Financial fitness is not a pipe dream or a state of mind. It’s a reality if you are willing to pursue it and embrace it. – Will Robinson
There are quite a few reasons why the rich get richer, and some poor get poorer. Many of these reasons are pretty valid, while some are just unnecessary hindrances that we place on our paths by ourselves.
Concept of money blocks fall into this second category.
But what exactly are money blocks, you ask? Money blocks are nothing but negative subconscious mind beliefs about money that we harbor in our minds that continually hinder us from achieving financial success in life.
You can think of them as subconscious obstacles erected in our minds, by ourselves, that continually prevent us from manifesting money and achieving our financial growth no matter how hard we try.
Types of Money Blocks
Feel free to think of money blocks as a form of self-sabotage and bad relationship with money. No matter how hard we toil, we find that this thing inside our subconscious mind, that we may not even know is there and keeps holding us back.
Luckily, though, harmful money beliefs are possible to stop, and the very first step to doing this involves identifying which particular form of money blocks we have in the first place.
○ Money Blocks From Childhood Beliefs
Without a doubt, the most common form of money blocks stems from some narratives we may have heard about money right from our childhoods.
Subconsciously we internalize these beliefs so that even when we become adults, they still exert a great deal of influence on our thoughts and actions without us knowing it.
An example of this form of money block arises from holding any of the following childhood beliefs:
- Money is the root of all evil
- Rich people who have more money had to screw people over to get it
- Money divides us more than it unites
- Only the rich can get rich; the poor are doomed to get poorer.
Money blocks from childhood form a vicious self-fulfilling prophecy. Because you believe in these adverse outcomes, they automatically start to come true for you and hinder you from your own financial success.
○ Money Blocks Due to Past Financial Mistakes
Another prevalent form of money block is that which arises as a result of past financial mistakes. Take, for example, someone who used to have limiting thoughts about their financial situation from childhood.
They become an adult and take a few risks on some financial projects and lose all of the money in their bank account as a result. In the future, they become convinced that they’re a failure and thus form bad relationship with money.
No matter what opportunities come their way, or how much money they can invest, and no matter how enthusiastic and committed they are about it, they never achieve success because they suffer from a block deep down on the subconscious mind level.
○ Money Blocks Due to lack of skill and experience
The final form of money block arises from a lack of skill and experience. This doesn’t necessarily mean that people who suffer from this form of money block cannot attain the needed skills and experience, but they believe they can never become better in the first place, thanks to self-sabotage and limiting thoughts.
So they toil in other directions, make resolutions, vow to achieve success, and even make moves, but still, they remain so far from their financial goals simply because of these negative subconscious mind beliefs.
Without these blocks, they may strive to attain the necessary skill and experience needed for financial success. Still, thanks to the block on their subconscious mind, they never consider doing this and would rather toil needlessly towards other ill-fated avenues.
13 Ways to Release Money Blocks with Your Mind Power
You can release mental money blocks with your mind power. All you need to do is believe it is possible and be willing to try.
It may seem strange, but it’s true! Your thoughts can make your life better or worse, depending on what you choose to think about. When you focus on money blocks, this often leads to more mental blocks; when you focus on releasing them, they tend to disappear.
1. Be Aware of How You Talk About Money
There is power in the tongue. While this saying doesn’t usually mean that we can cast actual spells with our tongue, it does show how powerful what we say can be in shaping our subconscious mind.
Uttering statements such as “money is the root of all evil” can serve a very bad relationship with money.
On the surface, it just seems like just another statement. Still, deep down, it dramatically reduces the probability of success by deciding how we act and react towards opportunities for financial abundance.
2. Seek Wealth, Not Money or Status
The prolific tech entrepreneur and investor Naval Ravikant once said that one of the best ways to ensure financial success without relying on luck is to seek wealth instead of money and status.
He was absolutely right, of course. You see, more money and wealth may seem like the same things to many of us, but in actuality, they are pretty different.
Money is just what is on the surface; the current legal tender we transfer value with as quickly as possible. Wealth, on the other hand, is more profound and lasts longer.
