Welcome to The Path To Mindset Mastery! My name is Brad Bizjack! I’m a mindset
strategist and coach, inspirational speaker, and creator of Appreciation Academy and I
business owners breakthrough all the negative self-talk holding you back from your dreams so you can finally see the success you deserve!
And today is all about money, money, money, money, money, money because MONEY is a beautiful thing!!
“Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale!” -Zig Ziglar
It's super, SUPER important!
If you're anything like me, money was a HUGE source of contention and stress in my life for a really long time. I remember growing up, my parents would scream and fight and yell about money every day! It was EVERY. FREAKING. DAY. Screaming matches about some form of ‘There’s not enough!” Right?!
I remember my dad coming out to my mom with a soap dispenser and like trying to pour soap in her mouth and like for all this stuff she's about curse words she said about money around us kids and it was really bad!!
And on top of the money, I'd watch my dad work 90-100 hour weeks to barely get by.
So, I linked up this belief in my mind (and by the way, there was a bunch of money that was taken from me when I went to college), so I linked up this belief in my mind growing up that money was bad!
That it tore relationships apart!
That it was incredibly hard to make!
And once you made it… it would disappear right away. Right?!
So, as I started my adult life…Do you think it led to a scarcity mindset? Absolutely!! It led to me believing that there was never enough (money). It led to me working more and more and even if I would get a pay raise, it would seem like there's too much month at the end of the money.
And it was really, really stressful! It didn't matter what I did, I just felt stuck. And it wasn't until my relationship with money changed, that my business changed, and MY LIFE CHANGED because I finally became open to the idea of abundance.
People are like… “Well, what do you mean abundance?!”
Abundance is a feeling, right? Your emotions are like different frequencies on a radio dial, right? Suffering might be 88.7 and Joy might be 104.3. Well money has the same frequency. If you're following me here as the universe or God, right? It's unconditional love and that might sound farfetched. You would just follow me here for a little bit because I didn't, whenever I heard this for the first time, I was like, that is a load of bullshit…
It doesn't make sense, but everything in our life is made up of energy… EVERYTHING. and if you don't believe this, you're exactly where I was when I heard this stuff. I thought it was a crock of shit. I thought it was something that people study woooooo and all this stuff practice. I didn't realize that money was energy. That's all it is!
Money is energy and more money flows to you when you have high energy!!
I didn't realize that my energy for money was set at frustration and doubt. Well, think about it… If, let's say you receive more money from God (or the universe or whatever it is that you choose to believe in), well if your radio dial isn't matched up with theirs, are you going to hear, cause think about this with this radio dial, there's all these different frequencies, right?!
There's 88.7…96.3…103.5 (I'm saying Chicago radio stations) There's all these different radio stations, but whichever one you are tuned into is the one you hear through the radio, right? That's the one you hear through the radio, but does that mean that the other frequencies aren't playing? No! They're still going. They're still playing. They're just not tuned into. You're just not tuned into them!
So, your job with money is to tune your frequency and your energy to that of money.
And one of the best ways to do that is through energy, right?
If you're in a frustrated state…do you have low or high energy…low!!
If you're in a depressed state…do you have low or high energy? LOW!!
Well, money is because we get money from God, right?! That's where it comes from! Well, where would you rate that level of energy?
That's a full 107.9, right?! That’s way up at the TOP!! Well, how often is your radio dial tuned in to that level of frequency?? Not very often, right?!
And you wonder why money isn't coming up when you're in a state of lack. You can’t tune to that! SO…there are multiple ways to do this. But what I want to do first and I'm creating a program right now that's all about money (I'll be sharing with you guys soon!), but I want to share the four levels of money…Your money story!
This is where you might be right now. Or everyone is at this place right now because what if we identify where we currently are? Then we can actually change it. So, there's four levels in ‘Your Money Story’
LEVEL 1: SURVIVAL
That's playing not to lose.
And what that really means is you're living paycheck to paycheck.
