If you think positively and creatively about your money, you actually multiply its effectiveness. If you criticize and depreciate it, you actually tend to dissipate it and repel it from you. ~ Eric Butterworth, Spiritual Economics
How does it feel to whip out your credit card? What comes to mind when you pull cash out of your wallet? Do you wonder how you will ever make that money back? Or are you unaffected, confident that you will attain more money? Your relationship with money spills over into every aspect of your life. Money and financial stability can allow freedom to pursue activities, experiences, and objects that you desire. A lot of executives and professionals realize this and want coaching around their money mindset to live the lifestyle they really want. I speak with a lot of executives and professionals who are interested in coaching, but say they can’t afford it. To them I ask, “Where else is money getting in the way of pursuing what you want?” The answer to that question is usually a pretty long list. Maybe they can’t afford to take a vacation, take time off of work, or purchase necessities. Coaching around your money mindset can help establish a healthy relationship with money, conquer any fears or doubts, and multiply your cash flow.
The basic principle that determines your money mindset, involves your thoughts around scarcity versus abundance. Scarcity is rooted in the belief of having unlimited needs and limited resources. Most executives and professionals think about their finances in very negative terms. They attribute thoughts and feelings around not ever having enough money, to their day-to-day life. This creates a mentality of “lack” which can cause intense anxiety and stress. Imagine if every time you swiped your credit card, it created strong negative feelings inside of you. How do you think that would affect your energy and interactions with others about money? I encourage you to think about, where thoughts of scarcity show up in your life?
Abundance is literally a plentiful amount of something. An abundant mindset involves appreciating what you have now, while knowing that there are enough resources for all. Those with an abundant money mindset know as they spend money, they will in turn attract money back to themselves. This financial mindset is positive and will create more opportunities and cash flow for you. If you can’t quite visualize how a conscious abundant mindset attracts money, don’t fret! This concept was one of the hardest for me to understand and I still work on it daily. As a society, ideas, phrases, and images of scarcity rule like propaganda. We are shown to save fanatically for the future, and “what could happen” instead of enjoying the present moment and really living. To understand the fundamental thoughts of abundance, consider if you have enough money for food to eat and a place to live. If so, the basic amount of money needed to support yourself you already have. It is up to you to create the rest.
If you only take away one thing from this post, know that the state of your money mindset is up to you. You can choose to focus on abundance, to attract and create more money for yourself. Or you can focus on scarcity and repel money and opportunities through fear. Think about this, most Americans watch around 20 hours of television a week. That is more than enough time to work a part-time job! If you are not content with your current financial situation, you can find the time to develop a skill and create the life you deserve.
Are you ready to increase your income and embrace abundance? Fly High Coaching can help you avoid the financial self-sabotage that stops most executives and professionals from attaining the life they really want. Invest in yourself and create your money plan. Contact us to get started with a FREE Vision of Success Session, now!
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