What if you could have all the money you’ve ever wanted and what if I told you that the only reason you don’t have all the money you want is because of the lies you believe to be true surrounding money?
Sounds kinda crazy right?
Well, it’s true.
The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like, whatever you focus on you will receive more of.
Focus on an abundance of money, you’ll get an abundance of it, focus on the lack of money or the money that you don’t have, and you’ll just get an abundance of evidence of that.
The thing is our minds like to play tricks on us.
We tell ourselves things because we’ve always heard them.
Money doesn’t grow on trees.
People with money are evil.
Making money is hard work.
And when we say these things enough times, they become our beliefs and our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs eventually turn into our actions which create our physical reality.
If you want to change your life, you have to change your beliefs. But you can read more about beliefs and manifestation here.
Money, like everything else, is simply energy.
Which means you can bring as much of it into your life as anything else, the difference is the beliefs we have surrounding money.
Once you recognize the beliefs you have about money, you can release them and your financial situation will begin to change.
But of course, these beliefs don’t just pop up yelling and screaming, “here I am!!” You may have to dig a bit, so let’s break down the top 11 lies about money you are believing that are keeping you broke.
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11 Lies about Money you are Believing that are Keeping You Broke
1. You’ll Only Be Happy Once You Get It
Here’s the thing, with the Law of Attraction, you are attracting into your life whatever you focus on, so if you’re focusing on only being happy after the money comes in, you’re basically just saying, I don’t have this thing yet, so you’ll attract more of not having that thing.
When you decide you’ll only be happy once something externally happens, we attach to the outcome.
We are so attached to the outcome we actually repel it.
When you attach so strongly to something you’re saying you’re not happy currently and your subconscious mind is always saying yes to everything you feel, so if you’re not feeling happy because you don’t have what you want, you’ll just receive more evidence of things that don’t make you happy.
Pushing your desires even further away.
Attaching to the outcome is also coming from a place of lack, the lack of trust for the money to come, the lack of money we have.
Attachment is one of the easiest ways to repel our desires and slow down our manifestations.
Not only that, but the lesson is to find happiness within ourselves, not in our external circumstances because the only constant in life is change, meaning until we learn to find happiness internally, external changes will always determine our emotions.
2. Money is Harder to Manifest Than Everything Else
This was one of the biggest beliefs I had about money.
I thought it was this thing that needed specific techniques, that I had to do something crazy to bring it into my life.
Basically, I put money on a pedestal, which just made it more difficult to bring into my life because I was so attached to it.
As soon as you put something on a pedestal, it turns into this big hairy, scary thing and we start to think about it differently.
But manifesting money is no different than manifesting a free coffee or an A+ on your math test. (really wish I had known about manifestation in high school, I could’ve used a few A’s…)
There are three steps to manifesting anything and everything we want, ask, believe, receive.
Of course, inspired action plays a role in the belief part but that’s all we have to do to manifest our desires into our lives, regardless of what they are.
You see, the difference with money are the beliefs we hold about it.
We have very deep seeded beliefs that we can’t more money, or money is difficult to get, or it doesn’t grow on trees or whatever cliche we were told.
Having contradicting beliefs about money such as “I want more money” but in the same breath thinking, “people with money are evil” makes it difficult for us to believe we can manifest money.
You can learn to change your beliefs about money, but manifesting money is simple, ask, believe, receive.
3. The More Money I have, The Less Others Have
This is a tough one to crack because it’s so engrained in our brains but the thing is, we need more amazing, smart, kind, loving and compassionate people to have money.
Think about it like this, the more money you have, the more money, help, and resources, you can give to those that need them.
When you refuse to have more money in fear of taking away from others it’s like refusing to eat because there are people starving, and yeah, there are, and it’s horrible, but not eating isn’t helping to give them more food, anymore than you refusing to make more money in fear of taking it from others is giving them more money.
By having all the money you desire, you have more to give to those organizations that help feed millions.
You have more to give to those organizations that help millions of people.
Chose to overflow your cup with money so that you can overflow into other people’s lives.
4. The Only Way to get more Money is by Working really, really, really, hard
Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.
This one is cliche I know, but whatever, I’m all for a properly delivered cliche.
It’s 2019…you can make money making videos on youtube, blogging, selling your art, delivering people’s food.
The idea that you have to “work hard” to make money just isn’t true.
But don’t get it twisted, I’m not saying there isn’t action involved in making money.
The biggest misconception with LOA is that there is no action required to make money or bring your desires into your life.
The difference is inspired action, action that feels good, that is the driving force to accomplishing your goals, not the action that makes you stay up till 4 in the morning working or feels like you’re grinding on concrete.
My point here is that there are thousands of people working less and making more.
5. People with Money are Evil, Bad and Greedy
So you’re saying you want more money but at the core, you gossip, bash, and think poorly of people with money.
Do you really think your subconscious mind is going to let you have more money and become like those people you don’t like?
Why would you want to turn into someone you don’t like?
You see, your subconscious mind is just trying to keep you safe and one way to keep you safe is to keep you in your comfort zone, where it’s fuzzy and warm and people like you.
So when you say you don’t like people with money, that they’re this or that, you become uncomfortable and feel some type of way towards them.
Telling your subconscious mind to keep you away from feeling like that.
Are there people with money that don’t make the best choices with their money?
But think about how many amazing, compassionate, incredible people there are with money. *cough, cough, Oprah*
Put your focus on those people and let the rest go.
