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SBW Issue 11 Jeneth Blackert

is that it’s not difficult to create money when you expand your beliefs about how much you want to make and what’s possible for you. Growing up on the farm, we didn’t have a lot of money. Yet, looking back, we were very prosperous in terms of the food we grew and the fact that my parents had little or no debt and they owned a lot of land. My experience with physical money was extremely limited, though, and somehow I created a belief that you have to work hard physically to make a lot of money. I didn’t understand the “big picture” of all of the wealth we actually had on the farm, and the belief that I created did not serve me well as I took on my first career in sales. My beliefs were that there wasn’t enough money, I had to work really hard for it, and I could never stop working that hard because if I did, the money would stop coming. When I attended the NLP-Institute of California, I learned a lot about our beliefs about money, how 52 | SavvyBizWomen Grow Your Sales By Making the Money Shift they were formed, and how they get in the way of our success. Beliefs are just thoughts that we repeatedly focus on and look for evidence to prove that they are true. In other words, when it comes to money, if you believe that there isn’t enough, you will look for the evidence that there isn’t enough in the form of bills and more bills. When you shift that belief about money and truly believe that there is more than enough, you will focus on the evidence that there are more checks coming in, or more clients, and then you will continue to look for and be aware of more opportunities. I can tell you from my own personal experience that this is true. During the last great “repression” over the past few years, my husband and I lost a lot of money in real estate and a separate business venture. In fact, we almost lost everything that we had. We had to make quick changes, and we had to challenge all of our beliefs about money to dig out of that hole quickly. I was talking with one of my


SBW Issue 11 Jeneth Blackert
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