How long can you sit still? Still enough to get centered about your intentions for the day, your goals for the week or just long enough to hear your heartbeat? How long? You may even need a few minutes to figure out the answer to my question. And if you do that’s great. Because sometimes we just need to take a little time to quiet ourselves and get connect to our true selves instead of reacting to everything that’s happening to us and around us. You know…getting reconnected to the true YOU. Who you are, your purpose, why you are here on this earth and the work you have yet to do. And maybe, just maybe start correcting the wrongs in our lives or the fallacies we’ve been told and unconsciously believe and start something new.
It is a new year and the perfect time to start something new, something positive and something bold is now. I’d like for you to start with your mind. And what you think or believe about money. Ask yourself, who did you inherit your money behaviors, habits, or beliefs from? Was it your parents, a teacher or did life teach you lessons that were so expensive that you didn’t have enough money in the bank to cash the check for the lesson your learned? And how beneficial has those money values gotten you so far on this journey called life? For many of you the road has been smooth. But for most, you’ve traveled your fair share of dirt roads until life’s detours brought you out of construction and directed you to new pavement.
That is what adopting a new money mindset looks like. Getting off the dirt road of negative thoughts about money. Like, thinking you’ll always be broke. Or not believing in your skills or abilities to gain wealth. And getting on the road to positive money behaviors like saving and investing. Or creating positive affirmations for yourself like… I have the power to gain wealth because God has instilled in me the skills and talents I need to make money. Or affirming there are more ways than one to gain wealth and I will invest my time to educate myself on how to build wealth. See, that’s what adopting a new money mindset looks like. Like, getting off that dirt road and driving in a brand-new luxury car that feels like you’re smooth sailing. The ride is so smooth you can’t even hear the noise outside because you are so focused on where you’re going that the distractions don’t even phase you.
This is my hope for you in 2022. That you decide to override the former attitude you had about your finances. Yes, I know we’re 3-weeks in and the year seems old already. But it’s never too late to change your mind. Because if you do, you’ll increase your ability to make better financial decisions, achieve your goals and change your life.