If You Hit a Financial Wall, Try This

You may have heard advice like, “Do Steps A, B, and C, and your business will grow.”

While building and growing a business, following steps that someone else has lined out for you doesn’t always work. And it’s not necessarily because those steps don’t work, either.

A hundred different entrepreneurs might have been handed Jeff Bezos’ plan for starting a company like Amazon. Would all have succeeded? Unlikely. Not because the plan was flawed — we know it wasn’t, it made Jeff Bezos one of the richest men in the world.

But there are an almost infinite number of roadblocks unique to each individual that may or may not cause difficulties along the way.

And it’s how we deal with these difficulties – both in the real world and in our minds – that determines if we get to move forward or we get run off the road.

You can have the best plan EVER, but if YOU are not psychologically in the right place to implement that plan, then odds are you will fail.

Almost invariably, your mindset is going to exert far more influence on whether or not you’re successful than any business plan can.

Maybe you can’t get started. Maybe you got started, but now you’ve hit a roadblock. Profits aren’t increasing, and maybe they’re even decreasing. Stress is settling in. You don’t know what to do. And it’s balling you up in knots to the point where you can’t see your way forward.

Your first step is to get clear. Empty your mind. Set all of your stresses aside so that you can quiet all the chatter that’s distracting you from what might be some very simple solutions.

Here are some things you can try:

  • Exercise every day. Very much cliche, but also very effective. Get your body moving to end the feeling of paralysis.

  • Walk in nature. Take nature walks whenever possible.

  • Journal. Write down everything you’re thinking and everything that is bothering you.

  • Meditate. Sit somewhere quiet, relax in your favourite chair, or lay down on your bed. Maybe have a pad and pen handy should you wish to jot some thoughts down. Pose a question and then empty your mind. Meditate. Breathe deeply and count your breaths.

    Let thoughts flow into your mind. Don’t judge them. Write them down if you need to. Look at them later and be pleasantly shocked to find you’ve found the next step to take, or even the entire new business plan or solution that had been eluding you for weeks.

Meditating, exercising, and journaling are scientifically proven ways to quiet your mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and put you in a happier place where you can see the solutions that are right in front of you.

And one more thing…affirmations. 

Regardless of your religious beliefs, affirmations are a great way to focus your attention on what you want to achieve. Focus on positive outcomes, rather than negative outcomes. 

For example, it is better to say “I am becoming wealthier every day” than “I am becoming less broke every day”. Write your own affirmations or get them from the internet. Just choose affirmations that truly resonate with you. You might also find it helps to repeat your affirmations out loud.

The following affirmations come from a brilliant woman named Catherine Ponder. Catherine was a minister in the U.S. in the 1970s when the recession hit. People were having all kinds of financial problems – layoffs, declines in sales, not enough money to get by and so forth.

Catherine started doing research and long story short, she began asking her congregation to do affirmations. She provided hundreds of these affirmations over the years along with prosperity teachings.

And the truly remarkable part of this story is not just the frequency of success stories that followed this, but the speed with which many of them happened. People who, a few weeks before, were in financial free fall were suddenly getting new jobs, promotions, more sales, increases in business, and so forth, that hadn’t happened in all the months (and even years) prior to saying the affirmations.

Catherine is in her nineties now and retired. And she is still considered to be one of America’s foremost inspirational authors of all time.

To this day, her work has a very solid, loyal following of people who are indebted to her for her affirmations and teachings, along with the positive changes she’s made in their lives.

But none of that matters. What is important is that YOU give this a try and see what it does for you.

Here are the prosperity affirmations. Remember, feel free to change these to best suit your circumstances and beliefs.

“I Open My Mind to Prosperity”

  • I do not depend upon persons or conditions for my prosperity. I bless persons and conditions as channels of my prosperity, but God is the Source of my supply. God provides His own amazing channels of supply to me now.

  • I am the rich child of a loving Father so I prosper now.

“I Cleanse My Mind for Prosperity”

  • I dissolve in my own mind, and in the minds of all others, any idea that my own prosperity can be withheld from me. No person, thing or event can keep that from me which the universe has for me now.

  • My financial income cannot be limited now. The rich substance of the universe now frees me from all financial limitation.

  • I know that release is magnetic. Through the act of release, I draw to myself my own. I now fully and freely release. I let loose and let go. I let go and grow. I let go and trust.

  • I now let go; worn out things, worn out conditions, worn out relationships. Divine order is now established and maintained in me and in my world.

“I Get Definite About Prosperity So That Prosperity Can Get Definite About Me”

  • Vast improvement comes quickly in every phase of my life now. Every day in every way, things are getting better and better for me now.

  • I invite the wealth of the universe to manifest richly in my financial affairs now. I am rich in mind and manifestation now.

  • I am beautifully and appropriately supplied, clothed, housed and transported with the rich substance of the universe now.

  • I have a large, steady, dependable permanent financial income now. Every day in every way I am growing more and more financially prosperous now.

  • Large sums of money, big happy financial surprises, and rich appropriate gifts now come to me under grace in perfect ways for my personal use, and I use them wisely.

  • I give thanks for a quick and substantial increase in my financial income now.

  • I use the positive power of wisdom, love, and good judgement in handling all my financial affairs now.

  • I am rich, well, and happy and every phase of my life is in divine order now.

  • I praise my world now. I praise my financial affairs now. All the wealth that has not come to me in the past is manifesting richly for me now.

  • The enormous sums of money that are mine by divine right now manifest for me quickly and in peace.

  • Divine love, working through substance, prospers my financial affairs making me free, rich, and financially independent now. I am financially independent now.

  • I give thanks for the immediate, complete payment of all financial obligations now, quickly and in peace.

  • I am receiving. I am receiving — now. I am receiving all the wealth that the universe has for me now.

  • All that the rich substance of the universe has for me now comes to me speedily, richly, and freely. My rich good now comes to me quickly and in peace.

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