Hands up if you’ve been so busy working on your business, you’ve been forgetting to work on yourself? Yep, guilty. It’s so easy to get caught up in busy work and let personal growth fall by the way side. It’s such a misconception that the financial hustle comes before the inner work. When the script gets flipped and you begin to take ownership of your power, the entrepreneurial journey suddenly flows.
How many times have you underestimated your worth or underplayed your value when quoting projects? That’s because your subconscious beliefs aren’t in alignment with what you want to be attracting! Doing the personal work will get you to the creative level you want to be and you’ll spend less time second guessing every decision. That’s when the collaborations and the money will magnetically come flying in.
Let’s start with common blockages that most creative entrepreneurs deal with in life. Next, the steps to take in order to break them on a subconscious level. It’s finally time to get out of your own way so those dollar signs can manifest themselves in your bank account. Are you ready?
Your conscious mind will often believe the stories you tell it. The loops of thoughts that play on autopilot throughout the day are your limiting beliefs. They may come in different forms, but most people have the same blockages stopping them from stepping into their power. These may include, but not limited to: low self-worth, imposter syndrome and scarcity mindset.
“I’m not good enough for this.”
“I don’t have enough experience to teach this to others.”
“Everyone else is already doing this out there, what makes me any different?”
These are the loops that are playing in your subconscious mind because they were programmed in your life from the ages of 0-7 years old. Events from your family and environment have marked your self-worth and fears until this very day.
Let’s unravel how to overcome these subconscious limiting beliefs that were programmed for years and years. To do so, let’s introduce the concept of neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP for the intimate crew. NLP allows you to go deep into a hypnotic-like state to really shift the thinking patterns of your subconscious mind; which make up 97% of your daily thoughts. By intentionally creating time to cocoon and do the inner work, you’ll find the most significant growth. Once you stop answering to everyone else’s needs, you’ll be getting to the bottom of what makes you feel authentically true to yourself.
1. Create a list of everything you want to call in from the Universe
Take the example of needing financial help to grow your business. You need to start by putting pen to paper to write down your exact needs. Create a list of what you’re looking for in business and the type of people you want to surround yourself with. Remember that you’re co-creating with the Universe, so try to be as specific as possible with your desires. Always write them down in the present tense to engrain in your mind that this has already happened for you. This could mean writing down “My account balance is at $100 000 and it keeps growing effortlessly.”
2. Expand your subconscious mind
Find others who are living the lifestyle you’re desiring, but take it one step at a time. If your goal is to be a millionaire, yet can’t seem to pay your rent this month, then maybe you’re aiming too high. Chances are your subconscious doesn’t even see how you could possibly live a 7-figure lifestyle at this point. Instead, try looking for other people (known as expanders) that are one step ahead of you. This will help sink into your mind that this life of financial freedom is possible. Continue to grow from there once those income goal brackets have been achieved.
3. Reprogram your past by creating new neural pathways
Now that you know what you’re working towards and are following people who’ve achieved the results, it’s time to work on reprogramming your thoughts. We all have these looping limiting beliefs that are holding us back. This is simply because it has become a habit to think those thoughts over and over again. These could be “I don’t deserve to earn money and live in luxury”, and “my work is not worth that much”, or even “if I charge too much, my clients won’t sign with me”. It’s time to break those negative patterns of a scarcity mindset.
To get started, allow yourself a 20-30 minute meditation break to sink into your subconscious. This is where you can rework those toxic thoughts that are playing like a broken record. Replace hurtful experiences with ones that were positive and help to fill you up energetically. Using guided NLP techniques, find your first memories with money and how they have impacted your reality of today. Flip the script to be an enriching experience where money was always easily abundant in your home. Reinforce the work by repeating positive affirmations such as “money flows easily to me”, and “I add so much value to my work and I deserve to attract an abundance of money”.
Bonus pro-tip; write all of your new affirmations in the present tense as if they have already been achieved. Next, read them out loud and record them on the voice memos of your phone . Ideally, you’ll want to replay them every morning as you wake up. (Setting a reminder is a good way to do this consistently!) It will light a fire under you and remind you why your voice matters.
4. Stand in your authentic power
Standing in your authenticity means showing up in the world by being unapologetically yourself. It’s about letting go of your ego, your shame and detaching your self-worth with the results and outcomes of your actions. By having worked on your subconscious limiting beliefs, your energy is now upleveled to attract abundance into your life and business. These are the basic principles of the Law of Attraction because positive energy will attract positive experiences.
You’ll know that the reprogramming has worked once you don’t feel triggered by the past anymore. For example, if you used to feel inadequate to run your business and the automatic response was to hide under the covers every time a new opportunity would present itself. Now when an opportunity presents itself, you know deep in your bones that you are the perfect match for this challenge. Your subconscious is now feeling worthy enough to accept what you’re wanting to call into your life and the money will flow. Well, congrats! You’ve accomplished the inner work.
These teachings have been inspired by the manifestation expert Lacy Phillips, creator of the To Be Magnetic Manifestation Course. Feel free to browse the raving reviews and expansive stories through the #MyMagneticStory hashtag.
Have you had an experience with breaking through subconscious limiting beliefs to attract positive experiences in your life? Comment below about your manifestation story!
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