Poverty Mindset

Over the past few months my life has changed in more ways than I could ever imagine. It all started with a seed of hope and sunshine. It took me out of my “poor me” attitude and from there grew into what I now am. I am happy and energetic again and have done things I never thought I would do. I am working so hard but also balancing and prioritizing and taking time for the things that means the most. That doesnt mean that I still have so much to overcome but I want to help anyone out here that needs help with poverty mindset. So we will put it in terms of money because to me money makes sense: I have always heard things about money like “It takes hard work to make decent money” “You have to go to school to get a good job” “Money doesnt grow on trees” “You have to work really hard your entire life to hopefully have enough to retire one day” and until recently I believed it as truth and worked my ever lovin’ butt off to sacrifice for my family and our future. As I am working on myself within I now know these are so limiting to your success. So over the past few months I have had to make conscious efforts to change that way of thinking into BOTH. What do I mean by that? I want to have my cake and eat it too! We have all heard that! Instead of I have to work like crazy and save money for retirement or spend time with my family but now I think BOTH! And it could be the small things like instead of giving up my favorite shampoo or getting a meal with that money, I think of the way to have both. It hasnt been easy to turn to this way of thinking lemme tell ya! I still think sometimes, well instead of going on an outing with the family I should save that for xyz. Now I am not talking about going into debt or spending like crazy but I AM talking about ENJOYING the moments and having FUN and creating MEMORIES and not being afraid to let go of possessions to get those moments! Let me tell you that our God is so great that he knows what we want, he knows what we need, and over the past few months when I got scared about spending a little money on something like starting my business or the trips and events we have attended he has provided! He has also worked in my friends life and has provided even when she lost her job and was so scared about providing for her family since she is the sole income earner, He provided! I have had tests though and even though I have been scared out of my mind about doing some things I have said YES! To everything that made me feel uncomfortable, nervous, and uneasy because I know now that He is stretching and molding me for something better! And your success might just be that one step outside your comfort zone or for me, your happiness!


    • Thank you so much for your kind words. When I sat down to write a post that day I had nothing to say and no prompts so when I started typing I know that message would travel to who needed it most. God will provide! He always blesses his people but we have to trust in him to do that too! Thank you so much and have a blessed day!


  1. Enjoying the moments and creating memories are both so important. It’s not about the dollar amount, but more about the sentimental value it adds to your life. Thanks for sharing!


  2. I can so relate to this! I am stepping out on a similar path to help contribute to our bottom line without working a day job away from my small children. It is such a constant struggle to find the balance between finding time for the routine chores, quality time with kids, and putting in the time at my computer to ultimately have more time with my kids one day.


    • I know the struggle is REAL! …and in that 24 hours when do we find time to pour back into OURSELVES? I am learning more and more each day! I’m on the journey to pull me back home where I want to be. ❤ With my babies and retiring my husband to ALL be at home…wouldn't that be the best blessing of all!


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