I am. Recently I consciously made a large (for me) investment knowing that I would have to get creative to make ends meet.
At first I was letting myself feel stressed and anxious (read: fearful) about it but thanks to two mentors of mine I've shifted focus.
A great exercise to take you from an unresourceful state to a resourceful one with anything in your life, not just money, is a focus wheel.
Simply draw a small circle in the middle of a letter size piece of paper and in the middle of the circle write down whatever it is you want to shift your focus on. In our case, it's money.
Once you've done that, draw a much larger circle all around your center circle and divide it up into 8, 10, or 12 segments (depending on how much you think you need to shift).
Then pick a spot and start writing an honest assessment of how you truly feel about money or your money situation right this moment.
After that reach for a slightly better feeling thought that moves in the direction of appreciation, ease, and joy. Continue around the focus wheel writing down better and better feeling (not just better sounding) thoughts until complete.
You might find that you can jump right into authentic appreciation, if not that's okay too.
For example, here are some of statements on my most recent focus wheel around money:
"I love knowing that I can create money for myself just by having a conversation with someone. love knowing that I can easily receive more money by shifting my state of being."
"I really appreciate the unexpected income that I'm receiving from XXXX. It's wonderful to know such opportunities are all around me."
"I am so grateful for the ease and comfort money that money brings me. I love how I can easily buy food, gas, new bed sheets, a place to stay, and awesome coaching with money."
"I am so blessed and grateful to have multiple sources of income. It's great knowing I don't depend on any one thing!"
You might find that it's hard for you to really feel appreciative about money right now. In that case, do a focus wheel on something you can easily feel appreciation about (maybe your health or your relationships) and then come back to doing a wheel on money.
You might be asking, why bother doing this? How is temporarily feeling good going to bring in money for me?
Ah, that's the key. Don't make it temporary! Use a focus wheel whenever you feel low and begin cultivating new thought patterns around money. Eventually your default state will shift and you may be surprised at the results.
I invite you to try a focus wheel once a day for the next week. It's easy to do and only takes about ten minutes but is one of the most powerful ways to shift your state of being and thus shift the actions you take and the opportunities you notice and the people and ideas you run into.
But maybe focus wheels feel like too much work for you. If that's the case I have another game you can play.
For the next week, for everything you see that someone has created say out loud or think to yourself, "Thank you, money, for making this possible!"
Because it's true. Almost everything around you cost someone money to create. We sometimes take this fact for granted.
Our relationship to money is reflected by our financial conditions. How often do you really reflect on what money has done, is doing, and will do for you? Everywhere you go?
Any time you see something you want you can also say, "Yes, thank you! I'll have some of that!"
Whether or not you actually get it is beside the point. You simply want to cultivate a different feeling towards the things money can buy instead of perhaps feeling resentment for what you think you can't afford or even jealousy for what others have.
Can you see how focus wheels and this money appreciation game could shift how you feel around money? Can you see how shifting how you feel about money could change the bottom line results you get?
For me since doing this I've already received two new opportunities to make money and also received some money I was owed.
Experiment with these tools and let me know how it goes!