I used to have issues with my money mindset. I worked with my parents in their trucking business, and made only $24,000 a year. During that time, my mind often held me back from taking control of my life. I felt empty and craved a life that was not my own, so I regularly took trips with my girlfriends to various places just to bring some thrill to the days.
But, then my life changed. Instead of craving a different life, I became aware of the fact that I would never ever get it, unless I began to make some changes. You see, my mom has always been an investor of sorts.
She has bought and held several properties for investing, but she always did it with cash in hand. There were many times I remember when she received her “mailbox money,” as her renters would send in their monthly rent.
“I want mailbox money, too!” I thought.
And, it was then that I began to make different choices about my future. And it changed my life in more ways than I can count.
Top 2 Ways Your Money Mindset Is Stopping Your Dreams
The last few years have been quite an experience. Not only do I now own several properties with renters, but I also teach other women how to do what I’ve done. It’s the dream, but it didn’t start out this way.
While I had the desire to change my life, I had no idea what I was doing. And, there were two constant struggles I had to learn to navigate along the way.
I have learned, while teaching and training my ladies, that we are very much the same. The struggles I have had to navigate are the same ones they do, too. In fact, these struggles are pretty much the same for all of us, for anything we want to do.
But, we’re talking about our money mindset, and unblocking ourselves from moving forward in our dreams. Here are the top 2 ways your mind is stopping your dreams.
Whenever we want to make some big change, the dark little weight of fear will usually come to greet us. It might be fear of failure, fear of success, fear of the unknown, all of the above, or another fear. Fear has a way of stopping us right in our tracks. It puts the brakes on before we even turn on the engine.
But, here’s the thing about fear: it is destroyed best through taking action. This is why courage is what it is. Without fear, you cannot have courage, because then you’re just confident.
But, courage, on the other hand, must go along with fear.
Yes, you might feel like you have no idea what you are doing. And, yes, this might be scary. Do it anyway. Get up and get moving and take that massive action that is needed. Even tiny baby steps of forward movement count. Forward movement, even in small amounts, is better than no movement at all.
When it comes to making money, and lots of it, you are going to have to do some things that will be new and uncomfortable for you. While fear might feel yuck and gross, it is actually something to embrace and accept. It is part of the process towards success.
Don’t wait until you are fearless to take action. Become fearless by taking action in the face of fear!
The second way that your money mindset stops your dreams is when perfectionism is in charge. Perfectionism is what leads many of us to get stopped by analysis paralysis. We become students of study, rather than action.
It is the thought that you have to do it right and not make mistakes (which is just another way of extending fear to the fear of making mistakes). It blocks a healthy money mindset because it rejects one of the most critical elements of success that exists: failure through mistakes.
Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb on his first try. On and on it goes that we see the necessity of failure in order to achieve success. Failing forward is the goal, not living without mistakes and failures.
Let me tell you something: you learn more through your failures than you ever will with success.
It might suck for a while, but in the end it will be a great teacher, if you let it be.
You gotta get rid of perfectionism and accept that you ain’t going to do this perfectly, and that’s okay. It is likely that you’re going to stumble and trip through the whole thing, but that’s perfectly fine! Just make the decision to not give up in that process.
Keep taking steps forward. Decide now to learn from every failure and mistake that you make along the way.
Get a Money Mindset Makeover
I am so thrilled to say that just this month I am releasing my first ever Mindset course. I love to help other women just like me to learn to become savvy real estate investors. But, I also want to make sure that the pesky mental games we play get addressed, too.
Time and time again, I hear my ladies struggling with these same things. So, I decided it was time to put everything together into one place. And, now it’s available for you.
The brand new Money Mindset course will take you through one step at a time the ins and outs of your mental journey to unblock your mind so your dreams can be achieved. You’ll be connected with a community of other like-minded ladies who are serious about addressing their inner world so they can dominate in the outer one. If you’re ready to find out more, check it out here.
Manage Your Money Mindset and Achieve Your Dreams
Fear and perfectionism are loud and annoying struggles we all have. You are able to face them and shut them down. Make the decision right now that you aren’t going to let them get in the way of your dreams. Instead, decide that you are going to take action, even in small steps, and embrace your failures and mistakes as they come. And, girl, I can’t WAIT to hear all about what you accomplish! You got this.