Why We Feel the Need to Live On the Financial Edge

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Why do we find it so difficult to move ourselves beyond survival mode and into full on financial abundance?

Why do we constantly find ourselves on the financial edge?

Sometimes it seems like no matter what we do - we always find ourselves back in debt or with a zero bank balance or just dealing with the same old financial drama as last year or 10 years before.

Maybe you increase your income, but suddenly something happens that requires most of that income, so you suddenly have less disposable income.

What witchcraft is this?

We don’t feel safe going beyond survival mode

This is something that kept coming up with a lot of my one on one coaching clients - this belief that it’s not safe to make more money, even though consciously my clients could see that they needed to make more money and that having more money would make their lives easier, there was this fear that it just wasn’t safe to make more money.

This is a fear I am very well versed with and it’s makes sense when you consider that the primary role of our mind is to keep us safe.

We feel safer in survival mode because that’s what we know and we have remained alive in this state, so our subconscious mind does everything in it’s power to keep us there, because having money and being debt free is foreign territory.

Financial freedom is the unknown and it’s uncharted territory so our subconscious sees it as unsafe, it thinks - what if we get to this land of financial freedom and everything we know disappears (which it may), how will we survive then? What if we die?

The subconscious registers change as deathly!

This is also what, Gay Hendrick’s in her book, The Big Leap, calls the upper limit problem.

In this book Gay explains that we each have a set point on how much money, love, success, happiness, sex etc. we think we can have, make or receive and we’re constantly stuck at that point.

When we try to go beyond this point, we freak out and our subconscious registers it as totally unsafe and we retreat.

And the minute we feel unsafe, our subconscious goes into overdrive and has to rectify the situation by getting us back to the original set point.

So if we make more money than usual (beyond our earning set point) our subconscious will get rid of that money by: manifesting an emergency, making us feel like we need to go on a shopping spree or blocking money so clients don’t pay us.

Why it’s important to understanding our financial set point

I know I’m hitting my financial set point when I start panicking about how much money I’m making or have in my bank account because I start panicking and feeling like it’s too much or I’m gonna mess this up.

If I don’t pay attention to these thoughts and emotions, I eventually self sabotage and soon find myself dealing with clients or students who are delayed on paying their invoices or an unexpected expense that comes out of the blue.

All these are situations I create to keep myself stuck at the same financial set point that I’m used to.

If we don’t understand our financial set point and how we react when we go beyond it, we won’t know when we’re self sabotaging and will find ourselves repeating the same patterns and won’t be able to go beyond them.

How do you shift your financial set point and go beyond living on the financial edge?

Watch the live class I did below to learn more

Does this resonate with you?

Are you able to see how you’ve been keeping yourself in survival mode?

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