If I were to ask 100 women if they wanted to make more money, more than 99.9% of the women would say a resounding ‘yes.’
The ways one can make more money is endless.
If you’re self-employed you could raise your fees, or gain new clients. If you work for a company or organization, you could ask for a raise. Anyone could take on a second job or do some type of activity to bring in more money.
So I’m often surprised when after they do these things, they still report they don’t have enough money. Why is it that even though you can make more money, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll keep more of it?
Why Money Slips Through Your Fingers
If you’re working harder and harder at earning more, why does it seem to just slip through your polished fingers and out of your bank account?
Our relationship with money is a complex thing. The reality is nearly ALL women have a secret, haunting issue with money that causes them to freak out and give away their power with money. And when you lose your power, the cash is sure to follow.
Most possess a fear that somehow, having more money will change them or change their life in some way they can’t control.
So, while on the outside they do everything they can to be successful, on the inside, their mindset and beliefs are sabotaging their efforts.
If you, too, have created that endless struggle with never seeming to have enough money, even when you’re making more, then I know you’ll find these 3 tips really helpful in getting to the bottom of what’s really going on.
Money Will Change You
A lot of people are afraid they’ll turn into someone they’re not. But truth be told, money doesn’t change you in that way. It will magnify your values and your character, but not change you into someone completely different. If you were generous before, you’ll be more so with more cash at your disposal.
On the flip side, if there are traits and values about yourself you don’t particularly like, then now’s the time to do something about them before you have more money. Take the time to express your positive characteristics now and stand firm in what you stand for and eventually you will see that money will only enhance your quality of your life, not turn you into a mean and heartless bitch.
Who Are You Afraid Of Offending?
I can tell you from experience, it’s not uncommon to have someone in your life you think will be upset, jealous, threatened or disturbed in some way if you make more money. Typically it’s a family member, but it could just as easily be a close friend too.
Does this feel vaguely familiar? Well it’s just fear you’re feeling, so go ahead and acknowledge the fear.
If you stop and think about it, this person more than likely wants the best for you. They want you to be secure, safe and happy. Focus on the positive intentions they have for you instead of focusing on what you’re afraid of.
What’s The Money For?
[tweetthis]So, what’s your big money why? If you don’t know, figure it out.[/tweetthis]
Making more is great and it allows you to indulge in life’s luxuries. But once you have indulged a few times, eventually you’ll want to connect to your big why which has to do with your heart and spirit. Maybe you want to finally own a home at the ocean or pay for your grandchild’s college education.
Knowing exactly and specifically what larger amounts of money are slotted for will help you value keeping more of it instead of splurging it on something that won’t change your life in any meaningful way.
Money Equals Self Growth
Do you want to grow as a person?
[tweetthis]Money is the perfect catalyst for your self growth and development. [/tweetthis]
Not only will you delight in how advanced you become, but your new income will give you the opportunity to make a profound and positive difference in the lives of everyone around you.
If you’re ready to grow and are finally willing to look at this particular self-sabotaging behavior, a real breakthrough is awaiting you on the other side.
These tips will help you gain more comfort with earning more while staying within your values, dreams and desires.