Does Your Money Story Keep You From Having Enough?
- Do you want more money?
- Have you been trying to bring in more money, but just can’t seem to make it happen?
- Did you know that your money story is tied to your parent’s money story?
In the past I had a lot of anxiety around money. Being a solo entrepreneur just heightened that anxiety. I finally realized the connection between my money story and my parent’s.
Both my parents grew up during the Depression. During that time many went without. There was never enough of anything, so my parents developed a scarcity mentality. When I was growing up, there was still never enough. I remember not wanting to worry my mother because I needed new shoes. We were always shopping for bargains. And my siblings and I all carry deep rooted feelings of not being good enough.
When I realized that my money story was tied to that of my parent’s, I started to change that story. I was able to change my attitude about money so that I now have more financial comfort and experience greater ease. I can and do bring in enough to meet my needs. This change in attitude changed my life! And it can change your life too.
I’ve come to realize that my fears and anxiety about money were the result of my on negative internal dialogue that said things like: “you’re not good enough,” or “you can’t do it,” or “you’ll never get it right.” This negativity was the source of the painful ebbs and flows I experienced with my finances. Though skilled at manifesting, it didn’t always work for me. Not because I didn’t know how to work with the principles of positive intention, but because of my inner negative dialogue. It was getting in the way of my being able to attract a steady flow of abundance.
I’ve given names to some of my own noisy inner voices. Maybe you will recognize them, or begin to give names to some of your own inner voices. I will also share some tips as to how I learned to quiet these voices and cultivate more positive ones.
Everybody loves a bargain, right?! The problem is when you start to think of yourself as needing to be a bargain. This mentality undermines your belief in your own self-worth -especially if you have a caretaking nature. Then you may feel a need to give your services away for free, or for a price far below the value of what you offer. This sabotages your abundance.
Enlightened thought: Bargain shoppers are really shopping for value. They want to get what they pay for and more. People will pay for value. You just need to embrace your true value.
Remedy: Write down all the reasons for which people seek you out in your community. It can be something as simple as having a ‘compassionate ear.’ This has great value because so many have lost the skill involved in truly listening. You might also tally up how much time and money you spent in acquiring your skills, experience, knowledge and training. You probably have invested a lot more in yourself than you realize.
Then take a look at this list and realize just how valuable you are. This is part of your worth to your community and to your clients. Own it and appreciate yourself. You are of great value! You are worth it!
The constant anxiety around money becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. People and potential clients can sense anxiety. It has a repellent quality that deters people and potential clients from finding you.
Enlightened thought: Notice when you have physical symptoms of anxiety. In reality they are warning you that something is out of balance. Forcing your way through fears without respecting your needs might only exacerbate the situation.
Remedy: Take several deep breaths and quiet your mind. Then have a dialogue with your anxiety and the underlying fear beneath. When you get to the root of your fear, then ask yourself if it’s really that bad. What’s the worst that could happen? Could you handle it?
Many times the monster that you don’t know is much more terrifying than the monster you do. Once you recognize what is really going on, then you will know how to deal with it.
She is fueled by fears and self-doubts. She rambles on with negative thoughts such as “I’m not good enough, bright enough, pretty enough.” Or “I’m too fat, too old, too scattered.” ” Or “I don’t have enough.” “I can’t.” “I shouldn’t.”
Enlightened Thought: With so much energy fueling negative thoughts you don’t have the mental capacity for the positive, creative, and innovative thoughts that create opportunities leading to abundance.
Remedy: Pay attention to your thoughts so you can recognize your negative thought patterns. Once you can recognize them, then consciously choose to stop giving them so much attention. Switch the channel! Think about something more positive and productive. Remember, you are in charge of your thoughts! You just need to take the reins and get your mind to work for you, and not against you.
Remember – Changing your money story is possible. When you change that story, then you can increase the amount of abundance and prosperity that flows into your life with greater ease and less struggle.
If this article resonates with you,
then you might be curious about my upcoming Free Talk:
Transform Your Money Story
October 10, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 PM
10227 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA
Look for my ezine next week to learn about Worried Wilma, Meek Millie and Frazzled Frannie and how they can negatively impact your money story and what you can do about it.
If you are struggling with your money story and self-worth, then give me a call to find out how I can help you change your money story and so you can become more magnetic to a greater flow of abundance. Contact me today at 415-819-8769 or email me for a complementary 30-minute consultation.