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Return to happy by planting financial seeds

  • Posted by: claire

It takes less energy to create positive goodness than negatively. ♥

If you are going through a rough patch financially, do you find yourself focusing your energy on what you don’t have vs. what you do? While your current job or business may be determining how much is in your bank account at the moment, there are ways to give your financial outlook a pep talk.

It just takes a bit of creativity to discover how to tap into more flow. I am not taking about manifesting or think your way into wealth instantly. But on the flip side, the saying “Money doesn’t grow on trees” or “You have to work hard to make money” is also a myth. 

Below are 5 things I’ve done to balance my limiting beliefs around money when I get stuck. 

1)    Pay attention to your thoughts. Internal = external. If you are continuously thinking negative thoughts, giving energy to what is lacking in your life, you are subconsciously creating more lack. Notice when negative thoughts pop in your mind and follow it with a more positive one. Keep your focus on the positive ones and try to let go of the rest.
2)    When we are in the struggle to create more for ourselves, the part of us that says we are not good enough, not worthy, it only happens for other people pops up. This is when I remind myself to tell myself that “I am enough.”  I am enough, means for this moment, we ACCEPT what is going on. It doesn’t mean we have to like it. But moving into acceptance, we open our hearts to more of the juicy bits which helps to create more flow. 
3)    Don’t like how your life is now? Plant new seeds and create a new money story. Where do you see yourself a year from now? Write that story down and tape it somewhere you can see it.  Read it everyday. Read it when you are feeling down.  Then on a daily basis, reach out to 3 people or do 3 things you can to improve your financial situation. Angela Jia Kim from Savor The Success calls this sailing 3 ships. BTW- reaching out to help someone selflessly or paying it forward is guaranteed to lift your mood at the same time:)
4)    Write yourself a check for a huge amount. I have one for $100,000 posted on the wall in my office. Think about ways to spend that money. Have fun allowing yourself to dream about the good stuff. This helps us learn to receive and shift the “hard” part of dealing with our finances.
5)    Delegate to the universe and practice asking for help.  Sometimes, we feel like we are the only ones who can make it happen. Create an affirmation like “I am supported. All of my needs are met in time and on time” for yourself. I find that this is a good reminder for me when I am in an efforting state of mind. 

These are just some of the ways you can give birth to a new money part of you. I use all of these tips myself on a regular basis and most of time, it works. There are some days where I reach for the chocolate to help me smile, and that’s ok too. 

Author: claire

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  • Happy and finances are often at odds with each other and having a daily plan certainly helps. When you practice something daily to chase away the negative nellies you are sure to have more and more abundance, inner peace and happiness.

    Happy is one of my favorite mantras.

  • It’s so true to focus on what you have. I’ve been trying to implement this thinking for my business and it is making all the difference in the world.

    So funny how it’s the little things that matter.

    • admin

      🙂 All of the little adds up to something bigger too. I just planted some sunflower from seeds last week in my veggie patch and they are so sweet. Hard to imagine very soon, it will be over 6′ tall. I hope it is the same for our business.

  • Claire, it’s refreshing to learn how simple our lives can be, especially with positive thinking. I’m going to pay more attention to my thoughts and make it a habit to let go of the junk.

    • admin

      🙂 I have to try every day to let go my junk too..it’s ok to notice when the negative comes up and let it float away…

  • LOVE this! I’m all about creating abundance through positive thoughts! One of my favorite affirmations that works well for any situation when you are feeling “lost” is: “Only good things come to me”. Focusing on really feeeeeling joyful and not wallowing in the “I don’t have” mentality will get you on the right track. Great stuff, Claire!

  • Claire, I really like this post. I related to it as I’ve worked so hard to adopt the strategies you’ve outlined. I especially liked #3 about planting new seeds. I used to feel so “stuck” and realized it was because of the story I was telling myself and I wasn’t planting seeds for a new future, I was accepting things they way they were. I’m so glad I know how to do things differently now – it’s made a world of difference for me.

  • admin

    We never know what the future holds—it especially helps me to plant seeds with this thought in mind; it comes from the grad school I went to. I add “This or something better for the highest good of all concerned” when I write down intentions, or plant my seeds, or sail the ships…so that I am not so attached to the outcome.

    Happy planting Jodi!

  • I love what you wrote here, Claire!
    What a great piece given our economic climate. You are so right, we often focus on the glass being half empty instead of half full.
    I find that when things aren’t going my way, a change of scenery can lead to a change in mood, and with that newer happier feeling comes new ideas, and new possibilities.

  • This is such great advice! I love how you broke it down, gave manageable steps and point out that there’s a new money story around the bend.

    I teach sales and find that the money story and selling story are VERY connected. I’ll be passing this along to my clients.

    Thank you!

  • This is a perfect reminder as my biggest client is winding down for the summer. “I am enough” is often tough for my clients to get and is something I need to work on periodically myself.

  • Good advice. I sometimes chant, “I am enough, I have enough, I do enough.” Or, “I do beautiful work for beautiful money.” It can be so hard to realize how much control we have over our own story. But it’s necessary! My friend Matt said recently, “We often talk about standing up for ourselves. But sometimes we have to stand up TO ourselves.” The part of me that’s stuck, it’s real, but it’s not all of who I am, and it’s does not present an insurmountable hurdle IF I am willing to do a few things each day, like you say.

  • When I find myself getting nervous about finances, I decide to invest more time in planting seeds. Since I can’t control, for example, when a client chooses to mail payment, I try and stay focused on the future and what new opportunities are just around the corner. Love this post!

    • admin

      Thanks Marcia, yes–I try and do that too, and when those checks do pop in the mail, sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by the new work I already have flowing!