Have you read You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero yet?
I finally got the book, You are a Badass at Making Money, on Audible the other day and I’ve listened to it THREE TIMES.
You guys. Everything I’ve been practicing she says it. You gotta adjust your attitude. Gratitude is the mother of it all. If you share your gratitude, good things will come. Because you’re attune to the universe and the universe responds accordingly. If you’re angry all the time, your life is going to be miserable. If you choose to find goodness, and appreciate even the smallest thing, the universe will respond in kind.
She says it a lot more eloquently.
Jen also has a lot of interesting stories to share her different experiences with gratitude, negative thoughts, and dealing with fear, anxiety, and overwhelming situations.She tells a story about finding her ideal housing situation. Well, the neighborhood. She managed to find a place in her budget in an area she totally couldn’t afford. I’ve had this happen to me too. And with every word, every chapter, all I could think was,
“Yes. When good things happen to me, it’s because I’ve been doing exactly this.”
The problem I was left with at the end of the book (probably because it was the audio version and not the book) were the end of chapter lessons. It wasn’t that they were bad lessons; only that I had to stop what I was doing, find a pen, and do it. But of course I was usually commuting or walking the dog during those moments. It wasn’t easy to fit the practice in. I would pause the book and try to remember what she said… this is partially why I’ve listened to it three times.
I needed a journal to go along with this book. Something I could fill out in the morning or evening. Something I carried around with me. I needed something I could print on demand as I needed additional pages.
So I made a money mindset empowerment journal, because that’s what I do.
Here’s the thing: You Are A Badass At Making Money didn’t actually teach me anything new. It merely reinforced everything I already believed, and practiced. But that’s a good thing. I regularly tell my clients (and my mom) that I have all the answers. You are a Badass at Making Money just proved it to me.
But lately, my practice has faltered. Sometimes life gets in the way, or you let it. When I don’t maintain my practice, I can immediately see and feel the difference. So after listening to You Are a Badass At Making Money, I knew I needed to figure out a way to be more consistent about my gratitude practice. I needed to hear all of this again. And again. And again.
I’ve made a twenty 21 day gratitude journal before and it is effective. But it is more general towards just practicing gratitude, not refocusing your money mindset. Plus, when you’re making a lifestyle change, 21 days isn’t enough. (if you’d like to try though, it’s in the Millennial Life Skills Vault and its FREE!)
As a Millennial Life Skills Coach, it’s my duty to have an actively engaged and empowered money mindset. If I can’t do it for myself, how can I possibly get my clients to that same space?
If you know the magic that happens when you flex your gratitude and faith muscles and make life happen, instead of waiting for life to happen, nothing in this book is going to take away from your understanding. But it will reinforce what you’ve been doing and I gotta tell you; that feels nice.
If you haven’t yet experienced the magic of truly practicing gratitude, read this book. This book, You are a Badass at Making Money, and her first one, You Are A Badass. It will probably rock your world.
This blog post, and Jen Sincero’s book is the universe reaching out to you, letting you know there is another way. If you’re reading this, then you’re ready to answer that call.
Tips for changing your money mindset so you can be a badass at making money
Watch your mouth
The words you think and the words you say have a direct correlation to how you feel. And they encourage or discourage likewise events from unfolding. If you’re only complaining about how much you hate your job, your job is totally going to suck.
On the flip side, if you hate your job, but you find 3 things to be grateful for anyway, your mindset will shift and it won’t be so tedious. The work will be the same, but you will have changed.
Believe in your worth
You are worth more than the sum of your parts. You are more than one chapter in the history of your narrative. Wanting for things to change is not equal to believing things are changing. If we’re going to wait around for things to change (like Aaron Burr – and see how that turned out?) two things will absolutely happen: 1) We won’t know how to handle the situation (like Burr) or 2) We don’t recognize the opportunity when it finally arrives.
Pay it Forward
What can you do right now? When my mind is starting to crowd with all the things that need doing, I check myself and think: What are three things I’m grateful for right now?
Whenever possible, I make sure the people around me know that I appreciate them because of their work, their honesty, their commitment, etc. And I never keep my gratitude to myself if I can share it outloud.
What can you do next?
If you want to be a badass at making money, buy her book. It’s great. Can’t recommend it enough.
Click here to learn more about the Money Mindset Empowerment Journal. It was originally created for myself, but when I noticed how much it really helped to have my thoughts written down, I knew I needed to share it. It comes with over twenty pages of affirmations, journal entries, lists, and more.
How do you practice Gratitude? What is your favorite affirmation? Are you a badass at making money?