For so many of us, money is a sore spot, just thinking about it creates a feeling of unease and discomfort.
We don’t like to talk about it, especially out in the open. Talking about our income is frowned upon in the workplace & with friends, often the talk of money is the cause of disagreements and breakups in marriages and friendships.
Wow. That’s a lot. We blame money for so much pain in our lives yet is it really money’s fault?
Why do we treat money so badly?
We love it when it comes around yet give it away so hastily, buying things we don’t necessarily need. Then we hate it when it’s gone. We talk badly about it behind its back and desperately beg for it to come back.
No wonder we often struggle to keep it around.
If someone treated us like this, we would run a mile. Right?Think about what money means to you. Do you think of it fondly or with disdain?
What are your feelings or emotions about money? When you think of money is your focus on how little/how much of it you have, what bills you have to pay, what you need to spend? Are you focused on wishing you had more? Whether we mean for it to happen or not, so often our lives revolve around money, because someone, somewhere, decided that pieces of paper and metal could be allocated a value and exchanged for other goods and services.
Money is energy. Dissolve all your negative beliefs related to money. See it as a loving tool and use it to bring good into the world.
Think about money in terms of energy. Energy – the same way you feel positive or negative energy when you meet someone for the first time. You can feel if they are in a good mood or a bad one, if they are distracted or engaged.
The way we feel about money is all created by the thoughts and beliefs we have about it.
There are so many positive and negative beliefs that we simply accept as truths about money, so much so that these have become part of our vocabulary. Phrases that are not entirely true yet affect the way we feel about money. I guarantee you have heard, ‘money solves all problems’, money doesn’t grow on trees, and ‘money is the root of all evil’. Choose a cliché – there’s every chance it can be applied to money and you will expend your own energy then thinking about money in this certain frame of mind. There is a reason that thinking about money is exhausting. After all, we spend so much of our time pushing money away instead of drawing it to us, because so many of us learn more of the negative thoughts associated with it rather than the positive ones.
Take a moment to think about the first memory you have of money. What is it? Can you picture who you were with? What they were saying, or how they were acting? What makes this memory the one you have about money? Here’s my next question, and it’s a big one – is the memory a positive memory or a negative memory for you? This memory, along with all the other influential moments you have experienced around money, have together created your outlook on what money is for you, and how it affects your life today.
Successful people make money. It’s not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do. – Wayne Dyer
It’s possibly an overwhelming realisation to have, or it might be one that you think about and suddenly just notice that yes, that’s exactly where your head is at when it comes to those money matters. Whatever the case may be for you, it’s so important to consider how you think about “money” and how it has impacted your thought processes, and evidently your actions towards money, ever since.
Having money, earning money, spending money. It all requires that we make choices. Have you given much thought to the choices that you make around money? Have you thought about what you’re doing to bring money in, beyond the actual main income that you currently earn? There are so many ways to bring in additional income but so often we forget to really think about the choices we’ve made. Just as in life, when it comes to money, everything we do is a choice. Have you accepted that your current form of income is all you can earn? Have you made the choice to prioritise procrastination over more productive ways of spending your time? Do you think about the fact that you pay your bills is a choice that you’re making?
Often, simply changing that thought process for how we approach money is the catalyst we need to get our lives moving to that next level! Can you see where you could change your thinking? Changing our thoughts actively changes our brains – by using more creative parts of our brain, or by thinking more logically than we might have done in the past, we are accessing different areas of our brain and allowing for new connections, new insights, to be made. We are able to see the opportunities that are actually right in front of us, simply by allowing those new thought patterns to surface. Be aware of your own thought processes – which ones are serving you and which ones are keeping you stuck in the very patterns that you want to break free from?
If this sounds like you, if you’d like to be on better terms with the money that affords you the lifestyle you have or the lifestyle you want, if you’d like to change your thought patterns around money, then check out my podcasts –
Episode 15 – The Next Level Life – Money Mindset Part 1
Episode 16 – The Next Level Life – Money Mindset Part 2
To Listen CLICK HERE where I will talk you through some exercises to determine how you developed your current thought patterns around money, and how you can refocus your energy as money comes into your life.
It will do wonders for how you feel and how you can then focus on bringing in more!
Wishing you all the money in the world.
Written by Christine from Christine Corcoran Coaching