Positive thinking along can’t make you rich, but negative thinking can actually affect your ability to earn and enjoy what you have. It’s a lot like going to a restaurant with a toothache. No matter how good the food is—and even when it’s handed to you on the plate—you won’t eat, and totally hate the meal.
This article helps you find, and conquer, the ‘toothaches’ that come between you and the big buffet of possibilities offered to you every day.
Money block # 1:a narrow view of prosperity
Money magnet: Know and love what you have
Prosperity isn’t just money. It’s enjoying work-life balance, so you have time for all the things and people that matter to you. It’s physical and emotional well-being, so you feel great every second of the day. It’s meeting all your needs—for fulfilling work, affection and affirmation, a sense of purpose.
Your ability to earn money starts with nurturing and appreciating all the things that money can’t buy. ‘I have the energy to work, and a great skill that people are willing to pay for.’ ‘I have friends and family who love me no matter how much I have in my pocket.’ ‘I have the time to pursue projects that are profitable and meaningful.’ Get into this mind frame and you realize how rich you are, and what you can offer to others. You will radiate positive energy.
Money block # 2: you don’t know what to offer
Money magnet: when you know what you want, match it to what other people need
If you’re sitting numbly at the screen, thinking ‘I don’t know what to be thankful for!’ you’ve identified the biggest money block of all. Knowing your strengths and blessings helps you see what you can to give to other— time, experience, skill, knowledge. And this is where money opportunities come in! It’s the age old marketing adage: you have to know a product before you sell it. Why would people want to work with you if you feel that your life’s a mess?
Money block # 3: you feel guilty about money
Money magnet: you get what you deserve – and you deserve it all!
A lot of us feel guilty about asking for money, using money, or having a lot of money. ‘Money makes you selfish!’ or “money is the root of all evil.’ Or we put ourselves and our talents down, and our attitudes shapes our choices and our actions.
Money is neither good or bad. It is just a resource. When we get paid ,we are simply doing an exchange of resources: my time/skill for money. And then we use that money to exchange for another resource that’s valuable for us.
Money block # 4: confusing money with another resource
Money magnet: you control money – money should not control you
Money can be traded for a wide variety of goods and services, but it’s not a magic solution to every problem. There are, as they say, things that money can’t buy—and we have to be perfectly clear about what we are ‘buying’ with that money. A new pair of shoes can’t erase your frustration with your marriage, and neither will 50 pairs of shoes. But too many people spend thousands of dollars (and getting neck deep in debt) because they confused money with another resource (like more quality time as a couple). So they keep pursuing money, accumulating it and spending it and then being obsessed with it, hoping they can have ‘enough’ to fix that problem. But when is it ever enough? Never, if it’s not what can get you what you need in the first place.
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