Have you ever stopped to think about the way you think and speak about money?
Similar to negative self talk, we are ultimately the ones who decide how we treat ourselves. I spent so many years being extremely critical towards the way I looked, the things I said and the choices I made. It wasn’t until I started practicing self-love that I could positively change my narrative. Its habitual and unless we have the intention to mindfully alter our bad habits, nothing will change.
I noticed the same thing happening in my life, surrounding money. When I noticed pennies and dimes in the street, I kept walking by. I would think to myself, “I don’t want that.” “I don’t want to touch that.” Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Badass at Making Money reminds us that this is soooo wrong. By avoiding and rejecting money (no matter how much) we are in turn setting the stage for lack. We must visualize and show gratitude for financial gifts. Even the tiniest forms of wealth.
Just last weekend, after hours of working my very first event for my clothing company Lettuce Amor I was paid far less than expected. I felt defeat as I was handed a bundle of cash thinking, “That’s it?” Keep in mind this amount was far more than pennies on the ground, yet I was still ungrateful.
I realized then and there that something had to change! From now on, I am choosing to love money! I’m choosing to appreciate it in all forms and quantities. I’m going to get excited when I find it on the floor and cherish what I earn! This world is filled with abundance! And we all deserve a piece of the pie.
How do you feel about money? Are you stressed about not having enough? If so, I recommend reading: You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero