- I can’t get a better job because I don’t even know what I want.
- It would be difficult at this stage of my life to find another career. I can’t retrain and what if I do retrain and find out I don’t like that either or worse can’t even get a job doing it?
- Even though I hate my job its better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. I’ll wait until I get a clear sign.
- I have too much debt to get ahead.
- I’ve never been an entrepreneur and don’t have any money anyway to start a business.
- I am too tired and I have too many health problems to do anything aside from getting through each day. When things improve, I will do something different.
- Money is the root of all evil.
- [Insert YOUR limitation with money here.]
We have just waved goodbye to a family of 6 who stayed with since last weekend and it was absolutely wonderful. You would think having 11 in the house would be too much, but it was a joy. The kids played, we chatted, ate great food and drank fine wine and enjoyed a bottle of Champagne to celebrate a great reunion on their last night. :0) There is a lot to be said about the days where extended family and friends shared homes. While they were here they asked about how we got this house we now live in and where I work from. And when we told my friends the story behond having this house, they were amazed and said “most others would have used the excuse of not having the money and wouldn’t have explored the option”. They were right and it made me realise that it’s never about the money. The saying where there is a will, there is a way, isn’t far off the truth. So it has led me to share this personal story with you. 8 years ago my boyfriend (now my husband) wanted to buy a house that had a separate entrance, so I could create a sacred space for my colour therapy and self-development work. We started exploring the auction route as we figured we would have more of a chance in finding the kind of house we wished for. The only glitch was that in Belgium you have to pay 15% of the auction price within 5 days of the auction being approved. And we only had €3,000 between us. But we didn’t let that stop us, so Pierre-Alain went to the auction anyway, and had me sign the papers at 5am just before I boarded a plane to Ireland where I was giving colour therapy practitioner training. I felt myself energetically in the room with him. I said to my Angels and Guides “if this house is for us, let us have it at a price we can afford, and that I would share the space with them through my colour work”. My husband said his hands were super-hot throughout the auction. I was on edge waiting for the call from him to see if we had this dream home. When he finally called I held my breath, we won the auction, at an amazing price, €20,000 less than what we had planned. We were thrilled, I jumped, and squealed with delight. But now we had to find 15% of the amount of the auction sale price within 5 days, and we only had €3,000! We managed to each take out a bank load individually. And we wracked our brains as to who could help borrow us the rest…. We gathered a few thousand here and few thousand there from friends and family. With one day to go, we were still short €5,000 but we never gave up and on the 5th day, the due day of putting down the down payment we manifested the final €5,000 from a very good friend who called and said he could help us out. How many of you are using your lack of money as your reason to not going after your dream or stay small? The thing is, I would have done this before too — used my “not having enough money” as an excuse to not go bigger, but thankfully I put those beliefs to bed using various colour diagnostic and healing tools and so by then I knew better. Here’s how it can play out in our heads: “I really, really want [insert what you want] but I don’t have the money for it.” Okay, stop a second. When did money start to be the boogie man holding you prisoner? Here’s where we go down the proverbial rabbit hole. The first thing we usually blame in our lives is money. But that’s just the surface manifestation of much deeper patterns and blocks. The thing is 90% of us COULD create the money if we decided right there and then and put our mind, heart, body and soul into it. But we’re choosing not to. And we have lots of reasons why we’re choosing not to. Most of those reasons look like real good reasons. You’ve spent most of your life justifying them after all! In fact, they’ve helped you explain to yourself day-after-day why you don’t have the money you want to have. Money itself can become a nice little thing to blame, as well as all the things that restrict you from changing your relationship to it. What do I mean? How about reasons like: