Have you ever resisted opening your mailbox? Fretted over the seemingly endless pile of bills? Found yourself hoping, wishing, even intending for more cash to come in.
The Diet Cookie
I was in Walgreens the other day and I saw the Hollywood Cookie Diet. Imagine eating several cookies a day and losing all the weight you want. No need to look at what is causing your weight imbalance, or connecting with a deeper Truth about your weight, you can just choose some chocolate chips and “poof” you too can shed those unwanted pounds.
As ridiculous as a cookie diet may seem, I’ve witnessed this same style of thought being used in business prosperity. Just set your intention on what you want, and like a spiritual Vegas vending machine, the cash, check, and clients will all start pouring in.
Finding Your Passion
Mary wanted to be a grief coach. She had lost her husband to suicide, done her own healing and was ready to help others walk onto the tender path of loss and grief.
However; Mary kept spending money on seminars about changing her thoughts and visualizing what she wanted. The challenge was after several high-end workshops, Mary’s still didn’t have clients and she was strained financially.
Passion Alone Isn’t Enough
I’ve witnessed hundreds of business owners trying these Secret tools and techniques. It isn’t that the tools are bad. It’s that visualizing and setting intentions on what you want is only one ingredient to making your business more prosperous.
My friend Kenny brought over the most wonderful chocolate cookies the other night for dinner. After eating four of these cookies and drinking a lot of water I was full and ate a lot less food for the rest of the night.
Now, I’m not clear on how the Hollywood Diet Cookie works, but I’ll take a guess that you eat some cookies, drink some water, and end up eating less calories. Not magic, just the basics of caloric intake and how metabolism and weight loss works.
There may not be a magic recipe for cookies or your financial growth; however there are three ingredients that will help you move forward when dealing with finances.
- Greater Reality By connecting with a reality greater than yourself, you’re able to get a deeper clarity as to what is most important on your path. You begin to identify with strength and courage, where you’re headed and what business activities are priorities.
- Intention It is helpful to visualization and set your intention. Just like an athlete visualizing their movements, you too can become more confident and comfortable with this new territory you’re business is moving into.
- Action Once you’ve connected to a Greater Reality and set your Intention, you now can move into action. Instead of getting lost in a myriad of choices, you know you are operating in alignment with that Greater Reality, which gives you the courage you need when facing money challenges.
It is about connecting with your highest values, setting your intentions, and moving into action. All 3 ingredients are needed to change your financial outcomes.
Monday Mindfulness to Your New Relationship with Money
Don’t be so hard on yourself. Take some time to bring mercy to your financial picture. By opening your mail and looking at what’s coming in and what’s going out, you can cultivate the strength and courage to move forward. You will be back in action where you can begin to have some power over your financial life.
If it’s too overwhelming to face your bills alone, ask for some help. Set some time for prayer or meditation before each money meeting.
If you start to get caught in a big vision of how great things will become and how much bank you’ll make, be grateful for the big vision, then take some time to bring it back to the present moment and be grateful for the finances that are flowing around you right now.