6. I am not Worthy of Money because I didn’t Invent the Wheel or Apple or Cure Cancer
You weren’t put on this earth to play small.
Money is simply a tool for us to show up as our best selves.
When we’re worried about money, not having it, the lack of it, or feeling like we don’t deserve it, our minds are consumed with lack and we’re actually shutting down and missing all of the incredible ideas floating around in our heads on daily basis.
If Steve Jobs was worried about money, do you really think he would have created Apple?
The idea might have come to him, but he would have dismissed it because he wasn’t good enough to make something like that.
That iPhone you’re reading this post on wouldn’t be here today, along with a million other luxuries we enjoy on a daily basis.
It doesn’t matter if your goal is to build a multi-billion dollar company that solves all the worlds problems or if you want to provide a financially stable life for your family, you’re worthy of all the money you desire.
The easiest way to see how incredibly worthy you are is to write down three things you did to add value to someone else’s life, every single day.
Did you pick up someone’s coat that they accidentally dropped?
Hold the door for someone?
Took your dog for a walk? Yeah, your dog appreciates you too.
Listen to your significant other?
The more you see the value you put out into the world, the more you will believe you are valuable and the more you will believe you are worthy of all the money you desire.
7. If I Don’t Look at my Money Everything will be Fine
Taking a look at your accounts can be like ripping off a very small band-aid from a very large, hairy wound.
Nobody wants to do it, but the problem isn’t going to get any better by not looking at it.
I love to personify money, give it a personality because I find this makes money less scary and more well, human.
If you were in a relationship with someone or even a friendship, do you think that person would stick around if you treated them the way you treated your money?
The easiest way to tell what kind of relationship you have with money is to look at your bank accounts.
You can also write a letter to money and see what kind of emotions and feelings come up. This is something I learned from Jen Sincero’s book, You are a Badass at Making Money.
If you want to bring more money into your life, you have to repair the relationship you have with it.
Which means taking off the blindfold, opening both eyes and getting very clear on where you currently are financially, debt, no debt, what comes in, what goes out.
All of it.
8. What You Say About Money Doesn’t Matter
Well, we already know this isn’t true.
Your thoughts feelings and actions create your reality, which means what you say is based on your beliefs.
If you’re always telling yourself “I’m broke”, “I can’t have, blank blank, blank”, then that’s what you’re going to get in return.
Life is like a mirror.
The people, places, things, and situations in our lives are simply a physical projection of what’s happening behind the scenes in our minds.
Your subconscious mind does everything in its power to prove you right.
When you say and believe that you’re broke, that’s what you’ll get. When you say and believe that you’re rich, that’s what you’ll get.
Our realities all come down to the words we speak, the thoughts we think, the actions we take the beliefs we have.
Be aware of the words you say about money when you’re not thinking, this can give a clear picture of how you really feel about money.
9. We Don’t Need Money to Be Happy
In fact, we don’t need anything externally to be happy, but is thinking about money or the lack of money day in and day out making you happy?
Are you living your best life and full potential by feeling stuck?
Money may not make you happy but it does give you security, and with security, we feel the freedom to live our best, most exciting and abundant lives.
When our minds are consumed with fear, lack, anger, frustration about money or where the money is going to come from, it’s taking us away from the thoughts that could actually help us.
When you’re so focused on the problem it’s almost impossible to see the solution.
Money will not inherently bring you more happiness, but it will bring you freedom, the freedom to live a life bigger than you could ever imagine.
10. More Money More Problems
This belief hits home hard for me.
To me, having money meant people made fun of me, they looked down on me, said I was just lucky and it made me feel like I didn’t fit in which is one the main human needs, to be part of a community.
So to fit in I became what they were, broke and focused solely on lack.
You have to really dig deep into this belief and think to yourself, does being broke or being in financial struggle bring more problems than having money would?
And maybe it would at first.
Maybe you’d had to learn how to budget, maybe you’d have to outsource your taxes, maybe people would be rude to you about it.
But here’s the thing, you’re here today because you learned how to navigate the internet, you learned how to talk, walk, eat, live.
Meaning, you can learn how to manage your money.
You can learn how to budget, outsource and deal with people that try to push their insecurities onto you.
Like everything else you’ve done to come this far, you’ll figure it out.
11. It’s Selfish to Want More Money
Having money comes from a place of abundance, of knowing there’s so much more where that came from, that there’s so much to go around.
Not having money comes from a place of lack, of thinking you have to keep it all to yourself.
Of not wanting to spend it, not wanting to give it to others or put it back into circulation out of fear that it won’t come back to you.
The more money you have, the more you can give to others.
The more money you have, the more you will believe that more will always come back to you.
The more money you have the more secure you will feel and the more you will be able to live your most abundant and authentic life.
You get to decide if you’re going to fill your cup up enough to overflow into others lives.
Choose to Live in Abundance and You will Have an Abundance of Abundance, Choose to Live in Lack and You will have an Abundance of Lack
Money is such a loaded topic, it’s hairy, scary, and everyone and their great aunt Susie has an opinion on it.
At the end of the day, if you want to bring more money into your life, you have to believe it’s possible for you, release your limiting beliefs with love and live your life knowing there’s so much to go around.
The best way to change your life is to become a student of it. Money is one of those topics that is hard and heavy so I’ve compiled a list of resources you can check out so you can manifest the money you desire and live a life bigger than you could ever imagine.
Make sure to check back frequently and save for later because I’ll be updating this list often.