Money mindset is one of the most popular topics I’ve covered on The FastForwardAmy Show. Head to any business-or-spiritual Instagram account, and you’ll find 100s of money mindset quotes.
Here’s my own:
“Whatever your mind believes, it achieves.”
If you believe in yourself you will achieve what you set out to do.
If you don’t, you won’t.
I get it, it doesn’t feel like it’s so simple. We all have different relationships with money. Ever since we were kids, we heard our parents talk about money, saying things like:
It’s greedy to want money.
We can’t afford that.
That’s too expensive.
But guess what? You can reprogram your brain to focus on money in a different way.
Like all relationships, how to feel about money can change if you put the work in, but it does take time.
Ready to reprogram your brain and set yourself up for financial abundance?
First up, you need to know that money represents value. When you aren’t charging enough for what you do, or if you’re not selling because you’re afraid of asking for money, that means that you’re saying “Hey, I don’t think this will add value to other people’s lives”.
Why is that, you ask?
Because money is simply an energy and value transaction.
In order to flip the script, you’re going to challenge the beliefs that you currently hold about money. Examine your limiting beliefs and negative money mindset.
Let’s start with the idea of greediness. Depending on what you were told growing up, you might feel like it’s selfish to want a lot of money. But what if we flipped that statement on its head? The money I earn is a symbol of the value I create for the world and for other people.
What’s your self-talk when it comes to money? What are you saying to yourself?
Here are some examples of common excuses people make, and how you can reframe that to work in your favour.
I’m not financially free, because I don’t have time to make money.
What’s the truth here?
You have a lot of hours in your day, so the time is there. You’re just not spending your time on activities that make you money. So instead of telling yourself you don’t have time to make money, tell yourself this:
I’m not choosing to spend time on money-making activities.
Let’s turn everything into choices, not excuses.
I used to drive a battered old car, and I would often feel ashamed of it, like it wasn’t a reflection of me and the direction in which my career was heading. But my coach and friend Sarah encouraged me to examine what me driving that battered old car actually meant. The answer? I was choosing to be smart with my money and spend my resources in a different way.
So try this:
Swap “I don’t have money for that” with “I choose not to spend money on that”.
Suddenly, it’s a whole different ball game. You’re teaching your brain to believe what you want it to believe.
Another common belief: “Money is evil/ the devil”. Swap that to: “Money is good”. Simple, right?
Do you often mind yourself thinking that earning money is difficult? You’re not alone – it’s something that a lot of people struggle with. But let’s flip that script. “Earning money is easy.” You might be feeling resistance towards that idea, and think, “fuck you Amy”. I get it. But just try it out, and you’ll see how incredible the change is.
Repeat after me: Earning money is easy.
Don’t worry about what other people are doing and earning. There is an abundance of money. There is more than enough to go around.
Instead of telling yourself, “I can’t afford to go out for dinner”, try “I choose to spend my money differently”. If it’s something that’s really important to you that you want to be able to afford, try “let me look for a way so I can afford it”.
“I hate money” is basically the worst thing you can say – because guess what? If you hate money, money will hate you right back.“I love money, and money loves me” is your new money-loving mantra.
Do you ever find yourself panicking because you’ve spent ‘too’ much money, and feeling super ashamed for doing that? Remember: “There’s more where that came from”.
A common concern at the moment: “I can’t earn money in a crisis.” How about “I am a MoneyMaker”, “I can always make more money” or “there are always people ready to buy”?
Keep telling yourself “no one will pay your this”, and no one will. Replace that with “there are always people with money willing to pay for this”.
Maybe you’ve grown up thinking you’re bad at math, because we don’t learn about this at school (along with all the other important things like relationships and nutrition). Maybe you always tell yourself that “I’m not good with money”. That thinking stops NOW. You’re reading this article, so you clearly want to know how to be better with money. Tell yourself this: “I am learning more about positively using money every day.”
Feel like money isn’t important, because you should be focusing on impact and spreading happiness instead? Maybe you’re thinking, “money isn’t important”, or “I don’t need to be rich, I just want to do what I love”, or “I’d rather be happy than rich”. But you don’t have to choose. You can have and do everything you want whilst still having an amazing impact. For the love of God, please stop saying that stupid sentence. It’s just bullshit. Having money doesn’t turn you into an asshole (necessarily). Tell yourself this instead: “Money is important and it can do amazing things”, “I can do what I love and be rich”, or “I can be rich and happy”.
Now you’re on your way to shifting your mindset and priming your brain to welcome money into your life. Want even more support with making money? Sign up to my MoneyMaker Masterclass (you can choose English or Dutch) where I share everything I’ve learned about money.
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