Can money buy you happiness? Probably not. But, as the saying goes, you might just be a little happier crying in a Porche than on a bicycle, right?
Believing that won’t make you superficial, especially when you learn the right ways to financial abundance.
“There are right ways?” you may ask. Absolutely.
That’s why Mindvalley teamed up with one of the most influential money masters in the world, Japan’s ‘Zen Billionaire Ken Honda, to bring you some wealthy tips on how to really let money flow into your life.
Ken will provide insight about:
- What Is Financial Abundance?
- Abundance Mindset vs. Scarcity Mindset
- How to Achieve Financial Abundance in 3 Steps
Learning about the ins and outs of money mechanisms and how to attract it can set you up for a lifetime of prosperity. Now, let’s hack your money mindset.
What Is Financial Abundance?
Financial abundance is all about being satisfied with what you have and knowing it’s always enough for everything. Truly acknowledging that brings flow to your dough.
When you’re feeling a sense of inner fulfillment, it’s like sending a signal to the Universe that money can flow into your life with ease. You’ll have enough to satisfy your needs and wishes while having the freedom to choose how to spend your time at any given moment.
If you’re living in contentment, it means your life is truly authentic to you. Money is just a way to express that.
Abundance Mindset vs. Scarcity Mindset
Simply put, having an abundance mindset means that you feel as if there’s enough money in the world for everyone, and you know it can easily come to you as well. Abundance is about feeling content, satisfied, and relaxed when it comes to your relationship with money.
When you’ve embraced this mindset, your thoughts and beliefs shift to:
- Money comes easily.
- I deserve to have money.
- I am worthy of abundance.
- I have everything I need to be abundant.
- There is enough money for everyone.
On the other hand, many people are living trapped in the scarcity mindset. Society has conditioned us to believe lies about money so that we become enslaved to it our whole lives.
This type of mentality can sound like this:
- Money is hard to make.
- I have to work really hard to make money.
- Rich people were just lucky and I am not like them.
- Money is dirty.
- There isn’t enough money for everyone.
The amazing thing about it, though, is that you can learn how to heal your money wounds under the guidance of Ken Honda.
According to him, money is just energy that has to flow through your life and the best way to make it happen is to create a stable foundation through money EQ. His take? Your relationship with money is the pillar of wealth.
Unless you have a mindset of peace and prosperity around money, having a lot of it won’t take you anywhere.— Ken Honda, bestselling author, money expert, and trainer of Mindvalley’s Money EQ Quest
How to Achieve Financial Abundance in 3 Steps
Financial abundance can be a fancy word for gaining financial freedom. And Ken has a three-step process that can help you build your path to your financial dream world.
#1: Build a healthy relationship with money
If money isn’t a restriction, what would you do? This is the challenging question Ken prompts us to ask ourselves.
You might opt to travel around the world or buy a fancy car, but what would you do when the thrill runs out?
Money is energy and it’s crucial to understand how to make your money happy. You can take out your financial abundance crystals and all (which could help), but the first thing to work on is how you relate to your money.
Compare it to any other relationship where you’d want to nurture feelings of joy, connection, and gratitude. Just think about it for a moment.
How would a friend respond knowing you’re frustrated, angry, or afraid of them? Would your relationship flow easily? Would they be all smiley and happy to be around you?
If your money is smiling, you must have done something great.— Ken Honda, bestselling author, money expert, and trainer of Mindvalley’s Money EQ Quest
To gain more awareness of this intimate relationship you have in your life, Ken recommends practicing talking to your money.
Practice with cash or your credit card, but the important thing is to start a conversation and establish a connection.
Ask yourself, “If money was a person, what would it say?” What would you respond back?
- “I’m so sorry I’ve been ignoring you so much.”
- “I’d really like to be friends with you.”
- “You do mean a lot to me.”
When having a one-on-one with your money, you can also sweeten things up with these affirmations for financial abundance:
- I now release all resistance to attracting money.
- Money flows easily to me.
- I naturally attract good fortune.
- I am a money magnet.
- I choose to live an abundant life.
It may be silly in the beginning, but this exercise will be a great start to shift your perspective on money and truly create a joyous relationship.
#2: Heal your money wounds
When it comes to your financial abundance being blocked, money wounds are the core issue of your blockages. According to Ken, they’re mainly transmitted from our family in the form of limiting beliefs and resistance to receiving them.
Money wounds will make us have a hard time keeping the money flowing into our life because they might be built on the idea of “I’m not worthy enough to have money.” These patterns create your financial reality.
Ken advises identifying the patterns we have around money. And this is where we’ll find the answer to why we cannot create the financial abundance we desire.
What can help you in the process of healing these wounds is developing an appreciation practice.
During this exercise, you can take some time to write down all the great people and opportunities you encountered during your life. You can reflect on your family’s past and send love and compassion for how much they hurt in their relationship with money. Just like you might do right now.
Appreciation opens the door to more love and abundance.— Ken Honda, bestselling author, money expert, and trainer of Mindvalley’s Money EQ Quest
#3: Expand your container for money, a.k.a your capacity to receive
Ask the question “How big is my money container?” Think about the amount of money you’re comfortable with receiving right now. Identify the place where you’re at.
Your money container is basically your capacity to receive financial abundance in your life. Do you feel open to having a big amount of money in your container? Or is there a feeling of restriction around money as if you didn’t have enough space to contain too much of it?
Maybe you often get the feeling that money is leaking somewhere in your life. You just don’t know where it goes. When there’s frustration with money, it’s often because there’s a hole in your money container.
Now, take a deep breath and ask yourself: “If you were super selfish, what would you do?” Ken encourages us to think about those secret needs you never take the time to nurture.
This is important because, in order to welcome financial abundance into your life and fill up your money container, you need to pour your own cup first. If you keep ignoring your own needs, it’s almost like walking around not knowing that you’re bleeding and then wondering where the pain comes from.
Start recognizing the secret needs you have and start fulfilling them one by one.— Ken Honda, bestselling author, money expert, and trainer of Mindvalley’s Money EQ Quest
Step Into Your Financial Greatness
Your journey to financial abundance doesn’t have to be a stressful one. You can enjoy every step of it when receiving the right guidance and support.
This is where Mindvalley’s Heal Money Wounds Masterclass comes in. This free class can help you embark on the path to peace and freedom with money.
The best part of it is that you don’t have to do it all alone. You can join a community where people share the same values and perspectives on financial abundance.