You're always WORRIED. There’s constantly little or NOTHING in the bank and money is a tool for you to survive. That's what money is for you. Survival/Base Needs. I make sure I'm only surviving, right?
This is where you might get a little money that comes in…you get really, REALLY excited that money is coming in…then you have to use it and it goes back down and you go through this success and failure oscillation thing. You survive, something happens, you go back down to failure, you work toward survival again (repeat!) BUT we don't realize it in that moment, if we just kept our energy up as if it was going well, we could start to get to the next levels.
People don't realize that, right?!
You need to be in the same frequency as money and money is the highest frequency!
It only comes to you when you are the highest, most giving, most loving frequency!!
By the way, if you could pinpoint an emotion that matches with money, and I've lived this, it's been incredibly profound in my life and I've had a little weird like Holy Shit moments where this has happened, where literally like I'd be thinking about, “Okay, I just invest in that seminar…” And I'd be at this lower scarcity mindset where it'd be like, “Okay, I've got to pay that off. I'm going to pay that off! Okay, how am I gonna find the money to pay that off?!” Well, is that actually a high frequency? NO!! It's not. That's a very low frequency of… SCARCITY!!
Scarcity= there's not enough money. Money is in abundance, right?! There's like 1700 millionaires created EVERY DAY, right?! There is money EVERYWHERE! You get to create it!! But in that moment, if I’m at a low frequency…a low energy…does that create more money? NOPE!! It doesn't! It absolutely does not!
SO, I'm about to teach you about the ultimate emotions of money, which are unconditional love and gratitude.
When I did that, I put myself in the state of unconditional love. A great way to do this, by the way, is to picture someone you love dearly, a memory you have with them. Maybe something beautiful in your life, a beautiful memory, and you go there, and you feel this unconditional love for that moment…
Go ahead and close your eyes and do that!
Maybe it’s your wedding day, when you had your first baby. What does it for you? And go to that memory and FEEL. Just make yourself feel unconditional love in that moment. Just pouring out of your heart unconditional love and happiness and joy and feel that unconditional love and feel so grateful for that memory.
Appreciate that memory.
Cherish that memory!
Say ‘Thank You’ for that beautiful memory.
How do you feel?! Go ahead and open your eyes. How do you feel when you think about that?? Very, very differently, don't you? You feel more positive…you feel more uplifting!! Everything gets easier because you took yourself out of a state of lack and into a state of abundance.
Abundance is unconditional love and gratitude.
Loving your life where it is NOW instead of thinking you need to be somewhere else…genuinely loving where you are now, it changes the game forever!!
When you do this, it allows you to live in a state of abundance!
And when I'm in that state of worrying about paying off that seminar…when I get to a state of unconditional love and gratitude, am I even focused on paying it off? No! And here's the weird part…When I switched my mindset, someone signed up for one-on-one coaching with me and that was a very, very, VERY large payment. A very large payment that someone just sent in and it was amazing! And for the seminar, it's weird how that happens. That's how the universe works! I'm not saying it's going to be all magical every single time, but you need to tune your level to abundance.
Back to ‘Your Money Story’…
LEVEL 2: SAVING AND HOARDING
There is basically a belief that the way to make money is to hold on to it and grasp it and hold onto it and never let it go.
You're the person that coupon cuts, right? And you would spend, you don't realize how much your time is worth. So you spend your time doing it yourself. You won't hire an assistant. You would rather go ahead and build the patio or the deck yourself instead of paying someone else to do it when it's not your strong suit. Because you can save money, right?
You won't go and spend it! You won't go on vacation because…you’re saving and hoarding. Right?!
Needing to hold onto it and keep it because you think there's a finite supply of it. That is the second level of money story. And that's very toxic because that's still living in a scarcity mindset, believing that if you don't keep money, that you can't create more, and it doesn't work that way!
Money doesn't work that way because the only way to create more money is to let money go.
It's the only way because money is giving and receiving…giving and receiving. Giving unconditional love is the frequency of money and gratitude is the frequency of receiving money. When you're at those frequencies, you have to be okay with a cycle of giving and receiving…giving and receiving. If you are not willing to receive money, you're not going to have any of it. It's not going to come back in. If you're not willing to give money away, it's not going to come back in.
