Why do you want to be rich?

Jul 26, 2015


I'm lying here in bed feeling sorry for myself. 

My bedside table engulfed with vicks, throat lozenges and remnants of ginger & lemon tea.

After you've met your sleep quota for the rest of the year, there's not much else to do but twiddle your thumbs - and shop online.

I'll admit it, online shopping is my guilty pleasure when bed ridden.

Today things got pretty heated  - between hawking up a lung & spreading mucous everywhere - when I couldn't decide whether to get the boho swing dress or the aztec culottes.

Why the hell couldn't I just have both!?

Simple: My personal spending comfort zone

See, the thing is. No matter how hard you work at busting through your money blocks, you're always going to hit another limit you've got to work through.

When I find myself hitting that wall, one thing I do is remind myself why I want to smash through it in the first place.

I do that by reaffirming why I want to be rich.


Why I Want To Be Rich

  • Give my Mum an extremely comfortable retirement
  • Live a laid back luxurious lifestyle with Scott (we love heat & afternoon naps)
  • Spend more quality time with family and friends
  • Help people to bring more money into their lives
  • Start doing philanthropic work


Why Do You Want To Be Rich?

Do you want to live a luxurious lifestyle? Maybe spend a year traveling through Europe? Do you want to help the world with your skills? Eat at nice restaurants? Maybe you’re craving a 7-figure business, or a swoon-worthy wardrobe?

Whatever it is, tell me below why you want to be rich - make it public!

(And if you want a head start, join The 100k Experiment!)


Elise x


P.S - how to upgrade your money mindset


How to (Continuously) Upgrade Your Money Mindset

Jul 18, 2015


"I got it" read the text message.

And in 0.245ths of a second I had gasped so loud my colleagues thought I was choking.

*frantic dialing*

"Hello?"

"CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!#@#$%^&!!"

"Oh haha, thanks babe."


"How do you feel?"

"Yeah.."

"What's wrong?"

"Uhhh...."

"Come on, out with it."

"It's just.. I'm gonna miss this place. Don't get me wrong I am over the moon but.. It's just... bittersweet. You know?"



Because sometimes when we're ready to take the next step, life is already ticking along swimmingly.


And when things are going well it's hard for us to understand why we'd want to change and move upwards.


It's become comfortable.


It's become easy.


And that's why it's time to upgrade.


And it can be like graduation all over again.


"I don't want to move on. I want to move on. I'm scared. I'm excited. I'm tired. I need a nap. I'll think about it. I'll save some time to plan it all out in the weekend. Oh god I'm so ready. I'M SO NOT READY! I'm so confused. It's all so clear. HELP!!!"


And it's exactly the same when upgrading your money mindset.


"Wow, I'm manifesting money from my business/creative pursuits/out of thin air! I can't believe it! I love it! I think this might be a bit too much too soon. This is so exciting. Oh my god I am so out of my league. I'll strategize and reinvest it back into my business. Nah screw that, let's go on a shopping spree! I deserve this. I so don't deserve this. I'm slipping back. I'm making progress again! I feel like I've gone back to step one. Making money is so easy. OMG this is a nightmare!!!"


I can't guarantee that you're going to be ready at the perfect time, and that all your decisions are going to be easier the more you upgrade.


What I can guarantee is that curve balls are gonna hurl in your direction at any moment. But it's not about what happens, it's about how you work through it.


And when it comes to upgrading your money mindset, the way through it is with consistency.



How to Upgrade Your Money Mindset


Make consistency your friend. Do one small action each day. They add up! Try these:

  • Find someone to follow. We learn best from people we admire. Find a leader who captures your attention, speaks in a way that you understand and makes you want to learn everything they know on the subject (hint: me! ;D)


  • Always be studying. Get your hands on as many books on money, wealth creation and mindset building as possible. Join the library, head into your local thrift store or grab a bargain from The Book Depository. There's always a way. 


  • Sign up for quality webinars. Those that are specific to what you want. i.e how to work through blocks, manifest money, upgrade your business etc. Yes they're promotional tools - but - if they're run by a quality expert, they will give you A LOT of tremendous free information that you can work with straight away - like this one


  • Join courses. You can learn so much from a course that a book or webinar just can't give you. Like a community of people you can reach out to. Or hands on in-depth information and tools right that you can access whenever you want. And my favourite  will progress you dramatically - Lucky Bitch Bootcamp is the only one I recommend for this.


  • Take action. Theory is good, but if it's teamed with action it's unsurpassable. Everything you soak up you need to put into physical activity. Whether it's writing, verbalising, ritualizing etc, you need to do it, try it out, experiment with it. Find what you like and do it every day. That's how you upgrade your money mindset (actually, anything in life).

As Robet Collier said, "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out".


You got this.


Tell me below what's one thing you've been doing to upgrade your money mindset each day?



