Not all money mindset quotes are created equal.
Not all of them help you grow your wealth.
Some of them are toxic. Some of them you learnt a really long time ago.
And the scary truth?
They are keeping you broke and unhappy without you even realizing it!
In this blog post, I am going to outline the 10 toxic money mindset quotes that are stopping you from growing wealth (and how to reword them!).
“Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees”
Did your parents ever say this to you?
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
In other words?
We can’t afford that. Money is hard to make and we need to hold onto it. We can’t spend money all the time.
This is a money quote that gets thrown around a lot. But in reality?
Money is everywhere. LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. There is crazy amounts of money in the world.
Yes, some people have more money than others. Yes, some people have to work to get to where they are.
But if you hold onto this mindset, you are subconsciously telling yourself that money is scarce, when in reality there is enough money to go around (yes, for you too!).
“Live Your Best Life”
This is one of the best money mindset quotes….
If you know what your best life actually looks like!
This is one of the fundamental things I teach my clients- you can’t live your best life if you don’t know what it looks like, and if you don’t believe it is possible then all the money in the world won’t help you achieve your dreams.
“Money Is The Source Of All Evil”
I’m certain that you have heard this quote before!
Sometimes, if you haven’t grown up with money, it can seem like people who DO have money are bad people.
You have this image of Wall Street in your head where Big Suits are cheating people out of their hard earned money.
But what people that donate a lot of money to charities?
What about people that make money to support their families comfortably and live their dreams?
Money is just money. It is just a tool. Attaching worth and judgement to it means that you are probably going to repel it from your life by accident.
Instead of defaulting to the negative things associated with money, imagine all the good things you can do with the money in your life!
“Do What You Love And Never Work A Day In Your Life”
Don’t get me wrong.
I LOVE what I do.
I get to coach female entrepreneurs through their money fears, their limiting beliefs, and live life in complete abundance no matter how much they have in their bank account.
But I WORK for it.
Can I help you find your money purpose? Sure, I’m not saying that everything is hard. I’m not saying that money should be difficult to make.
But if you believe that you never have to do any work (even if you love your job) then you are going to be broke and/or unhappy.
“Money Can’t Buy Everything”
I agree with this fundamentally.
Money really can’t buy everything.
When I was making money (like, a lot of money) working corporate, money couldn’t buy my health back. Money couldn’t fix my mindset.
The mistake that I made was believing that if I made money, my life would magically be perfect.
The difference between wealthy, corporate Alejandra and wealthy, abundant Alejandra is that I learnt the value of money.
I learnt that money can buy stability, choice, and peace of mind. This meant that I was free to live my life’s true purpose- helping women live abundant, wealthy lives!
“I Deserve To Treat Myself”
We live in a “treat yourself” society.
And I LOVE when my clients learn that they can spend money without feeling guilty. I love seeing their mind shift when they realize they can buy non-essential items and still have money in their account.
However, if you
- Spend money you don’t have
- Have no idea how much money you have coming in and out of your business every month
- Don’t know how to set and achieve financial goals
Then you will probably stay broke with only a few moments of happiness.
Do the work in your business, work on your mindset and purpose, and THEN get the rewards.
“The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Poorer”
This is one of those money mindset quotes from people that grew up without money.
You heard your parents talk about the upper class in a negative way.
The people around you held deep rooted beliefs that rich people were stealing all the money.
This quote is keeping you poor for several reasons.
Firstly, you fundamentally believe that money is bad.
How are you going to create wealth if you subconsciously think rich people are bad?!
Secondly, you believe money is a finite resource.
You believe that if one person has more money, it means that there is LESS money for you.
Think about it in reverse: when you make money in your business, do you think you are stealing it from someone else?
Like I said earlier, money is EVERYWHERE. There is crazy amounts of money in the world.
And you deserve it just as much as everyone else.
“Save It For A Rainy Day”
It is financially savvy to have savings.
You would not be a smart business owner if you didn’t plan for the future!
However, you are not just here to “earn money”. You are here to create an empire with your business, to make more money than you ever could in a normal job, and create a legacy to look after you and your family.
And the answer to this is investment. Spending money now to make even more money in the future.
Investing is one of the best ways to create wealth . This means doing some scary things and spending money instead of saving it for a rainy day.
“It’s Rude To Talk About Money”
Picture this in your head.
There is a group of friends sitting round the table eating dinner.
One friend is telling everyone how their new job is going.
Across the table, another friend asks how much they make at their new job.
Everyone goes silent.
The awkward tension hangs in the air.
How rude to ask how much MONEY someone is making!
Maybe you read this scenario and got uncomfortable. You might have even been in this situation yourself.
It ends today.
This money mindset quote is, quite frankly, an outdated point of view.
And it breaks my heart!
If you believe that it is rude to talk about money, how will you know if you have money mindset mistakes?
And if you don’t know you have broken beliefs, how will you fix your money mindset?
It is so important to be able to talk about money. This way, it will have less power over you. It will be less taboo.
And these conversations can start with you. Be the friend in the group that isn’t afraid to be real!
“More Money, More Problems”
This is a very similar quote to “Money Is The Source Of All Evil”.
It is based on a fundamental belief that no good will come from having all the money that you are dreaming of.
In reality, money is going to help you live the life of your dreams!
If you have more money, you will have more
- More money to give your family
And none of those sound like problems to me!
It’s time to stop repeating these toxic money mindset quotes in your business and start building wealth and happiness! If you’re still not sure how, maybe it’s time to find out what we can achieve together- click here to find out how.