Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gratitude Helps You Make Money and Wealth

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings”. Eric Hoffer

As a people we have been greatly blessed. If you think you haven’t then think again. How are you reading this? On a computer, using the internet. The technology we have access to is amazing. We can communicate with people across the world all from the comfort of our own home, libraries and schools.

I grew up in a family where money was scarce, and I would look around at all the people with their brand name clothes and things and think “I’m not worth that”, “I’m not allowed that”. When I got married I was on pretty good money, my husband was still studying and working part time. His earnings were enough to pay the rent, put food on the table, keep our car on the road, and pay for his diploma. The money I was earning was surplus. Due to our mental training and not seeing the blessings we had, we still thought that there was not enough for us to have nice things in our lives.

Now we understand that the most important thing in life is to count our blessings. Sometimes when things are not going as smooth as we would like, we may forget for a time what we’ve been given but then we remember to be grateful and start counting and it puts everything back into perspective of the money and wealth we have made, the lives we have blessed and those who have blessed ours.

Whether you’re going through a hard time, or enjoying a time of plenty, it’s important to realize how much we truly have been given. Even the poorest or sickest person in the world can be grateful that they are alive, that they get to see family and friends for another day.

In fact gratitude is so important, that when I spoke to Dr. John Demartini, I asked him “What is the most important lesson you’ve ever learned?” (The only one of my millionaire interview questions he had time to answer). He replied: “Gratitude”.

Look around, enjoy the blessings you’ve been given and share something with others, help them see the blessings they’ve been given too.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

To Make Money and Wealth Takes a Decision

“Indecision is fatal. It is better to make the wrong decision than build up a habit of indecision. If you’re wallowing in indecision, you certainly can’t act – and action is the basis of success.” Marie Beynon Ray

We used to want to achieve goals of success, making money, wealth and thought we had decided to do it. But for along time nothing was happening. Later we realised that even though we thought we had made the decision we were running around with a lot of ideas but not really deciding on what to do. We would look at one thing, then another thing and another.

One day we decided to focus on one thing at a time. So we picked our first project and focused on it. Then we moved on to the next, and so on. And we made a lot of progress.

I’m not saying it’s easy, just that it’s worth it.
“All glory comes from daring to begin.” Eugene F. Ware
If you are lingering in indecision, make a decision right now. Then take action.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fear Quote

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Millionaires Know that they are Their Money- Say What???

Many millionaires have been bankrupt or short of cash at different times, but they all understand that the money is not their wealth. Their wealth is within them. Their mind, ideas, thoughts, experience, plans, goals and contacts are what make real wealth.

In 1981, Robert Allen participated in a challenge with the Los Angeles Times where they took away his wallet, cards, contacts, the lot, and left him just $100 for living expenses for three days. His challenge was to buy one or more properties within three days. At the end of the three days he had acquired not just one but 6 houses valued at almost $500,000 (remember this was the 80s) and handed the reporter money back from the $100 dollars at the end.

In many ways when they took his belongings they bankrupted him. He did not have any financial statements, credit cards, or money apart from his living expenses, but he was still able to purchase 6 properties! How? He still had himself. He is his wealth.

So making money is just a byproduct of your true wealth! It’s a byproduct of your knowledge, your experiences, your courage and your willingness to do what’s necessary to make money. No matter what your position is now, when you develop your true wealth, yourself, it will become easier and easier to make money.