Most of us have limiting beliefs around money that we need to clear out before we can lean into what is truly available to us, whether we buy into the old axioms that money doesn´t grow on trees or money is the root of all evil or have an inner sense that affluence is for other people and making real money is beyond your reach, we can all benefit from doing a bit of work on our money mindset.
All three books challenge us to look at how we view money and how we relate to it, they encourage us to take back our power around money and move from fearing it to appreciating it for all it allows us to do.
Here, in no particular order, are my top 3 money mindset books.
My favourite take-away from Get Rich is the idea of upgrading your life incrementally so you don´t freak out and sabotage your efforts. This basically translates into growing your abundance comfort zone by up levelling a little at a time, so instead of aiming to go from being broke to being a multi-millionaire you first aim to have a little left over at the end of each month, when that feels comfortable and easy you can aim to increase your wealth a little more so that you gradually expand your comfort zone, a strategy that works when changing any area of your life.
I believe that it´s the small steps that lead to the greatest progress so this philosophy being echoed in Get Rich Lucky Bitch was probably one of the biggest draws for me. This really is a gem of a book.
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She also includes exercises to identify the underlying commitments we have that cause us to sabotage our efforts. An example of an underlying commitment might be the commitment to maintain harmony in your family by not outshining (or out earning) your partner, siblings or even your parents. We make these commitments in different circumstances and it often takes a little bit of digging to uncover them, but once we do we can really allow the change to come in.
Many of the exercises Nancy has included can be applied to other areas of your life where you feel stuck. Another breezy read that will make you deep dive into to your blocks so you can start making what you´re worth.
Nancy´s other books are also well worth reading, check out Nancy Levin here https://nancylevin.com/
The book consists of a 5-step plan to overcoming under-earning which includes admitting where you´re at, taking back your power around money (see the themes here!!) committing to your goal and accepting that discomfort is necessary for change.
What differentiates this one from the previous two is that Barbara Stanny takes a more practical approach and doesn´t seem to believe anything is possible. She includes some tough love which may make you assess whether it is in fact time to face the truth that your business/dream job/side hustle is never going to allow you to reach your income goals and maybe you need to let go of one dream in favour of another.
Check Barbara out here (under her new name ) https://www.barbara-huson.com/