Self Worth vs. Net Worth

You are not your money.

With jobs being lost and businesses closing down indefinitely right now, it is perfectly normal to be feeling a lot of financial uncertainty.

It feels as though it has become normal to tie the amount of money that we have to the way that we let ourselves feel. When money is flowing in, we feel on top of the world. When we experience a bump in the road (which we all do at some point), we might feel like a complete failure.

Money used to dominate and control my life, which is why I am sitting here typing this right now. I am not a financial expert, I have had plenty of financial failures and shortcomings, but I have learned some incredibly valuable lessons when it comes to controlling my emotions around money.

I can’t tell you that I can get a steady stream of money flowing into your bank account right now, but I can say that these few things will definitely help you in reframing and changing the way that you feel about money immediately.

You are not your money.

I said it already, and I will say it again. You are not your money! Your net worth might be taking a massive hit right now, and a natural reaction to this is to be exceedingly hard on ourselves in attempts to fix the situation.

Well… guess what?

Your net worth and your self-worth, who you really are, have nothing to do with each other!

If you are thinking “well, when I have some more money I will be confident in myself again but for right now it’s just too difficult to even see a way out”.

A way out of what? Your intrinsic worth, your inherent value, none of these things are damaged by a business going under or your portfolio falling off a cliff.

You still have the same skills, the same values, the same intellectual capital that you had before our most recent economic downturn.

If you are waiting for your financials to be perfect before you can experience worthiness, happiness and inner harmony, you might be waiting a moment or two.

Don’t delay happiness, don’t delay knowing the fact that even if you have absolutely nothing left right now, this does not make you any less of a person.

In fact, if you can find it inside of you to persevere and say “even though things might be tough right now, this won’t last forever and I’m going to stop playing victim to this situation.”

Your self-worth can only be damaged if you allow the lower part of you, the part that has been trained and conditioned to try to live and exist in today’s society, to take over and choose your thoughts.

Getting out of financial worry.

I will be completely transparent in saying that I know exactly what it feels like to wake up in the morning immediately worrying about money. This came from a scarcity complex that was buried somewhere deep in my unconscious mind, and it all began to make sense when I learned this one thing:

We are wired to do one thing – SURVIVE!

Oh… well that makes sense. No wonder people worry about money, because we tie it to our very own survival and existence.

The funny, ancient little part of our brain that is responsible for putting us in the “fight, flight or freeze” state begins firing off messages along the lines of this:

hello! I’m here to keep you alive and by making you worry about money right now I am doing the best job I know how. By the way, have you seen the economy today? WOW are things looking grim! Let’s forget the fact that there are tons of opportunities available to us right now, for the moment we need to focus on worrying. Lastly, here is a dramatic image of some future worst-case-scenario that I hope scares you into getting really rich so that we can worry about what would happen if someone came in the middle of the night and took all our money!”

Doesn’t it sound ridiculous? The same mechanism that used to keep us alive when there was a predator lurking in the bushes is the same one that, even though everything is probably perfectly okay, still sends this stress signal through our bodies?

The most important part of understanding this is that you are either in survival mode or creative mode, but you are not in both simultaneously.

The state in which we are playful and creative is far from “survivial mode”. Survival mode will keep us poor until we are willing to recognize what the patterns are that are playing in our unconscious mind.

EVERYTHING changed for me when it came to emotional management when I learned tapping, and I put together a short, free video to help people move out of the fight-or-flight state by communicating directly with the Amygdala (survival part of our brain).

Your ego loves to worry, your higher self does not

Any time you think a thought or make a decision, you are coming from one of two places: your lower self (also known as the ego self), or your higher self (also known as your true self AKA “who-you-really-are”).

My deepest purpose behind Alignment Club was to help people in connecting on a higher level to who they actually are, and cultivating decisions from their true self rather than the ego self.

The part that worries about how many likes you get on social media, what other people think, how much money you make in comparison to your neighbour, what material possessions you do or don’t have or whether or not you will ever be rich and famous is called your ego self.

The part of you that is infinitely more intelligent, knows exactly what is right for your in any given moment, literally guides you through difficult situations, and lives from a place of service for others is called your higher self.

If you are letting the ego chatterbox that never shuts up to call the shots, life is going to be miserable. If you take time daily to connect to your higher self, you will realize that most of what you worry about is often quite petty.

Work more diligently on changing your beliefs than you are working on trying to make money

If there is one thing I could tell my younger self, it would be this. Focus on changing the subconscious, on reframing the beliefs that you actually have about money right now. Consciously you might think you want it, but there may be something underlying in your subconscious that is keeping you from having it, keeping it, growing it and enjoying it.

Have you ever heard things like “money is the root of all evil”, “a penny saved is a penny earned” or “the only way to make money is through hard work”?

If we accept these as beliefs when we are young, which we often do, they will stick with us until we are willing to examine them and question whether they are factual or fiction.

We all have this cool thing called the Reticular Activating System (RAS) that filters out everything that does not line up with what we believe on a core level. So if you think money is hard to come by or incredibly scarce, you will constantly be finding evidence that your belief is actually true (even though it’s not).

