When I was a kid, I was constantly saying, "We can't afford it, we can only get this, ask your dad if you can get it, you have to save your money for a rainy day, start saving now for retirement. "Do not misunderstand me, I understand the intent of some of these messages and that they might even have value for some people, but I have also learned that these statements can lead to potential financial paralysis.
By hearing these statements over and over again, I developed what might have been my monetary policy. This monetary policy led me to believe that I would never get enough money, which I always have to save and never spend, and that I was not financially secure. These messages repeated in my mind every time I had to decide on money or whenever I thought about money. Soon after I found myself resenting "mean green" and sometimes want to rebel against it. Grateful I realized in one day that I should continue in the same monetary policy, I was going to have enough (not enough) or wholly for that matter or worry about money constantly and in the middle.
When I noticed how I was making decisions that would keep me in the same place and never shoot me financially, I knew it was time to break into my old patterns, break down violent money and create a new monetary system, the new monetary policy. Happening this was going to take mental, emotional, mental and physical work, oh yes, and financial work as well! That meant I had to stop listening to what I had been told all my years as a child and to stop playing "sound recording" of this message in my mind. It also meant I had to order this old system every time it flashed before my eyes! The intention to share this article with you is to help you break down your conditional thinking and build it with new ones that really work with you and not against you. This is the mindset that you will create, no one else will create it for you. Isn't it exciting?
What does money look like? Mastering your money literally cools down into one: your mindset. Have you ever noticed that when your accounts are paid in the month and you have some extra "bread" in savings, do you just bounce off the ground as you are rich (even if you are not)? But on the contrary, you've noticed that when you don't have enough money to make ends meet and you're struggling to find out where the next dollar comes from paying rent or mortgage, you never seem to see light? And have you ever noticed that you actually, either consciously or unconsciously, decided which of these events would play out in your life?
What I would like for you to do is sit for a while and put yourself in both situations. First, introduce yourself at the moment when you have no money, nothing in the bank, in fact you can be negative. You are not paying for another week and all of your accounts will take place yesterday. What is the first feeling you notice? Despair, anger, resentment, helplessness? Take note of this soon. Now, go into sight by making money in the bank, paying all bills, and actually you're happy. You have extra money to do what you want and everything seems to be right in the world. Again, take note of the first feeling that appears to you when you sit in this visualization.
Let's take another step. Show that you have control over both events. You actually design or choose what will happen in your life. And you really choose the same platform over and over again. Who do you choose? Are you opting for a lot of money and financial freedom, or do you choose a scary sight? I'm not guessing you want to pick someone from a cash game.
The term Money Mastery has to do with having a destination when it comes to money. Some are actually meant to be rich, middle class, or poor. For most of us, we cited how our parents behave with money, listened to what they said, and then shaped them. If our parents were rich, we as adults would have the right to be rich. If our parents were poor, we grew up and thought we didn't have more money to follow in the footsteps of our poor parents.
I'm here to tell you that you don't have to follow any footsteps when it comes to learning money except your own. Today, you get to decide your new monetary policy in just three steps.
Step One: Change Your Money Talk –
As I said before, funding money has to do with your mind, if you've been repeatedly saying, "I don't have enough money" or "I need more money "Then I hope to guess you haven't had enough money for some time. So I urge you to say (even if you don't believe it at the moment, trust me, you'll learn to believe the following statements a lot), "I have plenty of money" or "I'm grateful for the money I have," or "Money is a precious gift." These are simple statements still very significant. These confirmations are packed with power! And here: When we hear ourselves say something, we usually believe what we say – whether it's good or bad – we believe it! So, if you are constantly saying, "Money is a precious gift and I am grateful for it," somehow mind your statements and translate it into action. Before you know you are taking action to get more money in your life or better yet, money is finding your way and you didn't even have a finger!
Do you see where I'm going with this new word? Positive thoughts become positive emotions that lead to positive actions that give you positive results.
Step Two: Change Your Money Images
If you feel bad about money all the time, you won't get the money in return or worse than you will spend it like water because you want to get rid of a bad feeling. Makes sense, right? Therefore, it is important to change your monetary images.
Here's an exercise: Pick up one dollar bill. Look at it, actually explore it. Notice what you like one dollar bill. Is it the color, the pictures are printed on the bill or maybe what is stated on the bill. I want you to find at least two things you want about the dollar. Now, sit there for a while and find what you like. It can help you close your eyes and just be in the sense of being in the moment. Now, think about what you can get for just one dollar. Maybe apple, banana, orange. Maybe a pack of rubber or two packs of rubber even? You can give someone a chance to buy coffee or you can get a one-dollar bill change and put money in the meter to avoid getting an expensive ticket. Do you see how far this dollar went? Did this make you a new feeling and new perspective on that bill? For what seemed to be a small account, it certainly went into big things, didn't it?
The idea here is to constantly associate positive emotions with money to get more of it. Let me give you another example. I was angry every month when I had to pay the bills. I would say to myself, "I'm so angry working so hard for my money to just turn around and pass it on to someone else." Then one day I noticed that I should be grateful to have the money to pay the bills first! Suddenly, I reflected my thinking to describe: "I make enough money to pay my bills every month." And believe it or not, I no longer quit the time of the month when I have to pay bills and more money has come on my way.
Step Three: Change Your Money Behavior
If you get your paycheck and you turn right and spend it, then I'm going to pause for a while and don't take the same action. Actually, I'm going to ask you to replace this feature with new features: Paying first. What I propose to my clients is that they take at least 10% of their salary and pay off first by putting it on a savings account, retirement account, or money market account. What's better is that you can automate it so you're not even 10%. Nowadays, most banks or employers offer an automatic savings plan wherever they take each percentage point you want and put it into any account you want. This is a great way to start paying yourself.
Now if you're a type that never spends dime, I ask you the question, "What are you saving for?" Don't get me wrong, I don't encourage you to save your money, but I urge you to really get connected to what you're saving. If you are in an emergency save rather than freedom, excitement, purpose, joy or love, realize what emerges in an emergency. My challenge with you is to change the reason for your placement.
When we really stop and think about the phrase, "Money talks", we realize how convincing it is. What is important to keep in mind is that we have the power to dictate the conversation to and about money so that it is either a rich conversation full of financial freedom and joy or it is a poor conversation made with despair, frustration and debt. Here you have three powerful steps towards monetary policy. My question to you: What conversation will you have now?