By Catherine Franz
Do you hear yourself saying?
When I have enough money, I'll... I can't
wait to get some more vacation time, I'll... As soon as I find the right
partner, I'll... When the house is clean, I'll be able to... When I can
afford a better car, I'll... When this project is over, I'll... As soon as
I get more clients, I'll... I can't leave work, or I'll... When my kids
are grown and move out, I'll...
How much of your life do you put on hold,
I hear from people all the time, it usually always
stems from not having enough money. Well, guess what. You can do many things
without money that has to do with money. Don't believe me? I have more
success stories up my sleeve than you have time.
I am not going to
jump into these stories right now, this would detour this
There are five components into prosperity and only hone
of them is money. The other four are: energy (or power), love, time, and
What underlies all this? One thing -- our belief system. If
you believe you must have money in order to do something, then you create the
response, this is the only it CAN be. And you stop all the other
possibilities from showing up. However, if you stop long enough and search
for the truth you will usually find that it isn't 100 percent
true, however, there is some truth to it. The rest is based
on assumptions. Assumptions caused by other people's beliefs. When I say
other people, I mean advertisers, parents, etc.
As children, we don't
understand adult situations. We hear this and that and when there are gaps,
we toss in whatever is available in our mind (our storage system
of experiences). We get so good at it that as adults we continue the
processes thinking it is normal. Until...
1. Ask new
questions when these beliefs saboteur your success. This is examining that
belief. When this occurs, it is important to ask these valuable
(1) What is the belief? You need to name it to claim
it. Many times, we don't want to own that belief -- we avoid the
ownership. This denial dances around until we can no longer stay behind the
way. Until it gets bad enough... we're broke, eating our loneliness away, and
other destructive habits. Learn to name it, this automatically starts the
change, then take it one step at a time from that point. Don't look jump the
ocean. Stick your toe in the water. It's cold water and you need to get used
to it a little at a time. Give it daily conscious thought. Just by doing
this alone, you build the boat that will cross the ocean.
(2) Does the
belief serve me any longer? Did the belief serve you when you were a
teenager, and now you are 55? Adjust it for the age.
(3) Who says the
belief needs to be this way? What gives them the right to say this? Are they
just transferring their own belief to you? Don't be willing to accept
it. Form your own. Give it some space.
(4) Who will be upset if you
change this belief? The fear of losing someone, confronting someone on their
beliefs is nerve wracking to most people. Do you really need to confront
them on it? No. Do you need to tell them they are wrong? No. Do you need to
let it go and form your own? Yes.
Take more leaps of
Change your beliefs, every single one that isn't
current serving you. Stop, I'll'ing...or when'ing.
It takes space to
open up and invite abundance and prosperity into your life. If you life is
too full with excuses, what ifs, or someday you'll, there isn't any
Invest in yourself today and every day of your life, not just
Invest in your own energy, your personal power, your
love for yourself and others, your time, and your success.
is the biggest in the world...happiness... living your life now and not
Be brave, not much, just a little. Take a leap of
faith purposely every day for the next week. When it works, continue the
process. One toe at a time.
Create the new space needed to invite
abundance in. Go ahead, go in. The waters fine. Stop waiting for
the eclipse marks to stop. They stop when you take the leap!
Let the Past Be Past
Is it difficult for you to forgive? To let the past be past?
The Changing Definition of Happiness
Ever considered how multi-interpretable the question
“Are you happy?” really
And it is not just that happiness means something
different for every
person, but also that for each individual the
substance of happiness changes
as circumstances do.
Why we choose the wrong people
Each time you choose the wrong person, and it doesn’t work out, you lose a little of your confidence. The questions that usually arise from people at this time are “Why does this always happen to me?” or “Why do I always attract the wrong people?”
Find The Courage To Know The Truth
daughter amazes me. She's just been through a roller coaster growth cycle.
I'm going to share this vulnerable, recent event from her life that has
beautifully illustrates a powerful life lesson.