My Make It Work Online clients and I had a great conversation a few weeks ago about… money!
What a charged topic it is, isn’t it? So many fears, entitlements, doubts, worries, insecurities, desires, envy… Money sure brings up our “stuff!”
One of the things we specifically talked about was the idea of a money setpoint, or a financial place we’re comfortable with, and how to shift it higher.
Today I’m doing something I don’t think I’ve ever done before: I’m asking you for the answers!
You see, although I’m quite clear on what a money setpoint is and how it shows up for my clients (and myself!), I’m far from a master in shifting it.
I know this community has amazing insights, and I’d love to learn from all of you how to make this shift.
Read on to learn how I define a setpoint, and then let’s start a life-changing conversation on how to shift it.
Oooo, I’m so excited for this one.
Your Financial Setpoint
So what exactly is a setpoint? It’s a place where you’re comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that you find it a huge challenge to shift out of this place.
You can have a setpoint around money, your health, relationships, your weight… pretty much anything. Your setpoint is an internal place that you subconsciously set for yourself, and typically it can feel impossible to overcome it and leap to the next level.
The fascinating (and frustrating!) thing about setpoints is that even if you’re given the opportunity to change something, like make more money, you might choose to stay at the level you’re at, simply because it’s what you’re used to.
This sounds illogical, right? But we do it all the time without even realizing it.
To surpass this self-imposed limit requires a massive internal shift. And by “massive” I don’t mean it has to be hard; rather, something significant has to change within you, in how you operate, and in how you see and experience the world.
Noticing Your Setpoint
Before you can shift a setpoint, you have to first notice it. Sometimes the gentlest way in is to ask yourself some questions, like…
Am I used to being in debt or living from paycheck to paycheck?
Am I hesitant to spend money… or, on the flipside, spend it the moment I get it?
Do I believe that having money makes me a selfish or greedy person?
Do I believe that the more money I have, the less there is for others?
It’s important to realize that a setpoint isn’t good or bad; it just IS. Wherever you are is just where you are.
We can have a setpoint at making $1000/year or a setpoint at $1,000,000/year.
To shift it, we first need to notice it. Once we spot our setpoint, we can ask the next level of questions, like…
What might I have to do differently to shift things up to the next level?
If my setpoint changes, how will my life change, and how will those changes make me feel? Or, what am I afraid will happen if this shift happens?
What beliefs am I holding onto that I need to let go of?
Of course, noticing and asking questions is just the beginning. Then, we have to integrate those shifts and make them our truth.
How Do You Shift a Setpoint?
Now there are a lot of ideas out there on integrating the shifts and permanently shifting set-points, from affirmations to visualizations to EFT and more. But I’m curious what’s really worked for you. Or what you’ve tried that hasn’t worked.
You know me, I love to teach what I know. But this one I don’t know, and I’m excited to hear what you’ve tried and works for you.
Fill us all in!!
How have you shifted a setpoint, specifically around money?
Are there specific behaviors, books, or methods that helped you?
Did you notice an immediate shift or did it take time?
I can’t wait to hear what you’ve got in the comments below. We could be changing lives with this post and the conversation here, and I can’t wait!