Money is by far the biggest reason why we stay "comfortable" in jobs that we hate. It feels very safe knowing that you have a stable income and don't need to stress about where it is coming from.
But does the "safety" that comes from a stable job's paycheck mean you need to be miserable? Absolutely not.
Changing the way you see money.
Money is not everything. It is simply a tool that you can use to help get what you need from life. You use it to buy groceries, pay rent, fill up your gas tank, etc. That is it. Money cannot and will not define who you are as a person.
Studies have actually shown that once your basic needs are met financially, money does not add or subtract any happiness. If you are able to make ends meet comfortably, then you are completely in charge of your own happiness.
It's time we stop looking at money as the end all be all. It cannot define you are make you feel stuck. If that's how you're feeling about your finances right now, it's time for a serious mindset shift!
Money is a tool. Nothing more, nothing less.
Now that that is out of the way...let's get into some concepts that I want to share with you.
Save. Save. Save.
If you're wanting to change careers or just build a better relationship with money, then listen up. You're past the fear of feeling stuck and comfortable, you're ready to make the leap, but what's that? You have no money saved? Ouch...
While it is totally possible to just go balls to the wall and live your life financially unprepared, it's definitely not favorable. I knew for many years that I was going to get out of the corporate world one day, so I started saving at a pretty young age. I became so obsessed with saving, that I was putting more of my paycheck into a savings account than I was actually spending.
Remember when I said money is a tool? It's a tool that you're going to be very grateful for when you want to transition out of your 9 to 5 or prepare for a more stable life. Even if you're making enough money to completely support yourself off of your endeavors, it's nice to have as a backup just in case you want to make some drastic decisions that you don't yet know the outcome of.
Use the tool as a safety net that will catch your butt if things don't go as planned!
Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.
This one was very true for me in the beginning stages of my entrepreneurial endeavors. I knew a general idea of what I wanted to do, I just didn't know how quickly it was going to take off. I didn't want to commit to just one thing, just in case it was a little slow growing.
Make sure you've got a back up plan (or two) that can produce income for you if shit hits the fan. I have total faith that your first endeavor will succeed, you just never know how quickly it will take off! Maybe you get a part time job, start doing some freelancing on the side, or start investing in some new things!
Whatever it is, just make sure that it's still producing income so that you can continue to do what you're loving while building awesome support funds for yourself.
Money is not everything.
If you focus on money, the money will rarely come. You need to be passionate about what you're doing. If you're not enjoying it and are just in it for financial gain, it won't feel like as much of a win long term.
It will feel like just another 9 to 5 that you're stuck in. You left that mindset to feel unstuck, why are you putting yourself back in that same situation?
The point of you bursting out was to get out and do something that really lights your fire. When the flame is lit, the money will flow. Stay passionate and stay learning. Don't focus on the money. It will come when the time is right and you are ready for all that it has to offer.
When we don't view money from a lack of abundance ("there is never enough"), we give it the room to grow with us. When you're constantly saying how broke you are and how you find it so hard to make money, of course money is going to run kicking and screaming from you!
You need to think in abundance.
Money flows freely to me. I am abundant in my financial situation. I love money and all that it allows me to do.
Build a relationship with money based on love and appreciation, not stress and fear.
Money will come, as long as you're thinking about it in a bright way.
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