Hey, gorgeous Lucky Bee!
This week, we’re talking about four steps to creating financial independence for yourself. This is a topic that I’m so passionate about for women.
There has never been a better time for women like us to step up and to become abundant with our money.
Plus, I’ve got a great free tool for you at the end to really get clear on your money blocks and how you can step up and create your first class life now.
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Financial independence for women is so important right now. It gives us choice, it gives us the ability to step up and live in our calling, it allows us to be comfortable and to take care of our families – all of those really amazing things and more.
But, for women, it often comes down to not just knowing the numbers like how much is it going to take for you to be financially independent? Is it a certain amount in the bank, or having your income exceed your expenses?
Honestly – the biggest thing for women is that we need to feel it in our hearts and with our mindset.
We need permission.
Today, I’ve got four different areas for you to give yourself permission and support you in creating your own financial independence.
1. Permission to have more than you “need”
First, you have permission to have more than you need.
This is a huge one for women.
Listen to this again: You have permission to have more than you need.
For some women, this is being comfortable with having excess money, i.e.: savings in the bank.
For some women, this is permission to go above and beyond in your business and to make more than just your living expenses.
This is a really big one for us women because we’ve been taught from such a young age that if you’ve got extra you should give it away to someone else.
You should share what you have, or you’re being greedy.
We feel so uncomfortable when we have a little bit more than we need; like more clients than we “need” to cover our expenses, or more money in the bank than we need to live out the month.
This is when I see women start to self sabotage.
They may have a little bit of extra money and instead of saving it, they will sabotage it by spending it on something really frivolous just to get rid of that money because they’re so uncomfortable having more than they need.
It’s a really uncomfortable place for a lot of us women.
Put your hand on your heart and say, “I give myself permission to have more than I need.”
That is one of the keys for you creating financial independence and financial abundance in your life.
The second is to give yourself ….
2. Permission to be good with money
Say that again: You have permission to be good with money.
A lot of women I hear from say, “I’m not good with numbers.”
Guess what? Neither am I.
At school, I had to have a tutor in mathematics because I’m not that great with numbers in my head. I use my calculator on my phone multiple times a day to do very, very simple sums. But I’m good with money, so don’t confuse the two.
Even though I am terrible in mathematics I’ve given myself permission to be good with money.
For me, that means I have a bookkeeper to do my books for me so I don’t sabotage it by procrastinating and not keeping an eye on my expenses. I have a financial team to help me with financial planning and long term money goals.
You don’t have to know everything about money in order to earn it. You can be a good steward of your money by bringing on other people to help you, by using tools to help you look after it and by spending your business income in ways that enhance you and your business.
That’s being good with money.
Put your hand on your heart and say, “I give myself permission to be good with money.”
Next, give yourself…
3. Permission to make money doing things that you love
Not only things that you love but also things that are easy for you.
Now, this can really bring up some “stuff” for women because they think, “Oh, but that’s so easy for me. How can I justify charging for that?”
Or, “This feels really good. Maybe I shouldn’t charge for it, I should just give it away for free.”
You might be discounting your expertise or things that are so simple for you because you think that they’re self-evident to everyone else. Trust me, they’re not.
You can package things up in a way that makes it really easy for people to borrow your skills and expertise. You should make money doing things that are easy for you.
The whole point of life is to find your calling and to learn how to profit from it in a really beautiful way.
You have to give yourself permission to do that.
Give yourself permission that it’s okay to make money out of things that are easy for you.
It’s okay to make money from things things that feel good to you.
When you really get that, that’s when your abundance can soar and you can create financial independence for yourself.
Give yourself permission to be in your zone of business, to be in your flow and to make really great money at the same time.
Again, put your hand on your heart and say, “I give myself permission to make money out of things that are easy and enjoyable for me.”
Lastly. Give yourself…
4. Permission to be rich exactly how you are already.
That means you don’t have to change anything about your fundamental personality to allow yourself to be financially independent.
You can be rich and barefoot.
You can be rich and fancy.
You don’t have to change your accent.
You don’t have to change the color of your skin.
You don’t have to change anything about yourself right now to give yourself permission to have more money.
You can be rich and eco friendly.
You can be rich and a hippie.
You can be rich and nice.
You can be rich and happily married.
You can be rich and be happily single.
Give yourself permission to be rich exactly how you are right now.
Put your hand on your heart and say, “I give myself permission to be rich exactly as I am right now.”
Now, what’s common about these four permissions?
It’s all about your mindset.
Success in business seems to be 10% strategy and 90% mindset. I’ve found that to be true in building my own million dollar business, and trust me, there aren’t any silver bullets or advanced strategies.
It’s all about mindset, over and above marketing (that’s important too), but if you don’t deal with your mindset, you’re going to be constantly sabotaging yourself, and not giving yourself permission to be wealthy.
Money blocks especially, will derail you every time. And that’s exactly what I can help you with. Dealing with your money blocks. It’s MY zone of genius.
By the way – seriously don’t worry – everyone has some form of money block. The only difference is that successful people recognize them and don’t let their blocks derail their success.
I have a free audio class for you that will help you identify some of YOUR blocks.
Even if you’ve listened to this audio before, listen to it again and get a refresher. You might identify new layers to your money blocks, especially if you’ve recently hit a plateau around your income.
In the audio, I take you through seven specific money blocks that really impact female entrepreneurs. You’ll probably have one or more of those blocks. I know I have several! (yes, I’m constantly working on my money mindset!). You have to constantly work on them, especially if you want to go to the next level in your life and business.
Let me recap those four permissions.
You have permission to have more than you need.
You have permission to be good with money.
You have permission to be successful doing things that you love and things that are easy for you.
You have permission to be rich exactly as you are right now.
You have permission to be wealthy.
P.S I hear from a lot of women right now that you’re frustrated with how things are going in your business. There feels like there is a massive shift going on right now. It’s confusing and you could be letting your negative self-talk take over.
Empower yourself by doing something about it. I can help.
Listen now at www.LuckyBitch.com/Blocks
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