In my last post, where I discussed our beliefs about money and wealth, I stated that people actually believe they create money/wealth with what they do and that this belief is complete nonsense. You do not create money/wealth with what you do. You are a creative being. Like everything else in life, you create with your thoughts and your emotions.
I further explained that just last week, I put many of my students through a 66 statement questionnaire about beliefs about money. As I read each statement, like “it takes money to make money,” each student had to decide whether (a) they never had that thought, (b) they had that thought some of the time, or (c) they had that thought most or all of the time. Almost everyone had lots of (b’s) and (c’s).
I thought that you would like to hear more of the statements in the questionnaire, so here goes: money is the root of all evil; most rich people probably did something bad or dishonest to get their money; getting rich takes a lot of work and struggle; having a lot of money is a big responsibility; striving for wealth won’t allow time for much else in life; if I get rich, everyone will want something from me; money isn’t really that important, especially if you’re already happy; and you can’t get rich doing exactly what you love.
Here’s a few more I’m sure you’ll like: it’s difficult to get rich these days; I’m too old/young to get rich; financial security comes from having a good job and a steady paycheck; rich people usually aren’t very happy; I’m a good giver but not a good receiver; and it’s not really worth making a lot more money because I’ll just have to pay more taxes.
Now tell the truth: as you read that list, aren’t those thoughts/beliefs that you have some, if not most of the time? Most people have those beliefs and, in fact, take them for granted. People who have those beliefs actually believe they are true!
But, as I said on Tuesday, none of those statements are true. They could be true or they could just as easily not be true. What is true is that they are all limiting. And rich people don’t believe them. I can guarantee you that Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Donald Trump do not believe any of them. In fact, if you talk to rich people, they believe just the opposite to be true.
So, if you want to have more money/wealth in your life, the ONLY way to make that happen is to flush out and eliminate your negative/limiting beliefs about money. In the next few posts, I’ll share with you some things you can start to do to make that happen. But I caution you: this is not as simple as you might think. It’s pretty likely you will need someone to coach you through the process. If you have a company that’s not fulfilling on its potential and you can see that a possible reason could be your limiting beliefs about money and wealth, give us a call for a complementary coaching session and let’s get this sorted out.
To be continued …