I have had money on my mind at the moment because PropelHer’s Book Club is reading Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas. It’s all about the law of attraction and making money. So when I walked past Money Magnet Mindset I thought I would see what Marie-Claire Carlyle had to say about attracting money and I was not disappointed.
The book was split into three sections: Focus, Taking Action! and Belief.
In focus she states “To change a reality the first step is to acknowledge your reality and that it is a reality you have created” . In short, your reality of the world isn’t the truth but really your perception. This is something we so often forget, but remembering that you control your ‘reality’ Becoming aware of that is important because “If all beliefs are made up, it makes sense to make up ones that will empower you“. That makes so much sense! It is time to take charge of your life and that starts with your thoughts. You can change your beliefs. Make them positive and be empowered.
I was struck by the idea that “It doesn’t matter how hard you work, if some part of you is resisting success, you need to recognise it, accept it, and then let it go so you have more money”.
Growing up I always believed that if you worked hard you would succeed. What a fairytale world I lived in. As so many others have written it takes more than hard work to succeed. In Marie-Claire’s opinion to need to ensure you aren’t resisting success. It seems odd to think you would be resisting success, but Marie-Claire goes through a range of reasons why people resist.
For example, Marie-Claire spoke about her own negative beliefs about salespeople and how it was limiting her success. She associated salespeople with being con-artists and greedy. Instead, you changed her views to say that “Salespeople have courage and generosity to share new opportunities with you“. What a lovely way to imagine salespeople.
Money is something people so often don’t want to talk about because it is vulgar etc. Having worked for a number of charities there is the idea that the commercial world is full of money-obsessed, evil people. Marie-Claire challenges this thought by saying “Even if you have the most powerful message on the planet to deliver, if you can’t support yourself financially, you will have less power to make a difference“. I love this. It is so true. Money makes the world go round, for both good and bad. If you want to make a difference and have money then you have the power to actually do so.
One way Marie-Claire suggests making more money is to “look at ways that you can help others to have more money“, which makes sense. The majority of people want to make more money so if you can help them make more money then they will be willing to pay you.
The book is more than just about money. There is the idea that “The more you honour who you are and what you do, the more others will honour and value you”. There is a strong emphasis on being true to you and valuing yourself. You can’t expect others to think of you highly if you don’t think of yourself in that light.
It also states that “Your mind is your most valuable asset“. As someone who believes in the power of the mind and continually learning this is something I completely agree with. But the thought I liked even more was that “You can lose all your money, but if you still have your mind, it is easy to make it all again“. The person who can loose your money and make it again imagine how powerful that would feel.
A quote that spoke to me was “Don’t give away your gift too freely if you want others to value it“. You need to value yourself and be selective about how you use your gift. The more you ‘help’ others by offering your gift for free or a reduced value the less likely they will actually value it.
I absolutely loved this booked and finished it in just a few days (although I didn’t do ALL of the tasks). Although, I would definitely recommend getting a notebook and being ready to attack the tasks. The more you put into the book the more you will get out of it.
The real-life stories used within the book help to highlight points and with common themes a number of time I could see myself within the stories. I really liked Marie-Claire writing style. It was positive without feeling over powering.
If you want to make more money definitely check this book out!