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This week I wanna talk to you about a subject that we often avoid. That’s right. We are going to have a courageous, dignified conversation about MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!
One of the questions I get asked a lot is: “Lisa, how do I transform my money mindset from lack and scarcity to a place of prosperity?”
In order to begin to change, you have to understand that we all have a money BLUEPRINT and HISTORY. We didn’t create it. It came from our parents, our community, our spiritual and religious upbringing, and our economic experience.
In fact, by age 10 our belief system around money begins to take shape…and by age 21, we all have a completely developed belief system about money—most of which is unconscious. Isn’t that cray, cray?
The gift of being in this tribe is that we know in order to transform, we have to bring the UNCONSCIOUS to the CONSCIOUS. That means DIGGING DEEP and discovering your own belief system and relationship with money.
When I dug deep into mine, I realized that I held these key beliefs:
Wealthy people were stingy or greedy…
Their kids have all kinds of problems…
You couldn’t be wealthy and spiritual at the same time…and the list went on and on.
It wasn’t until I began challenging those beliefs that I was able to realize they were JUST NOT TRUE. And only then could I begin to create NEW beliefs to take their place.
I invite you to dig deep and uncover your beliefs around money. Are they serving you? If so, keep them. If not, challenge them. Ask yourself: “Are you living in a relationship with money that you CREATED or that was CREATED FOR YOU?”
Please share in the comments below which part really hit home for you. Did I push one of your buttons? Was there a message in there you needed to hear? Did you experience an #AHA or a #BOL (breakthrough out loud)? I love reading your comments and sharing in your lives. This is your home, and we are your tribe.
And when I say I believe in you and I love you, it’s because I truly do.
Your Sister in Prosperity and Possibility,
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U are very inspiring
First of all you are amazing I need help and figuring out how to More debt free that would make my life more comfortable and care for myself more mentally. This all works together. Becky!
So blocked, cannot get past the I’m not deserving. How do I even Do that?!
I appreciate the conversation, however I believe my concept is simple wrapped up in my self-esteem/self-worth. Thanks for the question
I had no idea my subconscious was directly impacting the way I view money and how I feel about money. I did feel like if I have money it could alienate me from my family.
What you say is always relevant and timely and always touches my soul and gives me the guidance I need in the now. At 54 years old and starting over, the task seems insurmountable. Who will hire me? Where will the money come from? Is it too late for me? All of these are my beliefs about me and money that I need and will challenge. Thank you
I will get there, I will! 54 years old and 2020 is my Vision Year!
Pay Peter and Paul and save. No borrowing ever again.
Thank you. I love you as well.
This was a great message, I ask myself all the time how could using my spiritual energy to draw in prosperity, love, happiness, riches, wealth, and MONEY. I mediate and I created a practice. I can tell you this it’s coming because I am Alright. God is making away as we speak. Thank you sister.
Wow once again you are awesome. My money mindset has been so make it spend it give it away, lose it all my life. I’m trying to do better but it all start with me 2020 I will challenge myself to have a better outlook about money, I will continue to make it, give it away and make more to give more. Thank you for always enlightening, motivating, inspiring us to be better, do better to have the life you know we deserve
#YANA I love your post. At a young age my mother use to say “Times are Hard” & “I am trying to make ends meet”. BUT she also ensured I had my very own Christmas saving club. I recall her taking me to the bank and letting me give my money to the lady behind the counter. This give me a better insight to saving. I also recall looking for the mail at the when it was pay out time . The check has a snowy/Christmas tree background. I belief that my mom taught me at a young age, about Hard times and saving despite all!!
Just bringing this totally out and to bring this to the forefront. I have been ignoring my money issues hoping that everything will work out. I really want to be the best i can be. Money and health mentality and physically. Money wasn’t included before this conversation. Thanks it’s included to make this whole best person i cam be.
Before I listened, I wrote down my thoughts and beliefs towards money and then listed the negative cycles I’d found myself in as a result. Hearing you confirm it, is exciting because I HAVE been wearing my struggles like a badge on my sleeve but am determined to change this generational curse/pattern right along with several others. Thank you for your words of wisdom
Money hasn’t been discussed in my marriage in 10 years.
#BOL: That having wealth isn’t a bad thing and it allows you to be more of who you are….. Yes!
I had a similar experience in my relationship with my fiancé. He wasn’t comfortable discussing money and would feel very defensive. I also learned when I had financial success or unexpected blessings that it was “our” money or I was being selfish which created guilt feelings.
I love what Lisa says about $ making you more not less you. It’s very counter what society tells us. ❤️Grateful for these tough convos and invitations to explore this topic.