LEVEL 3: COMFORTABLE
This is where your focus and orientation are less on money. There's less of a fixation on it. It's not a money obsession. You let go of the whole ‘money is the answer’ approach and it becomes a tool that you use for more comfort in your life, more luxuries, and it's able to solve some problems, right?!
Why is that a really big deal? Well, you're getting towards a state of abundance. You have some abundant practices because you're not OBSESSED over hoarding money or that you don't have enough money…that's comfortable.
And then finally…
LEVEL 4: RICH & ABUNDANT
You believe money always flows to you. There's a never ending source of it. You're okay that money goes out. You realize that spending money on yourself and letting money go is the key to having more come in. You invest, invest in trips, you invest in courses, you invest in seminars and you pay for better version of things. You're the person that says… “Okay, I might be in debt right now, BUT I believe that this seminar is going to help me learn the skills to create more!”
AND you invest in that seminar and you live with rich and abundant thinking!!
So, where does your money story fit into?!
You might be saying, “Well bro, that's easy for you to say... you're out of debt!! You have a great income, all these things.” But you need to know… It’s not the situation that causes the beliefs. It was my beliefs about money that caused my financial situation.
The beliefs always come first.
You will never have the money situation you want unless you change the beliefs around your money situation. People are saying, “Well that doesn't make sense… I can't break through it!” Well you have to ask yourself, “Does what are your current beliefs about money right now?!” Are they getting you the results you want?!
You might want to consider your beliefs. The beliefs always come first. Your relationship with money comes first before money actually comes. It is not the other way around. It's not. Once I see that I'll believe that. I'll see it. That's how it works!
So, I'm curious, what level are you at?! And, what's the NEXT level for you?
Not just how do I jump to original thinking, but what's the next level for you? Is it going to saving and hoarding? Is it going to comfortable?? AND I'm curious emotionally…what would you have to let go of? Maybe a belief or a practice or a way you feel? What would you have to let go of if you were to get to the next level and the next level?! Write that in your journal today and you'll find out what that is!
You'll actually be able to identify HOW to get to the next level because there's a belief there. There's a story there that you have to let go of and that's all I'm going to talk about today.
I have a money program coming out that you'll be able to enroll in and choose your rich and abundant thinking if you'd like to, but first just start to think… What beliefs am I holding onto are keeping me stuck?!”
That money is hard to make? That money isn't fair? That money causes pain?? When it causes stress, that's not going to get you to where you want to go. You need to realize that unconditional love and gratitude are the frequencies of money and once you get to those frequencies and you live them on a regular basis, not saying you won't get knocked out of them…I get knocked at them all the time, but you bounce back into them and you get yourself back into that state!
When you notice that you're so unconditionally loving, even in the moments when there isn’t money in your banking account and you're still so grateful, when you're not where you want to be BUT INSTEAD for the life that you have now, that's abundance. That's living in a beautiful state of abundance!
As you turn on your radio all the way up to 107.9, that frequency of money where all those other stations are still playing, you're just not tuning into them and when you tune into that high station, you keep that radio station at that level on a regular basis. All of a sudden, money comes out of nowhere. It's not that just that money's going to come into your bank account randomly all the time.
That might happen. You might find a penny on the sidewalk and you can go, “WOW, I really am living in abundance!”, right?! By the way, that's a great practice! Anytime you find money, say, “WOW, that's so cool! I do attract money whenever I want!” Right? Even though that might not happen all the time, think about this…
When you're in a state of unconditional love and gratitude and your energy is higher, don't you come up with more creative ideas? Are you more inspirational? Can you create more money through your business or products? Absolutely! So unconditional love and gratitude are the keys to living in that great state. When you do that, the game changes forever!!
So, I'm curious, which money story are you living? What would you have to let go of to get to that next level?
You cannot change your life with the mindset that created your current life! So, I hope this was helpful this week!! AND money program coming soon!!
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