Hello friend! How are your income goals coming along? Are you reaching them every single time or do you sometimes feel like something else is hindering you? 👻 No need to worry, it’s totally normal!

In today’s video, I’m talking all about what happened when I hit my first income plateau and the three things I did to push through to the next level.



What is an income plateau?

An income plateau is a comfort level with money that you’re willing to let yourself have, and willing to let yourself earn. Everyone goes through this at some point in their business, and it is quite terrifying at the time, but it’s quite normal! I’ll give you an example of what that can look like for you.

Say you have a comfort level of having $2000 in your bank account, and then an expense comes up, like a bill or something for your business, and you suddenly have to spend $300, if your comfort level is $2000, you will do everything you can to get it back up to $2000. You’re energetically uncomfortable with having any less than $2000 in your account.

Same also goes with if your comfort level was $500. Say you suddenly make a sale for $500 which then you have $1000 in your account. Because your comfort level is $500, you will actually make yourself spend, get rid of or a bill will come up of $500 just to get yourself back down to that comfort level that you have. Do you see what I mean here?

Another Example that I have is last year, in July, I was sort of having the same problem. I was earning the same amount of money each month, and I really wanted to progress to the next level which was $1000 at the time. And for whatever reason, I just couldn’t break it. It just wasn’t happening. I don’t know why, I couldn’t figure it out. It wasn’t like I was doing anything wrong, my income was increasing, but it just wasn’t pushing through.

So I really just had to step back and recess because I knew that this wasn’t something that I was doing wrong. It almost was like I was blocked energetically, if you know what I mean. So I decided to take some time off, and I grabbed my book that I’ve had for years now, which is “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!” by Denise Duffield-Thomas.

I went through the book, and I realized that I had a lot of money blocks that were starting to pop up at this time. I was starting to think, “Oh, crap! Is this all that I’m ever going to earn? I’m not going to break through any kind of threshold. There’s never enough, I might as well give it up now, it’s the end of the world!”, and obviously, it wasn’t. But it was a block that I was hitting at the time which I needed to clear, so the first thing that I did that I got out of the book was:

I HAD TO START WRITING DOWN MY GOALS

Something I really noticed was that I wasn’t that consistent with my goals, and I was actually quite wishy-washy about them. And what I was doing is I was saying, “Oh, I’d love to make $1000 this month, but I’d be totally okay with $500 or $10,000 will be totally okay, right now, but I’ll take $5000. That’s totally okay with me.” And basically, I wasn’t clear enough. The universe cannot provide you your goals manifestation if you don’t even know what they are.

I had to get really clear on what my goals were. So I started writing down my goal every single day. My goal was $1000 every month, and I started getting into a habit of writing it down every day, and I swear, once you switch your mindset like that, once you get focused on something, it’s like it happens. It just manifests itself. You literally make it happen by the focus that you have on it.

I started to get little sales here and there more than usual. People were giving me gifts that were sort of monetary related. My mother-in-law gave me money. It was like little things started popping up, so I was like, “Okay, we’ll see how this goes.”

The next thing I did was:

I DECLUTTERED EVERYTHING IN MY HOUSE

I cleaned out my wardrobe, I got out anything that I didn’t like, didn’t want, or I just didn’t feel resonated with where I wanted to go in my life. I got rid of books that I didn’t read anymore, I got rid of a lot of kitchen ware, I cleaned the whole house, I vacuumed, I mopped the floors, and I just cleared out any crap that was lying around the house.

Doing that cleared out all the old stale energy that was in my house and my environment, and it made room for fresh new energy, for fresh new income energy. So once I did that, more sales started popping up, and I started to get more ideas on how I could create new income avenues, so I was like, “Okay, this is good. Better.”

And then the final thing that I did that was the most important thing and cemented it all together;

I HAD TO CLEAR MY MONEY BLOCKS

And I used two specific exercises that Denise teaches in her book, and that was a forgiveness exercise, and an emotional freedom technique exercise.

The forgiveness exercise is where you take about an hour or so and you write in a sheet of paper every negative thought you’ve had about money or any memory that you can remember that was negative around money. And then you go through each item on the list, and you read out loud, and after every line you say, “I forgive you, I love you, and I’m sorry”, and that’s it. That’s all you need to do, and for whatever reason, it clears out that belief.

You’ll find that you can’t even remember some of them when you go back to them, and then some might still trigger you a little bit. You just got to keep going back to it it all the time, and that’s it, that’s all I have to do, and it makes a huge difference to your income.

The next one is an emotional freedom technique which is a bit more technical, which is a bit more technical, so I have a link to Denise’s post on how to do it.

And once I did all that, it was like I instantly broke through to the thousand dollar mark, literally every month. And that just goes to show that you can clear your blocks, you can break through the income plateau that you’re experiencing right now. It’s not definitive. It’s not the end of the world. It can be overcome.

Are you currently having your own income plateau? What tips are you going to take and implement?

Elise xo

  • Oh my goodness this is awesome! I am currently in the clearing out old stuff and breaking down blocks. Also turning them into a “I am a MONEY MAGNET” mindset! haha I feel like I’m right on the edge of my plateau! Loved these tips, Elise!

    • Yes, we ARE money magnets Lindsey!!! Just keep going and you’ll break through!xo

  • Great post Elise! I recently start ‘clean’ my house from stuff I don’t like/need anymore but maybe also should think about money mindset. Thanks for great inspiration!

    • No worries Alex!xo

      • I wonder Elise did you use some generator for writing your terms, privacy policy or disclaimer?

        • Hey Alex! No I didn’t, I got it from my Mum actually! XD But, there are generators online that a ton of bloggers use including Abby from Just A Girl And Her Blog, so don’t be afraid to use them! 😀

  • thefinaltouch

    I’m in love with this post. I feel like you did it for me. Even you didn’t but hey it makes me feel good to think that. I went to a medium and she told me I had a money block. She actually said I’m sitting on my money and thinking hey where is all my money. Yet, she never said how to get through the money block and now listening to this wow it makes so much sense what I need to do. I have to send you a big hug and say thank you!
    Oh yes I’m buying that book right now.

    Mackenzie
    lovelearnandphotography.com

    • Hey Mackenzie! I’m so glad you feel like this post was just for you! Keep thinking that! 😉 Well now you have the tools to clear that money block and move to the next level! Can’t wait to see what you create for yourself!xo

  • Allison Boyer

    Congrats on getting through your plateau! I’ve found it really helpful not just to write down my goals, but also to spend time planning how I’m going to get there, based on what is working. Sometimes, when I’m honest with myself, I realize that some of my time is being spent on strategies that are not working AT ALL… I’m just too stubborn to give up instead of focusing on what does work.

    • Hey Allison, that’s a great tip as well! And I totally get ya on the stubborn-ness side of things 😉 But yes, taking action on your goals can be a great way to break through. I make sure my action is inspired rather than forced. I can always tell the difference (in income) when I try to push things through and when I do it with flow! xo