Financial Freedom for Professional Women - Changing Your Negative Beliefs About Money
Have you ever stopped to really think about what your beliefs are
around money? Did you know that many of our money beliefs were shaped
during our childhood? Some of those beliefs were planted unintentionally
by our parents or other influential people in our lives. Others rise
out of our own personal experiences, especially past negative
experiences. For some it can be a fear of writing checks because in the
past they have bounced so many. For others, it can be a fear of success.
Some beliefs serve us well and are helpful, while others hold us back.
Negative money beliefs limit us and hold us back because they block
our ability to take in information that is in conflict with them. They
keep us from seeing how to make meaningful changes. As long as we are
being held back by negative money beliefs that don't serve us, we go
through life blindly following those negative beliefs, without conscious
thought or the realization that there are other choices available to
us. These negative beliefs and the negative energy that they create in
our lives lead to self-sabotage.
The key is to raise your awareness of your beliefs around money. If
you continue to let negative beliefs define your relationship with
money, you will always feel like you are fighting with yourself.
Here are some of the most common negative money beliefs:
€More money will make my life better'€Money is bad' or (in some religious circles) €Money is the root of all evil'€Money is unimportant'€I don't deserve money'€If you are good, God or the universe will provide for you.' This
goes hand-in-hand with €It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
Do any of these beliefs sound familiar? Have these beliefs held you
back, perhaps on a subconscious level? What about your children - what
money beliefs are they absorbing? You certainly don't want them carrying
on negative beliefs and habits. It's important to free yourself, not
only for yourself but so your children can experience freedom and
If you have a belief that is causing you pain, you can change it to
one that will get you to where you want to be in your life. You can turn
your beliefs from negative to positive. Increasing your wealth is a
matter of increasing the quality of your thoughts. If you want to
permanently change your financial destiny, you must consciously change
your money beliefs.
Examine your beliefs about money. Decide which ones will get you to
the next level and which need to be replaced with more positive ones.
Recognizing that you have a belief that is holding you back is the first
step to changing it. Finding a mentor or coach who has been where you
are and can guide you through the maze infinitely faster will make all
the difference as well.
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Melissa Cappleman is a spiritual prosperity expert and the founder of
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and women in corporations who struggle with the value they bring to
their work freeing them to step into their unique brilliance and live
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