“Money is only a tool. It will take you where you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand
Are you set for success or struggle?
Are you working hard for your money or is your money working hard for you?
Are you programmed for saving money or for spending it?
These are very important questions because once you are promoted, you don’t want to squander the new found income you will be making. So it’s good to determine your money blueprint now.
How good are you with money, really? Do you spend it as soon as you get it? If so, have you ever asked yourself why.
You can tell what your money blueprint is by looking at how you interact with money. Look at your bank account. Look at your income. Look at your at whether you are a spender or a saver. Look at whether you manage your money well.
Your blueprint or set point is like a thermostat. If it’s set for 72 degrees, it will stay there. So when you are promoted, if you haven’t grown as a person, then you will find a way to squander that extra income until you get back to your set point. Or you will end up in a relationship with someone who will spend that extra money for you so that you are sure to end up back at your comfortable 72 degrees.
Remember, your income can grow only to the extent that you do.
Action Item: Become conscious of how you interact with money. What are your thoughts, fears, beliefs, habits and actions when it comes to money? Write it down.