Elise x


P.S - how to save money easily

How to Save Money Easily

Jul 10, 2015

How to Save Money Easily

I don’t do ‘complicated’ well.

Like in Year 8 when Dean Kinred told the whole class he wanted to be my boyfriend. And in a mix of surprise, horror, and my outright non-reciprocal feelings, I agreed to "go out" with him.

Because no awkward lion maned 11-year-old girl wants to be the one to damage a hearty 12-year-old boys self-esteem - even though she really had been crushing on his friend for over a year.

(For the record, we went out for 2 days, shared a hot chocolate and then "broke up" during school camp).

Sound familiar? These people can relate to the awkwardness too.

Fast forward a few - humble - decades and now we're adults who’ve mastered "complicated" when it comes to relationships.

But when it comes to money, or saving it, the word complicated should be made illegal.


My first steps to saving..


The idea of saving after years of living in feast or famine mode with money was like reading my favourite novel in gibberish. I just couldn't grasp the possibility of being able to do it!

But in 2013 I decided to do a complete 180 on myself - no, not rekindle the non-romance with Dean from 11 years ago - actually start saving money!

It's not forensic science, you don't need to become a travel agent to "make it rain". All you need is a simple automated system. Here's how..


How to Save Money Easily


Set up small weekly automatic transfers into a savings account. See, not forensic science at all. 

I have been doing this every week since August 2013. I set up an automatic payment of $25 to be transferred into my savings account each week (which is with another bank. I find if I can't see it, I forget about it). That works out to be $1300 of savings year - which is a hell of a lot better than saving $0!

I recommend to start small. Set the amount to something you wouldn't notice - like $5. And then slowly increase the payment amount the more you feel comfortable with saving money. It would be crazy beneficial to do this alongside The 100k Experiment to boost your money manifesting mindset. Just sayin'.. ;)


Here's another few ideas that I've tried..
  • Using cash. I did an experiment where I used a $100 note to see exactly what I spent that I'd usually pay for with my card. I purchased my regular coffees, chocolate, lunches, dinners etc. And it was gone within two days! It's good for a reality check but if you're just going to go back to to using your card then it defeats the purpose.

  • Borrowing. I'm a serial book collector, as in I buy books I want to read and then don't read them for years. And once you add up how much you're spending within a year, it can be a few hundred dollars! I decided for books I wanted to read but wasn't pulled to buy I would borrow them from the library.

  • Bartering. When we moved into our new house we needed a quite a bit of furniture, so we decided to barter with the previous owner if he would leave some of his furniture and appliances and we would agree to maintain them if they broke down or got a bit shabby. He agreed and we saved ourselves a few thousand dollars! Try it out in stores by asking for a discount and see how you go.

My philosophy is, at the end of the day if you keep it simple, it becomes easy.

Unlike my pre-teen "love affairs".


Do you have an awesome system of saving? Let us know!



Elise xo

P.S - how to stop feeling broke

How To Stop Feeling Broke

Jul 3, 2015


I had been dreading this weekend for over a month.


"Do I have to go? I don't want to. I can't afford it. But it's her birthday. I have to go."

To the world, I was the lucky bitch taking an "extended holiday" back home, galavanting all over the land, back and forth to the city.


And I worked hard to keep that as the perception.


Because if they found out the truth - that I'd actually moved back in with my Mother to build an online business with only $80 to my name - they'd disown me solely for my stupidity.

I came up with an array of excuses of why I couldn't go, but no matter what I did, this birthday weekend was still happening. And I was still going. And I was stone cold bitter about it.


The weekend came and went. 


I didn't have some major epiphany that you're supposed to when you're desperation mode, I didn't enjoy myself because I spent the entire time worried about my spending, and I spent my $80 which made my stomach stir.

Those were good times. Really.


Sometimes we can't help the situations we find ourselves in.


Whether a maintenance bill unbeknownst to you flopped into your lap and wiped you out till next payday.

Or you got caught up in the '60% off' Nordstrom sale. 

Or you invested in a business course and now you don't have enough money to pay your rent this week.


It can leave you (dirt) broke.


But it's not about what your situation is. It's about how you feel.

And when you feel broke, that's the danger zone.



How to Stop Feeling Broke


This is an exercise that on the surface looks stupidly simple. But if you do it properly, you wind up feeling so much better (and not broke) instantly.


1. What in your life already makes you feel abundant?


List every single thing in your life that makes you feel abundant already. Is it your car? Your relationship? Your job? House? Health? Go deep into specifics. What in that particular area of your life makes you feel abundant? Drill down even further. Why does it make you feel abundant?


2. What are some small income generating actions you can take today?


I've got your first easy action step, Join The 100k Experiment, and start manifesting your first 100k for free. You could declutter your wardrobe and sell your clothes, promote an affiliate product you love on your website or run a few discovery calls and book your next client. Get creative and think abstractly.


