If you are looking to up-level your income, chances are that you are constantly asking yourself questions. Sometimes, the questions you ask yourself are conscious, but more frequently, they are quietly, constantly, habitually running in the background of your conscious mind.
They are questions like:
“Why am I not making money?”
Here’s the thing.
The quality of your questions determines your income level!
Yes, the questions you ask yourself are THAT important.
You see, a few things happen when we ask ourselves questions.
The first is that our mind feels the need to respond to a question. Basically, we give ourselves an answer. And of course, that answer will come from the level of thinking that created the question in the first place. So if we’re trying to up-level our income, the answer that our mind supplies us with is always just going to keep us where we are.
The second response comes from our intuition. It’s entirely possible for our intuition to answer us in a way that helps us transcend our current level of thinking. After all, we are tapping into infinite intelligence when we access our intuition, and our answers come from beyond our mind.
But our intuition is 100% responsive to the question.
Our spiritual resources acknowledge us as the ultimate authority in our lives.
Our intuition doesn’t second-guess us.
It gives us exactly what we ask for.
And our intuitive answer can only come to us through our current mental frame of reference. In other words, our intuition cannot give us an answer about something we’ve never heard of. For example, if you don’t know what a “squeeze page” IS, then your intuition can’t tell you to create a squeeze page.
The precision with which our intuition functions is one of its greatest gifts. It’s also how we can get ourselves into a giant mess.
Let’s take this question of “Why am I not making money?”
If your input is a “why” question, then your intuition acknowledges your demand for a reason. So you’ll get one.
In fact, if you keep asking this question, you’ll get a different answer, each and every time. You may end up with ten reasons, because you asked ten different times! Remember – you are the authority!
Of course, your answers will always lie within your current frame of reference. So if you’re a healer, but you don’t know much about the practicalities of creating income, your “reason” for why you’re not making money will come to you in the context of healing.
This is how a lot of entrepreneurs in the healing arts find themselves in an endless cycle of needing to heal, shift, integrate, and clear “stuff” from their childhoods, from past lives, or their environment … before they can make any money.
In fact, they seem to never be ready to make any money, because there’s always more to heal and clear. And it’s not true. It’s just that the question “Why am I not making any money,” when asked over and over again, will give us one “reason” after another, after another, all of which need to be addressed before we can make any money.
The mere question “Why am I not making any money” indicates that there is a reason, a problem, a block that MUST be resolved before money can be made.
Remember … you are the authority. The Universe and your spiritual resources will never make you “wrong.”
“Why am I not making any money” is therefore a question that guarantees that you are not ready to make any money.
I suggest you delete all “Why” questions from your inner dialogue immediately!
Here’s a few more examples of entirely unproductive questions that delay our income:
“What is blocking me from creating the income I want?” This question assumes blocks, so be assured … there will always be “blocks.”
“What is wrong in my business / with me?” This question assumes there is something wrong, so you’ll always find something that is “wrong.”
“What else do I need to know to make the money I want?” This question assumes there is something else, so you’ll always find something else!
Try paying attention to the questions you are asking yourself today.
Examine those questions – what assumptions are you making that might get in the way of attracting the money you want?
To your success,
Hi there, Andrea!
That is so true! Your blog post really resonates with me.
It is so much more helpful to ask a question like ‘How…?’ and phrase things in positive terms.
So, instead of ‘Why don’t I make money?’ asking ‘How shall I make more money?’ triggers your brain into finding solutions rather than reasons (or excuses , in other words).
As an NLP Trainer and Master Practitioner myself, I am all about ‘languaging’ solutions – literally talking yourself into positive, helpful states.
And as a spiritual person, I am also all about ‘Inspiration’ – being ‘in spirit’ – or tapping into that universal knowledge.
Oh, I could go on and on! 😉
Thanks for the reminder and the reinforcement!
Best wishes, Linda.
Perfect, Linda!!! 🙂
So what are some good to questions to ask in this situation?
Wow, this is something I have been doing in other areas of my life –changing my questioning habits. I just didn’t go far enough to my financial
life I am dropping “the why” Thank you so much for your insight. and I love getting your wealth of knowledge via e-mail. Blessings, Carol Harrison
Could you give at least one example of proper asking? or is it that we don’t ask?
HA!! Maybe this post should be titled “Sara snap out of it!” lol… Brilliant and exactly what I needed. Many thanks!
LOL Sara – glad it was timely for you!!!
Brilliant!!! That makes a lot of sense, particularly about Healers always needing to heal themselves. Thank you, this turned up at just the right moment.
Great post, Andrrea, and reminds me of something Noah St John pointed out in his book “Afformations”: If we ask “how” questions, the subconscious mind will deliver us the answers we’re after. Like “How is it that I always find… “, “How is it that xyz is so easy…”. Seems to me very much aligned with what you say, that Why’s and What’s create more obstacles and don’t bring us the solutions we seek. Thanks for this precious reminder! Heike
Hi Andrea! Thank you so much for this lovely article! Yes I often ask myself, what is blocking me from….. like what is blocking me from making more money? I thought it was a good question to ask, because then I could find the blocks and get rid of them. (So far no luck, I never seem to hit upon just “THE” key block that seems to be the thing that is blocking me from making more money haha.) I seem to hit upon A block, and then people will reassure me, a-ha! that was it! And then they will warn me that there will still be more blocks coming up, because there are always more blocks……….
Serena, that’s a perfect example of how our questions will have us keep coming up with more obstacles – thanks for illustrating it so beautifully and sharing!!! I so appreciate it!!
Interesting article. While I appreciate the concept presented in your article, you spoke mainly about how “not” to phrase income questions. Can you provide a couple of examples of how an income question “should be” phrased? Thanks!
Cindy, I actually leave that to you on purpose … you can figure this out! 🙂
So Andrrea what would be a question that is more in alignment with our Soul?
Stephanie, you can totally figure this one out!!
What a powerful thought by a powerful soul!
Lots of love your way Andrrea 🙂
Thank you, Ruschika!!!
I LOVE this. Spot on. Thanks for the great article.
Can you give me an example of a quesiton I would ask as opposed to the Why or What questions?
LOL … so many questions as to “What questions do I ask, then?”
Some questions are answered so much more powerfully when we answer them for ourselves.
You guys can totally figure this out on your own!!
Haha… sorry to laugh, but I’m amused by you saying ‘figure it out’ and that so many people are asking what question they should ask instead of ‘why’ or ‘what’…
Apart from the fact that some of the early comments (including mine) explicitly state examples…
just list the kinds of questions that DON’T begin with
And you’re half way there! 😀