Your Money Blocks: When Fear is Holding You Back
I know I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating! I work on my money mindset every single day.
And I still feel the fear - I am literally scared each and every day.
Life can be overwhelming. You might be procrastinating, feeling under pressure. It’s a real challenge being upbeat when you feel exhausted.
Today we’re doing some more excavation work on our mindset.
There are so many things from your past that you need to examine so you can feel free. We bring so much baggage into our business and our money mindset.
But we don't always know what excavation work is going to clear the money stuff. Where we’re gonna find the gold to help release a money block.
If you're in your thirties, you’ve maybe experienced 30 years of repetition of certain money stories. This has added layers to your beliefs.
You might be 60 years old and have layers and layers to excavate. That’s why this work is ongoing. It might be tough to hear, but there's always something new to uncover.
I do this work all the time, whether it’s for a one-off thing or I'm working on a launch but especially when fear is rising up.
The cool thing is that you can make more money as you're discovering your money block. Not everything has to be perfect for you to tap into more abundance.
Right now, you might be feeling:
- It's unsafe for me to make more money
- It's unsafe to go to that next level
And that fear can feel really real, but excavating the beliefs and experiences below this feeling is what is going to help you shift this.
Fear is really big. It’s a total dream killer.
When I was 29, I met a millionaire and I was like *gasp* and I asked her if she was free from fear. And she said no.
Arrgh! I thought that there was a hallowed amount of money where I could escape fear. But I’ve learnt that our goal is not the absence of fear.
If you're waiting for the fear to go away before you take action, you'll be waiting forever.
The good news is what scares you today won't scare you tomorrow. Getting your first client, saying no to somebody, that feels scary the first time you do it but then you move to the next level…
Starting out can be really fear-inducing. Setting new rates or raising your prices can be scary. Upleveling and getting more visible is bound to bring up some fear stuff.
Business IS scary. AND it can be really easy.
And if you’re feeling scared about money and growing your business, this process will help;
Introducing my Million Dollar Framework
Here’s my OCP process that I teach in Money Bootcamp - Seek out an Origin Story, Connect it to a Sabotage and use a Pattern Interrupt to break through the limiting belief.
Here’s a really common example that could be holding you back:
ORIGIN STORY Money doesn’t grow on trees
CONNECT TO SABOTAGE You resist easy money – like creating passive income
PATTERN INTERRUPT Why not me? Seeing other people succeed easily
Did you ever hear this as a kid, when you were growing up?
Money doesn't grow on trees.
Your family might have riffed on this and used different sayings:
You don't get something for nothing
There’s no such thing as a free lunch
Another day, another dollar
Or perhaps they just said: We can't afford it
So, now let’s Connect to the Sabotage.
There are a number of ways in which this Origin Story shows up.
- Do you find yourself resistant to making money because it doesn't feel like hard enough work?
- Do you ever feel as though you've not earned it, so you repel money or push it away?
- Have you got a passive income product lurking on your desktop?
- Are you resisting low hanging fruit in your business?
- Do you try to make things more difficult?
- Ever found yourself reinventing the wheel?
- Do you have a really great business idea but you're resisting it because you figure everyone knows how to do that?
- Do you have a sense of wanting to take the more challenging path so you can really EARN the money, or the clients?
- Do you find yourself unconsciously choosing to work with clients that are an absolute pain in the butt because you feel like you have to earn the money?
- Do you have broken links on your website? Especially payment ones?
Deep down you might have a sense that work has to be hard if you grew up with this Origin Story.
If you grew up seeing people grafting, witnessing your family working really hard, laboring, it might feel weird and wrong to be able to make money easily online.
You might feel like you can’t charge people for work that's easy and fun and enjoyable for you to do.
Listen, it's okay for it to be easy.
There can be so many layers around this, that work has to be hard. If you grew up without any entrepreneurial role models then often it doesn't seem easy or normal.
Watching others succeed is a great Pattern Interrupt for this Origin Story.
So when I want to write a new book or explore a new genre, I'll listen to podcasts about people who have done it, because I want to make it part of my belief system.
You have to really work at seeking success and honoring it, especially if you don't have support around you. Find those examples and really anchor them in your brain until you have a sense of “If they can do it, so can I.”
Another good Pattern Interrupt is to ask yourself: “Why not me?”
And this is a reason why it's important for you to show up too.
Because there might be someone looking up to you and thinking, "Oh my God, she looks like me/sounds like me/comes from the same background as me. If she can do it, maybe I can as well."
You’ve got this!
Take some time to look at the origin stories of your fears and how you’re sabotaging you progress.
A pattern interrupter may sound simple but you’ll be amazed at how quickly the fear can shift.
It’s your time and you're ready for the next step
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