How often have you heard people say they want to make more money? Probably a lot! It is a common topic of conversation – especially when we are out networking and talking to business professionals.
How often have you heard people say they want to investigate the thinking that got them the results they currently have? Probably …. never (or at least very rarely)! It is often easier to blame external circumstances (e.g., the economy, lack of good leads, not enough time, no support) for our current situation rather than look at where we played a part in our own reality.
It is critical that we investigate our own THOUGHTS and FEELINGS when it comes to our business and prosperity. How can we have a prosperity mindset if we don’t even know what we are thinking and feeling? In our culture it is popular to look at our ACTIONS and start making a list of “to-do” items when we set our goals. Yes, action is critical, BUT so are our thoughts and feelings.
Let’s put it into play….
What type of prosperity would you like to see in your life by the end of this year? Go ahead and jot it down or make a mental note of your answer.
Now, what actions would you need to take to make that goal a reality?
Feel free to jot those actions down too or make more mental notes.
Ok…so what feelings would you need to have to take those actions? Excited? Confident? Enthusiastic? Do you know what feelings you have about it currently? Time to get honest with yourself and contemplate this question. Understanding this step and diving deep will get you closer and closer to your ideal prosperity.
And what thoughts would you need to generate those feelings? Most people have a hard time with this one – we are so “in our own stuff” that we can’t imagine another way to think about our goal. So I’m going to give you some examples to get the juices flowing. “I am confident in my knowledge and my ability to help people.” “I have faith that when I put the work in, the results will come to fruition.” “I can already see the balance in my bank account rising.”
When you are stuck, you can go back to this formula and start investigating why you are not getting the results you want.
The more you understand your thoughts and feelings regarding prosperity, the less money you will leave on the table.
When we continue to do the same thing over and expect different results….well, you know the rest of the story. So today you can use the above questions and shake it up. Each time you go through this process, you are increasing your awareness muscle. The more awareness you have of YOU, the more opportunities will be revealed and the more you will SEE the money on the table right in front of your eyes.
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Leisa Reid is a Speaker and Facilitator with Productive Learning, a boutique personal growth company founded in 1992, and has trained thousands of people on the power of the mindset. After 20+ years of Management, Sales and Executive Leadership, Leisa has dedicated her life to guiding others in their personal development journey.