Awfulizing is a term coined by psychologist Albert Ellis. It refers to an irrational and dramatic thought pattern, characterized by the tendency to overestimate the potential seriousness or negative consequences of events, situations, or perceived threats.
Today’s episode will help you understand how beliefs established early in childhood about yourself and the world around you are affecting your business and finances. Read more
The Power Word Technique is used to reprogram your subconscious so you can let go of old beliefs, emotions, and behaviors that are holding you back. Learn how to apply it to issues such as procrastination. Read more
- Uncertain times exacerbate fear
- Fear is about the future.
- Financial fear is not dependent on how much money you have.
- Financial fear is never about money, but about the consequences of not having money.
- At the base of the fears are emotions such a shame, guilt, deprivation, and the fear of being alone. Fear of losing face or losing your position.
- Another base for fear is behaviour learned from parents.
- People worry because they think if they stop worrying, everything will fall apart. Read more
Uncertainty caused by economic conditions, political conflicts, and extreme weather events is making lots of people nervous and stimulating feelings of vulnerability. The erratic up-and-down movement of the United States stock market is a perfect mirror of this uncertainty.
Because of everything that’s going on in the world, it’s important that you use all available tools to help you deal emotionally with current events, and one of the most effective is the energy psychology technique Be Set Free Fast (BSFF). This simple technique allows you to quickly shift your emotions from fear and anxiety to a more peaceful state.
I first started using BSFF in 2002. I had been using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) with my clients and for myself, then decided to have a few sessions with Larry Nims, the creator of BSFF, to see what it was like. I immediately found it to be effective and liked it better than EFT because I could treat so many more issues and subtleties of issues in rapid succession. I still like it better because no tapping is involved, which makes it easier to use in a meditative state, which I prefer. Read more
- When you look at your bank balance, do you feel uncomfortable?
- When you get a bunch of bills, do you want to just ignore them?
- Do you tend to compare your earnings to the perceived income of others?
- Do you usually think that your income or net worth is inadequate?
These are all symptoms of financial shame, and if any of these apply to you, I can assure you you’re not alone. When I first make contact with coaching clients or people on my programs, the most common feeling they express about their money is shame.
In our “more” society, finding personal satisfaction with your financial position is difficult. Advertising through all forms of media often perpetrates the message that you should earn more, own more, achieve more, and be more. For many people, this leads to feelings of inadequacy and shame Read more
When Warren Buffet was asked by a TV interviewer about how he measures wealth, he answered, “By how much love a person has in their life.” He said that he knows a lot of high net worth people who have few successful relationships. For Buffett, these people are not wealthy.
I agree. In Build Your Money Muscles I say that when you feel loved, accepted, acknowledge, and appreciated, you’ll be open to greater cash flow. And experiencing these feelings depends on your relationship with yourself and others.
Feeling loved, accepted, acknowledge, and appreciated by others begins with loving, accepting, acknowledging, and appreciating yourself. Many people I talk to admit that their internal dialog is more critical than loving. When this is your internal state, people will reflect criticism rather than love, and it is difficult to generate acknowledgement in the form of money.
To alter your internal dialog, start focusing on treating yourself like someone you love. Here are some suggestions: Read more
Our thoughts, beliefs and emotions (TBEs) create our reality. Because we live in an infinite world, the possibilities of what we can create are infinite. The actual course of our lives is determined by the quality and nature of our TBEs.
If you want to change any part of your life, you will have to identify your TBEs, release those that cause discomfort, and replace them with others that will lead to what you want.
Because it has taken many years of intense programming for you to get where you are, it can take time to turn your life around. However, it can be done, and one of the most effective techniques you can use is affirmations. Read more
Excerpted from Build Your Money Muscles
The subconscious mind accepts what it is told and uses these beliefs to bring forth outcomes. If you tell your subconscious mind that life provides opportunities, you will have opportunities; tell it that you never get what you want and disappointment will prevail. Contradictory beliefs, however, can cause interference, as can resistance to change.
For example, if I tell my subconscious mind that I am experiencing an easy cash flow yet I harbor the conflicting belief that it is difficult for me to make money, no matter how often I reinforce my perception of an easy cash flow, it will be obstructed. Likewise, fear or any other uncomfortable emotion I might have about the effects of an easy cash flow could also hinder a positive outcome.
Fortunately, because the subconscious mind believes and acts on what it is told, it can also be taught to release old beliefs and unhealthy emotions and move through resistance. Read more