What if money wasn’t a necessity; what if it was a choice?
There are a lot of people who would be quick to argue that money is definitely a necessity. It’s actually not. You don’t have to have money. You could choose to be homeless and beg for your food.
If you make money a necessity, it’s a forced energy rather than a playful energy. If money is a choice, then it can show up with a lot more ease, joy, and glory.
Ask for the money to show up.
Asking for money is an easy idea for most people, but how many times do you actually ask? Or do you ask and then immediately un-invite money by one of your points of view?
I like to think of asking for money like having a party. Imagine you’re having a party and invite a bunch of guests to show up. Then you tell them you’re going to be grumpy, you’ll yell at them, tell them they’re bad, and that they’re not enough. Oh yeah, and there won’t be any food, drink, music, or dancing. Would anyone want to come? You totally destroy the invitation by making it a place nobody wants to be.
That’s what we continuously do with money. What does it take for money to show up? What invitation can you be?
I’ve said it a million times: money follows joy. Happiness, just like money, is just a choice. What if you woke up every single day and simply chose to be happy and have fun no matter what shows up and no matter what it takes? Would that make your life a much more fun place for money to be?
Have you been trying to get money right? If you’re trying to get it right and then it’s not showing up, you make yourself wrong. Wrongness isn’t a very fun place to be. To choose money, choose to have fun no matter what.
Don’t create for money. Create for the fun of it! That’s an invitation for money to join your party. Enjoy whatever shows up, however it shows up.
Being in gratitude is where you have no resistance and no judgment. You can’t truly be grateful and have problems at the same time.
I love waking up to the sound of the ocean and the birds when I’m at home. My day starts by acknowledging everything around me waking up in gratitude and then, “Ok, what can I create today?”
Choosing to be in gratitude with everyone and everything that contributes to your life allows everything to expand. It’s a choice to have more peace, more happiness, and more money.
Practice having money.
When money shows up in your world, what’s the first thing you do? Do you think about what bill you want to pay first or what you need to buy? What if you simply allowed yourself to have money?
With all the money you receive, whether it’s $5 or $50,000, ask yourself, “Am I trying to find some place to send this money away to?” Are you willing to actually have money?
That’s the purpose of having a 10% self-honoring account. It gives you to experience of what it is to have money so that you begin creating it from a place of enjoyment rather than need.
For every dollar you make or receive, keep 10% just for you. It’s not to save for a rainy day, a special event, to save you from a crisis, or to spend – ever. Having money is a muscle you have to build; the 10% account is the exercise.
For some people the idea might seem quite impossible. When I was $187,000 in debt, the idea of keeping 10% of everything I earned didn’t make any sense to me. But I chose it anyway because I knew that what I had been doing wasn’t working and that I had to do something different. And you know what, it really worked!
If you truly functioned from knowing that money is a choice to create, have, and enjoy, what would you change? What would you ask for? How much fun could you have?
Everywhere you’ve bought that money is a necessity, let that go. Change your perspective to acknowledge the choice you have and the possibilities that await!
Simone Milasas is a lady who knows how to be a woman, who sees the joy of possibility and future and knows that there is the prospect of possibility in every choice and every new way to see how business is a source for creation. Simone has worked in many different industries around the world. She has owned companies, created them, managed them, and changed them, all with an enthusiasm to invite people to a different possibility in the world. Find out more at simonemilasas.com