How can we know, without a shadow of a doubt, that what we are doing will actually up-level our income?  How do we know that we’re not just running around being busy, rather than productive?

I see it all the time – entrepreneurs who get all excited about a new project or business direction they are absolutely sure will create their next financial breakthrough.  But at the end of the day, in spite of a lot of action-taking and effort, more money doesn’t actually show up!

So how do we really know whether what we’re doing right now in our business will actually create that next income level we’re aspiring to?

Step one is to check in with yourself.  Are you doing new and different things, with different people?  Are you engaged in activities that are NEW, things you’ve never done before?

Our minds often wants to answer all too quickly with a resounding “yes!”  We can fool ourselves into thinking that what we are doing is new and different.  Maybe we become inspired with a topic for a new teleclass.  The topic feels edgy and dangerously authentic, and so you think that surely this will create a big financial breakthrough for you.

Unfortunately, this is not necessarily the case.  Because at the end of the day, you may still just doing a new version of what you’re used to doing – launching the class to your list, getting on the phone and teaching.  The actual activities – what you are doing! – are business as usual.

So ask yourself – if you were watching a movie of your own life … would you notice yourself engaged in new and different activities than before?  Or are you just doing a new version of the same old thing?

If you’re truly up-leveling financially, doing things differently will also not just be confined to your business.  You will be doing things differently in lots of areas of your life.  You may stop spending time with certain people, start spending time with others.  You may be eating differently, changing your TV habits, wearing different clothes.

You’re a whole being.  You can’t expect to up-level your income by only changing what you’re doing in your business, while keeping the rest of your life the same.  Changing what’s in your bank account means YOU have to change.

When you’re on your way to a new income level you will also be extremely uncomfortable.  There will be times of total elation quickly followed by horrible self-doubt, fear, second-guessing.  You’ll find that old coping behaviors – overeating, zoning out in front of the TV, spending endless hours talking on the phone – they all come out of hiding.  A large part of you will just want to run back to how things used to be.
Problems and delays will arise all over the place.  Technology will get wonky.  The people in your life may suddenly create all kinds of drama, unexpected emergencies and distractions.

Everything will take longer than you planned for.  And it will be tempting to believe that, obviously, you’re not on the right path, because why else would things suddenly be SO HARD?

(I know … I make a financial up-level sound like SO much fun, right?)

During a financial up-level, you will be running up against egoic resistance to change. Everything that needs to be addressed before you can step into a new vibrational state of abundance will smack you with a friendly two by four.  So if you’re up-leveling a lot, it may feel like you are getting whacked upside the head every other day.

On the other hand, if things are going smoothly and easily, if you feel relaxed, calm, comfortable and peaceful … I promise, you’re not going to be making more money anytime soon.  If up-leveling our income were easy and felt GOOD … I think we’d all be doing it more often.

Take a good, hard look at whether you’re doing things differently, and at your comfort level.  It will tell you exactly if your income is on the rise … or is just going to stay exactly where you are right now.

To your infinite abundance,
Andrrea Hess


  • gia says:

    Based on the level of resistance I’ve been in for the past 3 weeks, then, I will be a millionaire by the end of the year! ha ha ha

  • Tara Preston says:

    Loved this Andrrea! It was actually awesome feedback for me. I was just thinking yesterday how I could feel myself becoming a whole new person in all areas of life. I feel like vibrationally I’m showing up in a whole new way.
    Thank you!

  • Lynn Osborne says:

    Hi Andrea, I have a question for you – if we are in the flow, if we are in a space of loving life in all areas, allowing everything to come in it’s right time – why would it be hard/difficult/challenging to receive more money? Surely we would love the action that it takes to receive more money?

    • Andrrea Hess says:

      That’s a lovely thought, Lynn. But there is a large part of ourselves that likes to uphold the status quo. What I describe comes from eight years of being around entrepreneurs who are up-leveling, coaching entrepreneurs, and up-leveling my own business …

  • KarenB says:

    Hi Andrea,

    Like Lynn, I have a problem with your theory – I don’t care how many entrepreneurs you have been around – not everyone one of them is the same – not everything is so black and white – I know that for me personally I’m so used to upheaval and change that I have learned to relax in the face of unbelievable stressful situations – I have had to for my own health. I have learned to be calm in the face of incredible challenges and I keep saying those positive affirmations every morning that keep me motivated and in a positive frame of mind.
    I have slowly made changes – each tiny step made with sweetness and ease – and my income is slowly increasing because of it.
    I actually find the more uncomfortable I am the less I make – the complete opposite of what you are suggesting.

    Maybe I am just different – in which case – I am eternally grateful for that.

    • Andrrea Hess says:

      Well, Karen, I can only authentically speak from my own experience. You can certainly gently baby-step your income upwards without too much discomfort. Nothing wrong with going slow, if that’s what you choose.

      When I say “up-level” though … I mean at least a 50% increase, if not a doubling or even tripling of where we are right now.

  • Kelly says:

    I love your contrarian articles Andrrea, and your action emphasis! Your article couldn’t be more timely, I’d like a course on how to manage one’s diet during up-leveling:) I’ll try buying some new clothes to see if that abates the side effects! Would clearing things in the Akashic records help with these”symptoms”?

  • Holly says:

    Spot on message that I needed to read today. I’m normally in the flow and have been whacked by a two by four this past week. New things are happening in the rest of my life that are literally changing the entire way I see the world, so yup, this makes total sense.

    Thank you.

  • Lynn Osborne says:

    Hi – thanks for your reply Andrea, just to clarify , I have no problem with your experience, and am not challenging you in any way, we can only authentically speak from our experience and truth, and that is what I love about the diversity on our planet. At the moment I cannot’compute’ the amount of money you earn, so my increase of income by 50%, which is what I did at the end of last year, is a much smaller amount, and created immense joy. I have some great feedback from my 18 months of being a SR Practitioner, where do you want me to post it?
    Much Love as always

  • Jessica Sage says:

    My entire first 1/2 of 2014 was an Egoic resisting mind-f#$k! LOL!! I had signed up for a belly dance class (and I haven’t been in the dance studio in 12 yrs!!) because I knew it would shift some energy. But oh my Ego was not happy about that at all. Everything started to go haywire before the start date of the class — to the extent that I MADE myself sick!
    Fortunately, thanks to your teachings, I recognized what was going on about midway through January and had to pep talk my Ego into getting on board. Yesterday was the first belly dance class and although it was TOTALLY nerve-wrecking (at first) and I’m still unsure of HOW/WHEN this will up-level my income — I TOTALLY get it and now I can’t wait for the next dance class!
    Thank you, Anddrea <3

  • Coach Tiko says:

    This article truly blessed me! It let’s me know all this discomfort and drama is coming up for a reason! I can better process things now and continue to have the courage to press forward. Thank you!

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