Dealing with life after quarantine requires a mindset shift if you’re seeking to elevate your life financially. Transforming your ‘broke’ mindset into a money making one may be a challenge but definitely well worth the wait and hard work. It’s time to start thinking rich.
Covid- 19. You know, the infamous global pandemic that popped out of nowhere and threw the whole world for a loop? 40 plus million unemployed or furloughed? No school. No travel. Make your mask a fashion statement. Quarantine!
Yes, goal friend, that one.
We’re not even halfway through the pandemic, considering there’s potential for a second wave, and the majority of us are already hanging on for dear life. Like many others, you may be questioning how and why did this happen, and more importantly, why weren’t you financially prepared for it?
Well, we’re almost four months in and contrary to popular belief there’s a light at the end of the tunnel…for those who can see it there. The best thing to do right now is stop asking yourself why and beating yourself up about your lack of preparedness.
None of us were prepared for a global pandemic.
Everything happens for a reason, good or bad, and although you may be unable to control or change your current circumstances right now, you can certainly decide on how you’ll react.
Start now by changing your outlook on life.
- What have you done differently while in quarantine?
- Have you been productive with your time at home?
- What steps have you actually taken to change or up level your life?
If you’ve done none of the above and gotten more rest as a result instead that’s completely fine too.
Just make sure you’re also taking time to reflect on where you are in life, where you aspire to be, and how you’re going to get there?
Will watching more hours of Netflix help your weight loss goals? Will mulling over past due bills help grow your bank account? Will an untidy home motivate you to get your life in order?
Enough of the gloom and doom already. It’s time to get up and take action towards your goals so you can finally get what you want and deserve in life.
Cultivate an abundance mindset
The first step is acknowledging and believing that you are truly worthy and capable of attracting more into your life.
If you’re out of a job or funds are running low, maybe applying to hundreds of job ads isn’t the way to go. Yes, you can land a job this way, but will it be the one you really want and is it a career or industry you’ll love and can actually thrive in?
Possibly, but more than likely not.
Strive for more than just making ends meet. Set larger than life goals. Plan out the strategies you’re going to implement in order to reach them. Nothing is impossible. Take a different perspective and get motivated!
Having a nine-to-five job is not the only way to make money. If you were laid off from your position during the pandemic, start researching on Google, Youtube, and Pinterest on how others are taking full responsibility for their livelihoods and making a full-time income doing what they love. You’d be surprised how your skills set and talent can serve others in small niches you may not have even known were profitable.
Follow a few simple steps to transform your broke mindset into a money-making one:
- Research the market you’re interested in.
- Set your ideal monthly income goal (be realistic!)
- Identify multiple ways you can make money (passively and actively)
- Invest in yourself (take a course, get a mentor, self-educate, or get training)
Step out of your comfort zone
Don’t let fear and a scarcity mindset hold you back
Seeing a paycheck hit my bank account balance once every two weeks and the certainty of getting paid as long as I put in a certain amount of hours per week used to be my safety net. I put my dreams on the back burner not realizing my full potential and how I was throwing it all away just to secure a wage that afforded me a comfortable lifestyle.
Maybe you’re currently where I was or maybe the pandemic has, unfortunately, swept your comfortable 9-to-5 job out from underneath you. Either way, you need to adjust your mindset. Trust me, it’s going to be okay.
Let go of fear and believe that you are fully capable of making a living for yourself outside of an employer.
What about my insurance? What about my pension? What about my 401k?!...
What about it? This is how someone with a scarcity mindset would respond. Are you asking these questions to convince yourself why it’s not worth getting started? And I totally get it; we all have responsibilities and families to care for but some things are just worth the risk.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with having a stable job or secure income — just make sure that you’re steadily encouraging yourself to do more and that you’re living on purpose. If you take nothing else from this read, take that. Eat the fish and spit out the bones.
Making $10k to $20k dollars per month is possible, possibly even more if you do the work. Moving forward, I’ll be sharing income reports from my journey as a new blogger and online entrepreneur. Why? Because I enjoy reading them myself, I find them very motivating, and I want to encourage the readers of Planner Me Up in return.
What resources will you need to transition into a growth mindset?
A support system. No one attains success alone. Be sure to keep a positive circle around you at all times. One that will uplift you, hold you accountable, and push you forward rather than dissuading you from going after your dreams. You may find this person in a spouse, close friend, co-worker, or family member. Even if it’s only one person rooting you on, having an accountability partner is key.
A plan. Start by creating a vision and setting mini goals that will get you there. Imagine a ladder with several steps that lead to the top. What do you need to do first that will get you off of the ground? Purchasing a planner or simply writing out a brief to-do list can be step one. Sometimes, writing things down allows us to visualize what needs to be done and gives us something to revisit daily in order to keep us motivated and on track.
Optimism and consistency. No you won’t become a millionaire overnight. Come on you guys, Rome wasn’t built in a day. There will be moments of discouragement or times where you’re disappointed in your progress and just feel like giving up. I’ve been there, we’ve all been there. The worst thing you can do is wake up years from now ready to kick yourself from not remaining consistent after realizing those slow, grueling days would have paid off.
What if you put twice as much energy into doing something you love where income opportunities were endless instead of pursuing a job you absolutely hate with a minimum cap on how much you can make? I think the answer here is a no-brainer.
Set aside some time at night or in the morning, even if only a few hours to complete tasks that will move the needle towards your dreams. Believe me, the results will be far greater and well worth it in the end.
If you’re still feeling a little stuck and are in need of more resources to process your thoughts or a simple guide to curate a plan for your life, I highly recommend using The Bloom Planner and Manifestation Workbook below to get started.
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