires you to have really clear goals. You need to have clarity on what your goals are and specifically, your key success metrics.
If your goal is to hit seven figures this year from a service-based business, you’ll want to break down the following metrics:
When I reflect back on my life, I think it's fair to say I’ve achieved a good amount of success, however the truth is, I was never really as successful as I wanted to be. Or to be more accurate, it didn’t happen in the way I wanted it to.
During my teens and twenties, I had very low self-esteem even though I appeared to be confident (probably because I did a lot of public speaking and sang in bands). My successes felt like a fluke because I didn't believe in myself and I just sort of pushed myself to achieve certain things.
During my 30s, I was rapidly climbing the corporate ladder, but the stress of the job was killing me. I knew I didn’t want to do accounting forever - and that is when I drew on my passion around personal development and started a life coaching certification.
Life coaching teaches you a systematic way to achieve your goals alongside working on things like your self-limiting beliefs. I used it to get promoted in my own career and I started to...
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