21 Aug Transform Your Perceptions About Money
Success in business relies, in part, on a healthy attitude about money. There is absolutely no shame or fault in earning an exorbitant amount of money, because, when your client pays your fees or purchases your product, the money is basically your certificate of appreciation. Sometimes, however, hard-working business people are made to feel guilty about pulling more than their fair share from a limited pool of money.
The first thing to accept, is that one person’s success does not cause another person’s failure. Your conscious and subconscious minds must reconcile this concept, so you can carry our your business practices with passion and enthusiasm for making money, knowing that you work hard and you deserve it.
What are some of the negative societal stigmas about money?
• Money is the root of all evil.
• Money doesn’t grow on trees.
• Who do you think I am Rockefeller?
• Most rich people did something dishonest to get money.
• Having a lot of money makes you less spiritual.
• Getting rich takes too much work and struggle.
• Having a lot of money is a big responsibility.
• Realistically, I will never be rich.
• Getting rich is a matter of luck or fate.
• As a woman, it is more difficult to get rich.
• I don’t enjoy managing money.
• I don’t have the time to manage money.
• Money corrupts artistic and creative endeavors.
These are just a few of the ways people convince themselves that money is bad and those who have it are greedy. But isn’t the whole point of your business to earn a living doing something you love? You’ll never reach this goal if you can’t retrain your brain. When these stigmas invade your thoughts, replace them with positive mantras about money:
• It is a testament to having pleased another human being.
• When you ask for money, you ask for the opportunity to serve another person with your excellent product or service.
• Business is not selfish, because by its very nature, business exists to serve and please others.
• Creation of wealth is a dignified, noble act.
• You earn money in proportion to the quality of your service and help.
When this shift takes place, when your perceptions about money transform, so will your approach to earning by being of service. Remember, it is not greedy, it’s giving.