What is your Money Mindset?

02.08.21 09:26 AM By Bob

Try this: 

Take a $10 bill out of your wallet. When you look at that beautiful bill, do you see abundance? Or do you see “only” a $10 bill, and find your mind circling the poverty-consciousness drain?

To a billionaire who’s in the frightening process of losing all of his money, coming down to $10 million feels like coming down to $10! To the penniless entrepreneur who begins to be able to dine out instead of shopping at a dollar store, coming up to $10 is a boost.

You can decide what kind of money mindset to build, with just a few steps.

Here are three powerful perspectives you need to adopt in order to create a business abundant in not just bottom-line success, but personal success.

Your Money Story

If during your childhood your mother and father expressed alarm every time they spent more than their emotional security zone could comfortably bear, you learned a lesson, something like “money’s scary and you can’t spend much of it”. Maybe you also learned that there would never be enough money.

If during your childhood your mother and father expressed alarm every time they spent more than their emotional security zone could comfortably bear, you learned a lesson, something like “money’s scary and you can’t spend much of it”. Maybe you also learned that there would never be enough money.

“Well,” you might say, “I’m just not very good with money – no one in my family is. We just don’t seem to attract it. So I’m never quite making it.” But you’ve heard the stories of people who have chosen to disconnect from their money stories, and have succeeded! So, are you ready to make that choice as well?

Ask yourself a question: 

What money story do I want to tell? And am I ready to figure out how to live it?

Understanding Abundance

“Oh, yes,” you say, “I do know what abundance is! That state of affairs is when I don’t have to worry about money anymore because I have so much of it!”


Not exactly.

Do you know that financial abundance doesn’t happen in a vacuum? Do you know that financial abundance is not the only kind of wealth you need in order to realize that desired bottom line? I know that’s not what “they” taught you, but abundance is actually bigger than money.

Abundance includes money! Abundance is actually who you are: your mindset, your expectations, your words, your self-awareness.

Ask yourself a question: 

Can I see myself as an abundant human being – someone who’s rich with abilities, resources, learning abilities and far more? And when I do, how does that change me, and my outcomes?

Understanding Your Childhood Patterns

I wonder if you’ve ever heard someone say, “I’ve spent a lifetime making sure I’m not like my father”, or mother or grandparent…

Chances are that the same concerns and fears that drove them are driving you too. All too often we repeat patterns from childhood, even those patterns that we can’t see. The solution lies in seeing the patterns, because when we see them, we can change them!

Whether you grew up with or without a lot of money, you have a certain set of expectations, beliefs and behaviors associated with that. You may choose to create a different success level than your parents, but if you don’t perceive and see the childhood patterns, you may miss the signs that you’re off-course!

Ask yourself a question: 

If I have a deeper insight into my unconscious patterns, will this help me avoid pits of financial quicksand?

Money is a By product of You

Your money mindset is just like a funnel. If it’s clear of any blockages, the money flows to varying degrees at any given time. If on the other hand the funnel is filled with “buts” and “except for when this or that happens”, and “I don’t deserve it” thoughts, then your money is delayed, your abundance gets clogged in the funnel, and the work needed to create that money becomes harder and harder.


So, what do you think now? Does your money have a lot to do with your mindset? And which path will you start on to open up the abundance you know in your heart you are meant to be, and to have?