There’s a Biblical scripture that I frequently invoke to clients, “Faith without works is dead.” What it means is that prayer without action is worthless. It’s not enough to meditate or focus on increasing your income-you’ve also got to take deliberate steps to manifest more money.
The reality is that many women are secretly afraid of money and the power that accompanies it. They are fearful about how their lives will change if they become more successful in their businesses. Consequently, many conscious women entrepreneurs will readily engage in prayer, meditation or law of attraction to “manifest” money but they won’t take concrete strategic actions to make it happen. When the money fails to materialize these women just go off in search of another bootcamp, system, blueprint or guru who has a “better ” or more “spiritual” answer. In truth, in order for woman to increase her income and create a successful business she has to change her mindset.
Women do business differently than men-we tend to be more collaborative and less hierarchical. We also don’t get a big thrill out of looking at our bank statements, we tend to get turned on by what we can buy. That being said being feminine is not in conflict with being financially successful. Feminine leaders can be nurturing and communicate their wishes in an attractive manner. However these are also women comfortable with power and are willing to be in positions of authority-especially in their own lives.
Divine feminine leadership is not for the idle.If you’re familiar with goddess mythologies you know that there are few who simply lounged around. The most influential (and successful) goddesses had distinct personalities, yet each invariably took deliberate action to forward her unique agenda. Women often cloak their fear of the changes that money (and power) in talk of feminine energy. As a result their income and businesses often stall in the “faith’ stage of manifestation. Real feminine energy creates an idea and seeks its implementation.
What most women fail to understand is that you can’t manifest anything that your subconsious is resistant to receiving.
Therefore in order for your money manifesting to bear fruit, you’ve got to first uncover your fears about money and resolve them.
Here is an exercise to help you to create a foundation to “manifest” your income and business goals:
- What are your income goals? Be specific about the additional amount of money you’d like to make each month or year.
- How would your life be better if you achieve your income goal? Be specific about how you’d spend/use the additional cash.
- Who in your life may be displeased if you achieved your income goals?Again, be specific and name names (spouse/partner, family members, friends)
- What do you personally fear about earning more money in your business? Loss of love (family or friends); the responsibility of managing the money; the prospect of more work and less freedom.
What can you do NOW to address your fears?
- Loss of love: Discuss your concerns with the friends or family members and/or seek out new friends and colleagues who are supportive of your business/income aspirations
- Loss of additional money: educate yourself about money management through books, magazines and seminars. (One great primer is: On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance by Manisha Thakor)
- Loss of freedom: Get a coach to learn how to earn more money by leveraging your expertise, NOT taking on more clients. (I recommend downloading my FREE ebook Get Published and Get (Well) Paid! to get some ideas).
If you had an A-HA moment, I’d love for to share it by leaving me a comment below.
About Author: Yvonne Bynoe is the creator of http://www.SoulfulAffluence.com. It’s called, “Where Women Entrepreneurs Create Inner + Outer Wealth.” She’s an inspirational speaker, the author of two books and the editor of the anthology, Who’s Your Mama? The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers (foreword by Rebecca Walker). She’s a former commentator for National Public Radio (NPR) and her writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun-Times and The Christian Science Monitor. She’s also appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox TV.