If you want to start making more money look beyond the paycheck. So often our money—both the good and the bad—comes from within. We can work like a donkey, but if we don't have a successful mindset then we'll never get ahead. If you want to start making more money, don't get a second job, just get real with yourself about how you may be standing in your own way.
A lot of the time, money isn't about the physical green paper, it's about the psychology of money and our attitude towards it.
Here are five money mindsets to help increase your income:
Believe In Yourself
Sometimes convincing ourselves that we deserve better is the hardest part of making positive changes; this is especially true when it comes to making money. Asking for what you're worth isn't easy and it can be uncomfortable—but only if you let it. If you believe in yourself and know what you're worth then you should have no problem asking for it—and more importantly getting it.
Get Rid of Your Money Blocks
If you believe in yourself then others will too. Don't be limited when it comes to your finances because money makes the world go round. If something isn't right with your money then make the necessary changes to fix it. Don't ever think you can't do something. We can do anything, if we work hard. If you want to start a business, then do it. If you want to save more money, then do it.
Giving back is so important; this includes giving back to yourself and to others. Take a moment and think of all the people who helped you get where you are today. If you're like me you probably have a list of people that you would like to thank, so do it. Don't forget to put yourself on that list too. If you are debt-free and making money you're doing it because you worked hard for it and for that you deserve a pat on the back.
Forgive Your Financial Past
No one is perfect. If you have a less than ideal financial past don't let it stop you from moving forward. Don't forget the past because making those mistakes helped turn you into the financially responsible person you are today (or at least on your way to becoming). However don't dwell on it, just learn from the past and move on.
Declutter Your Life
Who has time for nonsense in their life? Not smart, savvy young women, that's for sure. Get rid of everything in your life that's not useful and serves no purpose, this includes both people and what's in your wallet. You don't have time for negativity when you're trying to make money because they both take up a lot of energy. If you have to pick one, I suggest focusing on making money and forgetting about negativity.
Declutter your home, car and office as well. Money likes speed, clarity, and a clear space. If you find that your office desk, wallet, and closet at home are cluttered then it's time to get to work! Money cannot flow into your life when there's clutter all around you.
If you have unused credit cards, store cards, and bank accounts then close them. Is your wallet littered with old receipts? Toss them. Does your wallet look old and tattered? Then it is time to buy a new wallet. They may have served their purpose in the past, but now you've moved on to bigger and better things. You need to make time for more important things—like stacking all your cash.