The Challenges outlined in ‘Denver, Here I Come‘ and all of that money flying out the door started me on a path to begin changing my thinking about money! I am a firm believer in the Law of Attraction so I took a good look at what I was REALLY feeling and thinking about money and noticed that I was being very fearful and holding my thoughts and feelings in a place where I was feeling a ‘lack of’ money. YUCK! I don’t like feeling that way and I don’t like having a ‘lack of’ money. So, what do I do?
I began talking with friends about their feelings about money. Unsurprisingly, they had very similar feelings so, we all started working on this together! Here’s some of the new thoughts and new ways of looking at money that we shared with each other. Now I am sharing them with you:
1. Money is a tool
2. Money = Fun Tickets!
3. Spending money is fun! (It REALLY is!) 🙂
4. When I pay my bills or hand cash over to a cashier I say, or think to myself, “Bye bye money! See ya soon!”
5. When I receive money – “Hello money! You’re back!”
6. When I receive money I need to begin thinking “What can I invest in?” “What should I save this for?”
7. I am a money magnet!
Now, I know that some of this sounds a bit goofy, and it is, but it works, if you stay focused on being positive about money! For example, I was meeting a friend for lunch so that I could see them before I left town. I was still feeling a ‘lack of’ money and feeling anxious about spending money on a lunch when I clearly should be more focused on saving it with my impending move to Denver, but I felt it was more important to have that connection time with my friend. So, I went to lunch determined to enjoy spending my money. I even planned to say to myself, “How wonderful that I have the money to enjoy lunch with a friend.” So, I went to the restaurant repeating this phrase in my head only to find out that my friend decided to buy me lunch! Do you see how funny the universe can be? This makes me even more determined than ever to change my thought habits around money each time I am doing any sort of transaction, discussion, planning, etc. around money.
I’ve also had set-backs regarding my thoughts around money. For instance, during a discussion regarding my move to Denver someone said to me, “How are you going to pay for everything?” At first, I thought, “They’re right! How the heck am I going to pay for everything?” It wasn’t until a day later that I became conscious of this thought and re-directed my thoughts and energy around money to be more positive.
I’m still working on what I should say or think when using my credit card because it simply has a much different feeling than cash or even a debit card!
What are your thoughts? Do you have any limiting beliefs regarding money? (ie: I won’t ever be a millionaire; I don’t need a ton of money; money is the root of all evil…)
Help us all out! Share your comments below! When you share, we all learn!