What are your career money and earnings beliefs?
There are so many money myths out there, that many of our money and earnings beliefs are not well developed.
Most of us have developed money beliefs handed down by others, including family, friends, peers and media social engineering, but never taken the time to evaluate them for ourselves.
This money and earnings beliefs tool gives you the opportunity to face your money beliefs, and decide which ones are serving you or not.
It gives you numerous scenarios about what you may believe that money is. Which scenarios do you believe? Which ones would you like to cultivate?
In the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kawasaki makes the point that the only place he will put his money is into an asset that spins off cash flow – usually real estate, but also businesses.
Do your money beliefs bring you prosperity?
Many think money has more value as a lump sum they own, rather than an ongoing cash flow of income they generate. How about you?
You want to ferret out ideas here that may not be serving you, and keeping you from prosperity.
For example, if you think money is controlled by someone else, you may want to begin to cultivate a belief that money is something you can control.
If you have always believed the only way to earn money is from an employer or company giving it to you in exchange for your hours, then you may want to cultivate ways you can earn money as your own business, hobbies or moonlighting.
Money beliefs and earnings beliefs quiz
Go through each question below, earnings level beliefs and money beliefs.
First ask yourself if you hold that belief or not. Then ask if this were a belief you would like to cultivate or not. You may want to add new beliefs and delete old beliefs. The point is, it is your choice to make, your choice to evolve your beliefs that will better serve you.
In this way, you can choose to hold new money and earnings beliefs that empower you and dump old beliefs that may hold you back.
Identify your current earnings, money and retirement beliefs
Test each belief level to see where your comfort level is now. Then, go through list again and find what beliefs you’d like to cultivate
|Money Beliefs||Do I currently believe this?||What Money belief do I want to cultivate?|
|Money is a life energy to help myself and others|
|Money is a relationship that I attract|
|Money is a relationship that I repel|
|Money is a relationship that I am in control of|
|Money is all-important as a source of power|
|Money is important as a life resource|
|Money is something I earn only to survive|
|Money is the by-product of the value I provide|
|Money is a relationship I don’t understand|
|Money is something only an employer can give me|
|Money is something I can generate from clients I serve|
|Money is a relationship I need to learn how to manage|
|Money is a childhood dynamic that mysteriously controls me|
|Money just kinda happens, I can’t control it|
|Earnings Levels Beliefs||Do I currently believe this?||What earning belief do I want cultivate?|
|I deserve to earn $50,000 per year doing what I love|
|I deserve to earn $80,000 per year doing what I love|
|I deserve to earn $100,000 per year doing what I love|
|I deserve to earn $150,000 per year doing what I love|
|I deserve to earn $200,000 per year doing what I love|
|I deserve to earn $300,000 per year doing what I love|
|I deserve to earn $500,000 per year doing what I love|
|I deserve to earn $1000,000+ per year doing what I love|
|I don’t know what earnings level I deserve|
|I deserve a very wealthy lifestyle|
|I don’t need a lot of money, if I’m working in right career|
After going through these money and earnings beliefs, are you satisfied with what you currently believe?
If not, what money and earning beliefs – from the list above – could you begin to cultivate now?
How can you leverage your value to create more money, wealth and prosperity for yourself?
Money and earnings beliefs – and how they affect your career plan – are addressed more in depth in Define Your Career