How to Be a Money Magnet!
What was your motivation for entering your wellness profession? Was it to make a lot of money? Probably not! For most wellness practitioners, when deciding to enter this field, our original goal wasn’t to accumulate money. It was to help others.
But even though money isn’t your main motivator, you can’t ignore it and expect to have a thriving practice and abundant life. There’s bad news and good news about this.
First, the bad news: Most wellness entrepreneurs have not been trained in how to develop a positive, healthy relationship with money – one that honors both their desire to serve others and to prosper financially. So instead of regarding money with respect and appreciation, we unconsciously push away money or opportunities to earn it. Many influences in our culture – family, society, religion – have shaped our attitudes and behaviors with money. We often send mixed messages to the Universe – saying we want to be prosperous while harboring a money mindset that sabotages our success.
And the good news: It’s easy to turn this around with a simple attitude adjustment! A simple mindset shift leads to different action. Different action produces different results, helping more prosperity flow into your life.
Answer this honestly: Do you push away or ignore money opportunities? Make sure you send a clear message, align your mindset with action and make the most of opportunities that come up, using these 3 money mindset tips:
Tip #1 – Eliminate Money Drama!
Do you unknowingly create or allow money drama in your life? I used to do this! But once I realized what a time and energy drain it is to get caught up in financial drama, I took steps to eliminate it from my own mindset and behavior, by gently excluding certain beliefs, behaviors, habits, situations and people that did not support my goals.
In your wellness biz, your income represents many things. It provides the basics of life – food and shelter. It may help you provide for others. Your income is also a symbol of your self-worth, as well as reflecting how much good you’re doing in the world, how much you’re accomplishing and well you’re achieving your purpose of helping others.
Money drama is a success saboteur that can manifest in many ways: running your bank balance into the ground, never knowing your account balance, credit card abuse, coming up short every month, ignoring your bills, borrowing from others, feast-or-famine money cycles, shopping addiction, anxious nights – all that stuff is money drama!
Recognize where you’re allowing your own and other people’s money drama into your life, then take action to eliminate it. If you actually don’t have enough money, learn to cut way back on non-essentials for a while, adjust your lifestyle within your means, find ways to earn additional income and pay down debt.
Tip #2: Let Your Light Shine!
Stop playing small! Don’t hold back from the fullest expression of your talents and abilities. Doing so denies your divinely-given natural gifts and talents. Dimming your light disempowers you and those around you.
Many wellness entrepreneurs play small, hold themselves back or diminish their abilities and accomplishments, for fear of offending others. Now think about this – before you skip past it saying, “Not me.” If you were to suddenly double your income, whom would you be concerned about upsetting? From whom would you withhold this information? It’s common for someone close – a friend, family member, coworker, for example – to feel threatened by your change and act or speak against you because of envy.
Shine your light brighter! When things go well, proudly let others know about it! Affirming your abundance may attract more income for you, so turn up the volume and hear that sweet sound – cha-ching!
Tip #3. Stop Believing That Sacrifice Serves Others!
You can be poor and serve some people or you can be prosperous and serve more people. Assuming your purpose as a practitioner is to help more people live healthier lives, which do you choose? Which is in better alignment with your purpose?
I know some practitioners who love to help poor people. I also know some who feel guilty about getting paid to help people, about profiting from people’s pain. Community service and pro bono work are fine, even noble! But then these practitioners end up with no money as well! How does this serve your purpose of helping lots of people?
The greater your success, the more people you can help! By helping people who can’t pay you, you are denying the opportunity to expand your practice so you can help many others. I recommend that you create a profitable niche of ideal paying clients who are willing to pay you well for the benefits that you provide for them. And then…
Once you have your own finances in order, you can reach out to those who can’t afford to pay. It’s like the airline policy – put on your own oxygen mask before helping someone else with theirs! This way, you can actually help many more people. This way, everyone benefits – you and your clients!
Instead of pushing away money and opportunities, welcome them! Shine your light and fulfill your Divine Purpose – to serve others and live the rich life that you need, want and deserve – supported by your very own… Prosperous Practice!