Investment mindset and why it matters
Ladies, It’s time to discuss the topic of investments.
But it has to happen.
Maybe you’ve made investments in the past that have left you frustrated and hesitant about if you should invest again…
Or maybe you’re not good at investing in yourself (I mean, when’s the last time you went shopping and bought something for YOURSELF and not the husband or kids?) ...
I just had a conversation with a client of mine about owning your power... and it took an interesting turn.
It boiled down to this... If you're truly owning your power and value, do you still need to invest in yourself and your business??
My answer: YES!
If you desire to grow to a new level in business, then investing is the best and fastest way to get there!
But the key is this... it's all about your mindset as you approach your investments!!
Here's the thing... You SHOULD believe that anything is possible for you. After all, we serve the God of the impossible, right? You have everything you NEED to begin moving forward into your dream right now.
To take that first step.
You don’t need to gain more knowledge to START.
You don't need to invest in anything else to BEGIN.
You don't need to become someone better to LAUNCH.
It breaks my heart to hear someone say "I've always wanted to write a book but I'm just too old now, I've missed my window"... or "I've always dreamed of starting a business but It's just not for me because I just don't have what it takes."
YES. YOU DO!
You do have what it takes.
You didn't miss your window.
You still can do that thing you've always dreamed of.
When I was in college I watched an 80-something-year-old grandma graduate with her doctorate degree. Yep. She had always dreamed of it... so in her 80s she made it happen. That smile as she crossed that stage was priceless.
It's never too late.
So... how does OWNING your power affect how you approach investing???
1. Believing in yourself allows you to ditch the mindset of "INVESTMENT DESPERATION".
When you're so desperate for success that you're grasping for some magic program or course that will instantly make your business successful... you're investing for the wrong reasons.
You should always want to grow and develop to a new level... but you don't NEED this to succeed right where you are. You're already capable of helping the person just 1 step behind you.
If you approach an investment from a place of desperation, it will only leave you disappointed. Once you make the investment, YOU are still the one who needs to do the work. YOU are still the face of your business. YOU are the special sauce… not that coach, strategist, program, or course.
Remember to view your investment as a way to help YOU grow… not a magic potion to automatically give you success.
2. Believing in yourself allows you to forget past “failures” and move forward with CONFIDENCE in the future.
If you’ve ever made an investment that didn’t quite turn out the way you wanted and has left you scared to invest again… you will probably find it holding you back from progress and growth (even if you don’t realize it!).
It’s important to gain all the wisdom that we can from every situation in life, and this includes our past investments.
I’ll be the first to tell you that there have been a few investments that I’ve made that have left me wondering if I should have made that investment in the first place. Was it money well spent? Was it a waste of time? And then I begin to think of what I could have done with that money instead. Of where my life might have been…
Girl, STOP. That’s a downward spiral! You can’t change the past… but you CAN change what you do with the lessons that investment taught you (and I GUARANTEE you, there are lessons).
What nuggets of wisdom can you gain from your time working through that program or with that expert? Focus on those! Maybe it’s just acknowledging what NOT to do in the future. Whatever it is, focus on the lessons and stop seeing it as a “failure”!
And most importantly, don’t allow this to keep you from investing again in the future and doing something you KNOW God is calling you to.
If I had let my negative mindset of past investments keep me from investing in my current business coach, I would still be STUCK where I was… I would still be burnt out… I would still be overwhelmed. Thankfully I decided to move forward and invest again in what I KNEW was the right next step for me.
3. Believing in yourself (and most importantly, the power of God within you) allows you to boldly step into your investments with faith that He will provide.
When we know that the God of the impossible is within us, then we ultimately know that He is the source of our power. He gives us the courage we need to step forward into that next scary thing. He gives us the strength to keep going when things get tough. And we know that when we seek Him and His will for our life, then He will work out our future better than we could ever think or imagine.
We are able to take this knowledge of who He is and the power He gives, and know that through His Holy Spirit, we already have the wisdom we need to make wise investments!
“Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
So, next time you begin to feel a nudging to do something scary in your business, remember these steps…
- Collect all the information about the investment that you can.
- If you’re considering investing in a coach or strategist, follow them for a few weeks and make sure you resonate with them. Are their values in line with your values? This is very important!
- Pray about it.
- Seek wisdom from other believers about it (and if you’re married make sure you and your spouse are on the same page!)
- Move forward with CONFIDENCE in how you are being led.
- Once you’ve made your investment, pray that He will bless your decision and leave it in His hands.
I'd love to know your thoughts!
Have you ever made an investment that left you hesitant to invest again? How have you moved past this?
Have you had some AWESOME investments that have grown your business?
Always cheering you own,