Our resident Financial Health Coach Chris Folland has some valuable thoughts on finding a way, against all apparent odds. Over to Chris…
Everything starts with our thinking. 1
There are two types of thinking in the world – on the one side are the thoughts that say there’s no way forward. On the other side is possibility thinking.
From a prosperity point of view, particularly regarding our financial health, thoughts are things.
And that’s true in everything – our thoughts are powerful.
So, if you’re struggling right now or not happy with the path you’re on financially, it might be hard to see the opportunity or possibility. That’s because it’s challenging to switch our brains into creative mode when we’re under stress.
And that’s precisely the moment to seek advice.
Share where you’re at with someone with financial knowledge, and you’ll be on your way to finding a solution.
The reason it works so well when we’re talking to someone else is because they’re not involved in it themselves, so they have that objectivity as well as knowledge.
At this point, you might be wondering who’s advice you need. Well, here’s the thing. People tend to take advice from other people who don’t have what they want. Instead, the ideal thing to do is talk to someone who has what you want, such as someone with the knowledge about the financial systems that got them ahead in the first place.
Tap into their expertise. There’s always the dichotomy of there’s no way to figure it out versus yes, there is a way to figure it out. And when we talk to someone else, it’s sometimes easier to stretch our figure-outable-muscle.
For myself, I listened to people who had what I wanted, and then I did what they did to achieve similar results. The same might be true for you.
If you’re in the place of no way, rest assured there is a way.
It’s just a matter of going out and finding it, and sometimes the first step is gaining new insight.
1The way that we think about challenges is crucial: “Those who believe they were born with all the smarts and gifts they’re ever going to have approach life with what [Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck] calls a “fixed mind-set.” Those who believe that their own abilities can expand over time, however, live with a “growth mind-set.”
The difference is that a fixed mind-set can often tell us we’re stuck and there’s no answer, whereas a growth mind-set believes in the possibility of a solution and goes to work to find one.
“If You’re Open to Growth, You Tend to Grow”
- Rae-Dupree, (2008)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.