7 subconscious blocks to money and success – and how to fix them

7 subconscious blocks to money and success - and how to fix them - Jen Merkel, Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

Use these affirmations to replace harmful thoughts and manifest the life you want

Affirmations are a powerful tool for manifesting anything, including these 7 subconscious blocks to money and success. When used properly, affirmations help you envision your future and therefore cause it to come to fruition. By keeping them positive, you’re knocking out old, negative subconscious thoughts and patterns which aren’t serving you.

Positive affirmations are a crucial ingredient in successful hypnotherapy treatments – it’s actually why hypnosis works! But implementing a daily affirmations practice of your own will certainly bring you results as well.

How to use affirmations

  • Use the present tense. When the affirmation is used as though it is already happening, your subconscious will accept it as the truth.
  • Keep them 100% positive. Avoid any negative words like “not” or “don’t” because your subconscious doesn’t work that way. Proof: Don’t think about a polka dotted elephant right now. So tell me… what are you thinking about now?
  • Say them out loud. Your subconscious will recognize your voice and accept them as the truth, therefore making them more effective.
  • Make it a daily practice. Post them on your bathroom mirror. Or set an alarm on your phone. Record them and then recite them during your commute. Whatever method you choose, make sure you do them daily because consistency matters.

7 subconscious blocks to money and success – and how to fix them

There are 7 ways that your negative ideas about money – whether conscious or subconscious – are keeping you from the wealth and success you desire. Replace the following negative thoughts with daily positive affirmations and you’ll soon be on your way to success.

1. “Lack” mentality

"Lack" mentality - Jen Merkel, Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

Replace these harmful thoughts:
“I never have enough money for what I want or need.”
“There is only so much money to go around.”
“I’m tired of being poor.”

With these positive affirmations:
“I am a money magnet.”
“Money and wealth flow to me easily and effortlessly.”
“There is an unlimited amount of money, and there is plenty for everyone, including me.”
“I am open and ready to receive the money, wealth, and abundance the Universe is sending to me.”

2. Fear of success

Replace these harmful thoughts:
“If I succeed, then my life will change, and I don’t know what that will look like.”
“If I succeed, I might disappoint someone.”
“I’m not going to succeed, so why should I even try?”

With these positive affirmations:
“I am open and ready to receive the amazing positive changes the Universe has in store for me.”
“I make my own life the way I want it to be.”
“Success comes easily to me.”
“Every day, I am full of energy, vitality, and motivation.”

3. Patterns learned from your parents

Patterns learned from your parents - Jen Merkel, Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

Replace these harmful thoughts:
“Mom was horrible at managing money, and I don’t know (or I can’t do) any better.”
“Dad did it this way, so that’s how I do it.”
“My parents never taught me how to manage money.”

With these positive affirmations:
“It is safe for me to go beyond my parents’ limitations.” (credit: Louise Hay)
“I take daily actions toward my money goals.”
“My long-term financial plan is _________ (fill in the blank).”
“I am responsible for my own success.”

4. Feeling that you are undeserving

Replace these harmful thoughts:
“I am not good enough to earn ‘good’ money.”
“I haven’t worked hard enough to earn the money I am getting.”
“Nobody will ever pay that much for my services.”
“I don’t deserve to be paid more than what I’m getting now.”

With these positive affirmations:
“I work hard for the money I earn, and I deserve every cent.”
“The work I do is valuable and I am compensated fairly.”
“I attract people who need my help and value the services I provide.”
“My pricing is a fair representative of the energy exchange for my services.”

5. Unhealthy attitude about money, aka measuring your self-worth by your bank account

Unhealthy attitude about money, aka measuring your self-worth by your bank account - Jen Merkel, Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

Replace these harmful thoughts:
“I don’t have enough money and therefore I am not successful.”
“That person has more money than me.” or “That person has less money than me.”
“I will never have the kind of money to buy that (status symbol – house, car, wardrobe, vacation, etc.)”

With these positive affirmations:
“I am loved, valued and appreciated.”
“I am perfect exactly as I am.”
“Everyone makes a valuable contribution to the Universe.”

6. Lack of faith in your ability to manifest

Replace this harmful thought:
“Manifesting money doesn’t work for me.”

With these positive affirmations:
“The Universe supports me and provides me with everything I need and want.”
“I am open and ready to receive the wealth that the Universe sends my way.”

7. Avoidance mentality – putting off saving for the future to enjoy today’s spoils

Avoidance mentality - putting off saving for the future to enjoy today's spoils - Jen Merkel, Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

Replace these harmful thoughts:
“I will worry about paying the bills tomorrow.”
“I have to have this item right now. I’ll just put it on my card and pay it later.”

With these positive affirmations:
“My future is important to me so I put $xxx in my bank/investment account every week/month.”
“My budget allows me to plan my future, pay for the things I need now, and have the things I want.”
“I am grateful for the money I make, and I enjoy using it to pay my bills.”


As a Transformational Life Coach and Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, I help people train their brain to think differently so they can break old, unwanted patterns. Book your free consultation and assessment online.

Jen Merkel Holistic Hypnosis and Wellness

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