In my role as a life coach and mentor, I tune in to my clients and hear exactly what they want out of life. Inevitably, I end up asking them, "How much work are you doing to condition yourself to succeed? And, do you have an abundant mindset?"
My first mentor said to me, "Regan, success is 20% on the outside and 80% the inner game.” So, to put it another way, "How much work are you doing on your inner game?"
Firstly, you have to figure out what your dream actually looks like. How clear are you on what your vision is? Where are you going, and what do you want? If you don't know the answers to these questions, then I can guarantee that you don't have the containers for the money and the goals you desire to flow into. To assist you in answering these questions, I'm sharing my seven-step plan for attracting more into your life.
1. Activate your affluent vision.
If you don't have reasons for wanting to attract more abundance into your life and you aren’t clear on exactly what you want, then you are not in the right place for attracting what you do want. Get clear on each and every aspect of your vision and where you are going. It isn't enough to say, “I want to have financial freedom." You have to know exactly what that looks like. Be specific. Write it down.
2. Become the millionaire first.
This doesn't mean that you have to make a million dollars, and then you are a millionaire. Rather, it's about thinking like an affluent person. It’s how you present yourself. Are you showing up as the best version of yourself? Are you choosing to live as a higher version of you and does this align with step one? Cultivate the feeling by actively thinking about your money goals and making that part of your normal routine. Envision reaching those goals. If you can’t feel it, you won't receive it.
3. Shift your level of tolerance.
We don't necessarily always get what we dream about, but we do get what we tolerate. If you want to know what your level of tolerance is right now, look at each aspect of your life. Everything you have and everything you don't have, all the people around you and all the people not around you is what you are tolerating. Figure out what's not serving you and your purpose well, and then make changes accordingly.
4. Reset your money thermostat.
Once you decide that you are not going to tolerate any scarcity in your life, you need to up the game. Start seeing your money as if it is thermostatically controlled. If you view your income as set, then regardless of the hours you work or how hard you work, you are still going to earn the same amount of money. To gauge the full range of your money thermostat, look at your income over the last six months, and average it out by month. From this place of awareness, you can shift your money blueprint to build future success. However, in order to do this, you have to have your mind in agreement. If your mind is saying, “That’s impossible,” then it will be. Write down a set of affirmations around your new money thermostat that start with the phrase, "I choose to believe …”
5. Release toxic money blocks.
In other words, know your fears. You have a choice, either to back off from your money goals and be consumed with fear, or to face the fear, rationalize where you are going and dance with your limitations.
6. Cultivate your inner circle.
Surround yourself with supportive people. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn is often credited with having said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. This is true not just when it comes to your finances, but in each and every area of your life. Choose your people wisely. Use your supportive circle to lift you up and boost your confidence.
7. Take aligned action.
Once you have arrived at this place of confidence and surety, you can take aligned action. It’s from this place that the strategy comes in, where you set your marketing plan, where the 20% of outside success factors click in. Don't touch this step until you have nailed each and every prior stage. Yes, it does take work. It can be hard, and you might have setbacks, but in my experience, the result is worth it.