Do you ever wonder why you don’t have enough money in your life? I can guarantee that your problem stems from your thoughts about money: somewhere within your mind are specific beliefs that are blocking its flow. In this short article I cannot begin to delve into the many subconscious reasons for this truth, but I would like to share some simple ways you can begin, right now, to change this.

Using the power of your mind to attract wealth is like a magic trick. You simply trick your mind into believing that you have what you want, and then your life begins to change to reflect your new belief. Just like a magic trick, it seems impossible until you learn the trick, and then you realize that it is actually very simple.

Mind trick #1: Show gratitude for any money that enters your life. In order to attract money into your life, you must show gratitude for the money that is already in your life. Instead of whining about how little money you have, bask in gratitude at the many ways in which you are already wealthy. For example, if you earn over $2,182 in a year, you have more wealth than 85 percent of the people on earth. When you focus on what you have rather than on what you want, you realize that you are already rich. Give thanks often for all the riches in your life.

Action step: The next time money enters your life, instead of barely noticing what has happened and mentally beginning to spend it, use a few moments of time to give thanks to the universe for bringing this money into your life. Every time you receive a paycheck, every time someone gives you money for any reason, every time you get a great deal or save money in some way, appreciate the fact that money is flowing into your life. Doing this every time money comes to you will attract more money into your life.

Mind trick #2: Act as if you are rich. This is the fundamental truth of all mind power work—you must act as if what you want is already yours. Act as if you already have the money you wish to have. Ask yourself if you were already rich what you would do, how you would act, and how you would feel, and then do, act, and feel in those ways.

Of course, you shouldn’t quit your job and move to the South Pacific, but start small, and with each success, build your way to greater wealth. Eat a little better, dress a little nicer, take that class you think you can’t afford, or do anything at all that you wish to do but believe you can’t because of a lack of money.

When you do these things, bask in joy at your inner state of wealth, and know that this state will be reflected in your outer world. You’ll be amazed at how life provides for the things that bring you joy.

Action step: The next time you are about to buy something, anything at all, purchase an item that is of slightly higher quality and price than you would usually buy. Even if something only costs a few pennies more than what is usual for you to spend, buy that item, and thank the universe for providing for your new, expanding lifestyle. Even though it is a tiny step, you are beginning to teach your mind that you are expanding your limitations, and as you practice this, you will begin to purchase more of the things you want in your life, and the money will come to you to pay for them.

Mind trick #3: Open up to money-making opportunities. One thing that all self-made millionaires agree on is that there are opportunities everywhere if we are open to seeing them. You can prove this for yourself by looking at your own life. There are probably many times in your past that you think back to and wonder what might have happened if you had taken an opportunity at just the right time.

If you are like most people, when you think of your past opportunities, you believe that you once had a chance but that now it is gone. The difference between rich and poor people is that rich people realize that new opportunities are always all around us, all the time. You simply need to keep a lookout for the opportunities, keep an open mind, and be prepared to take advantage of them when the opportunities arise.

Action step: Today, get a notebook, and write down all the money-making ideas you can think of. It doesn’t matter how stupid or outrageous the ideas might seem—write them down anyway. This does two things. First, you realize that there are plenty of money-making opportunities around you right now, as there always have been and always will be. Second, this exercise will stimulate your mind to see money-making opportunities where it might have ignored them in the past and will help you practice to see opportunities in the future. If you keep adding ideas to your notebook consistently, one day, you will see an incredible opportunity on your list that is perfect for you. Then, go for it!

That should get you started: three simple actions you can take to begin to expand the prosperity in your life. But don’t stop there. Never let fear or doubt enter your mind. There is nothing you need in order to succeed, except the power of your own mind. If you worry that you are not smart enough, not connected enough, not talented enough, not young enough, or not old enough, you are simply creating limiting beliefs that will manifest in the outside world. All you really need to know is that the outside world is a reflection of the state of your inner mind. Know that you can make every day from this day forward a little more joyful and a little more abundant, and then, watch your life begin to change.

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Andreas Ohrt is the editor of “Mind Power News,” a weekly newsletter dedicated to news headlines, scientific research, and the most powerful resources available to help you unleash the power of your mind. Get your free subscription and three free gifts to help you get started at