What’s love got to do with it?

Money represents so much more than money…it IS a relationship…which is the way you BE with Money.

And fear of money, really is a mindset…instilled in us from an early age in our childhood, and through societal, culture and political views.

Even the education system has taught us to get good grades, go to university, get a good job…otherwise you’ll struggle – instilling fear of lack, or a lack mentality.  When really, isn’t ANYTHING possible?

So what happens when we change our mindsets?  And when I talk about mindset, I’m really talking about heart-sets (did you know – our heart contains 40,000 neurons?  That means the heart has consciousness and can affect the way our brains process information and how energy flows through the body).  It’s one thing to think something, but it’s another to have that in your heart – you not only think it, you feel it. So, when you start thinking with your heart (adopt heart-sets), from a place of love, it changes the way you be.  Ever see the video showing the love-hate-ignore experiments on plants and water?  (No? – I highly recommend looking them up)

What’s love got to do with money?

Think about this mindset:  “I love what I do, but it’s not about the money!” 

I’ve heard this from a few people, and in fact have said it myself in what feels like a previous lifetime (but really was only 10 years ago).  What happens when we say it’s not about the money?  You’re really saying you don’t care about making money, and therefore energetically, money won’t flow to you. This can result in a lifetime of struggle – burning the candle at both ends trying to make ends meet, doing what you love…when suddenly, you no longer love what you do.  BUT, when you shift your thinking to Money being like a person, you suddenly shift how you think about Money, and you’ll want to create a relationship with it in order to have it around you.

Adopting new and empowering heart-sets become a catalyst for new behaviours and taking new actions – they jolt you out of your comfort zone and cause you to take a different action that is in alignment with your heart’s desire….Adopting empowering money mindsets create confidence and authenticity with how you make financial decisions, creating greater wealth, abundance and freedom…freedom to create even more of your heart’s desire. 

What would it be like if Money was your friend, your lover, your child, your customer (whom you love dearly)?  Would you be more compassion, caring and attentive to your Money?

Want to know more about improving your money relationship?  Check out our upcoming EVENTS.

 

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://54.82.103.175/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Linda-Spencer-Visionspire-cropped.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Linda Spencer is a CPA, CA, Canadian Tax Specialist and Money, Marketing & Soul business coach. Her mission is to eliminate stress and anxiety people experience around money and taxes, by empowering them with the tools, knowledge, strategies and mindsets that will put them in the driver seat of their business success and financial wellness.[/author_info] [/author]

Money is Evil?

What stories were you told about money when you were growing up?  What stories about money do you tell yourself and your kids now?

Go ahead, list them…I’ve heard (and told) so many:

  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • Money is evil (or the root of all evil).
  • Rich people are snobs, bitches, a-holes…they don’t care about anyone but themselves.
  • Money is hard to come by…you have to work hard for money.
  • If you don’t work hard, you don’t deserve money.
  • There’s not enough money…you can’t afford to ________.
  • Rich people are spoiled.
  • So and so was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
  • People with money are crooks/crooked – they never made an honest day’s wage.
  • You’re not smart enough to make a lot of money.
  • You can’t take it with you, so you might as well spend it and enjoy life now.
  • You have no idea where the money goes – it just seems to disappear.
  • Money is elusive…just when you’re starting to build some savings, something happens (illness, car repairs, home repairs, etc.) to drain your bank accounts.
  • You’ll never get out of debt.
  • You’ll never have enough money to do the things you want to.

(And so on)

Do you cringe or stress every time you look at a bill or your bank accounts, and start complaining about said bill or bank account?

Now, if you were Money, and I kept telling all these stories about you, would you ever want to hang out with me or help me?  Likely not.

Here’s the thing – The energy you put out there is the energy you get back.  So if you’re always complaining about Money, how hard it is to get money, how bad it is, well, guess what – you’re not making a good invitation for Money to come and stay with you.

Start paying attention to the energy and words you put around money.  Go ahead, write down all your money stories (how you feel about it, what you think about it).  Acknowledge how you’ve been treating money.  Then apologize, and start showing it some love instead…start inviting it into your reality and show it some appreciation.  Here are some things you COULD do instead of complaining about Money:

  • Be grateful for every dollar coming in AND going out (yes, be grateful for your bills too, and what they represent).
  • Dream about Money and all the positive ways it can contribute to you.
  • Imagine what Money looks like, feels like, and how it feels to have Money.
  • Start asking questions about how you can have more money, or how you can do xxx with more money.

 

The truth is, Money makes life easier, allowing you to do more and experience more of what brings you and your family joy.  Just think – the more money you have, them more good you can do in this world.

I invite you to shift your money stories – from contracting and negative to expansive and empowering.  What would your life BE like with Money as your partner?

Visit www.visionspire.ca/events for upcoming workshops and programs that will transform your money stories and help you create a healthy relationship with Money and finance.

 

What is Financial Wellness?

It’s no secret that money is the #1 factor causing stress – affecting our mental and physical wellness. It’s also no secret that it takes awareness, know-how and empowering money mindsets, along with INSPIRED action to create the stressless financial reality that you desire.

Financial wellness (and “freedom”) is a mental, emotional, and educational process that provides for an intricate balance of the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of money.  It involves having an understanding of your financial situation and taking care of it in such a way that you are prepared for financial changes…and knowing where your money comes from and where it is going.  One of the first questions I ask my clients is whether they track their money…most of them say no.  In fact less than 40% of North Americans have a good understanding of their finances, and even less (20%) actually have a plan for their financial future.  Without the awareness and planning for your desired financial reality, it’s easy to become controlled by circumstance, fall “victim” to the “poor economy”, to peer pressure, to rising consumer debt – a deterioration of financial wellness.

What does financial wellness (and “freedom”) look like to you? And what actions are you taking daily to adopt those empowering mindsets and take that INSPIRED action to have your financial freedom?

Feel free to leave comments below, or send me an email – would love to hear your views.

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