Note from Jacqueline:
This post was first published in August 2012. I’ve edited it a little to remove dated links.
Much has changed financially since then, but I still do this.
Because it’s obviously working.
I’ve always been a trifle (ok, very!) envious of people who seem to know how to get money to pour into their lives.
You know, the ones who have the Midas touch. People like Elon Musk who’s “wealth thermostat” seems to be set on ‘billionaire’ even when he’s embarking on the most far-fetched of ventures.
Or people who go from foreclosure to mansion without ever seeming to touch middle class.
You know, those people!
Well, I seem to have happened upon a trick that changed everything
and now I’m learning to become one of ‘those’ people.
You see, we’re all taught to “watch where the money goes” ~
keep track of your bills,
count your lattes,
stick to your budget.
We cut coupons, stalk sales, drive miles for cheaper gas and rummage through thrift stores, all in a valiant effort to keep as much of the money we make as possible.
There’ve been many famous people espousing this kind of action – from Dave Ramsey to Richard Bach to your mother – and believe me, I did all that. It was me against the grocery giants, but while I secretly considered myself a Coupon Queen, I was very aware that my scepter was bought on half-price-Tuesdays at Goodwill.
But all this penny-pinching and hyper-awareness of OUTFLOW started to get to me.
It felt … wrong … somehow.
I began to wonder why.
Aaaah the brilliance of asking the right question!
The following synchronicities followed in quick succession ….
- I reread Noah St John’s The Secret Code of Success, in which he talks about ‘afformations’ rather than affirmations;
- I listened to a webinar by new girl-crush Kendall SummerHawk in which she mentioned that one of the very first strategies she gives new coaches/entrepreneurs is to start tracking the income,
- and then over at my Law of Attraction happy place, The Good Vibe University, I was getting help on how to use LOA to sell my house…..
when it suddenly occurred to me!
Brilliantly and Crystal Clear!!!
IF YOU KEEP FOCUSING ON THE MONEY GOING OUT,
YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE MORE MONEY GOING OUT!
So here’s what I started to do
I started writing down everything !
The penny I found in the street.
The coupon I found for the stuff I have to buy anyway.
The freebies I got from work.
I worked out what I actually earn per hour for my retail job and my coaching, and wrote those down in my book when the dollars came in.
Everything, EVERYTHING that counted as income was noted and celebrated.
And almost immediately, things began to change.
There was money everywhere!
I found coins in the street everywhere I went;
received gift cards and free stuff for no apparent reason;
and I really knew things were changing energetically when, on my usual walk with Husband Muffin yesterday,
I found a $5.00 note directly in my path!!
My little record book shows that for the month of August so far, I’ve found/received/been given a total of $147.05 in bonus, unearned income/gifts from the Universe.
Isn’t that Luscious?!
Go on, sweetpea, give it a try.
It seems such a silly little exercise, but it’s deeply rooted in sound science and it’s been rather transformative for me.
I’d love to hear your results.
Bliss-ings and prosper-ings,
PS This is just one of the life-hacks that I’ve incorporated into my new coaching program.
Loving the results my clients are getting!