Remember when you were young and you’d pull up to the atm just hoping you could get $20 out? (hopefully, you don’t remember that from last week😬)
Remember when you finally started making what you thought at the time was “good” money, then you hoarded it like a squirrel about to go into hibernation?
I remember that as well.
Then for many of you, we hit that elusive $10K per month mark and realize it’s not nearly as much as we thought it would be, it doesn’t solve all our problems, and it’s easy to feel like we’re back at square one🤦🏽♂️
I have found it’s really easy to slip back into those old habits of scarcity, into thinking the money will go away (which it very well could) and never come back again, into thinking maybe I don’t DESERVE to make more and I should just be thankful for what I have and not be greedy.
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but being broke surely doesn’t either.
And when we operate with literal and proverbial closed fists, we are shutting ourselves off from the opportunity to receive the blessings of this world, monetary or otherwise.
Over the last few years, I’ve continually invested more and more into self-improvement. Things as simple as books to coaching programs with price tags in the thousands. Every single time I invest in bettering myself and/or my business, without fail, I get my money back and then some. The more I’ve learned to let go and shift my money mindset into that of abundance rather than scarcity, the more I’ve received.
Once I stopped WORRYING where my next client was coming from and started trusting my ability to add value to the world, not only did more clients come my way, but the RIGHT clients came my way. In the past, I would try so hard to “close” each prospect because I needed the money, as opposed to serving the person in front of me in the most powerful manner possible and letting the chips fall as they may.
Lo and behold those open hands of mine created more closed sales😉
Religion or not, I believe we all should be good stewards of what we’re given. We should not be frivolous with our money, but we also shouldn’t operate with fear. The realization that it could all disappear for any of us, at any time, by things far outside of our control, should give you peace. It should provide comfort in knowing BECAUSE it’s fleeting, as is life, our attachment to it can be loose at best.
There’s an old quote that says fortune favors the bold. This can be applied to all areas of life. That man or woman will never say yes to a date if you don’t ask. The free upgrade to the penthouse suite isn’t even an option unless you open your mouth. The business venture can never make a million dollars if you’re not willing to spend the first dollar. And holding your money tightly will not only keep your income from growing, but it will also keep YOU from growing as well.
Don’t operate in fear. Open your hands and allow the blessings of the world to come your way.