Do you love money or hate it?
If you want to start understanding your relationship with money, you have to work out all of your unconscious beliefs and past programming around it.
Unless you take this step, it will be hard to create real, lasting wealth for yourself!
So does money come to you easy, or is it a constant struggle?
Are you a spender or a saver?
Do you admire rich people, or think that they are all crooks and are greedy?
When you think about money what comes into your mind?
I would bet that a lot of negative thoughts come up.
“Rich people are greedy”
“I would sooner be happy than rich”
“Money doesn’t grow on trees”
“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”
“There is never enough”
“We can’t afford it”
Where did these beliefs come from?
The funny thing is that all these beliefs about money are not even your own.
Think back to your childhood.
You would of overheard all of these statements about money from your parents, friends, teachers and even television.
Even scarier is that they would of developed their beliefs from their parents, friends and teachers as well.
Your beliefs about money are not actually your own, but are based on old, outdated thinking from the depression era.
Sure, all of your experiences have shaped your relationship with money, but with all of this past programming going on in your mind subconsciously, can you see why so many of us believe that making money is hard and a constant struggle?
I love money $$
Growing up I always liked money.
I had a piggy bank and always used to love counting it when it was full.
I always saved all of the pocket money I received and dreamed of one day owning a beautiful home.
However my family was never rich growing up.
I was raised by a single-Mother who worked as a cleaner at the local hospital.
I watched her working hard to pay off our little two-bedroom house, but I never felt that I was poor or that I was missing out on anything.
But I also heard all of these sayings about the rich and money.
If someone was perceived to be well off my Mum used to say “He’s got more money than a bull can s#$t”
It used to make me laugh, but I now realise that it definitely didn’t leave me with a wealthy mindset.
Like most people, when I left school I went out into the workforce and resigned myself to working the next forty years or so, and then to one day retire… hopefully with a few dollars saved up!
Hardly an abundant lifestyle!
Changing my relationship with money
When I was in my mid-thirties I realised that I was just coasting through life.
I was doing “okay” financially, but realistically I was looking at working another twenty or thirty years in this job that I didn’t like.
Even then I wasn’t sure if I would have enough money for retirement.
But then something happened that changed my life.
I read a book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and this completely changed the way I had been thinking about money and investing.
This started my journey into personal development and becoming financially fluent.
Starting a business
At first things were not exactly working.
I bought some investment properties, got into a mountain of debt, got some bad advice, made some mistakes and cash flow was becoming a real issue.
But then I realised that it was my old programming about money that was holding me back, and I was essentially sabotaging my own success.
All of this was subconscious of course.
But through a lot of personal development work I discovered that we all have a “financial blueprint”.
A certain level of comfort with the amount of money that we get to earn and to keep.
If we earn too much we tend to blow it.
Too little and we will soon start making up the shortfall.
Just like a thermostat in a room that will kick in at a certain temperature.
Eventually I uncovered my old self-limiting beliefs that were holding me back.
I started to change them and began to develop an abundant mindset.
You can do it!
So what beliefs are holding you back from money and abundance?
My belief now is that “Money is made in the mind” and anyone can and should create wealth and live an abundant lifestyle.
Then you can truly help others from a position of strength.
It is all about your mindset.
You can do it!
Start understanding your own relationship with money and start to create real wealth and abundance for yourself and loved ones.
If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comments section below.
To your success,
John W. Newman
Dream It… Believe It Then Achieve It!
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