Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Breakthrough to Wealth
On Sunday night I listened to a Breakthrough to Wealth class with Denise Coates, one of my favorite law of attraction coaches. Denise has recently started teaching this class every Sunday night, and I had been wanting to participate for awhile. I’m so glad I did! Keep reading to find out some of the wealth creation tips I learned.
During the class, Denise worked one-on-one with two people and I volunteered to be one of the lucky two. Before doing an intuitive reading on my money situation (which was spot-on, by the way!), Denise asked me two questions. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask you the same two questions:
1) What is your ultimate dream or goal with respect to money?
2) What do you think is holding you back from achieving that?
The first step in creating anything we want in life is to decide exactly what we want and be able to describe that in detail. Saying that you want a lot of money just won’t cut it! Exactly how much money do you want? Once you have this money, what will you do with it? What sort of lifestyle will you be leading? Don’t just say you’ll be leading a wealthy lifestyle. Actually take some time to get in touch with the way you'll be living once you achieve your money goals. What sort of vacations will you take? Which hotels will you stay in? Will you buy your clothes in fancier stores, or shop at the same stores as you do now? Really take some time to figure out what your life will be like once you’ve started attracting more money.
After deciding what your financial dreams consist of, see if you can uncover anything that may be preventing you from achieving the wealth you would like. Do you blame it on the economy? Or maybe you think that if only your boss would give you that raise you’ve been wanting, then you would finally have more money! Perhaps you think that you can't make any more money until the stock market rebounds and your investments go back up. It’s easy to blame outside circumstances for our lack of money, especially in today’s economy, but if you’re reading this blog you probably know that it goes a little deeper than that. :-)
If we’re not achieving our money goals, or anything for that matter, it is usually because we are holding some limiting beliefs that are getting in our way. Sure, almost everyone says they would love to have more money, but it's possible you made some decisions about money a long time ago that are keeping you from creating abundance today. For example, another woman on the call the other night said that she wanted more money to be able to pay her school tuition, but was worried that her family wouldn’t like her if she had a lot of money. I’m sure a lot of people have this problem! Deep down you may have a hidden fear that others will not like you if you have a ton of money. Therefore, in order to keep your friends and family close, you find ways to keep money away from you (even if it's all subconscious). If you believe that others will leave you if you start to have too much money, it’s very possible that you will choose your family over having more money!
Some other common limiting beliefs with respect to money are:
-Money is bad.
-Rich people are greedy.
-I don’t deserve to have a lot of money.
-I’m not smart enough to have a lot of money.
-Making money is hard and requires a lot of work.
Do any of those ring true for you? The list could go on and on and is unique to every individual. For example, do you believe that making a lot of money requires hard work? I used to believe this, but it's just not true in today’s society! There are a TON of Internet millionaires out there today who make money while they take extra long vacations. If your money situation isn’t where you’d like it to be, take some time to figure out if there are any limiting beliefs standing in your way.
Once you’ve cleared out any negative beliefs, always bring your attention back to what you are trying to create. In fact, the more time you can spend focusing on what you want (even if it’s not here yet), the better! One of my favorite products for doing this with respect to money is The Vibrational Millionaire program from Denise Coates, which goes along well with the Breakthrough to Wealth Class I mentioned above. The Vibrational Millionaire program is a series of audios you listen to daily in order to get into the feeling place of being a millionaire and having all the money you need. There are also written reports to help you think and feel as if you have all the prosperity in the world. Remember, as you think and you feel, you create! Therefore, the more time you spend visualizing what it is like to have endless abundance, the more likely it is that it will come to pass. I like this product so much I wrote a review of it on my site, if you're interested.
Another thing I learned about money recently is to treat your relationship with money as if it were a relationship with a real person. Obviously this requires a little imagination on your part, but if money were an actual person, would it like the way you treat it? Do you get upset with it when there’s not enough, or neglect it by not depositing it in the bank? Do you forget to keep track of it and spend way more than you have? If money were a person, they probably wouldn't be feeling the love! On the flipside, those who have a positive relationship with money feel thankful for their money every time they sit down to pay their bills, keep track of their money and stick to a budget, and always have faith that more money is on its way, i.e. they treat their money with a little more respect! I'll go into more detail about this in another blog posting, but it's something interesting to start thinking about now. :-)
Sending you all thoughts of wealth and abundance!