How to Use Your Intuition to Root Out Your Money Hang-ups
Has going from employee to entrepreneur been harder than you thought?
Are you finding it difficult to charge what you’re worth?
Are you surprised at not getting the results you expected?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you’re not alone in fact, you’re in good company. Most entrepreneurs suffer a shock to the system when they go from employee to entrepreneur. Self-employment brings up all the unresolved issues you have about your worth, deserving and ability to receive. And, if possible it’s best to get these hang ups cleared out before you go solo.
Be prepared to suffer “growing pains” throughout the life cycle of your business. The truth is that in order for your business to grow you must also grow and develop the ability to achieve at higher levels. This means not only acquiring new business skills but the mental and emotional capacity to confidently be seen and take action on a bigger stage.
So how do you know if you have money hang-ups? If the money isn’t flowing in your business even though you’ve implemented all the right business and marketing strategies then it’s highly likely that money hang-ups are the culprits causing you to self-sabotage.
Money hang ups are tell tale signs that your internal growth hasn’t kept up with the challenges of your external growth and ambition. If the money you desire from all your efforts isn’t flowing into your business the first place to look is your internal beliefs around your worth, deserving and ability to receive. It doesn’t matter how much strategy you have under your belt either. Money hang ups do not discriminate on the bases of knowledge.
5 Questions to Intuitively Root out Your Money Hang ups
Instructions Step 1: Go somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed, take a few relaxing breaths and answer the following questions:
1. Do you feel there’s a mismatch between your plentiful education, training, certifications and what you’re earning?
2. Do you feel you should be farther ahead by now?
3. Are you applying all the right business and marketing tactics but still not getting the results you expect?
4. No matter how much you accomplish do you always focus on how much is still left to do?
5. Do you feel more comfortable giving (compliments/gifts) rather than being the recipient?
Go deeper with your intuition
Step 2: Record only the Yeses. Review each YES and ask yourself “Why?” As you do see what thoughts, feelings or memories come to mind. Go with the first thoughts, memories and associated feelings that come up. These will likely be big clues as to what the root of the problem is. When you work with intuition often your first thought is correct.
Change your story
Step 3: Once you have an intuitive feel for where your money hang ups are and what they are telling you change the story. Rewrite it with a better ending – the one you wish had happened. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you might have made. Look back with fresh eyes or perhaps through adult eyes if the memory was from childhood and see the truth about yourself as you are now, not the child you once were. Tell yourself now that you know better you’ll do better next time. Release your old story and free yourself.
Be an advocate for yourself
Step 4: Get clear on what needs to change in order for you to succeed. Ask yourself what you’re tired of putting up with? Take a stand for yourself and your business and take action.
Do you lack business strategy and marketing skills? Hire a mentor to help you work on implementing those aspects of your business.
Could you do with some energy clearing to finally remove the money hang ups for good? Hire a mentor to help you eliminate the psychological obstacles blocking your path to your success.
Celebrate how far you’ve come!
Money hang ups aren’t the end of the world because they don’t have to be permanent. They’re red flags that point to what aspects of yourself still need work, compassion and TLC.
What did you discover about yourself? What aspects of yourself do you need to focus on in order to clear your money hang-ups?
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Are you driving through life with one foot on the brake?
Do you feel stuck? Are you tired of trying to “figure it all out?”
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I read The Book of Afformations, loved it and interviewed Noah about it when it came out. Reading it changed my approach to using affirmations.
If you’ve been reading Powered by Intuition for any length of time you know I believe it’s important to stop your negative self talk and replace it with positive thoughts about yourself instead. Louise Hay’s classic book, “You Can Change Your Life” changed my life and I still recommend it highly but after reading The Book of Afformations I’ve replaced affirmations with afformations.
In fact, Noah is so eager to teach people how to nix their “negative self-talk for good” that he’s offering free copies of The Book of Afformations, published by Hay House. Just click here to get your free book!
An Afformation is a positive statement presented as a question that spurs the subconscious to search out and create the reality you “affirmed” based on your “afformation.”
I’ve seen big changes since I began using afformations in my life. I was able to overcome the obstacles that were holding me back from creating the business I always dreamed of and finally quit my job after I began using them. Knowing how well afformations work is the reason why I’m so excited to share Noah’s special offer to the Powered by Intuition community.
