Author: Debbie Smith
Going Against the Grain
The first time I heard about Different Bottom Line was through a story about a woman feeling disconnected from her son, while travelling a lot for work. So, she buys him a cell phone so they can text.
Ding, ding, ding! My first judgement pops up… “a 10 year old with a cell phone?” But the boy is not answering any of her texts, judgement #2 – “You want to stay connected to your son by text?” WTF!
Long story short, her son explains openly that he’s not responding because she’s not speaking his language. She should download the app game called ‘Clash of Clans’ and through that app they can message each other.
She was going against the grain and people fear that stuff, I fear that stuff!
My judgements set in because the woman was stepping outside of what I was taught and believed was right. She was going against the grain and people fear that stuff, I fear that stuff! Regardless, I started thinking, this may not have been what I would have done but if it’s working then why the hell not?
Different Bottom Line
Different Bottom Line is about getting a new result based on seeing the situation from a new view; seeing it from a new angle.
How many of us are blocked? What are you seeing from the same old ways? From the same old beliefs you were taught and raised into? Even if they actually don’t apply to you anymore?
We make decisions every day based on our usual ways of thinking and wonder why we circle in the same patterns and land back at square 1.
My Blocks Around Money
We can be a tough nuts to crack when it comes to our past. I grew up having money problems. My parents, parents had money problems and so on. I use to actually say, “I hate money” or “money is the root of all evil” or “money ruins relationships”. It was brought to my attention one day that maybe me dismissing money so much in that language is part of my problem. I got thinking, If I hate money so much, why would the universe conspire to help me get it? Light bulb! I decided it was time to start digging as to why the abundance of money was not entering my life.
Reflecting on My Childhood
I started to remember some of the language that was used around me as a child, about money. I remember seeing my mother be so excited to share with me how she could balance a check book on such little funds. It was the only time I saw her really be so proud of herself, she was magical at it.
I started to see in my own life, that I was feeling the most power and control over money when I didn’t have any!!! I pulled up my boot straps, planned out the week and budgeted it out so we could get by to the next paycheque. I would gloat to myself about how good at it I was just as my mother did. This old way of thinking and acting was not serving me in having money in my life, it was keeping me feeling my best when I was at my worst, when I was broke!
If I hate money so much, why would the universe conspire to help me get it?
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Standing in My Power
Now, I put thought and creativity into money instead of fear. I re-affirm over and over that I deserve financial freedom to pay for the things I need and want. I choose to work in the things I love that also make me money. I am up to getting a new result and stomping on my status quo. MY Different Bottom Line is – SHOW ME THE MONAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
If you are reading this, then I know you want certain things in your life, big or small. If the results you are getting keep bringing you back to the beginning no matter how hard you are working, then you are still trying to get there with the same old thought processes, unknowingly!
It’s time to break the patterns and If you can wrap your head around that, then you are ready to create your bottom line… one that is different and one that will actually get you the outcome that you truly desire.