If you have a pattern that goes up and down like a yo-yo (been there, many times), take a look at what you watched growing up as a child and the things you heard or observed around the topic of money.

Connecting with yourself on a deeper level and asking “what are the beliefs that are keeping me from having what I really, truly want?”

Money is a beautiful, unlimited tool that allows us to bring great life experiences to ourselves and other people around us, but it is nothing more than a tool!

Money isn’t the gateway to confidence, freedom or happiness. If you think that you will be so much happier once you have it in your possession, then maybe ask yourself why you aren’t happy right now in this moment? Ask yourself why you think that you aren’t good enough until you’re in possession of a large sum of money?

Lastly, make a list of things you do have in your life right now!

If you’re focused on how much money you don’t have, then it likely comes from scarcity or poverty conditioning. The more we focus on what we don’t have, the more we attract more situations and thoughts based around lack and scarcity.

What do you have right now? Are you healthy? Can you breathe properly? Do you have friends or family that are also healthy? Maybe you have some food in your fridge or freezer?

Maybe you don’t have the amount of money you want, but I bet you’re richer than you think.

Take into consideration the fact that over half the world lives on $2.50/day and that if you have just fifteen freaking dollars to your name you are in the top 8% wealthiest people in the world.

Stay safe, stay healthy, focus on what you do have right now, and what you do have will expand!

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Discovering Work You Love with 3 Short Exercises

Though the world is undergoing an event unlike anything our generation has seen our experienced before, a lot of people are finding this as an opportunity to reinvent themselves and really ask the big question: “What do I want from my life?”

To live in alignment is to live from a place of being unapologetically fulfilled by your day to day mission, and the feeling as though what you are doing is lined up with what you want and value on a core level. 

Use these short exercises if you’re having a tough time figuring out where to go next, or what it is that you truly want for your work, and for your life. 

When we live from a place of service, a place of purpose, and place of being fulfilled, we are living in alignment with what we were put here to do.

Listen to the latest episode of the Alignment Club Podcast below!

End Anxiety in Uncertain Times for $0 with Tapping

A practical, effective and proven tool to rapidly curb anxious and fearful thoughts

Amidst all of the uncertainty the world is facing right now, here is something more useful than a news headline designed to fill you with fear.

Tapping, or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), originates from ancient Chinese acupuncture and is scientifically proven in its ability to slow activity in the part of our brain that causes stress.

This is undoubtedly one of the craziest times we have seen in history, and getting stuck focusing on things outside of our control is a surefire way to feel uneasy.

This quick tapping tutorial is simple, costs nothing, and will give you the ability to rapidly change your state from fear to relaxation.

If this was helpful for you in the middle of these uncertain times, feel free to pay it forward and share it with your circle.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember that power is always in the present moment.

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Letting Go of What People Think

Releasing our grip on what other people think is a fast way to experience true freedom

What if you could wake up tomorrow and do exactly what you want to do, exactly where you want to do it, with exactly who you want to surround yourself with?

Well, the answer is you can!

The problem is that we think that maybe it’s “too good to be true” or that it’s available only for “those people”, and the answer is that those are just a set of beliefs that might just be standing between you and the life you really want!

The biggest thing that gets in the way of us doing what we really want to do, is the fear of what other people might think of us.

Of course this is a very primal response, as a few hundred years ago we would be nothing short of dead if we were disapproved of by our tribe and left to fend for ourselves.

The reality of it today is that people don’t care nearly as much as we think they do!

Yes, they might gossip or send you a malicious message, but that’s just a reflection of them and some inner struggles that they might be dealing with. There’s a good chance that it’s a matter of jealousy or envy, long story short it is easiest to just say “thanks for your input” and keep moving along.

Ask yourself this:

“What would I be doing if I didn’t care what other people were going to think of me?”

Tune into this episode of the Alignment Club Podcast for a quick pick-me-up about letting go of what other people are going to say about how you choose to live your life!

What You Focus on Expands

There is a great quote that reads like this: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Think about this for a moment. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

What does this even mean?

It means that it is not our outer circumstance that shapes the way we think, feel, act and ultimately live, though it is our perception of these outer circumstances and the lens which we filter them through.

In the Culture of More, we get stuck in a place of dissatisfaction, as soon as one goal is reached we are immediately onto the next one without taking time to celebrate what just took place.

If your focus is always coming from a place of “I need this and then life will be perfect”, the proverbial carrot on the stick will always be just a few inches further.

When we take the time to place our focus on what we do have, what we do have will begin to expand. When we look at situations that may be perceived as misfortune, we can also look at them and appreciate the gifts, lessons and messages that live beneath them.

But if I’m just focusing on what I do have right now, I’ll never reach my goals!”

What if it were the opposite? What if focusing on what you are fortunate enough to have right now just made you a magnet to create more good things in your life?

Regardless of what the day brings today, take just a few moments here and there to appreciate something that maybe you’ve gotten “used to” over the years. This could be someone in your family, your house, your vehicle, the clothes in your closet, the fact that we can breathe clean oxygen and drink clean water, the food in your fridge. Anything.