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Intuition, Intention & Creating an Extraordinary New Year: 3 Keys
Do you want the New Year to be extraordinary and your best year yet?
Are you tired of struggling, feeling overwhelmed, stuck and indecisive, and having fear and insecurity undermine your success?
If so, it’s time to put the 3 keys to manifesting an extraordinary year to work for you and take control of your life.
The 3 Keys to creating an extraordinary new year are:
You must use the 3 keys together to create an extraordinary year by learning to listen to what your intuition has been telling you all along, creating an intention and plan around your desires followed by taking action.
Key 1: Why listening to your intuition and following it is important.
This is important because your best ideas and inspiration come to you through your intuition. You and every person on the planet is connected to a vast network of intelligence where every answer and solution already exists. Your job is to ask the right questions and then to keep an open mind about where and how the solution will appear. Your intuition is the vehicle that conveys this information to you.
When you ask for answers the greatest thing you can do to ensure your success is to have faith that you’ll receive them. Once you pose a question and have faith believing there is a solution the entire Universe will get behind you to bring it to you. Your subconscious will begin to search through each and every file stored in your memory banks to see if you already stored away the answer. In the meantime your faith and belief that an answer exists is telegraphed into the Universe where your request to search for this information begins.
Your brain and heart emit electrical impulses that can be tracked and measured using devices such as an n EEG or EKG machine. Did you know that these electrical impulses are not unlike radio waves that can travel far beyond our Earth’s atmosphere, our solar system and out into the universe? Every time you make a request your body emits these signals that travel deep into the heart of the universe. So, never doubt that your thoughts, feelings and emotions are not being “heard.” The Universe always gets the message and is always listening.
You’ll recognize what your intuition is telling you to do because the evidence to go forward with your desire will appear all around you in your environment. If you have a desire to leave your job and build your own online business you may start noticing books written by entrepreneurs that teach you how to do this. You may also turn on the radio in the car at the exact moment an expert in entrepreneurship is being interviewed. You may also begin meeting more entrepreneurs who left corporate jobs at networking events. These are all signs that the new path is being paved in your life. These signs show you that there is a way to accomplish what you desire. The Universe is telling you that other people have done what you wish to do and so can you.
A lot of people ask this question: How do I know I’m supposed to do this? What if it’s a whim and I fail?
If you have a desire that will not go away no matter how much you try to ignore it then it’s not a whim. A whim has nothing behind it. It’s a fleeting fancy that caught your attention just like a tumble weed rolling by in the wind. Once it has rolled past you it’s forgotten.
A desire comes from a deep place and is part of your purpose and mission in this life. This desire is propelling you to leave your comfort zone and stretch beyond what you think you’re capable of so that you further your education in “Earth School.” If you try something and fail–so what? There are no guarantees in this life except that we are only here for a brief time and then our body gives out on us. We are here to take full advantage of this life not cower in the corner afraid of it. If you are afraid to take chances and make the most of your life you will waste this gift that is only a brief moment in time.
Have you ever noticed how fast time goes by? Does it seem as if the last new year was just days ago? Life goes by so fast you must take charge and get uncomfortable at times in order to make the most of the time you’ve been given. So while there are no guarantees about success there is one thing I know for sure: by taking a stand for your life and going out there and acting upon your desires even if you fail you’ll be miles ahead of where you were before you tried.
Your education about what to do and what not to do will be the foundation you build your next venture upon. This seasoned experience will serve you well and lead to your eventual success.
Do not fail to listen to those whispers, nudges and desires that speak to you. They are pulling you toward expanding your consciousness of what’s possible for you which is their function.
Your desires are just like a river that runs through you. If you don’t release your desires into the world this river backs up and overflows your mental banks. When it floods it wreaks havoc upon your life. You’ll find yourself frustrated, stuck, overwhelmed, resentful, angry, unsettled, jealous, dissatisfied, and unhappy and constantly trying to stuff your desires back down. All of these negative emotions will spill out into other areas of your life like your relationships and your health because you’re blocking your growth and expansion.
If you accept that you have a desire and then channel it safely toward creating with it you will feel empowered and alive. This powerful urge to create and be more than you are now does not lose its power whether you work with it or try to squelch it. It simply releases its power causing either positive or negative outcomes in your life. Your intuition was meant to flow through you and pull you toward reaching your highest potential. Begin to recognize this and do not try to wall it off.
