Whatever you are feeling is showing you what you're thinking & believing. So when it comes to money, you need to notice if you're feeling what you'd feel if you had a belief system that would create an abundance of abundance? Or an abundance of lack.
So using your feelings is an easy way to determine if you're thinking as you would if you were wealthy.
I do realize this can sometimes be easier said than done… especially when your bank account is slowly (or quickly) dwindling down to nothing.
But it is definitely possible and today I’m going to teach you 5 ways to feel rich when you don’t have a lot of money.
#1 GET GRATEFUL.
I know I’ve said this many, many times before (and will say it many, many times again), but it’s that important.
Gratitude is the new black.
And it will always be step #1 for escaping a lack mentality, plus it builds momentum for the other steps.
Look around and get grateful for what’s present in your life right now.
Maybe your bank account is low, but do you have a home? Do you have your health? Great peeps in your life? Your laptop? Your iPhone? If nothing else, are you breathing?
Just pick something and watch it grow. Gratitude easily snowballs & calms your nervous system.
#2 SHOW YOURSELF THE MONEY.
Now that you’re in a place of gratitude we’re going to kick it up a notch.
I want you to start seeing the money that you DO have. Tune into the money that is all around you. It is there and WHAT YOU FOCUS ON GROWS….
You can start by loving your bank account NOW. No matter what state it’s in.
Got CC debt? Be grateful! That’s right, thank those cards for having your back!
Is your account in the negative? Getting slammed with overdraft fees? Be grateful it’s not MORE than it is! It can always be worse…
(also try calling your bank because most of these can be removed with a little coaxing and coercion)
Receive an unexpected discount in the mail? Count it! Get a buy one get one free coupon? Count it.
Cable bill screwed up in your favor? COUNT IT.
All of these little things add up and will pull you out of a lack mentality. Before you know it you’ll be receiving all kinds of random money like finding 20 bucks in a parking lot to unexpected checks in the mail (my fave!)
The more you see it, the more you’ll see it.
#3 BE GENEROUS.
Careful here, there is a method to generosity.
In order to attract abundance you must be giving off a vibe of having more than enough. Generosity is an awesome way of doing that, IF and only if, it is authentic.
When you give with any expectation for something in return, whether it’s money, a gift of equal value or even something like a compliment or love, that is NOT true generosity.
This is very important so listen up, the feeling of being “owed” something keeps you vibing in a place of lack.
True generosity is giving without expectation of receiving anything in return. And you don’t need to spend any money to create those feelings.
If you’re stumped, here are a few ways to give without spending any money:
Give your time
Give support – emotional or otherwise.
Give compliments! Tell someone why you appreciate them.
Give advice and share your knowledge if it can help someone else.
SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!
Share what you DO have. Resources, food, information, love, etc. The list goes on and on.
Share this blog post to will create feelings of generosity ; )
#4 TREAT YOURSELF LIKE ROYALTY.
Be creative and ask yourself what you could do to make yourself feel rich, abundant and luxurious right now?
One of the things I used to do is pamper myself with a spa like bath, then wrap myself in cashmere and/or in linen. Light one of my lovely scented candles and lounge, read magazines or fill up shopping carts online of “what I am getting” (not what I will get in the future, I'd act as if I am getting it now.)
This is what works for me and my brain, but what makes YOU feel luxurious?
Do you have a certain outfit that feels rich? An accessory maybe? Does taking really good care of yourself make you feel rich? Doing yoga and drinking green juice? Eating high quality food? Not settling for less than what you want?
Do you have something that’s “special” that you’re saving for a special occasion? A piece of clothing? A pair of shoes? A bottle of wine?
Wear it or drink it now!
Making it “special” is another way of saying you don’t deserve that level of quality on a daily basis. You do! And once you get comfortable with that level of quality, you will have a new level of quality to get used to. See how this all works?
Here’s an exercise to build your “treat myself like royalty” muscle if you get stuck.
Give yourself a ridiculously high spending limit and then spend it.
For example you have 1 million dollars that must be spent in 24 hours. How would you spend it? Make a list, look through catalogs and fill up your virtual shopping carts. Get on it.
Disclaimer: This is imaginary money, but it will help you get into a feeling of financial abundance. It also keeps your imagination active and keeps you visualizing what will be around you and what your life will be like when you are rich. And it’s fun.
All good things.
#5 ALLOW YOURSELF TO RECEIVE.
Ok if I’m honest, which I am, I am going to have to admit that I’m definitely the pot calling the kettle black on this one.
I have a severe independent streak and in the past I have pretty much SUCKED at receiving or accepting gifts and/or help of any kind. I can barely take the discomfort of someone buying me a cup of coffee, but I know this small way of thinking is not adding to the quality of my life.
It’s something that I’m consciously working on and if it’s resonating with you in any way, I advise you to start working on it too.
When we push away help from people or sources other than ourselves, we are basically telling the U that he was wrong to deliver what we want or need in that way.
I’m not just talking about cash here either.
It could be refusing to let someone help you carry groceries or maybe you feel uncomfortable accepting money for your very valuable products and services or maybe you have a hard time accepting a gift or even a compliment.
There are money sources and “gifts” all around us, but if we refuse them because they didn’t come from our bank account or show up in the way we think they should, then we are stopping the U’s flow of abundance. When we stop the flow of abundance, we get the opposite of abundance. That’s not a good time, although, it may be more comfortable for many of us.
I know it can be hard to allow and receive in this way because it’s very hard for me, but it needs to be done if you want to take your bank account to the next level. (whatever that may be for you)
When someone offers assistance, any kind of assistance, be grateful and allow yourself to take it!
If you feel you need permission, consider it granted.
And if you’re still uncomfortable use this script until you get used to it, “I would normally argue and not accept this, but Susan said that I had to for my own good” Tweak it however you need to, just start accepting!
When you do start to accept these gifts from others it does a couple of very important things for you.
It sends a vibe of abundance yes, but it’s also telling the U that you’re worth it and that you deserve it. It says that you are good enough to receive. And when you vibe at a place of deserving to receive, guess what happens? You freaking receive.
Done & done.
You’ll get the manifesting framework that has helped me & the women I work w/ feel CLEAR, CONFIDENT & IN CONTROL of creating all kinds of success (financial & otherwise) in business & in life.