When we talk about money, the first thing we have to consider is I think about money. We tend to judge everything as good or bad, that would be the first step as all the decisions I make go one way or the other depending on my mindset.
The second step would be for what i want the money Because what really matters is not the money itself, but anything that allows me to do, have, or feel. We all have dreams, desires, goals, goals, or at least we should have them. Because that will be our true motivation.
Finally you need to know how do i want to invest or what my money.
Many of us, at some point in our lives or throughout our lives, find ourselves with blocks when making financial or economic decisions. These blockages make us suffer and it is difficult for us to create situations of stress or anxiety, not to mention a bad economic situation and a permanent feeling of guilt.
We try to justify our situation with scarcity thoughts, and the good news is that thoughts are just that, thoughts, and we know they can be changed. You choose.
Next I will explain what the most common blocks are and how to unlock them to reach them.
1.- Identify your beliefs about money
We all come into this world mentally programmed for different reasons such as: B. Education, environment, what our parents, relatives, friends, archetypes (generalized beliefs passed from generation to generation) passed on to us.
A belief is everything that we believe to be good and that we do not question and which therefore unconsciously determines our thoughts and actions. Beliefs are beliefs, neither good nor bad. Some limit us and others strengthen us.
Identify these thoughts on a subconscious level and change them for others that empower you. Everything is in the mind. And we can always choose after becoming aware.
I believe what I believe In order to be able to integrate these new thoughts, there is a very powerful exercise that helps to integrate them; Each morning, write down the affirmations that will make you change the way you think and therefore change your beliefs.
2.- Identify your thoughts
Both consciously and unconsciously, everything we do or don’t do is governed by a thought. The easiest way to know how I’m thinking is to listen to my body and be aware of how I’m feeling, since my feelings are governed by my thoughts.
If I have a thought about a decision I’m about to make and I feel good about it, that’s a sign that the thought I had makes me feel good about the outcome of the action. In this case my thought will be one of trust, perhaps driven by an increased belief that gives me peace, faith and, as I said, confidence. Probably because I had a similar experience on a previous occasion and the result was positive. On the other hand, when I’m feeling down, it’s a sign that my thoughts are telling me something. Maybe I’m limited by a limiting belief or it’s a new experience, but there’s definitely a fear. You need to identify that fear and ask yourself these questions: What does it mean to me? What does it protect me from? What is the positive intention of this thought?
We must remember that fear is an emotion that protects us and always has a positive intention. Stop and think, what would we do if we didn’t have fear as an emotion?
Now I ask you to do the following exercise, knowing full well that this fear rarely corresponds to a real fear where our lives are at stake… What would you be capable of without fear?
3.- Ask yourself. How do you feel?
Often we are not aware of what thoughts we are having, which makes it easier to recognize how we are feeling. There is the theory of the three brains: the brain we all know, the heart and the stomach. We use expressions like “something tells me I’m not feeling well”, “I don’t feel well”, “I have palpitations”, “my heart is tightening”. When this happens, we feel like something inside is telling us that this is not the way. It is important to listen to our body, to know what it is telling us, what it is warning us about. Because the feeling comes from the unconscious, which is 95% of what we are. If we do not feel good, before making a decision, we must stop and see what I think, that is, taking into account that when I think consciously, I “settle” reason, that is, consciousness and from there I will try to justify every decision. On the contrary, if I listen to my body, it will not deceive me. When in doubt, always listen to your heart.
Analysis paralysis occurs when we get stuck, when we get lost in analyzing all the data and don’t act. We never know enough, we never have the necessary data, we are not sufficiently prepared, etc. How many times have we not done something or made the decision that we want all the data and all the information, and I’m not saying it doesn’t have to be that way , but that in the end it takes fear that keeps us stuck and prevents us from moving on to action. It’s not about making decisions without first weighing the pros and cons, it’s about weighing the possible consequences and deciding to take action. Nobody wants to be wrong, we all want to know in advance the consequences of our choices, although this is not always possible, so we must learn to live in uncertainty and trust. There is no failure, there are results and learning. Everyone needs to know what risk they are willing to take. That is why there are different types of people or profiles: conservative or dynamic.
5.- Analyze your results
Stop and analyze what results you get. Are they the ones you want? Are you satisfied? If you keep doing the same thing, chances are the results will be the same. So if you want different results, do different things. Starting with asking what belief supports my behavior. Analyze what you are doing and especially what I am not doing and what I could do. If you know the above points, I would tell you to think about what beliefs, thoughts and feelings are preventing me from taking action.
I have a very powerful tool, which is the ability to change my thoughts and their beliefs, to put them on my side through affirmations, if I add to this visualization, that is, seeing myself in the desired situation that already accomplished by seeing what I would see, hearing what I would hear, feeling what I would feel, hearing myself speak as I would do, behave as I would . the visualization It is one of the most powerful tools to bring about state change and instill confidence, it is one of the most used resources by business leaders, elite athletes, politicians, etc. The goal is to connect with a state of abundance of resources to create a state to achieve absolute trust. Ask for help from professionals, from a coach to a mentor who has been through what you are going through, someone who will listen to you and understand your circumstances without judgment, without making you feel judged.
It is important to leave conquered territory, push boundaries, accept new challenges, therein lies true personal and professional growth.
6.- Set clear goals. What’s your what for?
It’s important to be clear about what you stand for, what moves you, what motivates you enough to get up every morning with enthusiasm to achieve them. Often we know what we don’t want, we don’t want to suffer, we don’t want to have a bad time, and without realizing it we move away from fear, from avoiding what we don’t want, instead of it of doing what we want. What we want is much more powerful. The ideal would be to put it on paper and set out what my dreams are short (3 years), medium (10 years) and long term (more than 10 years). As we plan these dreams over time, we can make decisions in ways that are more aligned with our purposes. It will allow us to establish coherence between these choices and our dreams. Knowing what I want makes it easier for me to make certain decisions.
7.- Ask an expert for help
Most people have no financial education, they do not study, neither in schools, institutes nor universities. We have three main problems:
1/ Unfamiliarity with banking and insurance companies and their terminology or language.
2/ Lack of time, we don’t have time to inform ourselves well enough.
3/ Taxation, we don’t know how the different products on the market are taxed.
4/ Distrust, we all know the case of someone who has been scammed (Forum, Preferred…)
In addition, we do not know who is who, what the banks are doing and what the insurers are doing, where to go according to our needs, especially when it comes to wanting to invest in the financial sector.
We do not know what such important terms as: inflation, simple interest, compound interest, active income, passive income consist of. Sometimes we don’t know the difference between spending and investing. As well as the difference between retirement plans or savings plans, let alone PIAS or any other product. The normal thing is to go to the bank of all life and trust us, big mistake, the bank will offer us what interests them, it is their business not to do anything with our interests.
Many people would like to save to have a contingency cushion that gives them peace of mind and security in their everyday lives, and yet there are many people who, regardless of their income, don’t have it, let alone invest. It is very important for these people to know how to recognize what their reality is. There are times when it’s not about earning more, it’s about knowing how to manage. To do this, you need to keep an eye on expenses and differentiate them from investments to find a good balance. In these cases, it is about integrating certain saving habits.
Therefore, I recommend that you put yourself in the hands of a consultant who will take care of your specific case and make you a tailor-made suit, because there is no perfect product, there is the perfect strategy.
Examples of limiting beliefs vs. empowering beliefs
-Money can not buy happiness…
-Money is just a problem…
The economy is very bad…
-Money flows like water…
-I’m not good for money…
Money gives me opportunities…
Money gives me opportunities…
The economy is not doing well…
I’m good with my money…
-I’m very good with my money…