Here’s a question to ask yourself at random times:
Am I getting? Or am I being?
When it comes to new paradigms and big dreams, think about this:
Getting somewhere is not an option. There is no there to get to.
You gotta just be there. Experience the feelings and the sheer knowingness of that thing you want.
When it comes to wealth, people often struggle because they spend their lives trying to get rich.
When you’re successful, you’re successful now. Artists know this principle well. You don’t wait to get creative before you create. You just create. And that is what makes you creative.
The same is true with prosperity.
Sound like a load of hooey?
I hear ya! (And doubt is a drag, pal.)
All I can say is that it worked (and works!) for me. Here are nine simple ways you can BE rich starting right now…
1 – Get on a schedule.
If you have debt, or regular payments of any kind – then automate it, or put it on a schedule. Paying a tiny amount regularly is better than waiting for the big pay-day to arrive.
That’s because waiting for rescue drains your creative energy. When you schedule things, you eliminate reactivity. This liberates you.
2 – Fill your gas tank.
I was pretty broke when I first left my job and started out on my own. One of my broke-person habits was to put only five dollars in the tank when I went to the gas station.
One day, I decided to fill up my tank. A seemingly trivial decision, yes. But I felt so rich that I’ve never considered not filling up my tank since then.
3 – Count Leaves.
The creator of this Universe didn’t fret about abundance. There was no budget committee to oversee whether all the trees should get leaves. “Maybe we should only put leaves on a few trees. Otherwise we might run out.”
It sounds ridiculous. But that’s how most of us spend our mental energy.
Count the leaves as they pop out all over this Spring! Observe sand on the beach. Watch a river for a few hours. It just keeps coming! You’re a part of this flow. Remember that.
4 – Give.
The world would be quite a wild place if everyone gave constantly. Tithing is the most outrageous act of courage I know. It says, “Thank you. This isn’t mine anyway, so have some of it.”
Giving creates space. And space gets filled up again. If you feel poor, try giving some away.
5 – Eliminate nervous habits.
Think dignity. Think Princess Grace or Katharine Hepburn. Would these women of stature and wealth ever stand in the grocery aisle biting their nails because the price of organic oat groats had gone up?
Nervous habits are acts of lack. (I call them Lactions.) Lack of trust. Lack of abundance. Begin letting go by taking a deep breath and remembering trust.
6 – Start a Gratitude Journal.
If you have the “not enoughs,” then every night, write down 5 things for which you are grateful.
Remember this: Energy flows where attention goes. Put your attention on joy, beauty, wealth. Celebrate even the smallest gains – your first new client, the bold decision to raise your rates, the great ideas that keep coming, the joy you get when you play with your dog. (The list is endless.)
7 – Get a million-dollar bill.
I got my first million-dollar bill from a gumball machine about 7 years ago. I put it in my wallet. It made me happy whenever I paid for something and saw it in there.
Last year, my business made close to two million dollars. Was it because of that million-dollar bill? You decide. (Either way, you’re right.)
My clients often thank me for letting them pay me. (No, I’m not kidding.)
This is a divine attitude towards money and service.
I try to have his attitude every time I sign a check. I make sure to acknowledge the value of that service or product. The attitude with which you pay for things (the outflow) creates the manner of the in-flow. It’s one big cycle.
9 – Uplevel your language.
Stop announcing: “I can’t afford that.”
Tell yourself instead: “I’m choosing not to do that right now.”
Stop saying: “I’m broke.”
Start saying: “My bank account hasn’t caught up with my seven-figure business yet!”
Remember this: Your language is your creativity. It is one of the simplest places to start being rich.