Have you ever used an affirmation to try to change something in your life that wasn’t working? I remember when I was first starting out as a business owner 20 years ago, and I would affirm every day, over and over, “I joyfully make $3,000 per month!” I had little pieces of paper all over my house proclaiming that would be my income, and I would look at it and speak aloud my affirmation every day.

“I joyfully make $3,000 per month!” And the subtext would be: “I have to! If I don’t, I’ll be screwed! I will die! I won’t make it! Universe—pullleeeeaasssseeee bring me $3,000 per month!”

The problem with my affirmation was: I didn’t believe it. I didn’t believe for a second I could create that. I didn’t believe that I knew how, I didn’t believe I “deserved” it, and I actually really didn’t want to admit that I desired money.

After all, I was a therapist. I was supposed to help people. I was supposed to be ALL about changing lives and empowering people and helping them to find their way. I was not supposed to desire money. Or have it. Or even need it.

So I would affirm and affirm, pray, meditate, beg, plead, hoping the money would just fall into my lap somehow. I would do my therapist thing, and the universe would take care of me and bring me the money.

Luckily, I have always been one to seek new tools, practices, and concepts to help me create more of what I have desired. A few years into my new business, with a sporadic and unpredictable income, I realized that I needed some different tools.


Find out Heather Nichols tools you should be doing instead in her article in Mind Body Green. 



Heather loves connecting with new people and traveling all over the planet to create big change, planetary change, life-altering change……and JOY. If you are inspired to reach out and say hi; if you are ready to rock your life; if you are ready for the MORE that you have always known you could have…..get in touch! I wonder what we can create?! 

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