Key 2: Without Intention your desires are merely flights of fancy
Once you know what your desires are the next step is to create an intention around it.
An intention is a conscious acknowledgement that you not only have the desire but that you “intend” to make it a reality.
Allow the desire to take shape fully. Play with it in your imagination. Take this skeleton of an idea and flesh it out. Where do you want to go with it? How far? How high? How deep do you want to take it? Allow yourself to get excited about the possibility. Feel the joy of what it would be like to be, have or do what it is you desire right now in the present.
Your Action Steps:
1. Get really clear by asking yourself why you want it? When you know your “why” you’re more apt to be motivated to throw yourself into it 100 percent. The more deeply you create the intention to follow through on this inspiration the more you’ll get signs from the Universe of how to proceed. Your intention coupled with your faith and belief that it’s possible will be telegraphed to the Universe via your body’s electro-magnetic impulses and in turn the Universe will open new doors for you to walk through to help you bring about your desire. The stronger your intention the more often these road signs will appear.
2. To bolster your intention create an affirmation or mantra that you can use during the day should any fear or insecurity pop up about where you’re headed. This is part of the steering mechanism you need in order to captain your ship. When you begin to see that you’ve veered off course or are even listing just a bit you must pull out your mantra and steer yourself back on course. Every time you use it you are further cementing your intention into your being and it is being broadcast more loudly to the Universe.
3. Write down what you wish to create. Fill in every detail about your desire. Add dates by which you intend for it to manifest and read this statement every day. Each time you read it your intention goes deeper and deeper into every fiber of your being and this strengthens the signal of the broadcaster to the Universe.
4. Other ways to support your intention might be to write a letter to yourself detailing this desire and then seal it up and do not open it until one year has elapsed. You might also create a vision board for it or journal about it. Just know that the more clarity you have around it the more easily the path will be revealed to you.
The more excitement and emotion you can emit over it the stronger the signal to the Universe will become. The stronger your belief and faith that what you desire is possible the faster it will manifest. And the more you live and act from a place of certainty that this desire is already present in your life the more spectacularly it will appear in your life.
Always “let go and let God” work it out and allow it to be the manifestation for the good of all concerned. This vast storehouse of we call Greater Intelligence, or the Universe, life force or God has been around a lot longer than we have and surely knows a thing or two more than we do. When we let go and let God and ask that the outcome benefit the highest good of all concerned we are saying that while we are in partnership with it to co-create our lives we are humble enough to know that we ourselves are not the source of the power that flows through us. Our job is to let this great power flow through us and not to become attached to how it does what it does. When you are attached you will create a blockage that will be as damaging as the block we create when we ignore our desires.
Key 3: Ground your Intuition and Intention by taking Action
Take intuitively inspired action. This is the most critical of the three keys and where many fall down on the job.
It’s of now use to listen to your intuition, get inspired and excited and to create your intention if you don’t follow through and act upon it. This too creates a dam that eventually results in destruction. Any time there is an unfulfilled desire we are creating the potential for negative consequences. Suppose you take seriously the desire to build your own business and eventually hope to leave your 9 to 5 job. You put everything in place and over time begin making money. Eventually you make enough to feel comfortable that you can support yourself if you quit your job. But, you’re afraid and fearful about quitting your job so instead you keep trying to juggle both. You work tirelessly into the night on your business and the Universe keeps telling you “all systems go” by sending you awesome new clients or projects that are perfect for your growing business yet you still resist quitting.
How long can you continue to burn the candle at both ends? You’re exhausted. You resent the time you spend at your job because you know in your heart you’d rather be working on your business. You lose interest in work and call in sick frequently. You don’t feel well and your energy is low and therefore you catch more colds. You don’t have the stamina you once had or the free time to spend nurturing the precious relationships in your life because every spare moment is spent on your business.
Your spouse feels neglected. Your children never see you at their games anymore and you’re short tempered and have arguments with your partner. Eventually you begin losing clients who want even more from you but because you still have a job you’re not able to satisfy them. Now the business you once had isn’t growing but going backward. All the people you once had in your life are pulling away from you. You’re angry and resentful. You blame your job; you blame your responsibilities at home.
