Most times we won't start on a goal because we can't see the full picture but the truth is we'll never see the full picture!
All we can do is ask for guidance, courage, clarity and teachers along the way.
Why do we run away from the things we say we want?
Why do we say we want to save more money and then spend all our money on something trivial?
We say want to get out of debt but every time we're given the opportunity to do just that we freak out and run away.
At a conscious level we may have a goal to create financial freedom by paying back debt, saving and investing, but at a subconscious level our mind may see our financial goal as unsafe and scary.
Have you ever had moments in your life when your finances were just going well?
Where you’re just doing well with money?
Even if it’s for a week or a month or a few years?
Everything was just going fine, you were making the money you wanted, you were saving money, things were working according to plan and it looked like you were gonna be just fine.
And then suddenly, BOOM, something happens in your life and from that moment, everything just falls apart.
Out of the blue, there's an emergency, kids need things, cars break down, you’re dipping into your savings and going from saving to creating debt.
Sometimes this is a once off event that causes everything to fall apart for a long time and it just feels like we’re willfully sabotaging.
At other times, our financial sabotage happens at a specific time of the year, around a specific person or when we’re in a specific city or country.
How can I reach my financial goals faster?
That’s a question I often get asked by Money Magic students when someone, joins the course, does a few meditations and suddenly has a wild breakthrough, compared to someone who’s been doing the course for months and sees small shifts.
Often, we set a financial goal but then we delay taking action.
We want proof that we’ll succeed in making that goal a reality and wait for favorable conditions or wait to feel ready to take action.
Or we take action for the sake of taking action.
It's not just about taking action, it's about taking action that’s in line with our financial goal.
Taking action for the sake of taking action, will keep you busy but won’t get you closer to your goal. Instead, it’ll leave you frustrated and exhausted.
“Why does it seem like other people get what they ask for and I just struggle?”
That’s a question I received a few months ago in my inbox.
The question refers to the #AskTuesday discussions that I run in the Wealthy Money Magicians Facebook group.
In the group, people ask the universe for their heart’s desires and then give feedback on #WinningWednesday.
Some people have wild breakthroughs and get what they ask for with ease and speed, whilst some people struggle to get what they want, which can be really frustrating.
I sometimes fall into the group that struggles to get what they want but I’ve learned to just trust the journey and relax.
One of the Money Magic students recently asked if I don't I get tired of doing the inner work and the money work.
Of course, I get tired!
Inner work is hard on most days.
I don’t always want to meditate or look at my finances or show up for Wealthy Money work.
Sometimes I want to stay and in bed and do nothing.
And to be honest, when I feel like that I do stay in bed or I hop on a plane or a scooter and go on an epic adventure.
But, as the saying goes - I always take myself on all those adventures and my problems follow me, so at some point I get back to doing the inner work.
I realized when I was heavily in debt that I could do all the practical money stuff and see some shifts, but if I wanted the major shifts, I needed to commit to the inner work and that nothing would change until I changed whatever was blocking me internally,
And this is one of the reasons I keep doing the inner work.
A few weeks ago I had to ask for money owed to me from my former school in South Korea.
I literally just went back and forth with them and reminded them that we had reached an agreement 3 weeks ago on the payment amount and date and that date has passed.
A few minutes later the money was transferred to my account and I was like: Thank you.
But then it hit me - there was a time when I would have waited and waited before asking people to pay me money they owe me. I would have created a long story and twisted myself in knots at the very idea of asking for money.
My message a few weeks ago was literally 2 sentences long and to the point.
I’m actually shocked by how much I’ve changed when it comes to asking for money that's owed to me or invoicing.