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,