Here are three reasons that could be keeping you from becoming wealthy…
1. Replace Negative Beliefs About Money
Like everything I’ve said about transforming your life, financial success also starts in your mind.
So first, you’ll have a hard time becoming wealthy if you don’t surface, identify, root out, and replace any negative or limiting beliefs you have about money.
- "Money doesn’t grow on trees."
- "You have to have money to make money."
- "Money is the root of all evil."
- "You can’t buy happiness."
Include Money In Your Daily Affirmations
These beliefs are subconsciously putting out the wrong vibrations. They conflict with your conscious intentions of becoming wealthy. Tackle these beliefs and turn them into positive turnaround statements like:
"When it comes to me, money is the root of love, joy, and good works."
And remember to include money into your daily visualizations and affirmations.
Visualize all your financial goals as already accomplished. See your desired paychecks, rent checks, bank statements, stock reports, and real estate portfolios. Feel the feelings you think you would feel when each of these becomes a reality.
2. Start Spending Less
The second reason becoming wealthy is hard for you is you’re not spending less.
Spending too much keeps you in debt, prevents you from saving, and focuses you on consumption.
Try this: Go through every closet, drawer, and cabinet in your house and take out everything you haven’t used in the past year.
I’ve encountered people who found expensive clothes and equipment with the tags still attached, literally used once.
Add up the cost of these items, and you’ll probably find that the total is more than your current credit card debt.
Pay Cash For Everything
To get yourself to spend less, I am going to suggest – except for things like your car or your home - paying cash for everything.
It’s immediate and it makes you think about what you’re buying. Since it’s tangible and visible, you’ll start to consider every purchase much more carefully.
Have the Lifestyle You Want For Less
Also, try living the lifestyle you want, but paying a whole lot less for it.
Try to buy things on sale. Ask for deals. Research the lowest price on the internet. Buy designer clothes at vintage shops and so on.
I know many people who do this to maintain an aggressive saving and investment program.
3. Pay Yourself First
Lastly, before you pay your debt and for the lifestyle you want, you’ll never become wealthy if you don’t pay yourself first.
There’s a book written in 1926 by money leader, George Classon called, The Richest Man in Babylon, which said the first principle of creating wealth is: “A part of all you earn must be yours to keep.”
Start by putting at least 10% of all your earnings aside. Make that money inaccessible for expenses and you’ll see this amount build over time. In turn, it will start earning money on its own.
Live on What’s Left
The world’s most aggressive savers make investing money as important as paying their debt. Get in the habit of immediately putting a predetermined percentage of your paycheck in a savings account.
This will save you some money every month. Do not allow yourself to touch it. Keep adding to that account until you’ve saved enough to move it into a mutual fund or bond account.
You can even invest it somewhere else.
Pay yourself first, then live on what’s left. Trust me, this will force you to find ways to earn more money to afford things you want to buy or do.
You can also use a vision board to stay focused on your goals and attract the resources and opportunities you need to achieve them!
Create New Money Habits
If any of the three reasons I provided resonated with you, it is clear why you are not becoming wealthy. There is no quick fix, but putting in the work and making slight adjustments to your money habits will pay off. You have the power to transform your life. It all starts in your mind.
Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul©Inspirational Books)© and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at: www.FreeSuccessStrategies.com/.