fortune tellerMoney (and more importantly how it links to our perception of survival), is one of the core human concerns of our modern world.
 
Now this area of concern, for most people takes on a whole new level of meaning when they step into the unknown in a quest to find more meaningful and fulfilling work.


I received an email this week from Amrita that highlighted this concern and thought it would be an interesting thing to explore on my blog…  

Here is Amrita's email…

Hello Damien, You were part of my initial inspiration to become a life coach. Since then I have helped countless people, artists, homeless, survivors of domestic abuse, alcoholics and mentally ill people.

Now I am writing a workbook and creating workshops to deliver and am in a very happy creative space, very inspired and have also met a wonderful man. My daughter is in good health and in all ways I am abundant apart from financially.

I cannot make myself get any old job I actually suffer mentally, spiritually and physically and though it seems necessary I cannot give up doing what I love though I am sinking further and further in to debt.

I remember you had some great views about money and I'm not sure what I should be doing? I am already offering a few free coaching sessions and am thinking of doing donation based workshops.  Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Hugs, Amrita

First things first…

The first thing that I wanted to do after reading this email was to acknowledge Amrita for her courage to step forward and share her special gifts in the support and service of others.  

Stepping forward in this way, regardless of the financial outcome, is a beautiful and noble act in and of itself.

As for shining some light on her question, I thought it would be best to share a personal story of an experience that I had when I was in the process of establishing up my own coaching business…

Broke but not broken.

It was a Tuesday morning.

I awoke early, showered and shaved.

The thing that made this day different from every other day was the fact that I was seeing a new client.  And I was excited…

I was in the early days of my coaching business and I had been really struggling financially.  But I knew in my heart that I was ready for a shift.

As I sat in contemplation eating my breakfast, the money problems that I had been trying to block out of my mind, suddenly invaded it.

I quickly opened my wallet, somehow thinking that it might help.

And when I did, I couldn’t help but notice that it was completely empty.  

'How on earth was I going to be able to buy my train ticket into London to see my client?' I thought...

This was serious.

And then, another harrowing pang of mental anguish beat me like a stick…

My credit cards were maxed out as well…

There was but one slender hope…  

Perhaps there were a few untainted pounds left on my overdraft…

With that little ray of mental sunshine, I pulled myself together and left the house.  

As I walked briskly to the station I simultaneously cursed myself and prayed for a miracle...

I fantasized about having enough money left on my overdraft, to buy myself a one way train ticket into London to see my client.  

And if the funds weren’t available for that, maybe there would be a quid left to catch the bus…

This was looking grim.  

Particularly given the fact that my bank was notorious for charging me money…

For not having any…

My moment of truth arrived.

Before long I arrived at the pedestrian crossing in front of the train station.

I could see the cash machine off in the distance.  It sent a shiver down my spine.

And then the most remarkable thing happened…

Just as I was about to step out onto the crossing, I noticed a five pound note fluttering along the road like an autumn leaf…  

At first I thought it was my mind playing tricks on me…

Surely this couldn’t possibly be real?

As fate would have it, I didn’t have time to think about it as a double decker bus was fast making its station approach on a collision course with my newly found fiver…

So in an act so daring that it could only be considered complete stupidity, I dashed out in front of the bus, scooped up the note and made my way straight to the ticket booth…

***

Creating my own Money Myth.

I have to admit that I’ve thought about that experience a lot over the years.

In fact, I’ve thought about it so much that it has taken on ‘mythological proportions’ in my own mind.

From that day forward my Money Myth became…

‘The Universe is always supporting me financially – particularly when I need it most…’

Creating a Money Myth was such a huge turning point for me, as it provided me with the fortitude to believe that the Universe was always on my side.

Whenever I find myself in a financial pinch, I repeat my Money Myth to myself and use it to inspire me to become the best version of myself.

And the good news is, you don’t need to be a coach to create one…

So what is a Money Myth?

A Money Myth is an empowering affirmation, whether true or otherwise, that compels you to put aside your money fears, so you can focus your life force energy upon giving your true gifts to the world.

If you’ve tried all the conventional advice to changing your money situation without any luck, (such as budgeting, spending less than you earn, getting second jobs etc), then you need to experiment with something a little more powerful…

When I was staring into a financial abyss – I didn’t strike it rich, I found a fiver… turned it into a Money Myth and it changed everything…

Creating your own Money Myth

Most people think that Myths are the stuff of Gods and Legends, but you can harness these powers for yourself.

I have created 5 simple steps that you can follow to create your own Money Myth.

1.  Think of a time in your life when you experienced a stroke of financial luck (this can be a big financial windfall or in my case a small one).

2. Encapsulate the essence of your experience into a single sentence (your own Money Myth) so you can repeat it to yourself often.  

3. When you repeat your Money Myth in your mind, allow yourself to feel as if the Universe is on your side.

4.  Allow your Money Myth to inspire you to become the best version of yourself.

5. Share your Money Myth with others to inspire them to put aside their financial fears to become the best version of themselves…

Sharing is Caring

If you would like to share your empowering Money Myth or maybe even a tale of good fortune, please do so in the comments section below…