Ever got to a point where you reflected on where you are compared to where you think you should be when it comes to the amount of money in your biz bank account?
2019 was an amazing year in business for me income-wise, but I was spending to match my income and without a plan or strategy to put any aside for future emergencies (hello 2020, which was just around the corner!). I just figured this good run was going to continue, then improve and I’d be in the ‘millionaires’ club in no time.
Towards the end of that year, most of my contracts finished up, a major proposal I put in for was rejected and one of my long term clients literally ghosted me. (Like seriously, who even does that after 3 years?). Then when we went into lockdown #1 and all my booked work was cancelled within a week.
Oh, the regret! My internal chatter sounded something like this:
- I should have saved more when I was earning good money
- I wish I didn’t spend so much on that Mastermind group in America
- I need to find money from somewhere, and quickly, maybe I should get a job?
- I hope this all goes away and life can just return to normal
- I don’t know what I am going to do to fix it
As you can imagine, there wasn’t a lot of abundant thinking going on! What my words were revealing was my scarcity mindset around money. In the words of Jen Sincero, “words are great truffle pigs to uncover your hidden thoughts and beliefs about money”.
So if you’re not where you want to be financially, you can be sure that your language needs an upgrade. After all, thoughts and language are the superhighways that lead you to take action. So when it comes to working out what’s holding you back from receiving more money, it makes sense that we start right there.
stop the pattern
When you pay attention to your language, you can make the decision to change it. Get rid of words like should, wish, need, hope and can’t.
Here are some replacements you can use to start to move the dial:
- I have…
- I create…
- I’m grateful for…
- I enjoy…
- I can…
- I choose…
- I love…
Surprisingly, these small shifts in the words you use will make a big impact on your results. By honing in on my thoughts and words, then changing them to be more abundant meant the action I took was to lean into my strengths in managing money. And by the end of 2020, I had managed to save $90K – in the worst year of business I’d ever had.
This is powerful stuff!
Over to you now… what thinking and language patterns can you stop so that you can be open to receiving more money?
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