I always thought of lack before I could even consider where I could go before the money manifested…if it manifested. My worries overpowered my thoughts surrounding money and when you said “rob Peter to pay Paul” girl! My mama would always say that and it has permeated my mind I guess. Around where I’m from, Chicago suburb, we flaunted money on our backs that we Would sacrifice the electric bill or something way more significant to have the appearance of “money” and I detested that thought process. I thought I had a better grip on my ideas surrounding money when I started thrifting and creating a budget but my financial status would become stagnant when I slipped back into a lifestyle of penny pinching and afraid of lack but still spending like there’s no tomorrow. We don’t talk about money because I don’t want to be judged. I attach it to my personal self worth and I know that just isn’t true. Lisa you are a true homegirl and I can’t wait to meet you
It seems I have some money lessons to learn. I was raised in a family with a healthy flow of money coming in from a young age and this kept on going till recently. Now I learned that money is not to be taken for granted. and that you have to earn it yourself
Thank You Lisa, many #BTOL moments
I never thought about how the culture I grew up in was about money and I don’t know why but that gave me like AHAs
This video was right on time . I never considered all of the things that could impact my feelings about money . My Bol is when you said your culture I grew up in a very hip hop influenced era and my parents are African so my thoughts on money were so conflicted. I wanted the flashy diamonds and cars but I saw only rappers and singers with that kind of money and my parents instilled that the only way to have money was to work tirelessly and maybe one day have enough to retire , or believing income tax refund was a holiday . You’ve completely challenged my way of thinking and the deep rooted feelings towards
Money . I will continue to work on healing these feelings towards money to open up room for financial wealth and abundance.
Thank you, Lisa.
Even as a single mom it is possible for me to have more money. I deserve more money.
Even though rich people treated me badly in the past, it doesn’t mean all rich people are like that.
As a rich person I can even give more of myself to others.
I Would Love to have Lisa as my “Mind-Set” Coach. How can I make that happen?
Thank you so much
Yes I grew up thinking money was the root of all evil. We were taught that in church
Now I know better
As I have begun to form a loving relationship with money my vibration has changed
Thank you for the insight. I recently made some decisions regarding my financial future and your conversation was very timely. I have never considered my money belief. I always felt I was pretty level headed in my perception of my finances but some recent issues and your “talk” has prompted me to take a good look at my beliefs. As always you are the best! Much love to you for all you do!
Hi Lisa, thanks so much for you sharing, one of my goals in 2020 is to get a grip on my money this teaching was very helpful especially understanding out money beliefs.
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My grandparents were the money holders in my life, and my parents were the entitled moochers. My grandparents bought them houses to live in rent free. Gave them cars. Always made sure my sister and I had our needs met. But I grew up poor. We had nothing. If we needed something we had to ask someone else. My parents never learned how to manage their own money, because their parents took care of that. And my parents had nothing to teach us. We fell through the cracks. But I’m 36 now. I have my own kids. I make my own money, and control my own destiny. I’m ready to challenge my belief that I’m poor and don’t know how to handle finances. I’m tired of copping out, and ready to change my trajectory. Thanks Lisa, for inspiring and supporting us.
My mom used to say , poor people don’t waste food and my reply was, you may be poor but I’m not. I will admit that I’ve had to deal with the fear of not having enough. I’ve also had to deal with the thought that the only way to have money is to work a full time job. Corporate America almost killed me because it was out of alignment with my soul purpose. O quit my job in September and I’m now waiting on an approval for social security disability. I don’t intend to be dependent on it forever because I am building my spiritual wellness practice and one day I’ll be purchasing homes for the homeless
I thank God for your gift. I am 55 and just learning to invest in myself. I’m looking forward to learning more about money and ready and willing to do the work. Tonights homework for me will be listing my true thoughts about people with money and what having money means to me. I can’t wait to learn more from you.
Lisa! You look so beautiful and relaxed in that swing! Thank you for being such an amazing mentor and sharing your wisdom with me! I love you! Dianne
How can I possibly purchase fine jewelry earrings, when I own credit card debt? Priorities, get it in order. Let’s not mention dollar cost averaging. Don’t spend your money in 1 place, tithe and save some for a rainy day. Have a budget. Also, there are wants, needs, tangible and intangible items. I need food, clothing, water and shelter. Everything else is a want. Self preservation is number 1. I work hard so I am entitled to some wants, but not everything. I should have an idea as to how much I am willing to pay for something. Also, be careful about spending on intangible items. Keep it reasonable. Some people are good and some are bad no matter the socio-economic status. But, in recent years it seem most college educated have a side hustle that might not be 100% legal, but are protected by their status. They want to win whether they are right or not. This may be the case for those who did not go to college too, but I did not experience it until I became a professional, exempt employee.
Love this clip! Time to talk about the obvious in all of our lives that we all have a tendency to avoid. MONEY IS EMOTIONAL!!! Discover your feelings about money and you will find the golden keys of advancement in regards to your financial future! Opportunity awaits! Don’t delay…do the deep dig and find the gold you are destined to have! Your brother in prosperity.