○ Wealth Gets You Your Freedom
Money flow may last for a while, but it is subjected to too many external factors to be regarded as an ultimate goal.
One of the main objectives of anyone who goes on an exercise to remove their own money blocks should be to get rid of elements of luck and secure a solid path towards success.
Focusing on long-term wealth instead of short-term money is a veritable way of achieving this. You want to build wealth. You don’t need to work hard when you have wealth because it keeps earning for you even when you are asleep.
3. Focus on Building Real Skills
You have to be before you can do, and do before you can have – Zig Ziglar
A very effective way to clear money blocks is to build up fundamental, tangible skills rather than earning money just for the short term.
This long-term, short-term approach plays a vital role in reconstructing our subconscious mind and making us focus on what’s really important. Striving for short-term gratifications is a sign of a blocked mind.
Instead, those who free up their mind to endless possibilities of success build a solid foundation now. Through skills and self-development, they set themselves up to experience profound, unprecedented, and long-term success when the time comes.
4. Earn While you Sleep
There’s a famous saying that if you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you’re going to have to work all your life. This is a veritable sentiment backed up by the fact that the only way to be ever genuinely independent is to find a way to make money work for us instead of doing the work ourselves.
Those who scoff at the idea of making money while they sleep, or even regard it as some unachievable fancy, usually do so due to common limiting beliefs that act as biggest money blocks.
To get rid of these blocks, we must not only realize that it is, in fact, possible to earn money in our sleep, but we must also find a way to make this a reality.
○ Leveraging Technology
Perhaps in the past, when there was no such a thing as the internet, earning in our sleep could have been veritably regarded as a ridiculous idea. Nowadays, though, with the internet available 24/7, it is not.
All we have to do is find a way to set up a system capable of reaching people even while we sleep, and the system will handle the rest.
5. Be Realistic About What You Want
A common consequence of severe and common money blocks is its tendency to deprive those who suffer from it of a clear path towards achieving their goals. Because of their limiting thoughts, they are usually unable to really formulate actual actionable strategies through which they plan to achieve good financial life and live an extraordinary life.
The first step to eliminating this muddiness and achieving clarity is to set realistic targets. The emphasis here is on realistic because another symptom of not having proper money mindset is setting wildly unrealistic goals.
Once we meditate on our strengths and construct realistic strategies grounded in reality, we find ourselves well on the path towards eliminating common money blocks and achieving financial success.
6. Any income is Privilege
Trade your expectation for appreciation, and the world changes immediately. – Tony Robbins
Remember that in life, nothing is ever guaranteed. Money issues don’t just stop people from achieving financial success by making them dormant. It also has a way of causing lethargy through disregard and lack of gratitude.
○ The importance of Gratitude
Let us take, for instance, two scenarios. In the first scenario, we have someone who recognizes that every little income is the right step in the right direction.
They see the bigger plan and appreciate every little success. This, in turn, gives them a bigger drive to move on.
However, in the second scenario, we have someone who gets frustrated because they feel they’re not getting enough money or what they deserve. Instead of appreciating the little thing and building on it, they let the frustration eat them up and kill their drive.
This, in turn, leads to more frustration.
It is easy to see which of these is a sign of a money block and which isn’t. By appreciating the little things, you set yourself on a path to removing this block and achieving success.
7. Avoid Comparison
Comparison is one of the most dangerous manifestations of most common money blocks. Not only does it cause distraction and stagnation, but it also has a way of fostering self-hate.
When we look at others and compare their achievements, income, and success without even looking to understand how they got there, we breed an atmosphere of jealousy in our minds.
This, of course, leads to jealousy, frustration, and all the hosts of negative emotions that come with it. Luckily, solving this problem is easy.
All we have to do is avoid these needless comparisons, and we set ourselves on an easier path to success without being our own worst enemies.
8. Remove Distractions From Your Life
Turn off your social media notifications. No, seriously, do it right now. Unplug devices that constantly throw in your face glamorous lifestyles that are built-in nothing but fakery.
There is no denying that the world we live in now is filled with incredible tools and opportunities. Sadly, it is just as filled with useless distractions.
