- What does it take to be rich? Do you need to work so hard you pass out? Do you need to screw people over and take advantage of every opportunity? Do you need a million dollar idea? Nah. You just need to change your thoughts about money.
- The one thing that all billionaires have in common is that they all see money in the same way. They see it as a resource there to be won. If you want to earn lots of money, you need to change the way you think about your finances.
- But how in the blue hell do you change the way you think about money? After all, your idea of what money means is personal and deep. How could you ever change it?
Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people during the past three decades, says that getting rich often has less to do with the money and more to do with the mentality. That’s why he wrote the book How Rich People Think.
In it he argues that the amount of money you have is the result of the way in which you think about money.
So with that in mind I would like to make a statement. And I want you to be aware of how you react to the statement.
The statement is this: You have chosen your financial reality.
How does that statement make you feel? Do you agree with it? Probably not. Does it make you angry? Possibly. Maybe you even find it laughable.
The vast majority of people who do not have money believe that they are victim.
Maybe they were too generous. Maybe they were simply the victims of this unjust world. Maybe they were born without money and have never had the opportunity to make money.
But it couldn’t possibly be that we all have precisely the amount of money that we told ourselves we could have. That couldn’t possibly be the case. Could it?
Sure, we’ve all read Norman Vincent Pearle and we know the idea that if you “change your thoughts you’ll change your world”. But that’s just romantic wishy washy woo woo gunk, isn’t it?
Thing is. There is a sort-of logic too it.
I mean, if you truly believe that money is the root of all evil, it only makes sense that you would repel money. You wouldn’t want money because you don’t want evil.
And if you believe that you’re poor because you’re not materialistic and shallow enough to chase money, then you will always remain poor simply to prevent yourself from being materialistic and shallow.
There actually is some logic behind the idea that thinking makes it so. Do your thoughts control reality? (That link is a very eye opening read, by the way).
If your thoughts do influence your actions, and your actions do determine your reality. And if you do what they do in business and cut out the middle man, you’ll see that if thoughts = action = reality, then thoughts = reality.
Thoughts = Action = Reality
Thoughts = Reality
So to change your reality you really do need to change your thoughts. And to change your reality of money, you need to change your thoughts of money. So how do you do that?
How To Change Your Thoughts About Money (And Get Rich Quick As A Result)
Stop hating rich people
Okay. It can be hard to love rich people. They gloat. A lot. And lots of them are egotistical. But if you want to be a rich person, you have to love rich people.
Jealousy will mess you up. It’s that simple. If you’re jealous of rich people you’ll likely hate rich people. And if you hate rich people why would you ever become one?
Why would you become something you hate?
If you want to become rich you have to change your thoughts about rich people. You have to start loving rich people. Because what you love you attract into your life.
So how do you learn to love rich people?
Well, you can get to know a few. Maybe you can research all the good they do with their money. But in my opinion, the best thing is to practice Loving Kindness Meditation. It’s a fantastic meditation technique that will make you more compassionate. Give it a shot.
Monitor your thoughts about money
If you want to change your thoughts about money, you need to know what your thoughts about money are.
In other words, you need to be self aware.
By being self aware you can learn about your thoughts, and once you know your thoughts about money you can start to change those thoughts.
This type of meditation is all about observing your thoughts and then removing them from your mind. If you feel negatively about money, Vipassana meditation will help you to change those thoughts.
Believe that you are worth more
If you want yourself to make money, you have to believe that you are worthy of making more money. Self worth is worth more than gold. Self worth manifests in wealth and abundance. So to make more money, make yourself believe you are worth more money. To do that, try these techniques for self worth
- Network for friends and opportunities
The best way to land a high paying job is through word of mouth. You want employers to know or to hear about you on a personal level. That’s where the vast majority of high paying jobs come from.
But of course, if you want people to know about you you have to get out there and make people know about you. Get out. Meet people. Make a damn good first impression. Make the other person think “I could use a person like this”. Then they’ll naturally want you to work for them.
