Affirmations or mantras are phrases that when said repeatedly will help change the way you think. As you go through your day, listen to what your thoughts say about money. If you are having money problems then chances are that your thoughts are full of negative comments about not having enough of it.
Affirmations will help you change your thoughts so that they are more positive.
Examples of affirmations are:
I am good at managing money.
I am open to receiving money from all sources.
I have plenty of money.
I deserve to have money in my life.
Another helpful way to help change your attitude towards money is to have affirmations written on pieces of paper and posted around your house. So that whenever you look at the pieces of paper you have positive words to say.
At the end of the day, the affirmation has to be believable for you!!
Step 7 – Be inspired and motivated by the success of others
What are your thoughts when you hear that someone is successful and is wealthy? Do you get jealous? When you get jealous, you are blocking any money from coming to you, as you think that the other person has money, so there is not enough money for you. The reality is that there is enough money for everyone, including you. So the next time you hear that someone is wealthy, use it as inspiration for yourself.
We are all able to have plenty of money in our lives and we should use successful people as inspirations for ourselves to succeed. So next time you hear how Olivia Johnson bought a house . . . think . . . If she can do it then I can too!
Step 7 – Everyone can be smart with money
My grandmother told my mum, who told me, that a woman should always be financially independent. She should have her own job so that she can be independent and earn her own income. My grandmother was born before World War 2, but she had the foresight even then to realise the importance of financial independence. My mother passed on this advice to me and my sisters.
I studied accounting at university; however those studies did not provide me with skills to manage my own money. I know accountants who live in debt because they are unable to manage their personal finances.
My financial ability was gained through reading lots of books and asking lots of questions. You never stop learning and I continue to read and learn every day.
We are not all born with an instant financial ability. Men do not know more than women, or vice versa.
We are all equal when it comes to the ability of being financially savvy. The key is to believe that you can understand money.
My next blog will give you some suggestions on how to educate yourself about money.
Until next time, have a great week and believe in yourself.