The mindset of fear stops us from pursuing most things in life. But what if, instead of investing out of fear, we make decisions based on what’s possible? In this episode, Halle Eavelyn offers an empowering message on how you can positively attract the energy of money. Halle shares mindset strategies and tips to help you undo the mindset of fear and become more proactive in learning and making decisions about your investment. The world is currently at the precipice of a new wave of information and opportunity with crypto, the metaverse, and Web 3.0. You don’t want to be the one that hops on a boat as it’s leaving. So, tune in to learn more!
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Undoing The Mindset Of Fear
I am, first and foremost, a mindset coach. During the course of my work, I have learned more than anything else that mindset is everything. It is at the root of everything you do, every choice that you make and every piece of growth that we get to experience as human beings. I know that’s a big statement, but trust me, after having worked with as many people as I have, I can assure you, it is completely true. I know you are not an exception. It’s true for you too. I know that because I always think the smarter we are, the more we like to think we are all exceptions. The truth is in this regard, if you are a human being, mindset is everything for you too.
What does this mean? It’s at the root that’s going to cause you to make a decision or not make a decision. It’s the thing that’s going to cause you to grow or stay still or to move past your fear or stay stuck. The good news is the future is completely unwritten. Even if you believe in fate, there are still choices you get to make. There are decisions you can say, “This is something that I want to do differently going forward.”
What does all this have to do with crypto and what does it have to do with a new energy of money? Pretty much everything. Why? Say it with me, “It’s because mindset is everything.” When it comes to your choices around whether you invest, when you invest, how much you invest and what your risk tolerances are, this stuff is all learned.
When you are a kid, you know that depending on the experiences you have had with money, you learned to save it or put it away. That money will always be there for you. In most cases, at least in my experience, it usually meant that you learned you weren’t enough. You didn’t have enough. You don’t have enough. You can’t have enough. There are always other people who are going to have more than you. You have made a mistake. You can’t recover from it. You are too old. It’s too late. You can’t fill in the blank.
What I want you to know more than anything, as you are reading this, is that none of this has to be true. It may be true in the sense of, “This thing happened to me in the past,” but it isn’t true in the sense of, “This is how it has to be for me in the future.” The difference is you are making a decision and a choice. You are saying, “It’s going to be different now.”
I promise you, this is not just platitudes. I’m not being the crazy lady talking. It works and here’s how I know. If you don’t believe that it’s possible, it’s not going to happen. Ask yourself the question, “Is this possible? Is it possible for me to be a millionaire or a multi-millionaire? Is it possible for me to have more money than I can spend? Is it possible for me to enjoy my life? Is it possible for me to expand my money story until it’s all completely in alignment with my deepest desires?”
Please notice that I did not say all the negative stuff. We are good at the negative stuff. We are good at beating ourselves up and saying the things that are not working. We are good at saying, “I don’t know enough. I don’t understand enough. I’m not educated enough to, for example, invest in crypto.” The truth is we are all empowered with the basics. For example, you have got to play to win. That’s a pretty good basic. If you are not in the game or not experiencing making those choices even on a small scale, you are not going to get anywhere.
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We have to choose what we want and set our intentions from a place of what’s possible for us. In Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert shares this wonderful story. There’s an old Italian joke about a poor man who goes to a church every day and prays before the statue of a great saint, begging, “Dear saint, please give me the grace to win the lottery.” This lament was on for months. Finally, the exasperated statue comes to life, looks down at the begging man and says in weary disgust, “My son, please buy a ticket.”
Prayer is a relationship. Half the job is mine. If I want a transformation but can’t even be bothered to articulate what exactly I’m aiming for, how will it ever occur? Half the benefit of prayer is in the asking itself in the offering of a clearly posed and well-considered intention. If you don’t have this, all your pleas and desires are boneless, floppy and inert. They swirl at your feet in a cold fog and never lift. I love that woman.
It is time for women to step into the future of wealth, for us to set intentions that will transform us and then take action to get there unafraid. If you think, “I would love to get involved in this industry that’s starting and is totally nascent.” You’re right. You do have to get involved. I will probably remind you 100 times on these episodes, I got to see the rise of the internet.
I was a young pup in my first job when it happened. As a result, I did not understand what I was seeing soon enough, even though I made some powerful choices and investments in companies that are still around and still doing amazingly. They are some of the biggest things in the world because they got started during the time of the internet.
Most of the time, I was busy saying, “I did not understand and know enough. I was too young. I did not have the education and the background. I was not an economist. I was not in the stock market.” I never said, “I could learn this, and it will be easy.” Partly because the internet was not around yet for me to get all of these lessons. A lot of our information came from books and not downloadable videos that are free online everywhere.
The basics are the basics. The basics of money are still the basics. If you want to understand what you are doing, you need to understand the basics. I’m not the person who’s going to teach you the basics of how to invest. What I will do is make it clear to you in many different ways, both with the guests that I have on the show and with my own personal experience and my coaching expertise, that now is the time.
If you miss the window of now, you will miss the opportunity for the easiness of it. It’s going to get more complicated and a bigger learning curve later when you get in there. You are at the beginning of the surge of the wave, maybe even early before there is any surge, as the wave is starting to gather energy. That means now is a great time.
Let’s talk about fear. What happens with fear as we say, “I will do it tomorrow? I will allow myself to learn and get started tomorrow. I learn it first and then I will do it tomorrow,” and tomorrow rarely comes. I don’t want to say never because eventually, maybe you will make a decision. Would not it be better if you made that decision now?