Because when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Doing More of What You Want

Want to know what’s really fun? Doing what you like to do as often as possible

Why do we feel such a stigma around doing that which we truly want to do? Maybe because we feel like we won’t be accepted, we won’t be liked, people will think we have our head in the clouds.

Do you notice the theme?

The theme is that we often don’t do what we want to do because we are always worried about what other people are going to think. Imagine letting go of that? Imagine living free of every worrying what others were going to say about you?

In this episode of the Alignment Club Podcast, we discuss freeing yourself of these limitations, especially around money, and doing more of what you want to do.

Alignment vs. Grinding

Aligning yourself with where it is you want to go by questioning and removing the beliefs that are keeping you from getting there

It is amazing how many of us are blindly working our tails off, doing our best to make sure we’re busy, without taking the time to really make sure we’re in alignment with who we are and where we want to go.

Aimlessly working hard for the sake of working hard will definitely make you tired, but without a grand picture of where you’re aiming, sometimes it is easy to get caught up doing small tasks for the sake of feeling productive. Sometimes the most productive thing we can do is to do nothing other than question the beliefs we are still holding onto.

In this episode of the Alignment Club Podcast, we discuss the art of taking time to align yourself with your goals, dreams and aspirations before taking massive action. This is the fastest, most simplistic way to get the results you want in a manner that will not bring you into complete exhaustion.

Lastly, congrats to Brenda Campbell on winning a 1-on-1 EFT Tapping Session! EFT is undoubtedly the most effective way to create rapid, radical change in our lives by removing the subconscious and emotional blockages that keep us from going to the next level.

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Have you ever felt the flood of anxiety when you think about a certain person or situation? Maybe you have an irrational phobia that has stuck with you your whole life? Or maybe you know what you could be doing to really get the results you want, but just can’t seem to find a way to get yourself moving?

What if by just tapping specific energy points on your body, you could remove this fear, phobia, limitation or belief for the rest of your life?

EFT, or “tapping”, involves literally tapping your fingers on certain energy points on your body, allowing you to access and remove the unconscious blocks that are responsible for stopping you from making progress.

Whether you are battling anxiety, a specific fear of some sort, a habit of over-eating or over-spending, or simply can’t get the little voice in your head to keep quiet and let you live the life you want, EFT gives you the ability to tap into the root of what’s causing this limitation in the first place.

EFT is one of the most effective tools in the world for creating rapid transformative results, and we are giving away a free 1-on-1 Tapping session!

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A Quick, Powerful Money Affirmation

A mantra for attracting more of what you want, and less of what you fear

MONEY! What is the first thing that pops into your head when you think about it? Is it thoughts of joy and excitement, or thoughts of fear and despair as it always seems to slip right through your fingertips?

Oftentimes what holds us back from making the money we want is an internal conflict, an underlying part of our subconscious patterns that is resistant to the idea of having money.

This is what leads to self-sabotaging behaviour such as overspending, as there is a part of you that is so scared to lose it that your focus eventually gets locked in on playing not to lose vs. playing to win.

Affirmations can be great, if the little man in your brain that sorts your thoughts believes them to be true.

Sometimes we will say an affirmation that will reach the little man and he will say “hah, I knew you thought you were going to get further than this but unfortunately this statement doesn’t align with what I believe on a cellular level; therefore your request for entry into the mind has been denied”

However, sometimes we come across an affirmation that stirs just enough powerful positive emotion that we actually feel good repeating it! This is one for you to either use during an EFT session, or simply to repeat to yourself throughout the day or week:

“Money flows to me and through me, for the greatest good of all”

Someone please correct me if that has been originated by someone else, it was something that popped up during a tapping session recently and seemed to truly resonate.

And on that note, I will say that Alignment Club Transformative Coaching is officially open for business! If you’re in a place in your life that feels uncomfortable, or know there’s another level but you aren’t sure how to get there, let’s work together on removing the unconscious blocks that are holding you back and begin creating a new life of authentic abundance!

Have a great week,

Jordan Oelrich | Transformative Coach & EFT Practitioner

Using EFT Tapping to Create a Better Life

Is it possible to cultivate happiness, remove unconscious blockages and even heal physical pain through tapping? The answer is yes.

Originating from ancient Chinese acupuncture methods, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) was founded by Gary Craig in 1995. “Tapping” refers to using your fingers to tap on various meridian points that allow energy to flow and travel through our bodies.

What happens when we become stressed, frustrated, blocked from what we want, or flat-out “stuck”? This happens because there is a blockage in your body’s energy system.

Tapping has been endorsed by world-renowned speakers, authors and coaches such as Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay and Tony Robbins, and for good reason.

Tapping accesses the emotions that are often lying beneath the surface of an external problem, and allows us to bring them to the surface. The more we suppress what it is that is bothering us, the more resistance we create in our bodies.

For every issue, there is often an underlying emotional issue that has not yet been dealt with. In order to free ourselves from the emotion, we first must recognize it and discover what it is. Though this can feel scary, it is not as scary as living with an internal conflict for the rest of your life.

Listen to this episode of the Alignment Club Podcast about EFT Tapping and its ability to create rapid transformative change: