Everybody talks about the Law of Attraction. Attract Money. Manifest wealth. Blah blah blah blah blah. You can chant and vibrate all you like, but good luck becoming a money magnet when money finds you repulsive.
Got too much cash? Here are five easy things you can do TODAY to repel money faster than you can say ponzi scheme:
1) LET PEOPLE OWE YOU MONEY
Remember that $5,000 you lent to your cousin/sister/nephew/friend? Forget about it. You don’t want to make waves, right?
One of the most foolish, money-repelling actions you can take is to loan money to people who have been irresponsible with their own. If they didn’t respect their own money, they aren’t going to respect yours… and when you allow people to disrespect your money, YOU’RE disrespecting your money. When money isn’t respected, it leaves.
What’s usually going on is you want to be liked more than you want to be paid. You’re saying, “The money doesn’t matter. See what a great person I am?” If someone told you that you didn’t matter, would you want to stick around?
The irony is the person who owes you money doesn’t like you. Every time he thinks of you he thinks of what he owes you, then he feels guilty, then he resents you. If he can resent you enough, he can justify why he shouldn’t have to pay you back.
If you don’t value your money enough collect what you’re owed, don’t expect money to hang around.
The economy’s crashing, so you better slash your rates, right?
Sure, if you want to project fear and a lack of confidence. I don’t care what you’ve heard about the economy, etc. If you treat your contribution as worth less, so will others. You do NOT want to be the person people hire because you’re cheap!
There’s an underlying contempt for money when you encourage people to hire you because you’re cheap. You’re telling your customers that being paid well isn’t important to you. Even worse, you’re telling your customer and yourself that you don’t deserve to be paid well. How attractive is that?
It’s a downward spiral: your clients will invest less, get less back, see you as less valuable, and you’ll find yourself struggling for less and less. You lose all credibility. A better strategy is to charge more and make sure the value you give is even better.
3) IGNORE YOUR MONEY
It’ll all work itself out, somehow.
My late friend John Berg came up with a formula for managing money:
· What do you have?
· What do you owe?
· Where does it come from?
· Where does it go?
If you can’t answer these questions off the top of your head, or within a day, you aren’t paying attention.
How does ignorance show up? Missing funds. Under-employment and under-insurance. Unpaid credit balances and overdrafts.
Borrowing more than you can pay off. The collapse of our banking system. The war in Iraq.
You pay with attention, or you pay with pain. Either way, you pay.
4) LOWER YOUR STANDARDS
Settle! That messy house and those critical “friends” and those difficult clients aren’t such a big deal…
They’re a bigger deal than you think.
You train the universe how to treat you. Every day that you live with that burnt out light bulb, that messy desk, or that client who doesn’t pay you on time, you’re sending out the message to the world (and to yourself) that this is as good as you get; this is what you deserve.
It’s harder to attract jobs and money and all those things you desire when you feel undeserving. Money doesn’t like losers.
Raise your standards. Clear the crap. Say no. This can be terrifying, so start with baby steps. You’ll build your confidence and momentum, and you’ll create space for what you want. Be more committed to who you want to be than to who you’ve been.
Money loves this.
5) HANG OUT WITH LOSERS, COMPLAINERS, AND (REVERSE) SNOBS
You’re an enlightened soul here to save the world and spread your art, right? You’re not in it for the money, oh no. It’s just terrible that we live in such a materialistic society. Money is the root of all evil.
Yeah, right. And money feels the same way about you too.
You adopt the values of the people you spend your time with. If you want to struggle and snipe and justify your unfulfilled dreams, seek out more of the same. Money is the villain and the big excuse, and money doesn’t like it one bit.
If you want to attract money, look for attractive people. Look for the people who model the life and you values you want. Associate with success. Their values and strategies will become your values and strategies. Their reality becomes your reality.
But please… don’t come looking for a handout. If you want to create a relationship with someone who has something you want, you have to bring something to the table too. Invest in a coach, a class, a teacher, and a community that will shape you into the person attractive to money.
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