I recently attended a seminar about financial freedom where we were guided to pinpoint the root of what holds us back. There’s almost too much information for your brain to handle at these things, but I think each person has an individual takeaway, a message your individual soul came for. This time mine was: How can you expect the Universe to simply hand you more and more money, if you haven’t proven you can handle and share what you’ve already got?
Case in point, each month I avoid opening and paying my bills. I also avoid emails from credit card and investments companies. Heck! I even file an extension to pay my taxes in October! I am like a little kid plugging her financial ears and yelling non-sense, month after month, cause she don’t want to face the unknown truth.
What actually sparked this change was a recent meeting with potential investors in my company. They asked me some basic questions: what are my projections, desired salary, employees needed, and what does it costs to run my business. Simple enough, but not for me! This is an obstacle, for I intend on growing my business, but can’t without investment. In order to get investment I needed to take a deep look into my financials (see the beautiful catch 22 the Universe used to hook me into facing my fear? Touche!).
So I pulled out all my bank statements, had someone teach me Excel basics, and determined to figured it out. I came to realize I’m barely breaking even. Thought I was, but I’m not. Instead of bringing me down, this got me really clear, real fast. If I want to continue to create, to thrive and to inspire, I’m going to need to make best friends with my money.
In life we need to embrace what scares us, because hidden within that pile of fear is your salvation, the key to what is going to bring you joy. Take your ugly fear and find a way to make it more enjoyable and palatable to YOU. In my case creating rainbow excel sheets that truly look like pieces of art did the trick. I love them so much that I show anyone who will look at them :). Get a fearlessgrip on your situation, whatever it may be, your happiness awaits…