At the recent retreat for the Life Editor Academy mastermind group, we planned out our goals for the entire year, and it was fascinating to see how varied the goals were.
Most ladies are growing their businesses. A few are focusing on their health. And some are nurturing relationships and making meaningful connections.
But there was one area of their lives that everyone wanted to edit more than anything else—MONEY!
Our finances play an enormous role in our lives. When we have a lot of money, we feel like we can take on the world. But when funds are low, we feel like crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers forever.
As children, we learn certain beliefs about money: who has it, who deserves it, what it means, and the value it holds.
Some of these beliefs are positive: “Give to the less fortunate!” And some are rather negative: “Money is the root of all evil.”
Money is just money!
It’s energy, and you can use it to attract abundance or you can use it to manipulate others and drag yourself down.
When we think money is inherently “bad,” that’s a money block. Then we’ll always struggle to have money, and more importantly, we’ll struggle to live our dreams.
If you have a money block that’s holding you back from financial freedom, I’ve got a simple exercise to help you bust through the negative beliefs you have around money and abundance.
Take your money block and reframe it from a negative statement to a positive one. Edit out the destructive talk so that it has an uplifting message.
Here are some examples we came up with at the retreat:
- Money Block: Rich people are bad, greedy, and selfish. Easy Edit: People are people, and you get to choose how you act. Many rich people give to charities and use their wealth to improve their communities.
- Money Block: You must work HARD for money. Easy Edit: Money comes easily and often.
- Money Block: I can’t charge my customers higher prices. Easy Edit: It’s safe for me to value my worth and earn lots of money.
I’ve got a worksheet that will help you edit your money blocks so you can live the abundant life you deserve!
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How to Use This Worksheet
- In the first column, write your beliefs about money. Some of your beliefs may come easily, but others might require further digging.
- Here are some probing questions to help you find your money blocks:
- What did your parents say about money when you were a child?
- Did you ever have to struggle to pay your bills?
- Do you like people who are wealthy or do they make you feel jealous and angry?
- Once you have determined your money blocks, think about how you can edit them from negative statements to positive statements. For example, if you wrote down that one of your beliefs is that rich people are greedy, then can you think of any rich people who share their wealth with people who are less fortunate?
- In the second column, write your edited statements about money. They should be positive, hopeful, abundant ways of thinking.
- The next time you feel stuck around money, try editing your beliefs into more optimistic statements.
How do you stay positive about your finances?
This post focuses on Step 2 of the Life Editing Process, Delete Bad Influences. For more about life editing and what it can do for you, click here.
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