Money is just energy, no different than any other object on the planet. However, we live in a society that has propped money up on a pedestal. Regardless of your situation or upbringing we all have beliefs or stories around money that affect our ability to obtain, hold onto and grow more money as adults.
Identifying and removing these subconcious blocks is important for anyone who wants to attract more abundance into their life. Here are some common subconscious beliefs that could be holding you back from tapping into your true financial potential:
Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees
Often this is something that was said to us as children. This is the equivalent of saying that money is not abundant and readily available to you, or that money is hard to get. The truth is there is SO MUCH money in the world, it’s everywhere and you have the power to earn more money anytime you want to. Money is not a limited resource that you must search for. It is consistently and constantly all around us. Money is so readily available to be earned that it may as well be growing on trees.
The Only Way to Make More Money is to Work More Hours
Trading time for money is a concept that is rooted within most of us. You go to work for 40 hours a week and you get paid for 40 hours a week. It’s limiting because it means you can only earn as much as your body or your boss will allow you to work. The truth is, there are millions of people who work only a few hours a week and earn a full year salary, or who earn money while they sleep. It’s called passive income and its available to those who seek it out and build an income stream around it.
Money Changes People for the Worse
We’ve learned through movies, media, and maybe our own life experiences that people who have money are greedy, rude, snobby, etc. Associating money with these types of characteristics means that on a subconscious level you’ve been blocking yourself from receiving this amount of success. Perhaps a part of you believes that if you had a lot of money you would become a bad person or people would perceive you that way. The truth is that money is just a tool, what we do with that tool depends on who we are as a person. Money doesn’t change us it just highlights who we already are. For example, a knife is a neutral tool that can be used to cook a meal or kill someone. How it is used is dependent on the person holding it.