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.
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.
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...
Sometimes when you go through a series of life events, your life feels like it’s in an absolute state of chaos. Maybe you're physically busy or you're mentally busy, or both. At other times you may just be feeling your energy isn’t in the right place and you’ve lost your focus. Perhaps you go to work on things every day, but you find that you have to keep resetting your plans or revisiting them, and you're not sure what it is that you should be working on.
The solution to getting your focus back is to be in a specific kind of energetic state where you're productive, creative and able to tap into the right resources that are going to move you forward. You usually know when you're not in a productive state because often two of the most toxic emotions surface - anger and fear.
There can be anger around things to do with your current circumstances or even things to do with the past. One of the tell-tale signs of anger is you might be snappy or impatient and the anger...
If you've been experiencing a particular money pattern for a while, then it could be because you've gone through some kind of financial trauma. Since a particular traumatic event your money might not have been the same, or you might be struggling with a particular issue, like not being able to save or being in debt or not being able to hit your income goals.
Types of Financial Trauma
I mentioned in my last video that there are two types of financial trauma.
This article was originally inspired by Thanksgiving and seeing everyone's social media posts about being thankful. Ironically, the outpour of positivity in the days leading up to Thanksgiving reminded me that for many people, it’s not so easy. Festive holiday seasons can also stir up intense emotions like sadness and loneliness.
There are many reasons you may struggle to feel sincerely thankful, especially when times are tough in business. Whatever your reason, expressing gratitude for the things that you do have will help you improve how you feel, even if you are in a low and lonely place.
There's sort of no point in saying, “I'm grateful for everything and the world is abundant,” if you don't feel like that at all. Be honest with yourself, and find basic things that you can genuinely feel thankful for.
Examples of the basics:
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...
This article is part of the Money Mindset series where I've been talking about your relationship with money, and in particular around the six types of money.
So far we've covered savings, debt, and today we're going to talk about income.
When it comes to income, I like to dive right in because this one is best tackled on a practical level.
Take a few seconds to think about your income. How much do you earn? When do you get paid? Is it monthly? Or every other week?
We typically refer to income from a job, but it can also be from your business.
What I want you to do is to think about your income, it doesn't have to be exact, just something close. Visualise that number. Picture when that money comes in, when it hits your bank account, try to see that figure.
What I want you to take note of is whether any feelings are coming up around the visualisation of that amount of money.
The reason I'm asking you to do that is when it comes to income, particularly if it is a salary...
In my previous article, I explained the importance of celebrating your progress to conquer your inner critic, especially if you feel like nothing you do is good enough or worth celebrating.
If you tend to be critical of yourself, it’s highly likely that you’ll encounter some resistance once you start celebrating small milestones (like… seriously… who would actually do a victory dance???)
Watch the video above to discover how you can dramatically improve your results and feel amazing at the same time by celebrating your progress.
You’ll see how to quickly disarm any resistance or scepticism by using a simple technique to neutralise negative beliefs around deserving to be recognised and celebrated.
The technique I demonstrated in the video is called Tapping and you can use it to develop the habit of celebrating your progress.
All you have to do is watch & follow along as I tap gently on a series of acupressure points with two fingers,...
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...
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