7 Ways to Perfect Your Money Mindset

FIRST PUBLISHED HERE ON MOTIVATEDMUMMY.COM.AU FEBRUARY 24TH 2016

What do you think when you hear ‘money mindset?’  Maybe books like The Secret or Think and Grow Rich come to mind.  Or perhaps you’re more of a ‘if you build it, they will come’ sort of person.  Whichever way you lean, if you want wealth of some sort, your attitude means everything.

So where do you start?  There’s no good practicing some mantra you read about without a clean slate. 

1.     Do a spring clean
Start by de-cluttering your mind and your space.  If your desk looks like a tip and you have paperwork ‘to be filed’ piled around your computer, how do you expect to be able to manifest anything?  Get organised.  Go down to your local Kikki-K or Officeworks and grab yourself some folders and a couple of boxes.  Label them so you know which bill or invoice goes where and what action you need to take.  Then don’t leave them to the last minute or you’ll create yourself unnecessary stress and disorder.  You can do the same with your email folders too.

2.     Change your attitude
If you’re in a state of constant worry that you don’t have money, you’ve got bills to pay and that you’re never going to get ahead – you’re in scarcity mode and nothing will come to you if you don’t get out.  So start thinking positively, think abundance, ‘know’ you’ll always have enough.  As Marie Forleo does as she takes money out of her wallet, she says to herself ‘there’s plenty more where that came from.’

3.     Change your language
This is a big one!  I overheard someone close to me say ‘I hate money’ recently and I just had to say something.  If you hate or resent money, it will resent you right back.  Be so careful in the words you use.  Swap I’ can’t, I won’t or I’ll never have’ to ‘I can, I will and I’m going to have.’

4.     Be careful of the company you keep
You’ve no doubt heard the saying that you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, so have a think about who those 5 people are for you.  Are they positive, happy people?  Or are they pessimistic, constantly saying they’re broke or even worse, putting you down and bursting your happy bubble?  If so, it’s time to think about not giving them as much time.  This goes for your social media accounts too.  It’s so easy now to tidy up your Facebook news feed so you have no reason to not hide the profiles of those who are sucking up your positive energy with their negative attitudes and ‘woe is me’ posts.

5.     Be clear on what you want
Have you really worked out exactly what you want?  If not, do it now.  Grab your notebook and write your heart out.  And be very specific; how much money a month would you like to be making?  What are your big goals?  What are your dreams?  And what do you want the money for; what would you spend it on exactly?  Answer these questions so you know what you want to attract.   

6.     Find your word or mantra
Choose a word or a mantra that really resonates with you.  Make sure it’s positive, makes you feel good and stirs something within you.  It might also make you want to take action.  Once you’ve chosen what it is, write it on a piece of paper, make it look pretty if you’re the creative type (otherwise as someone else to!) and stick it somewhere you’ll see it everyday. 

7.     Show gratitude
You may have heard the great Oprah Winfrey speak about keeping a gratitude journal saying that ‘appreciating whatever shows up for you in life changes your personal vibration. You radiate and generate more goodness for yourself when you're aware of all you have and not focusing on your have-nots.’  I’ve been meaning to do this for years and finally started around a month ago.  And just taking the time to do so before going to bed, always makes me smile and appreciate the abundance in my life. 

Just remember abundance comes in many forms, not just in wealth.  The more you open your eyes to the beauty in your own life and focus on all of the things you do have, more of the same will come to you.