I’ve had this post in the back of my mind for a week, but wasn’t really clear on how to say what I wanted to say. And then yesterday I was inspired to write this post on my other project She Changes Everything She Touches. In it, I talk about how powerful manifesting seems to be – but the one thing I didn’t address was how I feel fairly sure that as much as you can speak and believe good things in your life – you can also do the same thing with negative things.
For example: I always say that I suck with money and budgets. Like it’s just a given that I do and there is no way to change that.
Total and utter bull.
If that were true, I would never be able to learn anything. It might be true that it’s not one of my natural talents, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get good at it.
Likewise, if I say I never have any money or enough money – that’s probably going to be an accurate statement.
Or what about those things you’ve heard all your life, and now you believe them like they are gospel – Money is the root of all evil…
So just to straighten that out – the Bible actually says the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Not money itself. And based on the things I’ve been reading in that book my whole life, anything you love more than you love God is a big problem. So, that doesn’t make money any more evil than anything else. It also doesn’t mean that having it makes you a bad person.
This is a mindset thing that we have to shift from under. Like I surely don’t think to myself that I shouldn’t have money because it’s evil – but I am positive it’s in my subconscious. And I’m betting it is in yours too.
Part of being good with money is budgeting. Part of it is living within your means and not being stressed from debt. But another part is believing that you deserve the money you’ve earned and making good choices with it.
A lady I super admire and follow on such things is Denise Duffield Thomas of Lucky Bitch. She has so many amazing things to say on this topic, I can’t even start to tell you about them all. But this blog post is one of my favorites: 4 Stupid Things Women Say About Money. Check her out for way more awesome stuff.
She reminds me on a daily basis that the words I say about money and finances are important and by saying and thinking limiting thoughts on such things – I limit myself and my income.
Join with me in this. Stop saying negative things about money and your abilities with it. Don’t make this harder than it has to be. In fact, let’s not only refrain from the negative, but start vocalizing the positive things we want to be true about us and money. Like we rock with it. And we have boatloads of it.