It’s time for some real talk about one of the most important relationships in your life.
Nope, not the relationship with your partner, your kids or your parents – your relationship with money.
I don’t know about you, but I’m super fucking excited, because I know what a huge impact your money mindset can have on your success! The way you think about money, the way you manage (or fail to manage) your finances, and the way you attract cash all come down to your attitude to money.
So, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and examine how it all works.
What Is Money Mindset And Why Does It Matter?
Your money mindset describes your individual core beliefs and attitudes about money. Usually, these beliefs are formed when we are kids, by witnessing the way our parents and the people around us interact with money.
On the far negative side of the scale, people often have a scarcity or lack mindset about cash. That means they believe there is never enough, that they can’t access it, or that they will always struggle to make ends meet.
On the positive side, there’s a contentment and belief in abundance and wealth. Those with a positive money mindset are confident that there’s more than enough to go around, and know they can make as much as they choose to.
The reason this is such a vital topic is that your beliefs about money shape your action (or inaction) around money – even if they are unconscious. You may be held back from pursuing the things you really want because you have an underlying belief that you can’t handle money or don’t deserve it.
And that, my friend, is unacceptable!
Identify Your Money Mindset
This is the easy part. Did you feel nervous butterflies when you read the title of this blog? Do you feel uneasy as you continue to read? Do you avoid looking at your finances? Do you feel uncomfortable when you have to negotiate a price with a client or ask someone for money?
If you said yes to any of these, your money mindset needs an upgrade, chick!
If you really want to succeed in business, understanding your behaviour around money is essential. An un-addressed negative mindset results in self-defeating behaviours like procrastination, defeatism, and fear.
Building A Positive Money Mindset
When you have a positive attitude towards money, you are more likely to be confident, make smart financial decisions, and pursue your goals step by step to success. Instead of ignoring your finances, you will be able to take control of them and turn any roadblocks into opportunities.
So, where the hell to start?
As with anything to do with our unconscious patterns and beliefs, we begin by quietly observing.
Spend some time this week just watching how you react to the concept of money. Does it make you uncomfortable? Do you prefer not to deal with it? Do you spend it willy nilly or save it as if you will never earn another dollar again? Journalling can be helpful for clarity as you start following the breadcrumb trail of thoughts.
If you discover that your money mindset seems to be a hindrance, it’s time to tackle that stubborn bastard step by step.
Get to know your money. Track every cent that comes in and goes out. Cultivate gratitude for the money you have. Set goals for your financial future based on your passion, your “why,” and break through those self-built barriers that have been holding you back!
If you need some help to unravel the minefield of money mindset, then I am always here to help. Sometimes, answering those difficult questions out loud in a supportive environment can be all you need for the penny to drop.
Why not book a time to chat with me today?
Let’s bust through those blocks to build a positive money mindset and attract abundance to your business. Book a convenient time to speak now.