Which of these limiting beliefs is keeping you in the prison of your own mind?
My last email about how you might be ignoring your highest value clients got me thinking about this topic.
I’ve coached clients to raise their prices or create a more exclusive service many times.
Some follow my advice and experience the benefits.
Others resist and struggle.
It’s not even intentional.
It has to do with our internal programming.
You’ve heard those around you make statements about money all your life.
Some people may have empowered you. But much more frequently, friends, family, teachers, and co-workers can be your worst enemies when it comes to money.
They set up strongholds of thought that are hard to break free from.
Limiting Belief #1: Money is the root of all evil.
I’ll bet you’ve heard this misquote of the Bible.
If you believe money is the root of all evil, then no wonder it stays away from you in abundance.
Here’s the full verse:
“For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
I Timothy 6:10, NASB
That would be hard for anyone to disagree with.
Yes, the love of money can cause all kinds of evil. You likely know a few people who will lie, cheat, steal, and even lose their family over it.
But money itself is just a tool.
If you want to blow your mind, check out Ecclesiastes 7:12 where money is referred to as protection/shelter. That’s a good description of it.
Limiting Belief #2: Rich people are greedy.
This is similar to the first one, and will also keep you broke.
Why would you want to become one of those greedy rich people?
Maybe you were exposed to an Ebenezer Scrooge when you were growing up. He left his imprint on your psyche.
Money is simply a magnifier.
Add more money to someone’s life and you’ll see more of their internal character on display…for good or bad.
Some of the wealthiest people I’ve been around have also been the most generous.
Their money gave the capability to make the difference in the lives of many people.
Limiting Belief #3: I’m not good enough.
This one comes in all kinds of variations.
I’m not smart enough.
I’m not enough of an expert yet.
I don’t have enough experience.
For whatever reason, you don’t feel worthy of the money.
This seeps into your business.
You don’t charge what you’re worth.
You don’t make enough offers.
You’re not confident in your message.
You don’t reach out to your highest value clients.
You sabotage yourself unconsciously with procrastination.
That’s the big problem with limiting beliefs like these.
You don’t even realize you’re sabotaging yourself.
I could highlight many other beliefs, but this is enough to think on for now.
I’m NOT a life coach.
I’m an online business coach who helps you earn more, work less, and enjoy life!
But still the conversations with some of my clients move in directions like these.
Bad programming can rear its ugly head when you start moving forward.
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