Would you like to get your hands on a blank check? One that you could fill out in any amount?
I’m willing to bet your answer is “yes.”
I’m sure you could dream up some very creative uses for an unlimited supply of funds.
You may even catch a hint of relief thinking about how everything would be if it actually happened.
While it would make a fantastic story, it’s highly unlikely that someone would walk up to you and hand over that kind of check.
True Wealth Is Attracted
At the onset of my working career I used to think that in order to be “rich,” I had to have a ton of money.
Piles of gold coins I could swim in.
Since my only angle on wealth at the time was that it was monetary I did what most still continue to do.
I chased it.
The results were not fruitful.
At one point in my early twenties I was working three jobs and still just scraping by.
There was just too much month at the end of the money. Or so I thought…
See, I always had the blank check in my possession.
The problem was that I would cash it over and over in amounts that were much less than I deserved.
It wasn’t until I realized that I could live a wealthy and abundant life, without seeing a penny first, when things really started to open up.
The Wealth And Time Relationship
It’s been said that “time is money,” which is a correct statement because the two have a close relationship.
Wealth affords you the ability to have the time. Time to do the things you want and deserve.
It gives you freedom.
Time grants you the ability to create more wealth.
It’s the seed and the soil, and it’s up to you to water it properly.
Money Matters, And Messes With Your Mind
A cold hard fact about life is that money is a vital part of it.
Research shows that the allure of striking it rich is prevalent in our culture. About 20% of Americans play the lottery frequently and spend upwards of $60 billion a year.
Securing the future for ourselves and those around us is something many of us consider and work very hard for on a daily basis.
The vehicle for which you are doing this may be different from your neighbor. You may run an online marketing business, and he may own an appliance store.
However, your goals remain common and relatively the same.
While it would be great to win the lottery, more practical advice would be to focus on what you can do to earn those millions.
It is completely possible to provide the amount of value or service that would render you with the ability to “buy your freedom.”
Why We Can’t Live Without It
In theory you could drop everything you’re doing, head into the wilderness and abandon civilization completely.
This would remove the need for money in your life all together.
The problem with this is that most of us like our lives or wish them to be better.
We enjoy our families, communities, and the things we have built and earned for ourselves.
Life in the wilderness wouldn’t even work for a lot of people since time has eroded much of our survival skills.
Stop at the grocery store real quick and stock up for the week, or kill a bear?
It’s just more practical and makes more sense to take part in society.
While the old hunting and gathering skills may be a little rusty, the opportunity exists for every individual to attain the necessary skills for success.
Unfortunately those who are unable to see that just yet are rife with complaints, doubts, and mindsets that will continue to hold them back.
Find A Way To Provide Value And Service
Whether establishing and forging a career or creating a product, the ultimate goal is to provide enough of your resources (money and time) to secure your freedom.
The farther you slide the amount of value and service up the scale, the more proportionate your earnings will become.
The reason why an upper level executive can earn $250 million a year is because they can provide the insight, value, and service to bring in billions for the company.
It’s not rocket science. To earn more you must be more and provide more to others.
Consistently keeping your value level the same will keep your income at the same level.
Showing up for work because you have to, or just because it’s a job, may increase your salary by 2 or 3 percent each year, but by doubling the worth of yourself in your role you can double your income.
Take pride in what you do, especially if it’s your passion.
If you happen to be struggling with finding your passion or something to be proud of, do not let that interfere with your current performance.
You can still chase your passion in the mean time and set yourself up to make a change.
Action Steps For Filling Out Your Check
You’re handed a blank check every day. How you choose to write it out is up to you.
There are really just three steps, or fundamentals, you can practice to provide a sound strategy for increasing your value, wealth, and abundance.
1. Who You Are And How You Think Provides The Foundation Of Your Beliefs.
Beliefs shape your attitude, which is the driving force behind your emotions.
Emotions are powerful predictors that play a vital role in our day to day lives.
Learning to master your mindset and interpretation is where it all begins.
2. Your Attitudes And Emotions Determine Your Actions.
The way that you feel about a certain circumstance or situation will affect the amount of action that you take (or do not take).
Having fear or doubt about your next business expense, product, or service will inevitably keep you from producing or delivering it.
In the same respect, having an inspired and excited feeling about your next venture or decision will give you the gusto needed to break down any wall in your way.
3. Your Actions Ultimately Determine And/Or Produce A Result.
What you do will, over a period of time, produce an outcome.
Whether or not the outcome is desired is dependent on the type of action you took.
Determine if your actions are producing the desired results, or if it’s time to go back to the drawing board and find another way.
One of the most simple things you can do to alter an outcome is adjust and refine the process a little.
The magic behind fortune is that it’s always out there, waiting for you to acquire it. Did you notice something similar about all three steps? They all have to do with you. Nothing outside of yourself is responsible for your fate and fortune.
Now I’d like to hear what you think… Do you have a story to share? Have you ever had your own experience which caused you to switch gears and do things differently? Leave your comments below.
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