Identifying and eliminating these distractions is an absolute must to build proper money mindset and carve out a path towards financial independence.
9. Positive Visualization
The mind’s eye is powerful. We already mentioned how powerful the tongue is. Well, the mind is even more powerful.
Before we say it and mean it, we first have to think and picture it in our minds. This is nothing but the universal law of attraction.
The combination of both these two can be our biggest strength against most subconscious money blocks.
○ Visualization Reconstructs the Mind
The objective of getting rid of subconscious money blocks is to remove all the negative, limiting belief about money that we already have in our money mindset. To do this, we must connect to the core belief of our brain.
Forming vivid pictures inside our heads is without a doubt one of the most effective ways to achieve this.
Whenever you have a second to think and visualize, picture positive images, think about the day you wouldn’t have to worry about money anymore. Smile to yourself as though it has already happened.
Do this enough, and you’re well on your way to clearing your mind of negative limiting thoughts.
10. Uncomplicate your life
Next up on the journey towards building proper money mindset with the power of the mind is going through the act of thorough simplification.
Life is quite complex on the surface, which is why as humans, we owe it to ourselves to try to make everything as uncomplicated as possible. Yet, it is not rare to find out that instead of doing this, we make things worse by doing the opposite.
○ The Simplification Process
Limiting thoughts thrive with complications. They latch onto the complex web of difficulties in our lives and assure us that every negative thought we ever had was true.
To get rid of these blocks, we must make our lives as simple as possible. This means a detailed schedule, a journal to keep track of our activities, no unnecessary drama, no unnecessary fights, and no malice.
Basically, we must do everything to ensure our life is as smooth as possible. Life is complex enough on its own; there is no need to worsen it all by adding our own drama.
11. Cultivate an Abundance Mindset
An abundance mindset is the configuration of the mind to see every challenge as a stepping stone rather than an obstacle.
People with fixed mindsets believe there is no room for growth in the human brain. People with abundance mindsets know for a fact that where they are is only a starting point towards further success.
A fixed mindset is a corollary of money blocks. An abundance mindset, on the other hand, is an invaluable weapon against it. Manifest abundance mindset, and you’re well on your way to eliminating any subconscious money blocks with the power of your mind.
12. Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a process that helps modify limiting subconscious beliefs and behaviors. The goal of the NLP techniques is to remove the blocks that prevent people from achieving their goals, or from experiencing life as they would like.
○ NLP and Money Blocks
The originators of NLP posited that our behavioral patterns, along with activities that go on in our subconscious mind, can all be influenced by the kind of language we choose to use in our daily lives.
NLP has been used to help with money blocks in many different ways. One way that NLP is used in this field is by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings about money, such as greed or fear. Another way it can be used for this purpose is by changing the frequency with which positive thoughts and feelings about money occur in someone’s life.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming can help people identify where they have these negative money mindset and help them overcome those blocks so they can make better money decision about their finances.
13. Surround Yourself with Positive Minded Individuals
Lastly, it is good to have in mind that negativity reinforces negativity while positivity breeds success. More than anything, people who suffer from money blocks have to ensure that they surround themselves with right people.
We tend to emulate what we have around us. Where negative people will tear us down and make us believe our negative thoughts are true, positive people will spur us on, challenge us, and inspire us towards climbing the hurdle and achieving the success that has always seemed to elude us.
Money blocks are so dangerous because, more often than not, people who have them don’t even know that they do. Furthermore, thanks to the fact that they are buried deep down in our subconscious mind, these dangerous unconscious beliefs can carry out their limiting actions while being cleverly hidden.
Thankfully, though, as stubborn and challenging as they are, it is quite possible to get rid of money blocks.
All in all, one thing that’s always important to have in mind in any quest to get rid of mind blocks is that the mind is the most potent weapon in our arsenal.
Money blocks do their damage by corrupting the mind, but the mind is so powerful that it can get rid of any corruption in its system if we let it.
By following the thirteen guides above, we’re very well on our way towards clearing our brains of money blocks and building a sustainable path towards financial success.