When I first started my business, I strongly believed that if you managed your finances properly, planned well, saved money and worked to keep private debt to a minimum, that you would be on your way to financial freedom & abundance.
Boy, was I way off!
Time and time again, even though people had all the information, advice, spreadsheets, and accounting systems right at their fingertips, they still weren’t doing what needed to be done with their money. There was so much hesitation and overwhelm in this area of people’s lives.
As a Bookkeeper and Financial Coach, this was a real eye opener for me. I would often scratch my head and wonder why on earth people had so much trouble with this stuff. It didn’t seem that hard. Yes, managing money did take some thought, time and planning, but it certainly wasn’t that difficult was it?
Well, it appears that it was!
It was so much more difficult than I had ever anticipated.
Because I was not really dealing with money and the way people handled it.
I was dealing with the affect that this had on how people dealt with money.
So what does this all mean and what does it mean for you?
Somewhere along the way, probably since you were a little kid, you heard some interesting stuff about money that stuck. You started to believe that they were true. And even though you are an adult, a person who is educated, trained, and in business, you may still be operating from the financial headspace of that little kid.
These beliefs and money stories have now become part of your financial DNA and have become the financial software that is running your brain.
So what are some of these limiting beliefs and blocks around money that might be holding you back?
- I’m not good with money
- Money is the root of all evil
- Rich people are greedy, arrogant, mean, stingy, corrupt…..
- Making money online is too hard
- Making money doing what I love is impossible
- Money is not that important to me
- I can’t be spiritual and rich at the same time
- People like us aren’t lucky with money
- I don’t deserve to have money
These beliefs will undermine your ability to save money, create abundance and charge your worth when it comes to business. You will sabotage yourself if the program that is running your brain is filled with fear around money and fear of what having money will mean.
However, it’s really so very important to understand that none of these money beliefs are real. Not unless you allow them to be real.
You have the power to change them.
You have the power to create better money beliefs that will serve you better in your life.
You have the power to change the software.
There are a number of ways to remove money blocks and bad money beliefs. Some of them include
- or Coaching, just to name a few
You need to find the one that works for you and take action!
You may encounter some resistance when doing this type of work, especially if money carries some painful memories for you such as parents fighting or divorcing around money.
But when you work through this and remove these money blocks and funky beliefs, you will gain incredible clarity and open yourself up to handling money in an empowered way. Your relationship with money will greatly improve and ultimately, so will your net worth!
So now it’s over to you. What limiting money belief has been holding you back from reaching your true financial potential and what steps will you take to try and turn this around? I’d love to hear from you!
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About Sylvia Chierchia:
Sylvia Chierchia is a financial empowerment mentor who combines her extensive financial and bookkeeping background with her human behaviour knowledge to help female entrepreneurs get a grip on their finances. Her passion is to help women get their head out of the sand and wake up to their true worth and financial potential. She provides a potent combination of practical business set up and strategy with powerful mindset reset techniques to help women break through unhelpful blocks around money so that they can finally create the income and growth they desire