SDH211: 5 Key Takeaways From "You Are A Badass at Making Money" with Amanda Boleyn
Hi friends! Today's solocast I'm sharing my 5 key takeaways from "You Are a Badass at Making Money," with Jen Sincero.
I've recently started to seek out content and information about the money mindset topic which leads me to pick up Jen Sincero’s "You Are A Badass at Making Money," book. If you haven’t read Jen’s other book, "You Are a Badass," or have listened to her interview on the podcast, you must do so asap. Click here to see the full episode.
One thing that kept popping up for me throughout reading the book is realizing the absolute importance of having a mindset coach in some capacity. We get life coaches, fitness coaches, development coaches but what about a mindset coach? Our mind impacts everything we do because our mind is what creates the thought that triggers an emotional reaction, that leads to a physical action producing a result.
Our subconscious has a lot of power and influence over our physical world and more often than not it is actually creating our reality without us knowing it. We could be subconsciously repelling abundance in our life, we could be repelling the business that we’ve always wanted to create because of what lives in our subconscious mind and it is important to identify and release those thoughts and memories.
Here are my 5 key takeaways:
1. Our words create our reality
This I’ve known to be true but after seeking out more information and getting deeper into energy exchange, universal law and closely watching my own words, this is a game changer. Once I started reading this book I started paying more attention to how I spoke about money. And ooh it was a bit uncomfortable recognizing how I was speaking about it. Imagine if money was a person because it is energy but just imagine if it was a person. Do you speak of that “person” highly or poorly? In the book, Jen points out phrases that we use every day that are lacking and how we can replace them.
“You have to want your dreams more than you want your drama.”
2. It is okay if what you do comes easy to you, it doesn't have to be hard.
On the podcast, I pull a page straight out of her book and read it to you because to try and recap it would be a disservice to the entire message...
3. Know WHY you want the money (or abundance) you want to manifest
I’ve done this before and I’ve heard other people say it to…." I want to make six figures next year!" but that’s where we usually stop. Instead, ask yourself "WHY do I want to make six figures next year?" or "WHY do I want to make 10,000 a month?" then go into "What am I going to use the money for?"
One thing I’ve learned is that it is harder to manifest money or energy to attract something when you don’t know why or how you’re going to apply. You have to be clear on what you’re going to do with the money. The next step after writing out exactly what you’re going to use it for writing down activities that you can do to help generate that amount. Don’t fixate yourself on the dollar amount. The universe already knows your goal, just focus on making more money.
The last part is trying to plan and map out exactly which way you’re going to make the money may set you up for failure because the universe may deliver in ways you’ve never imagined and you may be blocking yourself. Instead, when you do write ways that you could make the money you want, note that you realize that the universe could deliver in other ways and you’re open to it.
A lot of entrepreneurs I’ve spoken to (myself included) is that there is no lacking ideas or business that we can create. And if we’re not careful it could fragment our focus on what we’re actually trying to build. We have to make decisions and decide how we want to spend our time. The Latin roots of the word “decide” literally mean “to cut off.”
Something I’ve struggled with is meeting resistance around making decisions because I panic in fear that by deciding one thing I’m going to miss out on other cool things but in reality, I can’t do anything if I try to do everything.
“A firm decision (even to focus) sets everything in motion.”
5. Hurrying vs. Urgency
Hurrying is like running around with your hands waving in the air, shouting “I’ve to get this done! I’ve got to get this done!” without ever making massive headway. You’re gripping onto your to-do list so tight that the energy is stuck and it's more work and agony to get things done. Versus urgency. When things are urgent you vibrate at a higher energy frequency, it raises you up gives you focus and drive.
Again, if you haven’t read any of Jen’s books I highly recommend it.
Also, in the podcast, I talk about the Money Mindset Bootcamp that I'm in run by Molly Sapp. I'm halfway through the six-week course and have learned more in the past 3 weeks about money, mindset, and energy than I have the past 11 months combined. I recommend joining Molly’s Facebook Group for High Performing Females.
Now for some goodies and exciting announcements:
I’ve thought about the next phase of She Did It Her Way and how it can continue to serve you all and grow. I’m looking for 15-17 people who want to and can contribute at least 1 article a month on various topics for She Did It Her Way. The commitment is for 6 months and to be considered all you have to do is apply online. Submissions are open from now until December 15th.
The next She Did It Her Way Summit is in April 2018, Chicago, IL. I am SO SO excited. The first one was an absolute blast and I’m so excited to for the next one. Details are still being worked out There is a call for speakers going on right now until the end of December. If you know of anyone or you want to recommend someone, head on over to the website to submit!
Lastly! Starting today you can purchase the virtual summit and get 30% off your order! If you’re thinking about it, don’t wait. Take advantage of the 30% off because I don’t know how long it will go for.