If you've been stuck in certain money patterns for a while, it could be a sign that you've encountered financial trauma in the past. Maybe you've been unable to shift your level of savings and actually accumulate meaningful savings. Maybe you've been stuck in debt or maybe you've been unable to break through and achieve your income goals. Often when the same patterns repeat themselves over and over again, there's a deeper root cause that may not be presenting itself on the surface.
In a lot of cases your relationship with money is actually impacted by your early money paradigm - i.e. the way you grew up around money and what you experienced by observing adults around you, particularly your family. It can also be a combination of your family paradigm and financial trauma. In fact, financial trauma can actually have a compounding effect on your family paradigms around money.
What is Financial Trauma?
A financial trauma is an event that usually occurred sometime in your past. The...
Are you chasing a really ambitious goal? Maybe you're going after a particular profit target, or you're in corporate and you're trying to get to that next level, get your next promotion. Whatever it is, you’re working really hard and going after something that really matters to you. This is for you.
In the context of chasing after a really big goal, the best advice I can give you is to remember to take care of and prioritize your health and wellbeing. I’m talking about both physical and mental health, which includes working on your mindset.
Often the reason we chase after something that's financially-incentivized has to do with a quality of life metric; it’s about the type of lifestyle that you'd like to have that money can bring.
If you're working really hard on going after your goals to the point that you're working yourself into the ground, you end up putting your health at risk and jeopardizing your ability to enjoy that lifestyle that you're working so...
Through the process of packing and unpacking all my things during my recent move home, I was surprised by how much stuff I have and how I haven't used a lot of it in a long time. It got me thinking about the way that we hold onto loads and loads of stuff, and why?
Today I’m reflecting on how we hold onto a lot of stuff we don’t really need or use, and what we can do with this stuff to improve our lives.
Why do we keep the things we keep?
Stepping back and looking into that second reason can really help us to create emotional space for bigger and better life experiences.
When you do hoard things you don’t really need or use anymore, it may be because they symbolise a person, place or experience that you’re also unwilling or not yet ready to let go of on an emotional level.
The material things that we hold onto are often...
Affirmations can play an important role in attracting more wealth and abundance IF they're used correctly! Unfortunately, in many cases, affirmations don't really work - and the reason has to do with the level of faith we put into them.
Do you really believe your affirmations? That's the question you really need to answer.
There are several ways to test your level of belief around your affirmations. One exercise you can try is to rate yourself out of 10 on a series of affirmations to see whether you actually believe them. The process for doing this would be:
For each affirmation, a low score would indicate that you carry some resistance towards achieving your own goals. This may also lead you to make incorrect assumptions - for example, that you aren’t meant...
In this article, I'm going to share 10 powerful affirmations that you can use to attract more wealth and abundance.
I will call out from the outset that this isn't your typical feel-good affirmations post. I'm actually going to give you these affirmations, but with a very specific purpose and it's probably not what you think.
So first up, I thought I would actually explain what an affirmation is because not everyone might be familiar with the term. So, let's start with the official definition of an affirmation from the dictionary: an affirmation is to affirm that something is true.
Now there's a big problem here. Straight away, alarm bells went off and I just remembered my English teacher saying, "You can't use the word you're trying to define in the definition." So, that kind of breaks that rule and is not overly helpful if you don't know what an affirmation is.
So another way I can explain what an affirmation is, is that it's like stating a declaration - and stating that you...
Do you deliberately set any income goals for yourself? Maybe for the year? Is there a specific amount of money that you're going after whether that's in your career or in your business?
When I talk to people about income goals, usually I find that there are two major types of challenges when it comes to setting effective income goals.
The first one is that some people don't actually set any goals at all. When you don't set a goal, you end up having a default goal which is usually somebody else's goal. A good example of this is corporate jobs. A lot of people say “I just ended up here”, or “I landed in this job”, and often that's why. It's because of the absence of having clear goals, specifically an income goal.
By not setting a clear goal, you are actually imposing a ceiling on your income and earning capability.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Do you aspire to be the head of your department? It's not that if you're an accountant you need to...
One of the questions I get a lot from people as a coach is around whether or not people have a good money mindset. Many people think that if they can resonate with concepts like “abundance” then it means they have a good money mindset. And while abundance is a great thing to focus on, that doesn't necessarily mean that you've got a great mindset around money.
Whenever I'm talking about money, I really like to get into the specifics. When I’m coaching my clients, we don't focus on concepts like abundance. Instead, we get down to the nitty-gritty of it and actually talk about the different types of money.
Today want to give you a quick intro into six types of money that I actually focus on.
Later this week I will go into each of these types of money in more detail.
The first type of money is savings. Can you save money? Have you ever been able to save money? And how do you feel when you think about saving money?
The idea of savings might make you feel...
When you’re working towards a major goal, do you celebrate your progress along the way? Many people think that celebrating your progress is a waste of time because the only thing worth celebrating is reaching the final milestone.
Actually the opposite is true – recognising small wins motivates you to keep going and inspires you to put in your best effort.
If you’ve conditioned yourself to feel unenthusiastic about completing tasks, this could be your inner critic at play. What feels like indifference on the surface can actually be a form of self-sabotage.
Watch the video above to discover how you can get to your end goal more quickly by celebrating your progress.
The idea of celebrating gradual progress is so simple and therefore is often overlooked. To achieve your goals in the most direct way with genuine excitement and enthusiasm, it’s important that you recognise and celebrate smaller milestones as you progress towards a bigger goal.
I used to feel...
Would you like to know one of the best ways to stay on target when you’re chipping away at a long-term goal? Motivating yourself is similar to taking a shower – it doesn’t last so you have to keep doing it every day!
Successful people don’t actually wait to feel motivated or inspired, they take action anyway, and the motivation follows. Accountability works the same way by keeping you on track with the use of mutually agreed deadlines.
When you’re pursuing a side hustle on your own, it can easy to put things off and kick the can down the road. However you’ll be amazed at how far you’ll go (even if it takes the occasional all-nighter) to complete things when you’re accountable to someone else.
Watch the video above to discover how you can use accountability to stay on track with your goals.
To stay on track and motivated, you need to make sure you’ve chosen a meaningful goal(s) by asking yourself:
So it's been a little while since I published a new blog post. Things have been really hectic over the last few months.
Here’s what happened…
About eight weeks ago, I walked out of the Sydney office of my high paying corporate job with a cardboard box in my hands. I headed down to my car space for the very last time not worried about the future or how I was going to pay the bills. I had my online coaching business all set up and I was ready to embark on the next chapter as a full-time entrepreneur.
Leaving my corporate job was a huge milestone for me - it's something I wanted to do for a really long time and I worked out how to make it happen. Travel is also one of my hot buttons and I decided to mark the occasion with two trips. The first stop was a relaxing wind-down on the Gold Coast followed by a trip to Thailand to attend an 8-day long Internet Business Workshop (Yes - 8 days!).
One of the highlights of these trips was realising that I'm now really...
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