I used to hate money.
I used to be afraid of money.
I believed that money did not come to people like me – the loser from loser street.
Here’s the thing, money is neutral.
Money doesn’t cause pain or suffering. In fact, money doesn’t cause happiness either.
It’s the commonly accepted stories about money that caused my pain and suffering …
- Money is scarce.
- There is not enough money in the world, grasp what you can.
- I’m not good enough to make money.
- I don’t deserve money.
- Money is hard to get.
Wowzer, those are definitely some limiting beliefs around money.
So, of course, I went gladiator around money and hated it. I hated people who had it. I made up stories that people who had money were evil. I chose to live poor to show money I did not need it.
Until one day, I stopped indulging in my overly dramatic stories around money and realized that money is merely an exchange we use in our culture, and there are simple tools you can use to build wealth.
Money does not correlate with my worthiness.
That’s correct: Money doesn’t correlate with your worthiness.
- Today? I love money. I have new stories about money …
- There are plenty of ways to make money.
- Money is a math problem.
- Money is fun to make.
- I love spending money on things I value, like a fantastic cup of coffee.
If you don’t love money take a small step like I did decades ago.
Appreciate your money. Be amazed by your money. Respect your money. Value your money. Do this now. Don’t wait. It’s not about the big amounts.
It is about changing your relationship with money so you can cultivate more money in your life.
When I started rewriting my stories about money, I began to get excited when I took just $20 out of the ATM machine. This was my money. It was money I made. I was proud. I loved the $20. I got to choose how I spent it.
And today, I still get excited. It can be a penny I find on the ground, or the amount of money I make today in my business. I appreciate it all and I stopped the internal violence of hatred I had towards money.
I love money … want to join in on this money love with me? Start with just a small step of appreciation for what you have right now, then cultivate that small step day by day, toward where you want to go.
If you want even more about this kind of mindset shift, how it can affect your relationship with money, and every other aspect of your life, listen to this podcast episode today (then pass it on to a friend that might need it).