What’s Your Money Blueprint?

by Mimi Plevin-Foust | Follow her on Twitter @mimibuildwealth

Photo by Jonty Wareing

When you get more money than you’re used to having, do you save and invest or spend more quickly? Does the car always break down or the roof spring a leak right after you deposit a nice check, causing it to disappear? (In our house, the cars always figure out when we get extra money and quickly find new and unique ways of demanding we hand $300 over to our mechanic.)

How much money does your subconscious believe you deserve to have? Each of us has a money blueprint and we rarely budge from it. Look in your bank and investment accounts, your credit card balances, your pocket and your piggy bank: Whatever money or debt you find there, is probably that amount. Is it far more than you need to live on? Just what you need? Next to nothing?

According to T. Harv Eker, creator of the ‘Millionaire Mind Intensive’, chances are you learned this money blueprint at a very young age, long before you had any clue that you may have been setting your course for life.

What messages did you hear about money when you were growing up? Did your parents (or whoever raised you) often say things like, “We can’t afford that. Do you think money grows on trees?” (Or did they say, “Let’s figure out how we can afford that”?)

Did your family seem hopeful or hopeless about having enough money? What about the other families you knew?

What messages did you hear about wealth and wealthy people? Was having wealth seen as desirable and good or as greedy, selfish and bad?

I’ve been working on these questions for myself since I attended a three-day workshop about them four years ago (Peak Potential’s Millionaire Mind Intensive that I mentioned above), and I do know one thing for sure: Trying to build wealth without believing we deserve it is like building a castle on quicksand. We have to expand our money beliefs to lay the foundation for lasting success.

Does this concept ring true for you? What’s your money blueprint?

Share your story here in the comments. I’ll send a free copy of Harv Eker’s powerful book ‘Secrets of the Millionaire Mind’ to two readers that share insightful stories we all can learn from.

  • Linda Mohr

    My parents grew up in the Great Depression and their families were farmers. That is how I grew up as well–my father farmed and my mother taught school. I learned at an early age that when the weather cooperated, we had a chance for a good crop. When we had too much rain or not enough, crops could be ruined and it would be a long year. However, my parents always figured out a way for us to have deserving abundant blessings even in lean times. Sixty years later the family farm is still in our family and I am so grateful for that. The land means so much to me and I spend about 6 weeks a year there. I always told my mother there was a million dollar view from the dining room window! I have not read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. But I am intriqued from one of the blog comments about the jars of money to set up: Financial Freedom, Long Term Savings, Play Money and My Giving. I hope to learn more about those jars!

  • Mimipf

    Linda – I love your story about your family’s farm and that your parents figured out ways to make you feel abundant even in tough times. I will send you a copy of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and you can read about the jar system on pp. 153-155. In fact, I’m looking at the jars I set up in my office right now. I keep them where I can see them often for inspiration. You should get your book within the week.

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