featureMy standard question for when I give away a complementary strategy session is what do you want more up in your business? The answer is almost always more money.

The solution to more money is simple; 1. Sign more clients, 2. Charge more for your services or 3. Lower your expenses. Sometimes it’s a combination of all three.

Clients + Rates – Expenses = Money in your pocket.

And I know that you know this.

So what’s really getting in the way of you having the money to move over into the next financial lane?

Could it be your mindset? Click here to learn about expanding your money mindset. It’s fun, I promise….

Remember when you got your first job? You were 16 or 17 and making minimum wage. It might’ve been the first time in your life you ever had your own money to spend. And it seems like a fortune.

And would you today go back to that minimum-wage job?

Probably not.

Your mindset has grown. You know that your expertise, your knowledge, and your experience is worth more than that minimum-wage job.

Even if super dire situations lead you back to minimum-wage, very quickly work your way out of it.

So how do you grow your money mindset?

Start dreaming … on a daily basis. You’re unconscious brain doesn’t know the difference between the physical reality and what you’re creating in your head. So create in your head first.

Do what little children do and pretend. Play will stretch your imagination. Like any muscle that is worked regularly, your ability to receive will eventually grow.

Get out some catalogs and circle everything you would buy if money were no object. Let your inner shopaholic out. Pretend that you can have anything you want in that moment. Feel how fun it is to make decisions based solely on your desire.

If you hate shopping but love to make your home more beautiful, order catalogs from high and home-improvement stores. If that doesn’t do it for you then go to the car dealership and derive that luxury vehicle you’ve always dreamed about.

Go to Nordstrom’s or Neiman Marcus and try on the most expensive outfit you can find. Imagine that you can just whip out your debit card and pay for it without blinking. After you’ve played for a while, put it back. Come back to your current reality knowing that someday this type of purchase will be possible.

Go into a travel agency and pick up travel guides to luxury vacations. Imagine what it would feel like to take that world class vacation. Make it real in your mind and feel how it feels. Again, come back to reality with the peace of knowing it will someday be yours.

Imagine the feeling of having a business that gives you the time, money and freedom to work only with clients you adore, when you want, in the way you want. Put yourself in that picture and breathe in the feelings.

As Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”

Once you feel the emotions that come with your dream, move onto to the second key of your Kickass biz – developing your strategy to get there.

Your turn tell us what you do to stretch your financial mindset?