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Money Mindset

Learn more about the importance of having a money mindset in your career journey.

In this step, we’re going to explore how your money mindset plays a part in your career journey. This is a key part during the interview stage as you are more than likely going to be discussing salary.

It might be completely new for you to even consider how your mindset around money might be impacting your life.

With new thinking comes new opportunities, and by redefining your own money story, you will begin to see huge shifts in terms of success and income.

All this talk of money might seem a little indulgent, but remember:

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This new definition might make you realise how much negativity you have attached to words like ‘rich’, ‘wealthy’, and even ‘money’ itself.

Your Past

In his book, How Rich People Think, Siebold says: “Your current financial status will give you an idea of your past thinking.”

Does this statement trigger anything for you? Remember, there might be some discomfort, defensiveness, or unease around these topics, and that is totally normal. It’s easy to think that this work might not be for you. Persist and see where it takes you.

Let’s look at how you can adopt a whole new way of thinking, living, and viewing money.

Your money story

Our minds have been shaped, from a very early age, how to think about money. Growing up, your parents, or carers would’ve had certain attitudes that were projected onto you, and that you (no doubt) still hold onto today. We are about to create some awareness around that blueprint and take some time to challenge it.

Do any of these sound familiar to you? Here are some common money stories:

  • I’m bad with money.
  • I never have enough money.
  • I can’t save.
  • I don’t really even care about money.
  • I don’t know how to make money!
  • I feel guilty or ashamed for my debt or spending.
  • Making money means that I’m taking it from someone (who needs it more than me).
  • In order to make money, you have to work really hard, and it’s unattainable.
  • Wealthy people are selfish.
  • Only thin, beautiful people can be rich.
  • You shouldn’t make a lot of money by helping people.
  • Doing what I love is enough, so I don’t need to make money from it.
  • Life is too expensive.
  • I never have enough money for what I want.

If any of these sound familiar, then you’re in good company. Most of us have some, all, or a variation on these beliefs. The big question is whether they are serving you in your life.

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There are some practical strategies that you might implement to help you make to start making these new thought patterns stick. We’ve included some of these below.

1. Set alarms

Set alarms/reminders on your phone that will alert you of your new patterns of thinking – you could try setting an alarm with your new affirmations from the last step.

2. Mental repetition

Our old patterns of thinking run deep because they’ve been on repeat in our minds for years! Try repeating your new affirmations to yourself through the day, or in a yoga or fitness class when you’re not distracted. Here’s a good one: “Every day is a wealthy day!”. It will shift your thinking into another gear and remind you that you don’t need to live in a world of limitations.

3. Audios

Find some podcasts on wealth creation or audio tracks on YouTube by searching ‘Money Mantras’. There are so many that you can try, to see whether they resonate with you. Feel a bit silly? Remember, most people will never explore any of this mindset work, ever! You have the opportunity to change your life with this work.

4. Post-it notes

Put a post-it note complete with positive affirmation on the back of your bedroom door, on the bathroom mirror, or inside the pantry! It needs to be somewhere you look frequently, so that it will interrupt old habitual thought patterns when you need it to.

5. Set specific goals

Use the above tools to remind you of your specific goals around money, and visualise them as if they have already happened. Write down your desired income/salary and give yourself a time-frame to work towards, and then visualise (journaling is a great way to do this) what it will feel like when this is real for you.

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