Let’s talk about money and some of you might already be uncomfortable while others are like… yeah, let’s talk. Let’s talk about the difference between those two in a moment.
I’m a coach, I serve a lot of business owners, entrepreneurs, and just people who want to make more money. A lot of times people see what I’m doing and they wonder how it all works; the masterminds, coaching, speaking, personal development events… So, how’s that all work? How can I make some more money?
Let’s be honest, like you might be living paycheck to paycheck… the bill collectors are calling you, you’re frustrated, you’d like to get back in the black or at least get out of the red so you can pay your bills. You know what I mean, you just want to be able to make enough to get by. And then there are others of you who you’ve got a business and you are currently making money. Maybe you’re making six figures and overall you are doing well, but you are wondering: How do I break through to the next level? How do I level up my revenue, my income, everything?
Your identity is who you are… and some of you need to shift your identity around money. You’ve got to go from a “broke” identity to a wealthy identity. Some of you just got uncomfortable, but listen, if you never rise above the level of how you see yourself, your income will never exceed your identity as it relates to money. There’s a great book called Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (highly recommended) by T Harv. Eker… you should write that down, download it, listen to it, or read it right now. Eker talks about the financial thermostat of our lives, and so if we have a thermostat that says, “Well, I am a $50,000 a year employee, then that is your thermostat. Guess what? that is your identity. That is your identity blueprint when it comes to money. And in time, if you start to rise above that thermostat and you have a good year, maybe with some bonuses, and you end up with more like $55,000 – 60,000… somehow you will self-sabotage; you will give it away, you will do stupid stuff, you will spend it all and you will level back down to $50,000. And just the opposite, if you start to drop below that and you drop down to $45,000… and it creeps down to $40,000… your identity will suddenly scream, No, no, no, I’m a $50,000 a year employee and you will work to level back up to that.
If you don’t shift your identity, you’ll never rise above that because you won’t let yourself level up. There are some of you that are ready to rise above that and you’re thinking you’d like to make $50,000 a month! But remember if you want to make $50,000 a month and you are still in a $10,000 a month blueprint, identity thermostat… you’re never going to level up. So, first thing first you need to shift your identity.
How you see yourself: if you see yourself as broke or something other than wealthy, you’re never going to be wealthy. So begin to realign your identity to a wealthy way of living and knowing that you were created for abundance. You weren’t created for poverty or lack.
Look at the world. The world is abundance; the beauty, the oceans, the animals… the world shouts abundance. And yet, oftentimes we live in lack. We live in that broke mentality.
Your identity is who you are but your mindset is how you think and how you think is going to determine a lot of what you have in your life. The big mindset shift is to shift your mind from scarcity to abundance. I know I sound like a broken record on some of this stuff, but it is not complicated. If you do these foundational things, you are able to reset these pillars in your life. You can create more money.
If you think you’re going to make more money, you could have the best product in the world, the most skill at what you do, but if you do not shift your identity and your mindset, no matter how much money you get… YOUR going to end up broke. That’s why superstars, athletes, and winners of the lottery end up the exact same way… BROKE, because they didn’t shift their identity and they didn’t shift their mindset.
When it comes to scarcity to abundance, you need to begin to think with the abundance mindset: there is more, not just enough in the world for everyone. There is more than enough. Some of you literally have put a cap on your life. And most of you have done that out of fear. Some of you have done that our of ignorance. And I mean, not in the technical sense of the word: ignorance means not knowing so I am not calling you stupid. Some of you just don’t know that you could live in abundance.
If you begin to think in abundance in abundant ways, you will see the abundance. That means instead of not being generous, because you are thinking I got to take care of me, myself, and I; the mindset that has you withhold from others, because there is the thought there isn’t enough for me. When you shift into abundance… you realize there is more than enough. Somehow life’s happening for me, not to me. And it’s going to work out for my good and that’s the abundance mindset. It is saying, “You know what? I’m going to be able to serve and allow other people to be blessed throughout my life.” So shift that mindset into abundance.
Now, we get a little practical. Some of you are waiting… You’re waiting for the money to fall out of the sky. Some of you are praying people… I love praying people. I pray a whole lot. I love Jesus a whole lot, but some of you are waiting for God to drop the money out of the sky…
How’s that working for you??
Hasn’t it happened yet, right? Because if you are waiting and some of you are, we’re waiting for it to fall and to come into your life, you are waiting for someone to give you permission to go and create it. I can relate to this… all of it. I did both of these for a whole lot of years and something changed.
Actually, what changed was I. Hit. Rock. Bottom.
And I said, “If I don’t change, nothings going to change.” So I started changing something.
And I said, you know what? If I don’t change, I went from waiting and I shifted to a palace of courage and acting before having all the answers. Before I knew what I was going to do next week. But I knew what I had to do this week. I acted when I didn’t feel qualified. I acted when I didn’t feel like I was enough. I acted with other people who thought I was crazy and they were talking bad about me, hating on me… and saying things like, “You’re not a Christian anymore because you’re building a business.”
I acted with courage and I took action. The change, everything went from in the red (LIKE Everything in the red: foreclosure, car repossessed) to a lace of abundance, but I couldn’t get to a place of abundance if I didn’t first change my identity and my mindset to realize that God wanted to bless me so that I could be a blessing to other people. Stop waiting to get moving… just get moving. You don’t know what to do, take step one, have a conversation, do one thing to get yourself from scarcity inaction. During that season of so much lack and scarcity… I was thinking and I was identifying that way. And then I read an article by a guy named Dale Partridge and he said, “If you’re broke and you want to get out of debt, the most important thing you can do is start a business.”
AND I WAS LIKE WHOA, I never heard that before.
I mean I heard the debt snowball and I heard to get completely out of it, but never had I heard take a risk and start a business; begin to create revenue and new streams of income in your life… but it changed my life. It began to shift me from waiting into courage and action. If you shift your identity and mindset and behavior… the money will come. Notice, I did not go into business plans or how you make money from home or how you make money online. Listen, you can do all that stuff and you shouldn’t do ALL that stuff, but there is a step two to what I am talking about here with behaviors.
You’ve got to do the internal work, then get yourself moving and make a habit of courage and action. If you ever want to create more money in your life, you have got to do all three of these things. If you’re going to have that come into your life, create it in your life. So I’m curious, which one of these do you feel like you need to give a little bit extra attention; is it your identity, your mindset, or your behavior?
I love you all… YOU SHOULD GO OUT THERE AND GIVE YOUR GREATNESS TO THE WORLD BECAUSE SOMEBODY NEEDS WHAT IS ON THE INSIDE OF YOU!!