Manifestation is easy.
Thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to actions, actions lead to results—and those results are what you manifested. Right?
Well, sometimes ...
Other times, we try to think all the right thoughts so we can have the right feelings so we do the right things and get everything we ever wanted. But we don’t always get everything we ever wanted—which, for many of us, includes financial abundance.
So where have we gone wrong? Well, it turns out there’s a step in the formula that we often miss. An important step. The very first step.
Remember how I said we “try” to think all of the right thoughts? Have you ever wondered why we have to try so hard—why it often feels like we’re fighting against ourselves to think the thoughts that will bring a financial windfall our way?
Well, that’s the problem: You are fighting against yourself.
In order to change your thoughts, you have to first address your past conditioning around money—or your money blueprint.
This blueprint, or internal preset program, is informed by our past—and we don’t just have one for money! We have blueprints for our relationships, our careers, our self-image, and more ... unless and until we take control of our mindsets and reprogram them for the better.
T. Harv Eker is the brilliant mind behind the money blueprint concept and the author of one of my favorite finance books, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. In it he says:
“We live in a world of duality: Up and down, light and dark, hot and cold, in and out, fast, slow, right and left ... Consequently, just as there are ‘outer’ laws of money, there must be ‘inner’ laws. The outer laws include things like business knowledge, money management, and investment strategies. These are essential. But the inner game is just as important.”
In order to raise our consciousness and attract more financial abundance, we have to start by getting clear on our blueprint. Eker says you discover your financial blueprint by thinking back on your childhood and answering these three questions:
What did I hear about money when I was younger?
e.g., “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”
What did I see with regard to money when I was younger?
e.g., We always had just enough money to pay the bills. No more, no less.
What did I experience around money when I was younger?
e.g., Mom was able to pay for all of my class trips, but I never saw her travel or spend money on herself. I got the feeling that you had to make financial sacrifices for your family.
These questions are important because what you heard, saw, and experienced as a child builds that blueprint; it determines what you feel you’re capable of earning or achieving or calling in. There’s no mistaking that your thoughts, your beliefs, and your character are key factors in your level of financial success (or success, period).
You control your mindset, and your mindset defines your life.
So, if you happen to have a negative money mindset—and don’t feel bad; most of us initially do!—how can you “fix” it? I call this “reprogramming” because you are actually working to rewire the parts of your brain that subconsciously tell you:
I can only earn $50,000 a year.
I can only earn as much as I need to pay the bills.
I should spend my money as soon as I earn it.
You don’t just get rid of these and other disempowering thoughts. You change your relationship to them.
And, according to Eker, you do that by following these four steps. Practice them deeply and often, and you’ll soon find your mindset shifting and your abundance flowing.
Trust me—I’ve done this work too.