Are you one of those people that is not motivated by money? Me neither. But I am motivated by the creative process and how to create positive experiences for others. Generating more revenue in your business as a result of working with clients you love is definitely a positive experience!
Some people are entirely motivated by the thought of having a lot of money and bounce from one shiny promise of riches to the next in hopes of acquiring as much as they can. They rarely keep what they earn and often burn out within a few years.
Others are motivated by the game of creating wealth; they expect money to be an end result of their efforts. Those are the people who actually have and continue to create money.
I recently enrolled in a book study with Helen Graves, the founder of the International Association of Spiritual and Energy Practitioners (iasep.org) and panelist at the upcoming Conscious Evolution of Giving and Gaining event. The book we are studying is titled, Spiritual Economics; The Principles and Process of True Prosperity written by Eric Butterworth. This is a topic that is challenging for so many people who claim to want to experience prosperity in their life and business.
Those of us who are not ‘motivated’ by money can easily be distracted from creating money through our work because we forget to ASK for what we want. Sometimes the more spiritual the individual the more difficult it is for them to ask the Universe to give them what they want. People who have created wealth for themselves not only ask for what they want, they command and expect it!
Eric Butterworth writes, “You ask for water from the faucet by turning on the tap. You ask for light from the lamp by throwing the switch…”
I love this example because it beautifully illustrates our need to participate in our own good. You don’t hold your empty glass under the faucet and pray for water. No matter how long or how diligently you visualize or plead with God to fill you glass, nothing will happen until you turn the handle on the faucet! Ask yourself what faucet are you standing in front of that is just waiting for you to turn the handle and let your abundance flow? Did you bring a cup or a bucket to the faucet of abundance?
What would you ask for if you knew, no matter what, the answer would be YES?
What would you be willing to risk or give up in order to make room for YES?
Who would you spend your time with? What would you be reading? Who would be your mentors?
How much would you be willing to invest in yourself so that you could shine your light a little brighter, reach out to more people with your own special brand of transformation and prosper yourself?
Allowing yourself to get involved with these life expanding thoughts can definitely make you feel good, for awhile. But if you don’t take action, those thoughts will amount to nothing more than a feel good band-aid. The real game changer is in the actions you take while you maintain those thoughts and the feelings they evoke!
What faucets are you turning on in your life and business? Is it time to tap a new well? If you are doing the same activities, associating with the same people week in and week out you may need to step into something new for a change. When you take a chance on something new, it changes you. You come away from that experience with more to offer your present clients as well as a greater ability to attract new clients!
What bold step are you going to take next?
There is an old Quaker saying, “While you pray, Move your feet!”
I took a bold step; a leap really by putting together The Conscious Evolution of Giving and Gaining event in order to bring this conversation to my community in a BIG way. It has been an incredible process of personal and professional growth, both rewarding and terrifying (I promise to write about it sometime). I ask you to join me in the conversation live and in person along with the training that Bob Burg will be delivering. We have guests coming from Arizona, Washington, Virginia and New York so far. Take the time to invest in yourself and your business with people from all types of businesses and experiences.
Enroll today – Early Bird Pricing ends at midnight tonight (Sept. 15th)! ~ www.GivingAndGaining.com
To Your Heart & Soul Success,