Building a bustling business is a perfect potion of factors - from market forces, to how good your marketing game is, to your love for what you do. But at the micro-level mastering your money mindset is massively important.
There is a cool opening line to the T.V. series Monkey Magic which says "With our thoughts we make the world". When it comes to business, our thoughts - especially those thoughts we have about money - are super duper important. The good news is working on our money mindset is not only fun, simple and easy - it will help us to become better business people and make much bigger profits for our business.
If you haven't grown up around money or wealth it is likely you have inherited some thoughts, stories or beliefs about making money that are less than helpful. Left unchecked these beliefs can float around in our subconscious mind like a drunken monkey causing us to make poor decisions and wreaking havoc upon our business. Therefore, cultivating a healthy business and money mindset is super important.
Take the following sayings for example:
We have all heard sayings like these before and the list could go on and on. These sneaky mindsets that interfere with our business decisions are what we call money blocks. And if we want to build an amazing business, we need to deal with them. Pronto.
If you have money blocks you may engage in behaviours that unwittingly sabotage your success. For example: you may feel uncomfortable having conversations about money. Or maybe you charge less than you're worth because you are worried about looking greedy. Or you might barter or procrastinate when it comes to selling your goods. These are all very common starting out in business - fortunately by working on our blocks we replace them with more helpful behaviours.
MINDSET MOGUL TIP: REMOVE AND REPLACE
Anytime you notice a negative money thought or story playing in your head in imagine yourself brushing it away and saying "Eww. Get away from me". If there's no-one around you may actually physically brush yourself off, and then notice how good you feel being clean and free of that thought. Replace it with a positive affirmation:
"I LOVE BEING WEALTHY. MONEY HELPS ME TO SERVE THOSE THAT I LOVE THE MOST."
Self-made millionaires all have one thing in common; they despise poverty and know that wealth is a help, not hinderance to all the causes that they care about.
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