Thank You Lisa, you said something about, our parent I never thought about. I don’t recall then them taking about money when, I was a little girl.As I got older a teenager it was my mother and brother we didn’t have very much money she received social security when my father die. My mother never talk about money to us my mother didn’t know how to handle money my mother drank a a lot and that’s where the money went. I didn’t have nice clothes like the other girls because there was no money to go buy them. I have never thought about this until you spoke about the parents. I am 66yrs old with two income survivor benefits and SS. still trying to make it with bills. The other day I remember what Rev. Michael Beckwith said speak the possibility I shouted out that I am not going to live in lack or scarcity enough is enough, I am so glad that I found you from mind valley. Thank You!
I met Lisa Nichols one year ago and my life is only getting better and better. I say Yes Yes to all of her energy and the thoughts. #BOL
Lisa! I needed to hear that wealthy people can be spiritual! Thank you! BTOL! I’m sure you’ve heard of scripture that says it’s easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle than a rich man to go into heaven . But God must be talking about greedy rich men right? Because there are lots of generous rich people who could be very spiritual, right? Thank you Lisa for being so open and authentic. You are amazing!
Thank you for what you do!
I enjoyed the video because i can definitely relate. The way i was raised and the beliefs around money were if you had too much of it you would end up doing bad things… i am actively working on changing that. Will you be in South Florida anytime ?
Yes I totally agree with changing the poverty mindset. I had to leave a comment to let you know that your life story has helped me considerably. As I try to get my nonprofit off the ground I continuously try to remember to control what I’m thinking. Although my organization is not yet bringing in funds or donations as much as I would like I still try to keep my mind focused as if I’m working with millions. I just wanted to say thanks for your transparency it has truly blessed me and boosted my confidence and boldness. Much love
I’m ready to face my financial fears!
Greetings, well my wife and I are not on the same page about money. Which we trying to find a way to change that. Now, I’m grinding working multiple gigs to make money. She’s says that I need to stop chasing money, but if I don’t work, we will have even more financial issues. So I feel like if I do, I’m wrong and if I don’t, I hear it about it still. So, I’m trying to understand how can I change my mindset of grinding but doing it in a way that doesn’t cause any rift between us, but still hold this down for us. Any invite would be great!
My Bol moment was that I didn’t have to give my money away because I have a sufficient amount of it. My family feels if I don’t give them when they ask me, I am being mean. But I have always give them money.
Lisa, I had a #YANA moment. I’ve been scared to talk about money because most of my life, I’ve robbed Peter to pay Paul. This doesn’t serve me. I’ve acted in a place of scarcity. I am working on changing my habits and thoughts about money and changing my mindset. I honestly didn’t have anyone to really guide me on how to truly use money to my advantage and on ways of saving. I’ve had to fend for myself most of my life. I’m in a new age bracket and feel like I should be better off than what I’m doing now. “If I knew then what I know now, I’d never be in the position I’m in with my finances.” I spent too much and some took advantage of my kindness in the past. I didn’t really save.
My money thoughts came in the 80s when credit was not overly valued. My dad was forced into bankruptcy after his second wife died. I have the wrong relationship with money. I believe I am not worthy to have more money because I’m not smart enough or driven enough to consciously change it.
Thank you Lisa! Had a #YANA moment(s).
Oh, and today is my birthday!
Thank you Lisa for the courageous conversations and dynamic dialogue. This was so inspiring to hear about money mindsets. I appreciate all the work you do and thank you for being you. I look forward to more courageous conversations about the relationship with money. Please also or perhaps you have discussed establishing real human relational nutrient connections who are open, honest, and vulnerable to engage in those deep meaningful conversations. I saw you at essence a few years ago and I am so amazed how much you have conquered all your fears. Keep shining!! I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Thank you for this! What you said is absolutely true. I’m literally doing the deconstructing work of figuring out my true beliefs around money. I’ve always believed from a child that I was meant to be wealthy, however I want taught how to become wealthy & how to manage it. My father’s very wealthy but extremely stingy & selfish. So I learned that money was there but not always for me. Sadly he taught me that generosity was for others & not the family. So I learned to love/hate money. My religious upbringing also didn’t help because I was always taught to give it away & that suffering is par for the course. This year I decided that enough is enough & that wealth is mine to be had. That generosity didn’t need to skip my immediate family & that suffering for the sake of giving is completely off balance. I even created a mantra to keep me on track & change my beliefs around money. Again, thank you for this video. Quite on time!
#YANA I have had some of the same beliefs. I’ve since learned that I cannot lump people together like that. Some wealthy people may be that way but that’s just them. Others are kind and generous. I know now that money is a tool and I decide how to use it. I am focused on ways to improve my financial situation and when I get to where I want to be, I will share what worked for me.
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