Did you know that 54% of employees cite money matters as their biggest cause of stress? That’s more than 18% of their job,12% of relationships, and 11% of health concerns. Why is it so easy to hit the panic button whenever the topic of money arises?
As Kenyans, we are only taught how to make money. Our schools and peers rarely teach us to manage our finances. We need to address what’s most important right now: How does your worrying about money affect you emotionally
Reduce your creativity and performance.
How resourceful do we get when we worry? Let’s also acknowledge that you’re a human with doubts and worries and concerns. You have a right to be. But know that we don’t always do what’s best for us. You lose valuable time with every minute you spend in shame or sorrow about your perceived ‘lack. The time you should have been working on something beneficial. You need to take a walk. Exercise. Speak to a friend. Calm your mind. Get into a mode of ‘non-forcing.’ You have time. You do. This is where insight and solutions appear. They will come.
Things are never as ‘bad’ as they seem.
It is all in the mind. We create a frightening environment through the power of negative, ugly thoughts. The purpose is to create a positive mindset. Money should not rule over you. You are should rule it. Be optimistic. Counter worry with a mindset of abundance. With a mindset of gratitude and abundance, you help eliminate any money-related fear that comes your way.
Tie its attainment to our self-worth.
Self-worth is largely based on how you evaluate your performance in the areas you deem as valuable. If making money is what you value, then you‘ll feel a great deal of pressure to succeed financially. How do we perceive ourselves when we lack money? People with high self-worth have a positive opinion of themselves no matter the failures. Remember, money is just a medium of exchange, focus more on your action and giving value to people and more will come to you.
Don’t forget, you need only take one tiny step at a time, with your head out of worry and your attention hinged on the physics of action. Be positive and kind to yourself. Start getting more practical. Brainstorm a list of ways to make money. What are some creative ways to use what you currently have to make money? Sometimes, financial problem-solving can seem too big to handle on your own, contact a financial advisor. All things are possible. Owning a home is possible.
As you let go of the illusion of the past and open up to a beautifully uncertain future, you feel your inner wisdom rise. This is the strongest part of you – the part that knows exactly what to do next. Reconnect to this intelligence. Embody this part of youYou have pure power when you work with one thing at a time in the present moment.
This was a huge realization for me: we are less likely to go out and create money for ourselves when we tie its attainment to our self-worth.
detaching the money situation from the personal situation.
If you are denied it by someone or lose it, nothing decreases in you. Understanding this allows you to be bold with going out there and asking for it, pressure-free. You have nothing personal to lose.
This is where your creative genius comes to the fore. Get out a notepad and pen, loosen your mind, and start brainstorming all the ways you can think to generate money. Don’t self-censor. Just scribble. Let it flow out of you.
find ways to add value to others using skills you’re good at to attract more money into your life. What ethical services could you provide? Who has your money? Who would you love to serve this week? To whom can you make an exchange today. What can you sell today? Who do you need to speak with today?
What’s the next small step?
But. That’s it. One small thing at a time. Starts with appreciation and gratitude for what you have because everyone has an abundance of some kind. A mindset of abundance eliminates worry and fear.
Congratulations for reading through till the end. Our goal is to guide you home, wherever that will be for you.
In conclusion we here at Mintvillas, feel that it is important to keep worry away and empower yourself. You can target to own a home with a set period of time. We have amazing affordable homes for you to move into; our standard 3-bedroom master ensuite bungalow starts from KES6.5M, the premium offering we have the 3-bedroom master ensuite bungalow with SQ being sold for KES6.8M and the 3-bedroom all ensuite maisonette with SQ sold for KES8.85M and myriad of financing options.