Change your thoughts. Change your life.
The key to changing your thoughts is meditation.
How to stop worrying about money and stop thinking too much
We all worry about things. Which one of us, for instance, has never worried about the future? And when you worry your mind gets full of thoughts and those thoughts seem incredibly important.
Have you ever wondered why a thought means so much to you? After all, a thought is only in your head. Worries come from thoughts and that means that worries, too, are only in your head. But why do worries and thoughts mean so much to us?
Try this simple exercise and you’ll immediately understand why thoughts and worry have such an effect on you.
Bring to mind an image of your current financial situation.
Describe the thought you’re experiencing.
Now, this is the important bit. When you described the thought you were experiencing you probably said something along the lines of “I am seeing my bank account with no money in it” or something similar. In truth, you’re not seeing your bank account, or whatever you think you are seeing. You’re just seeing an image in your head.
When we think, we tend to confuse our thoughts with reality. We think (for instance) “I cant make money” and then believe that this thought must be true. In fact, it is only a thought.
When you stop confusing your thoughts for reality you will stop giving your thoughts too much power. This is the best way how to stop worrying about money. Continually remind yourself that a thought is just a thought. It is nothing more. Stop dwelling on your thoughts and they will disappear.
The next time you worry about money, just say to yourself “This is only a thought. It is not reality.” Try this for two days and I guarantee you will stop worrying about money.
This, however, is just one way to stop worrying about money.
Why Do You NEED To Be Rich? Why do you need to stop being poor?
You want to know how to become rich fast, but for what ? You’re probably thinking life will be great once you are rich, and you are half right. If you knew how to become rich you’d be able to live easily, or travel all the time or buy jewellery or… well, whatever it is you want from money. But it most likely isn’t just money in itself that you want. You want money for a specific reason, and in order to get money, you need to know precisely what that reason is.
There is SOMETHING you want from money, but it is not money itself (unless you really just want to hold it, put it on the table and never move it or use it in any way)
What do you really want? What is it money will allow you to do? What is it money will allow you to be?
Let me help you out here by providing you with my own answer. “I want money for power. I want to have the power to be influential to the people I love and care about, and to arts, animal rights and other areas of interest I am passionate about. More than this, though, I want to know I am a successful man.”
This is my answer. You’ll have your own, and it is vitally important that you work out right now exactly what it is that you want, because if you cannot even express coherently and precisely what it is that you truly want, you will never get it. So, to get what you want, you need to know what it is you want. And if you want to know how to become rich fast, you need to know why you want money so much.
If you want to stop being poor, use visualisation.
Let’s be honest about this. Something is holding you back from making tons of money and getting rich quick, right? But you don’t know what it is. You feel you could, potentially, make money quickly, but it’s not happening. Why? Because your subconscious is working against you. Your subconscious is the most important part of your mind, and it can make you rich or poor.
In order to take control of your subconscious mind, so that you can start making your dreams a reality, you need to use visualistion. Visualisation is a very powerful tool which you can use to attract wealth to yourself. We’ve gone ahead and written a complete guide to using your subconscious mind. Click the HOW button to get started with this.
The vast majority of people in the world who get rich QUICK, are hugely creative.
Of course, you can get rich quick by investing money in the stock market. . . IF you already have money to invest. You can get rich quick by getting a very high paying job. . . IF you’ve been working in an industry for years or if you’re a silver spoon or happen to have the right connections. But what about the rest of us? How can we possibly go from where we are to being rich? We can only possible achieve that if we are creative.
Think about people who have gone from being poor to rich. The majority of them either invented something (which means they were creative), or they somehow managed to convince the right people to give them a break (which also requires a lot of creative intelligence).
Creativity is the key. You need to create wealth. Therefore, you need to be creative. Thankfully, we’ve gone right ahead and created a guide to how you can become very very creative in a short amount of time. This will unleash a new side of your brain and help your to get rich quick. Click the HOW button for more on this.
This tips will help you to stop being poor, dude. Make use of them.
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