December 04, 2006

Applying The Secret: Money

Before I start I want to say that I am not a financial planner and am just writing this as a suggestion to change your thinking about money if you find your finances aren't what you'd like them to be. This way of thinking has worked for me to attract more money into my life, but the amount of money you attract and manifest will vary.

With that said money is something we all could use more of. Though, most people focus on how much money they don't have and that's the thing which limits us from how much money we could have because when you are focusing on lack, worrying about lack or thinking of lack you are in turn creating more lack. What you focus on expands.

You need to think of attracting more money into your life by focusing on getting more and having more money now. So, how do you attract more of the green stuff into your life? First get clear of limiting beliefs about money.

Why you need to get clear of your current beliefs about money is because if you don't any money you do get will be repelled or you will subconsciously get rid of it because you haven't cleared you beliefs. You will not have the proper money mindset to keep and grow your money.

Here's some common money misconceptions which limit people:

1. It's hard to make a lot of money.

2. Rich people are snobby and greedy.

3. The only way to make a lot of money is by selling drugs, gambling or doing other illegal things.

4. Rich people are unhappy or money doesn't make you happy.

I could go on and on but I'll just tackle the above misconceptions for now.

1. It's hard to make a lot of money.

Yes and no. Yes it's easy to make money but at the same time you need to align yourself with the goal and find the right vehicle to make money. I just said it's easy to make a lot of money.

I can hear someone complaining about me partially disagreeing with that belief saying, "Now if it were so easy to make a lot of money why isn't everyone a millionaire?"

Here's why, most don't have the mindset to become one. Most people go around thinking they will never reach their financial dreams so why even try. Or they think because it's so hard to make the kind of money they want why even try.

Frankly, that's sad. This kind of thinking places mental roadblocks in your way to success and keep you from coming up with ideas to take action on. The universe will respond to whatever idea you send out. So if you think it's hard to make money then it will be for you, if you think it's easy then it will be.

Here's one reason why I say it's easy to make money, you have a money maker right in between you ears. The secret to your financial success is in your head. Your mind is your greatest asset to achieving anything you want. Ideas turned into action will make money. We only need to look to the process of manifestation for evidence: thoughts lead to feelings which lead to actions (or no action) which lead to results (or no results). This is what most millionaires of our century know.

When you clear your subconscious mind of the limiting belief that it's hard to make money you clear the path to come up with money making ideas easily and naturally.

Remember, ideas put into action equal money. If an idea pops into your head, take action. Money likes speed. Don't hesitate, wonder, worry, just take inspired action and you will get results. If you don't get any results, fine. Act on another inspired thought.

Here's one to get you thinking. If you wrote a book on a hot topic and sold many copies you can generate a fair bit of cash.

Once you start thinking on this level you wonder how am I going to do that? After a few days you'll come with a plan of action. The key step to attracting money is to act on your plan and follow through to the very last step.

Now here's where I partially agree with the belief it's hard to make money. Not everyone can get their idea into motion or knows people who would be willing to invest in their idea and turn it into a reality.

Not everyone is the friend of the rich and influential. Everyone doesn't know someone who can make things happen.

But thankfully you have your own network of friends and they have their own network of friends and on and on it goes. In a sense we are all interconnected by just seven degrees of separation (and the gap is closing as technology progresses). One of the keys to attracting more money is expanding your network.

It's not as easy as it sounds but it can be done and your script for a movie can very well end up in the hands of the head of a major movie studio through networking. Even though you may not know someone who can get your idea into motion a friend of a friend may. Two people can accomplish more than one can by themselves.

Though once you are ready to go forward you may fail to take action because of fear, confusion or limiting beliefs/misconceptions having more money which means most people fail to act on their ideas.

Or you may think the process of making money is hard and tedious. If you think that then it will be. Instead think of creating the exact level of financial success as a game, an exciting venture you are embarking upon. It doesn't have to be hard and tedious. It can be fun and exciting.

Check your limiting beliefs as they occur while you can take action and ask yourself why you have them. Your answers just may surprise you and you'll clear the way for bigger and better things by answering them.

We'll tackle the next two misconceptions next time.