Inaction is what keeps you a victim to external forces. Remember, there are no problems; only challenges and we must take the necessary steps to get through them. Denial, the river in Egypt can be navigated safely in a felucca to avoid the crocs and piranhas. Once we cross the river, we are well on our way to the treasures hidden in the pyramids. Facing your fears and getting real will do wonders for that stomachache you've been having. Changing our thoughts, embracing the moment and being purposeful can rid the anxiety of our circumstances.
This week I have been devoting time each day to restore my finances. I did a financial health check up. I officially fired my horrible and unreliable bookkeeper and took matters into my own hands. I have contacted payees, received credits, lowered bills, cancelled unnecessary services and am creating a new budget. All with a good attitude and no anxiety. My stomachache has not returned. I am just facing reality and dealing with it. The situation sucks but it will change. I created a new affirmation to attract in what I want financially and the type of people I want to work with. I am raising the bar for any and all people I associate with; friends, business partners, freelance contractors, hired help- everyone. I am building my systems into what I want them to be and how I want to operate them.
I have felt ashamed about my financial situation, guilty and irresponsible. I was once in an extremely prosperous situation and I blew it traveling in the wrong directions, looking for my treasure. Maybe 40 years in the desert is what I'm getting now, but wait, don't we have to cross a dessert to get to the pyramids? The only problem is that I can't afford a camel. Well, I guess I will lose the ten pounds walking!
Beating myself up about the past or even my current situation doesn't work for me any longer. Denial is blind and hindsight is 20/20. So, I put on my X-ray vision goggles and snapped out of it and am now taking action. As I act, those feelings diminish and I feel more in control and even powerful. My negative feelings and fears were blocking me and therefore my motivation for making money was coming from a negative root. I also tried to make money out of duty, obligation and a need to support my family, instead of being motivated by my passion in a purposeful way. Although I was only doing the best I could, I was spinning. Now I am coming from a place of purpose and joy. I am not going to give up because I have an empowering motivation for success.
Wealthy people say that they would continue to do their job, even if they weren't getting paid because they love what they do. Well, I promise I'll keep searching for treasure for the next 56 days and stick with my commitment to action but I do want to get paid!