Fear is the thing that will stop you. As fear stops you, you will have that story in your head that you don’t understand or you don’t know. There was a time you did not know how to walk and ride a bike. There was a time you could not understand how to speak the language that you are reading now that seems perfectly normal and perfectly understandable.
How do you get that to change? How do you go from not knowing to knowing? The answer is you have to get past your fear first in order to take the next step, then the next step and every single step after. The question I like to ask under these circumstances is, “What is my next smallest step? What would be the very first thing I might do after reading this episode? If I want to become a part of this new industry, if I want to become a part of this thing that is growing, what could I do?”
The answer is, for example, I could get an account. There are some basic places I can send you to where I won’t feel like I’m shilling for them. There are a couple of places that a lot of people are going to now to download information, as well as to open wallets to invest in crypto. The two I’m going to suggest to you now are Crypto.com and Coinbase.com.
You don’t have to do anything right now. All you want to do is get a little bit of the basics of education. There’s beginning crypto stuff on both of those sites that is free. I want to recommend that you check them out because they are trying to help new people understand. There are also a bunch of Facebook groups that are involved that are teaching the basics, giving you beginners educations for free. I will post a couple that I’m in and that I like, and I don’t get anything for doing that.
I’m going to suggest them to you. What I want you to understand is you don’t need to be afraid to get the basic education. This is something you are going to hear from me a lot. Don’t give anyone else your money to invest for you. Right now, you don’t know enough to do it, and there are a ton of scams out there.
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What you do want to do is get a little bit of education. You can take the edge off of your fear so you can start to understand. It is not rocket science. Some of the stuff you would get into later, like staking, charting and things like that, are more complicated, but to do the basic stuff, which is to buy a little and hold onto it for a while. You could do that right now. It would be fairly straight forward and it’s becoming easier and easier every day.
There are choices you can make that would maybe be supportive for you as you are starting to get in and understand more. The reason I’m talking about the specifics of this is simply because of fear. A lot of people right now are not aware there is a market for a new type of money. They are not aware there’s a new type of experience coming down the pike and we are starting to see that it’s very similar to the internet.
Sometime between 1994 and 1995, this web thing started happening. Many years later, we are getting into something called Web 3.0, which is going to be a much more immersive experience. It’s what the metaverse, if you have been hearing that word, is about. Some of these episodes will also be about the metaverse and what it can do for you.
For now, for this moment, understand the things that you take for granted, like online shopping, were simply unknown in 1995. That Jeff Bezos guy was starting Amazon.com. He looked like a complete idiot for starting an online bookstore because who would want to buy books online and for calling a bookstore Amazon because wasn’t that arrogant.
From now we look back, we call Bezos a visionary for having those intentions and a billionaire for seeing them through the results. That’s the distance we have come over the decades. It’s important that you understand over the next years to come, we are going to see a lot more and we are going to come further than that distance. Believe it or not, information is getting faster, which I have talked about in one of the previous episodes that bears repeating. Information on the internet is doubling at about the rate of every twelve hours. It’s crazy if you think about it.
In other words, you are never going to know everything there is to know because more information keeps getting provided all the time. Why not get like a tiny little corner of what you need to learn enough to get started in a way that will at least allow you to have the education? You then can make an informed decision about whether you want to start investing in the market for now. Don’t trust anybody with your investment money. You are just learning. Learning has zero cost to it these days, at least the basics.
The other thing that I want to talk about is the issues around fear as far as it affects the market cycle. There’s an old expression, when there’s blood on the streets, buy real estate even if it’s your own. That’s because when nobody wants to live there, the housing is cheap. Eventually, the cycle changes and then the housing is worth more money.
My mother bought the flat she’s been living in since 1974 in London in what was a crappy part of town and area of London called Bayswater. Years later, that flat is worth close to £1 million. She bought it for something like £30,000. Based on inflation, that amount should have risen to about £90,000. What’s the difference? The area gentrified completely. It became a popular and beautiful area.
If you have ever seen the movie Notting Hill, it’s adjacent to Notting Hill and eventually, the popularity of that area spilled over to become a beautiful place to live. Yes, with a walled garden and everything. When would be a good time to sell that flat? Sometime before there’s a downturn in the market cycle, and that area becomes not so nice again, which may eventually might happen.
It has not happened so much in places like Central Park West or other areas in New York, but you can see that there are areas that gentrify and areas that go down in any major city. Detroit, for example, has had a terrible time. You could buy houses for $1. When is a great time, not a great time to get into crypto? Now is a great time. Why? It’s because there are so many people out there who are saying it’s going to fail, but if the internet has taught us anything, it’s that by the time it feels like it’s time, it will be too late to get in at the beginning and that is true of any cycle.
If you are one of those people, who’s on the fence and thinking, “I would love to own it,” get a little education.” Go get yourself a little education. Go get started in the learning process. You are not ready to invest yet. If you are reading this and you have never done it before, however, you are ready to get started learning.
When you make those choices with the market cycle, timing, that’s now, six months from now, even a year from now, you are still enough ahead of the curve. It’s going to be like the internet in 1996, not the internet in 2001 after there was a big crash and now everybody wanted in on it as it was starting to go high again.
It’s a very interesting time to be alive, in my opinion, and it would be great if you checked in with yourself and asked, “What do I think is possible for me?” I’m so pleased that you are here. Thank you so much for checking out this episode. I want to encourage you to share this with your friends, especially other women. My idea is that women will tell other women about Goddess of Crypto, and they will tell other women until all of us women are getting educated. All of us women are having the opportunity for this new energy of money. Remember, be unafraid. Learn, get educated, and enjoy the experience. If you liked this episode, please like, comment and share it with at least one other woman that you know this will help. I will see you next time.