Did you realize that you have a success blueprint? It is like a thermostat that is set at a certain dollar value/success level that keeps you from going beyond that point. Your blueprint is like a thermostat. If the temperature of the room is 72 degrees, chances are good that the thermostat is set for 72 degrees. If your success blueprint is set at $2000 a month chances are good that you are not making any more than that. If you believe you only need enough to get by, that is what you will be doing, just getting by.
I know a lot of people who think it isn’t spiritual to have a lot of money. They live on just enough to get by and never have enough money to do the things they say they came here to do. I am a very spiritual person and I want to be a millionaire so that I can have an impact on the world and not just struggle to impact my own life! Money is just another form of energy and if we don’t have enough of either we will have problems. It is interesting that you never hear someone say “ I just want enough energy to get by.”
When I learned about success blueprint principle I was surprised. I have spent many years working on the prosperity area of my life and thought I have cleared out a lot of my lack of wealth BS, but what life was reflecting back to me was saying something different. I didn’t know why until I learned about the success blueprint.
In his groundbreaking “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”, T. Harv Eker states: “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!” Eker does this by identifying your “money and success blueprint.” We all have a personal money blueprint engrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance. But if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money-and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success.”
Your money blueprint will determine your financial life and even your personal life. If you’re a woman whose money blueprint is set for low, chances are you’ll attract a man who is also set for low so you can stay in your financial comfort zone and validate your blueprint. If you’re a man who is set for low, chances are you’ll attract a woman who is a spender and gets rid of all your money, so you can stay in your financial comfort zone and validate your blueprint.
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks use a similar concept they call the Upper Limit Problem or ULP. They feel that we each have an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.
Unfortunately, our thermostat setting usually gets programmed in early childhood, before we can think for ourselves. Once programmed, our Upper Limit thermostat setting holds us back from enjoying all the love, financial abundance, and creativity that’s rightfully ours. Much of the programming is on auto-pilot so we aren’t even aware we are thinking limiting thoughts because our program comes naturally to us. The ULP is the human tendency to put the brakes on our positive energy when we’ve exceeded our unconscious thermostat setting for how good we can feel, how successful we can be, and how much love we can feel.
I had a teacher who used to say “ How much joy can you handle?” It seems like a silly question but try it some time and watch what happens. I imagine that the saboteur will find a way to show up! The essential move we all need to master is learning to handle more positive energy, success and love. Instead of focusing on the past, we need to increase our tolerance for things going well in our lives right now.
How Your Money Blueprint Is Formed
What people have to realize is that we are all taught and conditioned on how to deal with money. Unfortunately, many of us were taught by people who didn’t have a lot of money, so their way of thinking about money became our natural and automatic way to think.
Your mind is nothing more than a big and spacious storage cabinet. In this mental file cabinet you file and store information. Where does this information come from? It comes from your past programming. Your past programming determines every thought that forms in your mind. So the question becomes, How are we conditioned?
We are conditioned in three primary ways in every arena of life, including money:
* The first influence—Verbal programming: What did you hear when you were young?
Did you ever hear phrases like money is the root of all evil, save your money for a rainy day, rich people are greedy, rich people are criminals, filthy rich, you have to work hard to make money, and money doesn’t grow on trees? In my household, every time I asked my father for any money I’d hear him scream, “What am I made of… money?” or “ we can’t afford that!” In my programing the only way to get money was to work hard and there was never enough of if.
Each and every statement you heard about money when you were young remains lodged in your subconscious mind as part of the blueprint that is running your financial life. Like I said it is running on auto-pilot as back ground noise every time you encounter something to do with money. You go to your money file, pick it out and do what you’re supposed to do with it. That’s because your subconscious conditioning determines your thinking. Your thinking determines your decisions, and your decisions determine your actions, which eventually determine your outcomes.
* The second influence—Modeling: What did you see when you were young?
The second way we are conditioned is called modeling. We trust that the adults around us know what they are doing and we follow their lead. There is a saying, “monkey see, monkey do.” Generally, we will tend to be exactly like one or a combination of both of our parents in the arena of money.
