Most people want to earn more money. One of the perks of being a business owner is that unlimited earning potential. Still, a lot of people have some pretty crappy beliefs about money… and a lot of it is subconscious.
Listen to today’s video to learn how to sniff out those money stories that aren’t serving you and how to replace them with something else.
Hey, Robin Konie here with a little Mindset Monday.
And today we’re talking all about MONEY.
We all love money, right? I mean who wouldn’t like a little more coming their way? The thing is, while it’s easy to SAY you want more money, the truth is most of us have some deeply rooted beliefs around money that keep us from really getting our financial A-game on.
So… what’s your money story?
Think about the way money was talked about in your home growing up. How did your parents feel about money? How did your family treat people who had lots of money? Was it the root of all evil? Did it grow on trees? Was there always enough?
For me, I grew up believing money was a struggle. I was one of five kids. Both my parents were business owners who worked REALLY hard to give us a good life. We weren’t wealthy, but we never went without food or clothes.
But I often remember seeing my parents totally stressed about money.
The message my young, subconscious mind picked up from everything I witnessed was that we always had just enough, but only if we really fought for it.
Here’s the thing about your beliefs: So much of what you believe subconsciously grew from your childhood. You created all sorts of stories based on what you saw. If you saw your parents fighting about money, you might believe that money makes you angry. If rich people were always referred to as “snobs” or “irresponsible,” you might believe money makes people dislike you.
When you’re a kid you don’t have the developmental ability to sift through all the context and get a complete, logical picture. Yet those beliefs shape you well into your adult life and can influence you until you die if you don’t recognize them and investigate them.
And that’s what I want you to do today: Sniff out those beliefs that influence your decisions and investigate them to see if they really hold up.
When I took the “money is always a struggle” belief and held it up for scrutiny, I was totally amazed at what I discovered.
The times in my life when I felt like money actually flowed easily was the time I struggled the very least for it. And it wasn’t just that my life was easier because I had more money, it was literally that the money itself came EASILY.
So I rewrote the belief from “money is a struggle” to “money is currency, it flows easily when I’m open to it.”
To be clear: This isn’t about creating some woo-woo affirmation and suddenly everything will work out for you. It’s about changing the stories that are holding you hostage. It’s about questioning the things you take at face value and seeing if they hold up to reality.
It’s about changing your beliefs, emotions, and ideas that hold up a story that isn’t real and that is holding you back.
Because I can tell you: The way I approach my business when I work from a “money flows to me” versus “money is always a struggle” mindset is vastly different. One keeps me focused on providing value, being useful, and enjoying the process while the other keeps me afraid, exhausted, and overwhelmed.
And which approach do you think leads to better profits? If you think dealing with mindset is just for the hippie types, you’re fooling yourself. Your beliefs influence everything.
So ask yourself: What are the money stories are you telling yourself?
Write them down. Investigate them. And if they don’t hold up, write a new story and see how it changes everything.