Changing your thoughts will change your results

I never liked the idea of predetermination. I remember studying it at school in RE and thinking “what a bum rap” if you were predestined to go to hell. The really horrible part was apparently there was nothing you could do about it. Fortunately when it comes to our future wealth, even if the cards are initially stacked against you, you have the capacity to change the trajectory of your wealth ship. If it is heading to planet poverty, it’s possible to reset the course for planet wealth. This is great news because it means that everyone has it within their control to decide their financial fate.

The process is both tried and tested and very simple in its design. It’s known as the procedure of manifestation and it goes like this:

Thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings lead to actions. And actions lead to results.

Your financial direction is a combination of your thoughts, feelings and actions as they relate to money. So how is the root of your financial journey program in? The answer again is simple. It developed as a result of the information that you collected as you were growing up. The main contributors to programming your financial route and deciding the journey you would take are your parents (or significant adults involved in your rearing); siblings, acquaintances, teachers, religious leaders, media, society – or basically any one and everything you ever encountered. It all had an impact. No one is born with a lack mentality or other negative attitudes towards money. How you end up feeling about and interacting with money is taught to you – or in other words you are conditioned by your environment.

Unfortunately your responses to your conditioning become automatic and they run not only your relationship with money but many other aspects of your lives too. Going back to the idea that thoughts lead to feelings,feelings  lead to actions, which lead to results, it begs the question where do your thoughts about money and wealth originate from and how come some people think in terms of abundance while others are rooted in lack and not enough. Are you still following? This is where it all ties up. Your thoughts come from the data stored in your mind and the data stored in your mind gets their via your programming. Your previous conditioning will set you up for poverty if your thoughts are negative towards wealth. So by changing your programming you can take the crucial steps towards changing the results.

Your programming or conditioning towards wealth is absorbed by you in three distinct ways:

verbally – what you heard/listened to as children about money

modelling – what you watched people doing around money when you were young

specific incidents – what you experienced when you were young particularly pivotal moments that left a lasting impression on our psyche.

To change how you are programmed to think about your finances and therefore your financial future you have to:

1. become aware of what are your programmed thoughts/beliefs are

2. understand where your way of thinking comes from and recognise that it is not innate, i.e. that you have learned it

3. decide to let go of your programming because who you are now and who you wish to be in the future do not have to be conditioned by your past

4. lastly you have to recondition your thoughts, feelings and actions.

So for example:

Awareness:
write down all the statements that you heard about cash, wealth and rich individuals when you were young

understanding: then write down how you believe the statements have impacted your financial life up to this point

disassociation
: become aware of how these thoughts are made up of what you’ve learned from your environment and are not part of your original nature, they are not who you are. Asked yourself what alternative, more productive thoughts you can believe to support you in having a better relationship with money.

A big gesture
: imagine you are taking an oath of allegiance to your new found freedom of thought and disassociation from past programming. Stand tall, place your hand on your heart and state:

”All that I’ve heard about cash and money and the people who possess it is not necessarily true or real. I choose to adopt a fresh way of thinking that supports my happiness and success”.

Now touch your head and then your heart and say “my mind and my spiritual centre are full of abundance! Wealth comes naturally to me.”

 

About Ola Agbaimoni

Known as "The Business Detective" due to her "Sherlock Holmes" like problem solving abilities, Ola works in partnership with her sister Carole Pyke, The Business Bard. Together they run Eélan Media, a new type of Business growth agency offering a forensic approach to business and a creative approach to marketing. As well as being an expert in business planning, training and development, Ola is also a certified coach, NLP practitioner; an accomplished author, speaker and presenter.

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