Are you choosing to let a lack of money be the reason why you are not achieving your dreams and creating success in your life? My advice is to never let a lack of money be the excuse for why you aren’t doing something. There is always a way to create more income and we can always find creative ways to attract more abundance into our lives. It’s our thoughts around money that hold us back and keep us from doing the things that we want do, not a lack actually money itself.
Gratitude Tip: A lack of money is a reality that you create by focusing on by thinking about lack and not having enough. The truth is that there is more than enough money for everyone and more than enough money for you to do anything and everything you choose to. It is simply your thoughts about money that make a lack of it a reality.
We truly do create our own reality and when we shift our thoughts to those of abundance, it truly does help us to attract more money into our lives. We also have to take inspired ACTION to manifest that increase in income too. And I know what it’s like to feel like you don’t have the money for something you really really want to do. Two years ago, my husband had been laid off from his job and was off work for the first three months of the year. We got through it but ended up with maxed out credit cards and nothing in savings.
Every year since I started with USANA Health Sciences in 2006, I have attended International Convention. And I knew that I had to figure out a way to pay for it, even though we had zero cash and zero space on our cards. The first thing I did was a brainstorming session with my mentor, Leanne, and we thought of 10 ways that I could create income (on top of building my USANA business, which at that time was covering our household expenses and minimum card payments). My husband and I had already cut back everywhere we could when he lost his job, so the focus had to be on creating more income. Of the 10 things that we thought of, I ended up doing three of them to help me create income to pay for my flight and ticket to the event.
The day before I was to leave for the event, I tried to add a US data package to my phone and it turned out my bill was overdue by a month and I hadn’t realized it. So I was not able to add anything without paying it. I paid from my bank account, but the payment didn’t go through right away so I ended up having to pay again with a credit card I was planning on using for the event. That was an extra $200 I didn’t have at the time. My experience at that event was the most stressful for me since the beginning of my career in USANA, I had cash to budget for food and had to limit any shopping at the USANA store. And when it came to pay for the hotel, because of the mix up with my cell phone, I had no money left on the card to pay for the room so I was forced to go into overdraft in order to pay for the room. Not the best way to end the trip!
Here’s the good news part of this story. Because I did make it to the event, my business ended up growing after the event and within several months, not only had I started to pay down my cards, I was able to start to create more and more abundance in our bank account. It was worth the sacrifices and stress at the time in order to create more revenue and growth in the next 12 months. December of that year was my biggest month of 2014 (and you may remember that I spent the first two weeks of the month in the hospital for a life threatening infection) and by April of 2015, I had advanced my business to the next income level in USANA. I am certain that if I had missed that one Convention, my business would not be where it is today.
Where ever you are struggling right now in your finances, I encourage you to focus on creating more revenue and more income, instead of on a lack of money. We live in an abundance universe and there is more than enough for everyone! And the sooner you decide that this is true, the sooner your financial situation will turn around.
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