Can you see where this is going? You are headed in a downward spiral. And why did this happen? It’s a reflection of your fear and not taking action and letting what you built slip through your fingers. Don’t let this be you. Create a plan and take action this year. Make the coming New Year an extraordinary one.
Where are you stuck? What’s overwhelming you about making the coming new your your best year? How can I help? Share your concerns in the comments.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you a happy holiday and happy New Year! Thank you for being part of the Powered by Intuition community. I so appreciate you. Without you this would be a one-sided conversation.
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Do you know your “Unique Moneymaking Proposition?”
Unique Moneymaking Proposition (UMP) is a term I use to describe the potential each of us has to harness our gifts to make a living doing something we love.
Spiritual and Intuitive souls are the first to overlook their gifts.
I have found this to be the case time and time again. Many clients I serve are spiritual and intuitive and they come to me looking for coaching around finding their life purpose. They desperately want to leave jobs they dislike but they are stumped as to what they can do instead.
Clue: Your Unique Moneymaking Proposition is always actually “hidden in plain sight.”
Why does your Unique Moneymaking Proposition appear to be hidden?
Most people are unable to assess themselves accurately. They’re blind to what others can see. This is why it’s so helpful to work with a mentor or a coach. They can see what you don’t and bring it to your attention. They will easily spot the things about you that make you unique that you take for granted.
Your UMP is always something you are already doing, probably since you were very young that comes naturally and easily to you. And that is why you take it for granted and can never “find it.” It’s too obvious!
When things come naturally and easily to us we tend to enjoy doing them. It’s not a grind. We are just being ourselves.
Why should you want to find your Unique Moneymaking Proposition?
If you long to find work that truly fulfills you start by finding your UMP. When you identify what your good at and enjoy doing you’ll easily find the right work. This goes for anyone hoping to start their own business, or those of you in mid-life or nearing retirement looking for your second act.
So how do you find your Unique Moneymaking Proposition?
Your UMP is completely intertwined with your passion, purpose, mission, gifts, talents and blessings. There is a system to unearthing all six and identifying the common thread that runs through all of them. When they come together so does your unique moneymaking proposition along with doing work you love and living a life you love.
If you’re ready to find soul-satisfying work you love doing that comes easily to you and be paid well look no further than your UMP.
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Do you live for Saturdays?
Do you live for the days when you’re not at work?
If so, that’s a clear sign that you’re not fulfilled by the work you do.
So many people live by going through the motions on Monday through Friday wishing that time away just waiting for Saturdays or, even worse retirement.
If you work for 50 years before you retire you will have wished nearly 33 years of your life away. And if you retire at 68 and live to be 85 that’s not much living is it?
That’s an astonishing amount of time to wish away, don’t you think? There is a better way.
Do you work you love and stop wishing time away
The way to finding work you love entails some nitty gritty work but in the long run it’s worth it. Find out what you love doing and figure out a way to make a living doing it.
The are ways to take what you have spent years mastering because you love it and use all that stored knowledge to make a living at it. People are hungry to learn what you have devoted 20 – 30 years to master.
Do you think you are the only one with a burning passion about say, photography, knitting, building furniture, permaculture or whatever you can think of? No, of course not. But you ARE the one who has devoted 20 -30 years learning everything there is to know about it. That gives you a marketable skill you can monetize.
What if you don’t know what you love?
There are ways to solve that problem too. What I have found from working with many clients is that they always know. Deep down they’ve heard their intuition whispering in their ear. But they’ve buried this knowledge out of fear of what others might say or insecurities about their own worthiness to act upon it.
Your true calling is not hiding from you
Here’s an easy tip to find your calling: If you ask the people who know you best, “What do you think I’m passionate about and really good at?’ they’ll spit it right out. It’s that obvious to everybody but you!
How long will you wait?
How much time will you let pass before you act upon your calling? I can tell you from my own experience waiting for years or decades to do something about it is downright painful.
Take back your power and stop living for Saturday
Start now. Tomorrow is too late.
Here’s how to start looking forward to each and every day:
1. Take assessment. What you have become a self-taught expert in that people would pay you to learn in a short amount of time what it took you 20-30 years to learn? Make a list of these self-acquired talents now.
