Focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want
Focusing on shit that doesn’t actually make an impact and your energy goes there. Let go of the things that are not getting you what you want. Focus on what gets you what you want. Pour your energy into it.
Stop thinking about your hourly wage
Thinking in terms of hourly wage will always keep you poor. Work to grow and establish yourself. Provide a service. Solve a problem. Over deliver. Scale it up. Both Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar said something like “You can have everything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want out of life.“ They knew what they were talking about.
Decide you are a lucky person
Delight in what you find and what you already have. I went running in the mist this morning and felt lucky. Feed your identity as a person who is lucky.
Make money for the purpose of growing it rather than for spending it
Fertilize and feed your money. Aka “Pay Yourself First”. Once your MONEY is making money, then it’s time to spend it.
Decrease big expenses
Housing that eats up your income and a vehicle you don’t really need waste so much of your cash. And then you don’t have that cash to invest!
Get a side gig
Walk Dogs. Borrow someone’s car and do instacart and split profits with them. Do storyboards on Fiverr for less than you are worth, build reviews, and then charge your price. We live in an abundant universe.
Enjoy small expenses
This is really different for everyone. If you don’t think twice about buying another pair of shoes that cost you more than a day’s work, you might already have some spending habits that are actually restricting your long term freedom. If you have holes in the bottom of the shoes you insist on wearing until they fall apart, you might feel guilty about even small expenses. The whole point is not to feel trapped, and to let abundance flow into your life and generosity flow out. For some, this means having avocado toast, a nice drink, or buying a friend dinner. A couple small expenses will not sabotage your financial future, especially if you pair them with gratitude and generosity.
Figure out who has what you want and emulate them
Find out how they got it and do what they did. And keep pivoting. You could start with reading or listening to Tony Robbins, T Harv Erker or other positive thought leaders. Change your mindset and change your life.
Forgive yourself and others
Learn how to identify victim mentality and stay away from it. Yes, bad things happen. But focusing on how you have been wronged uses up your energy. What can I learn? How could I make this better next time? How can I make this better for others too? It may sound like a drag and even like blaming victims instead of aggressors, I strive to take 100% responsibility for what happens in my life so that I can use it as leverage to improve.
Ask better questions
Stuck in a traffic jam? You could ask “Why does this always happen to me?” Doesn’t get you very far. Try asking “How can I use this time here to improve my life and business?” Have you ever asked yourself “Why am I always broke?” Huh. Try asking “What am I going to do to make more money?”