We usually think of gratitude as 'I'm thankful for some (thing) that I've been given, accomplished or stumbled across'.
Where it gets really cool is that you don't need a (thing) to be grateful for, you can just BE grateful.
𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙮, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙤 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡:
#1 Gratitude is a feeling, it comes from a chemical in your body called serotonin and is triggered by a thought (not a thing).
#2 Thinking a certain way, over and over, creates a pattern inside of your mind (neurons that fire together, wire together). The more you think about gratitude, the easier it is to feel good and see the world in a different way.
#3 When you focus on gratitude, it becomes important to your RAS (Reticular activating system).
Your RAS is the filter of your subconscious mind and feeds your conscious mind with what it deems as important to you and blocks what is not.
This is why they say 'what you focus on expands'.
So the more you practice gratitude, the better you feel, and the more you wire your mind...
Your beliefs around money have everything to do with your financial success later on in life.
When you were a child, in your most malleable state, you are absorbing your beliefs about life from the people and situations that you experience.
You are literally being programmed by your parents, by advertising, by your peers, even by the financial system.
You were told to save, save, save. Kirsten and I agree that this teaches people to live in scarcity. To 'live within your means'.
True abundance is not living constricted, it is about expansion.
Kirsten and I talk about some of the things that we hear from our parents in our childhood that create our money blocks and money limiting beliefs.
In this new episode of Mindset Hackers Podcast Kirsten also talks about Grow and Arrow, her financial consulting firm, where she not only advises financially but helps her clients remove money blocks and limiting beliefs around money, and you don't often find that.
Kirsten is also a master of using...
Imagine it is 5 years from now and you are living your dream future.
You have financial abundance.
Your relationships are pristine.
You are doing what you absolutely LOVE to do as your career or
You live in a perpetual state of gratitude and joy.
Opportunity seems to just come to you rather than you chasing
You are healthier than you have ever been.
You are stronger mentally and physically than you have ever been.
Now, make a list of characteristics that your future ‘you’ has.
How can you start ‘to be’ more like this person of 5 years from now?
Instead of making a ‘to do’ list for the week, make yourself a ‘TO BE’ list.
Start ‘to be’ more like the person you want to be in this dream future right now and you’ll start do move in the direction of ‘having’...
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙞𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙞𝙨…
𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙨.
Success to a lot of people means:
High paying job.
The career that parents wanted them to have.
A certain amount of money or net worth.
Nice car and house.
Title or status.
We have all been condition from when we were young, perhaps not always intentionally, but in some cases extremely targeted (advertising, media, social media and culture) on who to 'be'.
The other problem is all those things listed above are not permanent and can be taken away quickly.
We either feel like we are lacking if we aren’t there,
Or we get there and fear losing it,
Or we keep chasing after we get there.
Don’t get me wrong, those are fine things to aspire to if that is truly what you want at your core.
But start by asking what it is that you truly want aside from the influence of everything we've been told to want in life.
For me, it’s freedom, and having lots of money doesn’t...