2. Eliminate the ones that do not light you up. Quick! Cross them right off – no second guessing yourself.
3. How many talents that you love are you left with? Make a nice new list of the ones that are left.
4. Review the new short list. Are these talents related? Can you find some way to weave them together? If so do that now. If you are only left with one that makes it even easier.
5. Brainstorm on the result. Take this expertise that people would pay you for to learn and start brainstorming ways that you can begin doing just that!
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Intuition, Life Purpose & Signs: A Double Rainbow is a Very Good Thing!
Yesterday I went for a walk after dinner. It been pouring on and off throughout the day but the dark clouds parted just enough to let the early evening sun through. I saw the sun and quickly put my sneakers on to get out and before it might rain again. For three days it had done nothing but rain so even a charcoal sky with threatening clouds and a ray of sunshine coming through was inviting enough to get me outdoors.
I don’t know about you but several dark rainy days in a row can get me down. I need to see the sun shining. And I need to be out in the sunshine. The last three days of stormy weather brought up the sabotaging voices I’m normally able to keep at bay.
You know the voices I am talking about, don’t you? They may sound something like this:
“What the hell are you doing quitting your job? You’re giving up your health benefits? You’re crazy!”
“It’s such an easy job…..you get to work from home and do what you want most of the time.”
“Why quit? Just keep doing what you’re doing on the side and no one will be the wiser.”
I couldn’t stand the battle going on in my head any longer. The more the rain dragged on the louder the sabotaging voices became. When the sun popped out I jumped at the chance to walk down to a nearby park. Seeing other people would get my attention off of the voices.
Change your scenery
The parking lot was overflowing with cars. Each baseball diamond was in use by local teams and throngs of people watched from the sidelines. Games that had been postponed due to the rain during the week had brought all the teams to play on the same day so the park was unusually full. The grass was soaking wet but it didn’t phase the kids who were playing. They seemed excited to see the sunshine as well.
Ask for a sign
I silently asked the Universe to show me a sign that I wasn’t crazy to quit my job. I knew although I really wanted to focus full time on creating more from Powered by Intuition that thirty years of working in finance and the last 15 from the comfort of home would be hard to walk away from.
Working from home and being a 100 percent commission employee had been my first taste of entrepreneurship. Fifteen years earlier I’d heard the call for more freedom and given up a corporate job. I walked away from a major career to find myself and who I was meant to be.
After going back to school I took a part time job in financial sales and soon found out I was really good at it. I loved not having to go to an office and I loved making my own hours. The terminology didn’t exist then but I now see that what I was drawn to was having a “lifestyle” business.
While selling financial products wasn’t my dream I recognized early on that this job was part of my journey to becoming my own boss. I knew I eventually wanted to be an entrepreneur but what held me back was not knowing my purpose.
Know your purpose
I knew I would never quit my job until I found exactly what I would do instead and had a solid business plan in place. So, I set out on another journey to find my life purpose and destiny. It took some time but, I realized what I was born to do was help others find their life purpose by teaching them to listen to their intuition. I also found a way to help others find their purpose much faster than I had by offering astrological life purpose readings.
Having found the path I was meant to follow my Soul longed to get started doing this work in the world. I wanted to help others stop suffering the way I had. And, this desire pulled at me and nagged at me daily until I finally made the decision to go after my destiny full time.
I fully expected that pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone by giving up my safety net job would produce a lot of fear. To offset my fears and quiet the voices I meditate and use affirmations. This evening I repeated an affirmation from new thought author, Catherine Ponder as I walked the park:
Today is the day, now is the time something wonderful will be mine!
It’s a great affirmation I like to use when I’m walking. The words flow easily in tempo with your steps. After a while it becomes almost hypnotic. I have found it to be very calming. And soon after I began repeating the affirmation I could feel myself relaxing.
Interpret the sign
Five minutes into my walk around the perimeter of the park I started hearing a symphony of “Ooooh!” and “Aaaah” and then “It’s a double rainbow!,” coming from the crowds gathered at the park.
I looked up and sure enough there was a magnificent double rainbow in the sky. Sweet relief poured over me.
I had my sign. Full steam ahead!
It never fails to amaze me how the Universe will support you when you find your purpose and make up your mind to do it. Find the path you were meant to follow and the signs will be there to guide you on your way.
What are you struggling with or confused over? Have you found your true purpose? Not getting signs? Perhaps you’re not on the right path? Share what you’re experiencing in the comments.
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