I recently provided a workshop for solopreneurs with the theme of exploring hidden money beliefs. We talked through various scenarios like these:
- I experienced as a child that money was difficult to come by and we never had enough.
- “money is the root of all evil”
- I can’t have money and be spiritual.
- “Rich people are greedy and dishonest.”
- If I want to be rich, I have to give up time with family and friends.
- I don’t know how to handle a lot of money.
- Money is dirty.
But there were two major “aha” moments for those in the group that surprised everyone. The biggest beliefs that held them back from healthy finances was:
- having no financial goals, and assuming that money would just always flow to them.
- using current funds to help others “because they had it” without registering they were giving away their future goals by not saving.
I found that freelancers are often focused on getting enough contracts or money to survive, not on getting enough to thrive! When we do what we love, we CAN get the money we need to thrive, and “show up more fully in our purpose” at the same time. The real hidden money beliefs were related to lack of belief in themselves as successful entrepreneurs. The world doesn’t pay you for what you know; it pays you for what you do to help them. When you focus on what you can do for others, your create an energy channel for abundance.
What’s your FOCUS?
Do you have a vision for your life? Does that include the financial side, and your ability to financial support the people and ideas you care about? Have you taken that dream, that vision, and quantified it into actual measurable goals? You must include financial goals in your goal setting. The key is breaking them down into small action steps, habits, and practices on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. This is the moment where you strengthen your belief in yourself as capable of achieving them. Then, get out there and go for it! When you FOCUS and take action toward measurable goals, you trigger other universal energies that lead you toward success.
If you are procrastinating in making actual goals and outlining your steps, you are living the hidden money belief habit of not believing in yourself. Here is an opportunity to reach out to those around you, to your current clients, and express appreciation. Appreciation opens a energy channel that enlivens your beliefs, and strengthens powerful trust between yourself and others. It might also allow you to share your goals more fully with others which is another way that the universe can bring awareness and opportunity in supporting those goals.
Start with how you FEEL
Successful solopreneurs focus on long-term financial goals. Instead of just making money and spending it, they take the time to create financial plans which enable them to reach long-term goals, and then they stick to those plans. If we can change our hidden money beliefs and adopt a financially successful mindset, sooner or later we will become financially successful in reality, and in the meantime, we will FEEL financially successful.
Remember, the clues to your success are always right in front of you. You just need to be aware of the opportunities and how to identify them. When you set financial goals and are working to manifest success, you will recognize those opportunities that will lead not just to manifesting your purpose, but to longer-term financial success.
To hold yourself accountable, write down and send me two new habits or goals you will tackle in overcoming your hidden beliefs around money. I’ll follow up with you to see how you’re staying on track with your new goals!