The following blog is by Brittney Castro originally published in Brittney Castro’s Blog – Financially Wise Women.

_I Don't Have Enough Money_

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I don’t have enough money.

I don’t have enough time.

I don’t have enough blah, blah, blah.

Sound familiar?

The idea of “not enough” plagues us all.  Whether it’s that we’re not skinny enough, smart enough, rich enough, talented enough, etc., if we don’t remain present and aware, it’s so easy to fall into that mindset.

And when it comes to our money and feeling like we are living a financially fulfilled life, watching our thoughts about “enoughness” is key.  Whether you are rich or poor, choosing to feel abundance in your financial life is an inside-out job.  I’ve seen lots of people with lots of money still feel it’s not enough. The truth is, it doesn’t matter how much you have.  People with tons of money sometimes feel the “not enough” complex the most. That’s because the mentality of not having enough is one that’s been around long before we got here, and will continue even when we’re gone.

To help you keep this scarcity mindset in check, here are some quick tips to get your mind right and focused on abundance:

  1. Write out three things you’re grateful for every morning
  2. Set your intentions for the day
  3. Think like a squirrel: Save some for later.
  4. Stay away from naysayers–surround yourself with people who choose the happiness and abundance mentality, too.
  5. Believe. Even when you feel helpless, or are drowning in the scarcity mindset, believe there is another way. Even if you cannot see that other way yet, believe it’s there.

Do you know a friend who needs to know these tips too? Send them the gift of abundance this holiday season and forward this blog to her. It’s important we all unite on our financial journeys and support one another as we tackle our short-term and long-term financial goals.

Don’t wait for the perfect moment to start.  NOW is the “perfect” moment.

 

About the author: Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ is the Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles based financial planning firm for women. She specializes in working with busy professional and entrepreneurial women who are passionate about life and want to gain clarity around their money. Brittney’s mission is to help women plan and create the life of their dreams, free from anxiety about money. She is known for her non-judgmental, compassionate approach to financial planning. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Planning Magazine, Investment News, and Registered Rep Magazine. Away from the office, you can find Brittney working out, drinking green juice, reading, playing at the park with her dog Arya and of course dancing. Visit her at http://www.financiallywisewomen.com and request a FREE 30-minute Discovery Session to discuss how financial planning can help you use your money to live a life you love. Financially Wise Women is a registered investment adviser offering advisory services in the State of California and in other jurisdictions where exempted.

 

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