Let talk about giving yourself permission to make money and why it’s important.
Today is one of the most important topics I have will talk about in regards to money mindset.
One of my mentors, Jen Sincero, said that “One of the biggest obstacles to making lots of money is not a lack of good ideas or opportunities or time, or that we’re too slovenly or stupid, it’s that we refuse to give ourselves permission to become rich.”
Let’s look at this and ask ourselves why? Why is giving ourselves permission such an important factor when it comes to making money, having money, etc. Because “permission” is a thought, and all of our thoughts create our feelings. Our feelings then determine what action we are going to take which gives us a result.
Let me say that again to let it sink in. All of our thoughts create our feelings which then will fuel our action which will determine the result.
Let me explain. A lot of times when the topic of making money comes up people may say (and you may be one of these people) well money isn’t important. What’s important is spending time with your family or making memories or creating a better world to live in or giving back to the community by volunteering, etc. These are all thoughts, right? Making money isn’t important. That’s a thought. It’s important to spend time with your family – is a thought. It’s important to make memories is a thought. These are all thoughts that come into our brains. And if you really examine these thoughts you can see that many of these thoughts don’t necessarily have anything to do with money at all. Money isn’t a thought. Money is a circumstance.
So you could have the thought money is important so I can spend more time with my family. Money is important so I can have more opportunities to make lasting memories. Money is important so I have the means to give back to my community. Do you see how those thoughts now go hand in hand?
I used to really struggle with this mindset and with giving myself permission. I really truly used to believe the thought that it was hard to make money and so if I wanted to make any I would have to take tons of time away from my family and then we’d never be able to make memories together and we’d never be able to take a vacation, yada yada, yada. But as I have come to learn on this money mindset journey that this is just a though – a story I was telling myself and I can believe what I want to believe. If I want to have a good/positive feeling about money which will lead to me taking an action toward making more which will lead to me having more money, then I need to change my story. So my very first step was to give myself permission to make money. I changed the thought first and everything else followed.
You can check out my latest video on this topic here.
So if you really want to get down to it, I’m going to tell you that by you giving yourself permission to make more money maybe you will feel excited about what money can bring into your life. Maybe you will feel empowered to start a business. Maybe you will feel at peace with your choice to apply for a better paying job. All of these feelings will lead you to take action toward making more money, but it is really hard to do that if you don’t first change the thought and give yourself permission.
Comment below and let me know what you think of this idea and if you’re willing to give yourself permission first.