Remember, you have to have the mental shift first (exercise #1) before the go on to the second exercise. If you do, it will be much easier to take those actions without resistance to bring money in.


Side Note: Honestly, you can't do this exercise when you're deep in scarcity. You have to do it when you're a little less resistant, say after you've had a nap, been for a walk or when your energy is elevated. Coffee anyone?


Now I want to hear from you:

What are your tricks to get yourself out of feeling broke? Is there an exercise you go through or do you just let the feelings run their course?



Elise x

How to Manifest Money (like a boss)

Jun 25, 2015

How to Manifest Money

I remember very vividly back in 2010 sitting on the floor of my bedroom feeling helpless, irritated and disappointed that I had no money for the umpteenth time.

It wasn't like I was incapable of making money and keeping it. I had many periods throughout my life where there was an abundance of money, where I was able to save $250 a week, where I could afford to go out to dinner with friends, take regular holidays, pay my bills and still have cash in the bank.

I knew The Secret, I knew the principles of the Law of Attraction, I visualized as hard as humanly possible and yet I was still broke, still complaining about the same things, still living in my shitty apartment and working in a soul-sucking job.

Which is why I was so frustrated, because it obviously wasn't from a lack of opportunities or "smarts". The only difference that I could come up with between the broke years and the abundant years was my frame of mind.

It wasn't until I figured out the 6 core steps to manifesting money (and anything you want in life actually) that it was then that my "luck" started turning around big time.

When I started practising the 6 steps, it's like the floodgates opened for me.


Within a month I had manifested:


  • A $10,000 trip to New York to meet Taylor Swift
  • $300 worth of gift vouchers
  • Brand new clothes & electronics worth $500
  • My old job back without interviewing (money is money, right?)
  • A boyfriend! (not money related, but 5 years later I'm still with the guy!)

To be a "money magnet" as they say (so lame), you have to stick to a formula. Like with any freakin' thing you want to achieve, you have a process that you undergo to achieve it. No matter what you do. Think marathon runners vs. couch potatoes. Unlikely opponents but they both have their own 'recipe' for being successful in their "industry".


The 6 Steps to Manifesting Money


Figure out what riches you actually desire: 
You have to know how much you want, the actual desire. Yeah, we all wanna win lotto and buy the All Blacks (or is that just me?), but that's the equivalent of wishing for smaller thighs while chowing down on a cream donut. Get very specific of what you want and write it down.


Have a real & honest purpose for why you want it:
 Unfortunately it's not enough to know how much money you want to manifest, you need to know why you want it. What's the purpose of it? Also write down what you need the money for, where it's going and the cost of the things you want. Money needs a purpose, just like Chris Pratt's chiseled gorgeousness needs eyes to oogle it. *drooooooool*


Form a crystal clear vision of your desire in your mind: Have a very clear, very specific mental picture of what it is you want. Be clear and express that picture to the universe: Visualize. You are like a compass. North is your desire and so you follow that, if you don't focus on your desire the needle spins randomly never getting you to your destination. Be clear and hold on to your thought!


Using the daily practice of gratitude & appreciation: Using gratitude and appreciation is really about seeking harmony with the universe. When you express gratitude, it's increasing whatever it's being directed at. Love for your family, your friends, your personal items, your future etc. Get into a daily practise of gratitude and you will start noticing changes from day one.


Take inspired action that's congruent with your desire: Most people think of action in terms of things you can do to progress yourself, but there's also an element of action you need to take to being what you need to progress yourself. Think on what you can do NOW to get you closer to what you desire for the future. Hold the thought of what you want with purpose and faith, but act now. If you start to doubt, step back and refine your vision and faith. Never hurry. To get you started, I run an experiment where you can practise one small daily action step to help you manifest your first 100k. It's totally free.


Become an energetic match to your action: This is where most people get tripped up because they want what they want without making any changes. Having more money is a positive thing for you right? But where are you energetically? Negative? Desperate? Blah? In that state you're not an energetic match to the money. You have to bring yourself up, and others around you (because it helps your manifesting mojo) and be the positivity, the good vibes, the warm fuzzies that the money is for you. It's about being congruent, because you can't be pissed off about not having money and feel good about wishing for it at the same time. You need to have the image of wealth in your mind with the feeling of joy in your heart.


Let's Recap That:


You have a desire to manifest more money in your life because of a purpose, and you express this through visualization and gratitude which gives you faith to take inspired action that's congruent with your desire.

It really is that simple. If you need help to start off with, join The 100k Experiment. It's extremely easy; you do it once a day, you start manifesting money right away and it's totally free. We humans like to complicate things, but when it comes to manifesting it's best to keep it simple. ;-)


Leave a comment below and tell me how much you'd like to manifest and for what purpose? Dream big!



Elise x


P.S - 39 money affirmations
 
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