Do you regularly track your money coming in? Do you track it daily? What patterns do you see? Perhaps those patterns gave you the impression that Money is a bit elusive.
Well, if you are the least bit competitive, you could play a game with Money. Here are some games or challenges you can play using the Daily Money Tracking tool.
Game #1 – See how many non-zero money days you can have in a month…challenge yourself to have more positive money days than zero days.
Game #2 – Create a challenge for bringing in a minimum dollar amount for a number of days (ex: $1500 or more coming in at least 1 day a week).
Game #3 – Challenge yourself to beat your highest positive money day from the previous month.
Game #4 – Challenge yourself to hit your bold money goal for the month BEFORE the end of the month (ex: if you bold money goal is $10,000 for the month, set a target of hitting that goal by the 21st).
One of my clients went from completely ignoring her money to using the Daily Money Tracking tool as a game board to see how much more money she could receive each month. With a Maverick Money Archetype, she openly admits to now playing the game to win and is having fun with it!
Choose your challenge, then brainstorm all the ways that could happen. Think outside the box, and outside of your current situation. Then, once you’ve decided on a strategy, start taking consistent action – each day/each week. Be sure to track your activities and results daily so you can see what’s working and what needs adjusting.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://188.8.131.52/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_0012-resize-square.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Linda Spencer is a CPA, CA, Canadian Tax Specialist and Money Mindfulness Coach. Her mission is to eliminate the stress and anxiety you experience around money and taxes, by empowering you with the know-how and mindsets to improve your business success and financial wellness, so you can have more harmony, joy and abundance in your life.[/author_info] [/author]
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.