I never say these 2 things about Money.

August 28, 2017

Happy summer, everyone! I hope you are enjoying all the summer vibes and celebrations all around us from festivals to weddings and bbq's galore. We are right in the middle of Leo season. Leo's love the good life, shiny things, and all things FUN, lol. I just celebrated another lap around the sun (my birthday) last Friday and returned from a 2 week trip in Europe the week before that. Needless to say, I've been spending a lot of money and not making a whole lot of it since I wasn't working half of July, LOL!

As a self-employed solo-preneur, it can get preeeettty stressful at any given time of the year when it comes to financial security. Clients travel, students get sick, and life (sudden bills) happen all the time. But I'm not the only one that worries about money. People in all kinds of transition - in between jobs, getting ready to start a family... Even those with a steady income, or a thriving business. Everyone worries about money. I've been working with clients around money matters for years and I wanted to share a couple thoughts and tips on the topic since we are in a spendy time of the year.

**Side note... this email is not about financial planning and strategy, but rather about attitude, mindset, and the energy we create around money. Holler at your financial planner to discuss numbers and future planning. ((I do that too.))

First, no matter what happens, I always have faith that everything will work out. 
Second, there are two words I never EVER say, no matter how rough my business is or how worried I am about my bills. Can you guess what it is?

"I'm broke"

I never ever ever ever say these two words. Do you? Have you ever noticed folks who always say "I have no money" or "I'm broke" - are always fucking broke??

Here's one thing you need to know about money. Money has energy. Money is energy. Energy begets energy so if you keep saying you don't have enough, you will never have enough. Money energy is directly linked to how you value your own self and worth. When you say things like "I'm broke" or "I don't have enough", it's like you are saying that about yourself, your being, your own personal power! You're not broken! You are enough! Even if you are not making as much money as you would like right now or have massive bills, or simply want more abundance in your life, say something different. Start to change the language and energy you create around money. 
Start to value yourself and watch your money grow. This is not new age bullshit. This is real. When we turn up our gratitude, faith, self love and self worth game, abundance flows and the world reflects back.

Here are some of my own personal practices and tips:

1: I have a shitload of positive energizing money mantras. Some examples are:

  • "there is (always) more where that came from" (my #1 mantra)
  • "I am letting go of my fears around poverty and loss"
  • "my time is valuable"
  • "money flows freely to me"
  • "I am worth it" 

2: Pay yourself first. A long time client and hot shot financial boss lady taught me this many years ago when I asked for her top financial advice. It's pretty straight forward, right? There are many ways to pay yourself first (after you put that money in your savings), of course :) Some examples are:

  • setting good boundaries at work and not being afraid to value your own personal time. 
  • prioritizing spending time and money on self care such as working out or cooking your own clean organic food versus eating out. It is not about cooking > eating out. It is about the practice of self love. 
  • saying no to social activities when you know you need to catch up on rest and creative "me time".

3: Focus on non-negotiables and how you want to FEEL instead of nickle and diming every dollar you spend into an obsessive frenzy. The goal is to stay in flow with your money.

  • think about how you want to FEEL. How would you FEEL if you had enough money or weren't spending your time worrying about money? i.e. energized, calm, focused.
  • choose a few non-negotaibles around how you will ensure these feelings are created everyday. Working out, meditating, cooking, seeing friends, etc.

4: Spend money and pay your bills with gratitude. Receive money with gratitude.

  • be grateful you have the money to pay your bills.
  • be grateful you have the money to spend.
  • say "thank you" when you receive your direct deposit.
  • say "thank you" when you pay off your bills.


I can spend hours talking about money, but I will keep this fairly short and basic for now. If you'd like me to discuss this further, hit me up! Tell me you want more and I'll see what I can do :)

I will wrap up this email with my favorite quote on abundance from Wayne Dyer.
"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."

I hope you will tune into all the abundance that is in and around you. Start with how you speak to yourself. Practice knowing your worth, and tune in to what is already there. There is plenty. Trust the process <3

Here's to an amazing rest of the summer, I hope to see you soon! 

xoxo,
Lillian

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