Posted on: January 27, 2021
Over the past few weeks, I have leaped wholeheartedly back into the process of creating. In seasons like these, sometimes a warm cup of coffee and an empty notebook are just the right atmospheres for new ideas to take shape. But with creating, I want to finish what I started in topics for this year.
Since my initial newsletter about money mistakes, I briefly covered catching the shiny object syndrome, sunk costs fallacy, and penny-pinching.
Now I want to share with you some sabotaging behaviors when it comes to handling money.
We all do it. No matter how successful you are, at one time or another, you’ll fall into the self-sabotage trap, and the price of admission is high.
Your income will suffer.
Your self-esteem will plummet.
Your confidence will find new lows.
The result? Frustration. Burnout. Resentment (of your clients or your business). And yes, even more, self-sabotaging behaviors. This downward spiral can quickly turn devastating, but stopping it is easy when you learn to recognize the symptoms.
Did you mean to apply for that high-end coaching program or sign that million-dollar real estate client but another realtor beat you to it? Do you miss a deadline? Or maybe you were going to send a proposal or make that call to a potential new client, but waited too long? These and other missed opportunities can often be blamed on simple procrastination, one of the most destructive habits we suffer from. Procrastination is what keeps us working late at night to make a deadline, costs us money in late fees, and even costs us business.
If you’re prone to procrastination, try these techniques to put an end to it:
Recognize your fear. What often keeps us stuck is simple fear. We’re afraid that even with that amazing coach we still won’t reach our goals, so we put off applying. We’re afraid we’ll look bad when compared to other proposals, so we just don’t send one. But if you want to be successful in business, you must learn to recognize and face your fears, then do the work anyway.
Don’t hate money. Yep, I said it. Check-in with your beliefs around having money. More on that later…
Give EVERY dollar a job! Now YOU control money, it doesn’t control you. 🙂
Visualize the life and business you desire. Picture your ideal workday, daydream about that fabulous vacation you’ll take, and imagine VIP days with your ideal client. Start checking out your vacation plans, even if we are still battling this pandemic, it doesn’t keep you from a plan.
Reward yourself. It’s okay to give yourself a little incentive for getting things done. Take yourself out to lunch; buy a new pair of shoes; take an afternoon off. Do what’s most likely to motivate you to power through your fears and take the next step.
If you need help with your money story, if you’re anxious about the monthly bills coming due and worrying about whether you have enough or don’t know where to start to get control of your finances or even want to uplevel your manifestation skills, then perhaps you might gain from a brief discovery call with me. Click below to set up having coffee with me virtually. 🙂 https://joellennewman.coachesconsole.com/calendar/virtual-coffee-chat-with-jo–ellen-
Posted by: Jo Ellen