Why Attracting Wealth Seems Scary
The messages we receive in childhood form our earliest impressions about money. Let’s see if any of these scenarios seem familiar.
- We hear our parents arguing because they don’t have enough – and that teaches us that money causes unhappiness.
- We’re told that the cool toy we really want is too expensive – and our takeaway is that we don’t deserve the nice things money can buy.
- We hear adults groaning about doing their taxes, and we understand that managing our money is boring and difficult.
Whatever the experience may be, we form negative beliefs around money that sabotage our financial success.
Let’s take a deeper look at some of the myths that form around attracting wealth and see if any of these concepts resonate with your own beliefs.
Myth #1: Becoming Rich Would Violate the Family Code
In many low- to middle-income families, there’s a belief that rich people earn their wealth on the backs of the poor.
This isn’t always true, of course, but in some households, being poor is a badge of honor and keeps you equal to the rest of your family or your neighbors.
Myth #2: The “Good Life” Only Comes at a Sacrifice
Do you know how much your parents had to give up so that you could have a musical instrument, go to private school, or compete in your chosen sport?
These messages of lack negatively associate wealth with hardship and sacrifice, and while it may take some effort, attracting wealth
Our Adult Experiences Reinforce Our Beliefs
Have you ever thought to yourself: “Money is difficult to make and even harder to manage. Wealth is not for people like me. Life is hard.”
Well, that’s simply not true!
It’s just a story you keep telling yourself and that story only exists in your head
If you change that story, you can completely change your relationship with money.
- Instead of avoiding it, you will find yourself attracting it.
- Instead of finding it boring or difficult, you will find it fascinating and you’ll love the time you spend learning how to manage it more effectively.
- Instead of dreading your bank balance, you will be excited to monitor it because it just keeps going up and up!
That is the power of a positive money mindset.
Now let’s look at some affirmations you can incorporate into your daily practice to dissolve your limiting beliefs around money and open yourself to receiving the unlimited abundance the universe wants you to have.
You may want to write these affirmations down as you go because I want you to repeat them at least once a day – twice is better – for 30 days in a row.
Make them part of your daily practice for a month.
Affirmation #1: I am Making Positive Choices About What to do with my Money
Imagine yourself experiencing that reality.
You’re monitoring your budget and spending your money wisely, no longer wasting it on purchases you really don’t need.
And as a result, your bank balance is growing, you’re paying off your debts, and suddenly your big dreams of going on that big vacation, or paying off the mortgage, or retiring early no longer seem impossible.
So take a moment after finishing this blog to consider the choices you currently make around money.
Ask yourself these questions:
- What can you do to make more and spend less?
- Is it time to raise your rates or ask for a promotion?
- How about your spending habits?
- What are some of the ways you can reduce the amount of unnecessary spending you do each month?
Imagine yourself taking positive action to save, grow, and manage your money more effectively.
Affirmation #2: I am Creating all the Money I Want and Need to Accomplish Everything I Want to Do in Life.
Imagine yourself making more than enough money to live comfortably and never worry about paying your bills again.
No more debt, no more stressing about making ends meet or worrying about how you’re going to pay for that unexpected major expense.
I want you to know right now that you are so much closer to that reality than you think.
Imagine yourself there right now – getting a bill in the mail and feeling so much gratitude that you can pay for it right then and there.
Or, being offered the chance to go on an amazing vacation – and saying “yes” right away because you know you can easily afford it.
Feel the gratitude, confidence, and freedom that entails!
If you repeat this affirmation every day, so much of the negative energy you have around money will evaporate.
Affirmation #3: I am Releasing All Negative Thoughts about Money and I Feel Free to Visualize my Dreams.
It’s time for you to release your limiting thoughts about money.
They are holding you back from becoming the person you were meant to be. Feel how powerful you are and how boundless your potential is.
You can accomplish anything you imagine in life. As you work toward your dreams, the money you need to make your vision a reality WILL come to you. I guarantee it.
I totally agree with that. When you change your thinking around money, you will dramatically change your bank account balance. Guaranteed.
How to Change Your Perception of Money and Attract Wealth
Now, I wanted to share 3 quick steps you can take right now to release your limiting beliefs around money and unleash your potential for achieving financial success.
Step 1: Write down any limiting beliefs you may have.
These can be any of the numbers of myths about attracting money we previously mentioned such as its takes money to make money or that you will have to sacrifice a lot to get to financial freedom.
Think of anything that has limited you from pursuing your dreams and limiting your ability to attract wealth. Then write that concept down to really think about it.
Step 2: Challenge your Limiting Beliefs with Statements that are Actually True.
For example, if you believe it takes money to make money, remember that there are many businesses that you can start on less than $500, such as consulting, network marketing, or becoming a service provider.
Alternatively, maybe you can get a promotion and a raise if you join your company’s free management-training program.
Step 3: Create a Positive Turnaround Statement
You can write, “Everything I need to make money is easily showing up at no cost to me.”
Say this out loud with passion several times a day for at least 30 days and this belief will become part of your mindset forever.
Put Your Affirmation Into Action and Attract Wealth
Through affirmations, deciding what you want, believing it’s possible, and acting as if, you can shift your mindset and develop a positive money consciousness.
I encourage you to repeat the three affirmations I just taught you several times a day. When you do, remember after repeating each affirmation to close your eyes and visualize yourself experiencing the reality the affirmation describes.
Imagine what it looks, feels, and sounds like. The more you are able to feel yourself experiencing that reality, the more powerful your affirmation practice will be.
Now it’s your turn. What are some affirmations that you are using to help attract abundance into your life? Leave a comment below with your answer. I’d love to read what you have to say!