As a new entrepreneur, the issue of money can come to the forefront pretty quickly when that cushy regular pay-check has all too quickly become a distant memory.
Perhaps for you the fear of financial uncertainty is the key reason you haven't yet taken the leap towards the career you day dream about each and every day...
I am a firm believer that to be healthy on all levels we need to also heal our relationship with money! And there is nothing like taking that step forward into our dream career to bring the issue of money quickly to the forefront to be healed.
In order to change your financial situation, you need to first change your thoughts about your situation. Your money mindset is your attitude and ideas with regards to your personal finances. When you know how to manage your finances, the possibilities are endless.
Here are some tips to improve your money mindset:
Tip #1: Make small changes over time
New Years Resolutions are awesome but let’s be honest, they’re usually broken by the time it’s time to clean up the champagne bottles. Making lasting changes to your money habits and financial success requires dedication and making small changes is much easier to implement than huge changes overnight.
You might begin with a goal to create a budget, pay down your credit cards or tracking your spending.
As you succeed in each of these goals, increase to more challenging ones such as adding an extra valuable service to your business, paying down your credit cards or making voluntary contributions to your super fund. As you become more comfortable with money, you will see it grow and be able to continue with your new fiscally responsible attitude.
Tip #2: Get rid of lack and hello abundance
Abolish thoughts of lack such as “I can’t afford it” or “I’m broke” and replace them with positive money thoughts including “I have enough at the moment”, “I’m lucky to earn the money I do”. A small shift in your self-talk promotes personal abundance and wealth.
Practice gratitude daily, as being healthier, happier and less stressed, can sometimes unlock your true financial potential.
Tip #3: Shift your attitude
Change your relationship with money. Many women fear looking at their bank statement, nervous about spending money or abuse the money they have by spending it on a whim. You need to feel positive and be at peace with the money you have, knowing you will attract more when it’s needed. Changing your attitude towards money from spender to nurturer, will also provide ideas of abundance, growth and wellbeing.
Having a positive relationship and views on money, goes a long way in feeling satisfaction and peace with your entire life. How much money you attract isn’t a reflection of who you are as a person. When you look at your numbers remind yourself it’s your personal choice on how you want to interpret them – as a negative or as an opportunity.
Let us know in the comments below your own tips for healing your relationship with money.