What were your parents like around money when you were growing up? Did they manage money well or did they mismanage it? Were they spenders or were they savers? Were they shrewd investors or were they non-investors? Was money always a struggle in your home or was it a source of joy and ease? Whatever your answers, you will be very similar to that. Although most of us would hate to admit it, there’s more than a grain of truth in the old saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
My parents were always struggling and they lived paycheck to paycheck. They were both products of the Great Depression and their financial blueprint was set when they were growing up at that time. They continued to live as though they were living in the depression through out their lives. Much of what they taught me about money through modeling was based on what had happened during the depression. They never talked to us about money and how to use it because no one ever taught them. There were many years that I lived from paycheck to paycheck, is that any surprise?
On the other side of the coin, some of us are exactly the opposite of one or both parents when it comes to money. Many people who come from poor families become angry and rebellious about it. That was me! I over came the lack of money growing up by spending what ever I got. That was the part my saboteur played in my life. When I realized that I had an unconscious program that said “ you better buy it while you can” I was able to start changing the way I dealt with money.
The reason or motivation you have for making money or creating success is vital. If your motivation for acquiring money or success comes from a non-supportive root such as fear, anger or the need to prove yourself, your money will never bring you happiness. When you come from a family where money was scarce you are likely to want money out of fear.
* The third influence—Specific incidents: What did you experience about money, success and rich people when you were young?
The primary way we are conditioned is by specific incidents. What did you experience when you were young about money, wealth and rich people? These experiences are extremely important because they shape the beliefs—or rather, the illusions—you now live by.
For me money was scarce and we never had a lot of it. I remember though that my father always had money at the end of the week to spend on a six-pack of beer. This was something he bought no matter what because he was an alcoholic. There was an unconscious message in that behavior that said even if you don’t have money it is okay to spend it on something that you want. There were years when I was spending money I didn’t have, using credit cards, because of the program in my blueprint from my father’s behavior.
The other program in my blueprint was that rich people were out of my league. They were some how better than we were because they had money. I still feel that way around people who have more money than I do. I find them a little intimidating and that is something I am working to change.
Our inner thermostat is the comfort level we unconsciously set for ourselves. For example, let’s say that for the last two years you’ve made $100,000 in your business. You say you are ready to grow bigger. You say you want to double your income, but you’ve only ever made $100,000. It’s not that you can’t. It’s that unconsciously you have a comfort level around that lower amount. It’s amazing how you will find ways to keep yourself from allowing the success in. Maybe you’ve experienced a big, juicy, ideal new client contacts you and you procrastinate getting back to them.
The saboteur holds the information for your lack of success and when you try to go beyond your success blueprint it steps in. The Saboteur archetype is concerned with tendencies to diminish, derail or destroy our efforts. It may also extend to doing the same to others. The Saboteur archetype is made up of the fears and issues related to low self-esteem that cause you to make choices in life that block your own empowerment and success. People tend to be naturally familiar with the shadow aspect of this archetype. This may be the most difficult of all the archetypes to understand by virtue of its name, saboteur, a name associated with betrayal. But, in truth, the purpose of this archetype is not to sabotage you, but to keep you from making mistakes and to help you learn the many ways in which you sabotage yourself so you can make corrections.
What is your current money and success blueprint, and what results is it subconsciously moving you toward? Are you set for success, mediocrity or financial failure? Are you programmed for struggle or for ease around money? Are you set for working hard for your money or working in balance? Are you set for having a high income, a moderate income or low-income? Are you programmed for saving money or for spending money? Are you programmed for managing your money well or mismanaging it?
The best way to determine what your money blueprint is set at is to look at your life. How much money do you make each month? Are you satisfied with this or have you struggled to make more and it doesn’t happen? The only way to change your level of financial success permanently is to reset your financial thermostat/money blueprint. All Change begins with awareness. Create a chart list all of the negative programming around money you notice and create a positive phrase about it and repeat the positive phrase three times every day. Do this with each of the negative programs until you start noticing changes. Over time you will be able to create a new success blueprint that is in alignment with what you want to create.
Since I learned about the Success Blueprint and stay aware when the saboteur is influencing me my financial success has been growing.
I highly recommend reading “The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” to learn how to change your Success Blueprint.